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  • Richard LeBeau
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    As the contenders are released and the Oscar race becomes more clear, I though it would be fun and interesting to speculate on what milestones, records, rare feats, and firsts could be achieved with this year’s Oscars.

    Here are some starters.  Add ones that I’ve missed and feel free to correct me if I misspoke.

    Best Picture:
    – The first time there has been more than 5 but less than 10 Best Picture nominees (this is likely to happen due to the change in nominating procedures)

    Directing:
    – If Stephen Daldry is nominated for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, he will have received a Best Director nomination for each of his first four feature films (Billy Elliot, The Hours, and The Reader being the others).  I would imagine this is a record but haven’t researched it.
    – If Spielberg is nominated for War Horse, he will have been nominated for Best Director in 5 consecutive decades (1970s for Close Encounters, 1980s for Raiders and ET, 1990s for Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan, 2000s for Munich).  I would imagine that’s a record but haven’t researched it.  

    Acting:
    – If Meryl Streep is nominated for The Iron Lady, she will extend her record of most acting nominations to 17 (her closest runners up remain Jack Nicholson and Katharine Hepburn with 12).  
    – If Meryl Streep wins for The Iron Lady, she will join the very elite group of individuals who have won more than 2 acting Oscars (Walter Brennan, Ingrid Bergman, Katharine Hepburn, Jack Nicholson).
    – If Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer are both nominated for The Help, it will mark only the seventh time in history that one movie generated more than one African American acting nominee (following Sounder, The Color Purple, What’s Love Got To Do With It?, Dreamgirls, Hotel Rwanda, and Precious)
    – If Viola Davis is nominated for The Help she will become only the second African American actress in history to be nominated for an Oscar more than once (the other being Whoopi Goldberg, whose record of two nominations she would tie)
    – If Glenn Close is nominated for Albert Nobbs and loses, she will join the elite group of individuals with 6 or more acting nominations without a win (Thelma Ritter, Deborah Kerr, Peter O’Toole)
    – If Michael Fassbender or Carey Mulligan are nominated for Shame it will be the first time since the inception of the NC-17 rating that a film receiving the rating scored an acting nomination
    – If Vanessa Redgrave is nominated for Coriolanus she will join an elite group that has been nominated in 5 different decades (albeit non-consecutive decades; she was previously nominated in the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s, but not in the 00s)

    Other Categories:
    – If Cars 2 is snubbed for Best Animated Feature, it will mark the first time since the award was created that a Pixar film was snubbed (in the first 10 years the award was given 8 Pixar films were eligible and all 8 were nominated)   

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    TV12
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    Some others I know of:

    Picture:
    -If both The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close are nominated, Scot Rudin will join Hal B. Wallis as the only producers to be nominated for multiple films in the same year more than one time, if that makes sense.

    Directing:
    -If Woody Allen and Martin Scorsese are nominated, they will become the only directors with 7 or more nominations and only 1 win.
    -If David Fincher wins he will join Fred Zinneman, Mike Nichols, Billy Wilder, Clint Eastwood, William Wyler, and John Ford as the only directors to be nominated the year directly before they won.

    Acting:
    -If Christopher Plummer wins he will be the oldest Academy Award acting winner in history.
    -If George Clooney and The Descendants are nominated, he will be the first actor to receive his first three Best Actor nominations in Best Picture nominees. He will also be the first actor to be nominated for Best Actor 3 times in alternating years (2007, 2009, 2011).
    -If Tilda Swinton is nominated, she will join Goldie Hawn, Ingrid Bergman, Vanessa Redgrave, Meryl Streep, Jessica Tange, Angelica Huston, Geena Davis, Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench, Angelina Jolie, and Cate Blanchett as the only actresses to be nominated for Best Actress after winning Best Supporting Actress.
    -Probably more but I’m tired.

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    Emmyfan
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    #46077

    As the contenders are released and the Oscar race becomes more clear, I though it would be fun and interesting to speculate on what milestones, records, rare feats, and firsts could be achieved with this year’s Oscars.

    Here are some starters.  Add ones that I’ve missed and feel free to correct me if I misspoke.

    Best Picture:
    – The first time there has been more than 5 but less than 10 Best Picture nominees (this is likely to happen due to the change in nominating procedures)

    Directing:
    – If Stephen Daldry is nominated for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, he will have received a Best Director nomination for each of his first four feature films (Billy Elliot, The Hours, and The Reader being the others).  I would imagine this is a record but haven’t researched it.
    – If Spielberg is nominated for War Horse, he will have been nominated for Best Director in 5 consecutive decades (1970s for Close Encounters, 1980s for Raiders and ET, 1990s for Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan, 2000s for Munich).  I would imagine that’s a record but haven’t researched it.  

    Acting:
    – If Meryl Streep is nominated for The Iron Lady, she will extend her record of most acting nominations to 17 (her closest runners up remain Jack Nicholson and Katharine Hepburn with 12).  
    – If Meryl Streep wins for The Iron Lady, she will join the very elite group of individuals who have won more than 2 acting Oscars (Walter Brennan, Ingrid Bergman, Katharine Hepburn, Jack Nicholson).
    – If Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer are both nominated for The Help, it will mark only the fourth time in history that one movie generated more than one African American acting nominee (following The Color Purple, What’s Love Got To Do With It?, and Precious)
    – If Viola Davis is nominated for The Help she will become only the second African American actress in history to be nominated for an Oscar more than once (the other being Whoopi Goldberg, whose record of two nominations she would tie)
    – If Glenn Close is nominated for Albert Nobbs and loses, she will join the elite group of individuals with 6 or more acting nominations without a win (Thelma Ritter, Deborah Kerr, Peter O’Toole)
    – If Michael Fassbender or Carey Mulligan are nominated for Shame it will be the first time since the inception of the NC-17 rating that a film receiving the rating scored an acting nomination
    – If Vanessa Redgrave is nominated for Coriolanus she will join an elite group that has been nominated in 5 different decades (albeit non-consecutive decades; she was previously nominated in the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s, but not in the 00s)

    Other Categories:
    – If Cars 2 is snubbed for Best Animated Feature, it will mark the first time since the award was created that a Pixar film was snubbed (in the first 10 years the award was given 8 Pixar films were eligible and all 8 were nominated)   

    We have to add Sounder, Hotel Rwanda and Dreamgirls to the list of movies that had more than one African-American acting nominee.

