January 21, 2016 at 3:47 pm #212334
Some that come to mind.
- Kristen Wiig
- Owen Wilson
- Jeff Goldblum
- Steve Coogan
Damn. I meant to put this in “movie” thread. Cotton picking.
May the best of your todays be the worst of your tomorrows.January 21, 2016 at 3:52 pm #212336
Emma Thompson?January 21, 2016 at 4:23 pm #212337
Brad Pitt (producer – Moneyball, 12 Years a Slave, The Big Short)
Bradley Cooper (producer – American Sniper)
Leonardo DiCaprio (producer – The Wolf of Wall Street)
Matt Damon (writer – Good Will Hunting)
Ben Affleck (writer – Good Will Hunting)
Billy Bob Thornton (writer – Sling Blade)
Sofia Coppola (director – Lost in Translation)
George Clooney (director, writer – Good Night and Good Luck)
(writer – The Ides of March)
(producer – Argo)January 21, 2016 at 4:57 pm #212338
Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy for co-writing the screenplays for Before Sunset and Before Midnight.January 21, 2016 at 7:00 pm #212339
Off the top of my head…
Michael Douglas won Best Picture for Cuckoos Nest
Of course winners in other categories Charlie Chaplin, Robert Redford, Sydney Pollack, Mel Brooks, Kevin Costner, Mel Gibson and Woody Allen
Laurence Olivier is a directing nominee (Hamlet, for which he won Best Actor)
Dan Futterman is a two time screenplay nominee (Foxcatcher, Capote)
Jim Rash and Nat Faxon won Best Adapted Screenplay for The Descendants
Annie Mumolo also wrote Bridesmaids, also an actress (in case you don’t know she’s the lady in coach with Annie on the airplane, has appeared in multiple shows)
Kenneth Brannagh has 2 acting nods, but he’s been nominated for Directing, Writing and Short Film.
Christine Lahti, Peter Capaldi, and Ray McKinnon are Oscar winners for Short Film.
Fisher Stevens won Best Documentary for The Cove.
Shirley McLaine is a Documentary nominee.
Husband and wife Michael McKean and Anette OToole are Best Original Song nominees.
Peter Ustinov is a Screenplay nominee
Ruth Gordon is a Screenplay nominee
Renee Taylor (Sylvia Fine on The Nanny and her husband, Joseph Bologna, who also appeared on the show) are screenplay nominees for Lovers and Other Strangers.
Jeff Goldblum, Sean Astin, Peter Riegert, JoBeth Williams, Griffin Dunne, Peter Weller, are Short Film nominees.January 22, 2016 at 3:40 am #212340
mel gibson for “Braveheart” best Director & Best picture, i think he wasn’t even nominated as an actor in his career !…January 24, 2016 at 7:04 am #212341
Do directors who sometimes act count? If then, there’s Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Sydney Pollack, John Huston, Roman Polanski, all in starring roles plus there are many others. Alfred Hitchcock and Stanley Kubrick had multiple acting cameos in their films and the latter won for Visual Effects. Multiple writing winner Paddy Chayefsky also had uncredited parts on films based on screenplays he wrote.
Andrea Berloff, nominated this year for writing “Straight Outta Compton”, is an actress too.
Ruth Gordon – multiple screenplay nods
Roberto Benigni – Best Director win, Best Original Screenplay nod
Kevin Costner – Best Picture, Best Director
Robert Redford – Best Director
Warren Beatty – Best Director
Barbra Streisand – Best Original Song
Sofia Coppola – Best Original Screenplay
Nia Vardalos – Best Original Screenplay nominee
Charlie Chaplin – 2 honorary awards, 2 screenplay nods, won Best Music, Original Dramatic Score
Orson Welles – won Best Original Screenplay, Best Director nominee
Dennis Hopper – Best Original Screenplay nominee
Eminem – Best Original Song
Oprah Winfrey – Best Picture nominee
Sylvester Stallone – Best Original Screenplay nominee
Mel Brooks – Best Original Screenplay winner and nominee for Adapted S.
Gene Wilder – Best Adapted Screenplay nominee
John Cleese – Best Original Screenplay nominee
Sacha Baron Cohen – Best Adapted Screenplay nominee
Todd Field – Best Adapted Screenplay nominee (twice)
If Jean Hersholt Huminitarian Award counts (nobody is nominated for it, there are only winners), then there were Bob Hope, Gregory Peck, Frank Sinatra, Rosalind Russell, Charlton Heston, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Oprah Winfrey, Angelina Jolie and Debbie Reynolds, among others.January 29, 2016 at 10:51 am #212342
Jeff Goldblum, Sean Astin, Peter Riegert, JoBeth Williams, Griffin Dunne, Peter Weller, are Short Film nominees.
Sean’s father, the actor John (most famously Gomez Addams on TV) was also a Best Short film nominee.
Also not mentioned yet:
Richard Attenborough, Director winner
Bob Balaban, Picture
Mel Brooks, Best Song
Dyan Cannon, Short film (between her two supporting actress nominations)
Keith Carradine, Song winner
John Cassevetes, Director & Screenplay (both after his acting nomination)
Valerie Curtin, Screenplay
Danny DeVito, Picture
Fannie Flagg, Screenplay
Peter Fonda, Screenplay
Alec Guinness, Screenplay (after his Best Actor win)
Paul Hogan, Screenplay
Ron Howard, Picture & Director winner
Paul Newman, Picture
Rob Reiner, Picture
Peter Sellers, Short film
Massimo Troisi, Screenplay
Mark Wahlberg, Picture
John Wayne, Picture
And of course, Oscar-nominated musicians with substantial acting careers: Paul Williams, Dolly Parton, Tom Waits, Isaac Hayes, Sting, Willie NelsonJanuary 29, 2016 at 11:26 am #212343
Do only the producers win documentary awards because Lee Grant directed Down and Out In America which won the Documentary Feature in 1986.January 29, 2016 at 11:33 am #212344
Do only the producers win documentary awards because Lee Grant directed Down and Out In America which won the Documentary Feature in 1986.
A good example, but producers and directors of Documentaries overlap more often now than even a few decades ago, so she didn’t get a nod.
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