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Roman Coppola extends Oscars dynasty of his famous family

By Chris Beachum
By Chris Beachum
Jan 21 2013 03:36 am

With his recent Oscar bid, Roman Coppola is part of a famous dynasty that includes more members than any other family in Academy Awards history.

He is nominated along with Wes Anderson in Best Original Screenplay for "Moonrise Kingdom." They are competing against "Amour," "Django Unchained,", "Flight,", and "Zero Dark Thirty." Our exclusive Gold Derby odds have them in fourth place at 6/1, trailing a good bit behind "Zero Dark Thirty" at 13/5.

Coppola is part of a clan that can claim a record eight members with Oscar nominations totalling 27 in all. Five of his relatives have won a total of nine competitive Academy Awards over the past four decades.

The Newman family of composers (Alfred, Lionel, David, Emil, Randy and Thomas) have the most wins with 11 from an staggering 90 nominations (including another bid this year for Thomas' original score for "Skyfall).

Below, a complete summary of the 27 nominations earned by the Coppolas:

Francis Ford Coppola
Best Original Screenplay ("Patton," 1970) - WIN
Best Director ("The Godfather," 1972)
Best Adapted Screenplay ("The Godfather," 1972) - WIN
Best Picture ("American Graffiti," 1973)
Best Picture ("The Conversation," 1974)
Best Original Screenplay ("The Conversation," 1974)
Best Picture ("The Godfather Part II," 1974) - WIN
Best Director ("The Godfather Part II," 1974) - WIN
Best Adapted Screenplay ("The Godfather Part II," 1974) - WIN
Best Picture ("Apocalypse Now," 1979)
Best Director ("Apocalypse Now," 1979)
Best Adapted Screenplay ("Apocalypse Now," 1979)
Best Picture ("The Godfather Part III," 1990)
Best Director ("The Godfather Part III," 1990)
*Coppola also received the Thalberg Award as an honorary prize in 2009

Carmine Coppola (father of Francis Ford)
Best Original Score ("The Godfather Part II," 1974) - WIN
Best Original Song ("The Godfather Part III" - "Promise Me You'll Remember," 1990)

Talia Shire (sister of Francis Ford)
Best Supporting Actress ("The Godfather Part II," 1974)
Best Actress ("Rocky," 1976)

David Shire (husband of Talia)
Best Original Song ("Norma Rae" - "It Goes Like It Goes," 1979) - WIN
Best Original Song ("The Promise" - "I'll Never Say Goodbye," 1979)

Nicolas Cage (nephew of Francis Ford)
Best Actor ("Leaving Las Vegas," 1995) - WIN
Best Actor ("Adaptation," 2002)

Sofia Coppola (daughter of Francis Ford)
Best Picture ("Lost in Translation," 2003)
Best Director ("Lost in Translation," 2003)
Best Original Screenplay ("Lost in Translation," 2003) - WIN

Spike Jonze (husband of Sofia)
Best Director ("Being John Malkovich," 1999)

Roman Coppola (son of Francis Ford)
Best Original Screenplay ("Moonrise Kingdom," 2012)

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