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    Hamilton Bacon
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    If Michelle Yeoh is nominated Best Actress (for The Lady), she will be the first Asian with that achievement.

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    Richard LeBeau
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    We have to add Sounder, Hotel Rwanda and Dreamgirls to the list of movies that had more than one African-American acting nominee.

    Wow.  Great call.  I’m not sure how I missed those. 

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    marcelo
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    [quote=”RichT315″]As the contenders are released and the Oscar race becomes more clear, I though it would be fun and interesting to speculate on what milestones, records, rare feats, and firsts could be achieved with this year’s Oscars.

    Here are some starters.  Add ones that I’ve missed and feel free to correct me if I misspoke.

    Best Picture:
    – The first time there has been more than 5 but less than 10 Best Picture nominees (this is likely to happen due to the change in nominating procedures)

    Directing:
    – If Stephen Daldry is nominated for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, he will have received a Best Director nomination for each of his first four feature films (Billy Elliot, The Hours, and The Reader being the others).  I would imagine this is a record but haven’t researched it.
    – If Spielberg is nominated for War Horse, he will have been nominated for Best Director in 5 consecutive decades (1970s for Close Encounters, 1980s for Raiders and ET, 1990s for Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan, 2000s for Munich).  I would imagine that’s a record but haven’t researched it.  

    Acting:
    – If Meryl Streep is nominated for The Iron Lady, she will extend her record of most acting nominations to 17 (her closest runners up remain Jack Nicholson and Katharine Hepburn with 12).  
    – If Meryl Streep wins for The Iron Lady, she will join the very elite group of individuals who have won more than 2 acting Oscars (Walter Brennan, Ingrid Bergman, Katharine Hepburn, Jack Nicholson).
    – If Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer are both nominated for The Help, it will mark only the fourth time in history that one movie generated more than one African American acting nominee (following The Color Purple, What’s Love Got To Do With It?, and Precious)
    – If Viola Davis is nominated for The Help she will become only the second African American actress in history to be nominated for an Oscar more than once (the other being Whoopi Goldberg, whose record of two nominations she would tie)
    – If Glenn Close is nominated for Albert Nobbs and loses, she will join the elite group of individuals with 6 or more acting nominations without a win (Thelma Ritter, Deborah Kerr, Peter O’Toole)
    – If Michael Fassbender or Carey Mulligan are nominated for Shame it will be the first time since the inception of the NC-17 rating that a film receiving the rating scored an acting nomination
    – If Vanessa Redgrave is nominated for Coriolanus she will join an elite group that has been nominated in 5 different decades (albeit non-consecutive decades; she was previously nominated in the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s, but not in the 00s)

    Other Categories:
    – If Cars 2 is snubbed for Best Animated Feature, it will mark the first time since the award was created that a Pixar film was snubbed (in the first 10 years the award was given 8 Pixar films were eligible and all 8 were nominated)   

    We have to add Sounder, Hotel Rwanda and Dreamgirls to the list of movies that had more than one African-American acting nominee.[/quote]

    I think Midnight Cowboy was rating with  NC-17 and received 3 actings nominations. That´s correct?

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    TV12
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    Midnight Cowboy was rated X, before the new rating system was implamented.

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    marcelo
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    Midnight Cowboy was rated X, before the new rating system was implamented.

    Ok, thanks TV12

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    ENGLAND
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    [quote=”Hamilton_Bacon”]If Michelle Yeoh is nominated Best Actress (for The Lady), she will be the first Asian with that achievement.

    Yoon Jeong-hee has a better chance of being nominated with Poetry. Id love to see n asian actress nominated/winning.[/quote]

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    JayDF
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    #46084

    The 1931-32 oscar year had 8 best picture nominations…

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    TV12
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    - If Spielberg is nominated for War Horse, he will have been nominated for Best Director in 5 consecutive decades (1970s for Close Encounters, 1980s for Raiders and ET, 1990s for Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan, 2000s for Munich).  I would imagine that’s a record but haven’t researched it.

    More on Spielberg:
    -If Tintin is nominated for best animated feature and Spielberg is nominated for Best Director for War Horse, he will be the ifrst person nominated in both categories in the same year which also mean he’ll be the first nominated for both ever.

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    Trent
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    If Meryl Streep wins, will it be the longest gap between two wins for an actress?

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    M H
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    No – Helen Hayes had 39 years between her two wins. 

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    JayDF
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    Even if Streep wins it wouldn’t be 2nd place either as it took Katharine Hepburn 34 years between her first and second win.

    No – Helen Hayes had 39 years between her two wins. 

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    Junk
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    Another record I guess-

    Streep would join Olivier and Nicholson to be nominated for acting for five consecutive decades. Kate Hepburn, Bette Davis, Diane Keaton, Shirley MacLaine (they’re the only one I could recollect) have been nominated for four consececutive decades. (Kate Hepburn, Paul Newman, and Peter O’Toole have been nominated for 5 decades, albeit non-consecutive.)

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