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March 1, 2016 at 8:46 am #219527
Great work, guys. Some of these are super interesting.
Stats re: Guild/HFPA/BAFTA Predictions:
1) Only two other times in the last 20 years have the three guilds (PGA, DGA, and SAG) each given their top awards to different films. In 2000, the PGA winner won the Best Picture Oscar (Gladiator) and in 2004, the DGA winner won the Best Picture Oscar (Million Dollar Baby). This year, the SAG winner won the Best Picture Oscar (Spotlight). Thus, if we ever see such a split again, all we know is that it needs to win one of the guilds. (Unless it’s “Braveheart,” of course.)
2) “Spotlight” is the first film to win Best Picture with only a guild win from SAG since 2005’s “Crash.”
3) This year marks the 4th time in the last 20 years that the DGA, Golden Globes, and BAFTAs all agreed on Best Director (previous instances = Ang Lee in 2005, Danny Boyle in 2008, and Alfonso Cuaron in 2013).
4) SAG has now converged with the Oscars on Best Actor each of the last 12 years, making it by far the strongest match between precursor and eventual Oscar winner for an individual category.
5) Mark Rylance becomes the first acting winner since Penelope Cruz in 2008, and first in his category since Alan Arkin in 2006, to win despite losing at both the Globes and SAG Awards. Interestingly in all three cases, the eventual Oscar winner won the BAFTA. Since the advent of the SAGs, the only actors to win the Oscar despite not winning the Globe, SAG, or BAFTA are James Coburn (Best Supporting Actor, 1998), Marcia Gay Harden (Best Supporting Actress, 2000), and Adrien Brody (Best Actor, 2002).
1) Best Director has not gone to an American white male since Joel and Ethan Coen in 2007 (“No Country for Old Men.”) Since then we have had 3 Mexican men (Cuaron once and Innaritu twice), an American woman (Bigelow), a Taiwanese man (Lee), a French man (Hazanavicius), and two British men (Boyle and Hooper). This category has surprisingly become one of the most diverse, despite the regrettable lack of a black winner as of yet.
2) Sam Smith joins the list of well-known Grammy-winning performers to add an Oscar to their collection by winning Best Oiriginal Song. The list since 1980 includes: John Legend, Common, Adele, Melissa Etheridge, Eminem, Bob Dylan, Phil Collins, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Carly Simon, Lionel Richie, and Stevie Wonder.
3) Best Original Screenplay winner “Spotlight”‘s upset over “The Revenant” (which was not nominated for screenplay) may underscore the need for a Screenplay nomination when winning Best Picture. Only 3 films since 1935 have won Best Picture without a screenplay nomination: 1948’s “Hamlet,” 1965’s “The Sound of Music,” and 1997’s “Titanic.”
4) Michael Keaton becomes the first actor to headline back-to-back Best Picture winners since Russell Crowe starred in “Gladiator” (2000) and “A Beautiful Mind” (2001). However, John Goodman is the most recent actor to appear in back-to-back Best Picture winners with his supporting roles in “The Artist” (2011) and “Argo” (2012).
5) This marks the eleventh consecutive year where the eventual Best Picture winner did not have a lead female character (or at least, not a single who had a campaign for Best Actress – one could argue that Berenice Bejo had a lead role in “The Artist.”) In comparison, the prior 11 years (1993-2004), had 6 films that not only had lead roles for women but also snagged Best Actress nominations (“The English Patient,” “Titanic,” “Shakespeare in Love,” “American Beauty,” “Chicago,” and “Million Dollar Baby”). Not a trend in the right direction in my opinion.
1) Is Innaritu the first director to have his first 6 directorial efforts all receive Oscar nominations? Amores Perros, 21 Grams, Babel, Biutiful, Birdman, and The Revenant. Each has received at least one for a total of 33 nominations. (Note: This isn’t related to Oscar wins, but rather nominations)
2) Is “Mad Max: Fury Road” the first film since the original “Star Wars” to tally 6 Oscars without a single win in any of the top 8 categories (Picture, Director, Actor, Screenplay)? [Note: “Gravity” and “Life of Pi” also swept the technical categories in a huge way, but also won Best Director.]
January 15, 2015 at 5:48 am #172440
Biggest surprises for me:
Laura Dern getting in despite no precursors.
Jake Gyllenhaal and David Oyelowo getting left out for Bradley Cooper.
Bennett Miller getting in for “Foxcatcher.”
“Selma” getting in for Best Picture despite not being nominated in only one other category (Best Original Song).
“Nightcrawler”‘s last minute wave of support not leading to Oscar noms in only one category (Best Original Screenplay)
“Foxcatcher” in Director but not in Picture (so unexpected in this expanded field of Best Picture nominees).
The first year ever of 8 nominees.January 15, 2015 at 5:39 am #172415
“Life Itself,” “The Lego Movie,” and “Birdman” in Editing snubs definitely stick out to me so far.
So does all the love for “American Sniper.”March 2, 2014 at 10:32 pm #134137
Now that the ceremony is over, what milestones can we add?
*12 Years a Slave becomes the first film
directed by a black person (Steve McQueen) to win Best Picture. McQueen also
becomes the first black person to win the Best Picture Award.
Cuaron becomes the first Mexican director (or Hispanic/Latino director for that
matter) to win Best Director.
*Woody Allen has now directed 7 Oscar
winning performances. This puts him in 3rd place among directors
behind William Wyler (14) and Elia Kazan (9). Woody’s winners are Diane Keaton
(Annie Hall), Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters), Michael Caine (Hannah and Her Sisters), Dianne Wiest (Bullets Over Broadway), Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite), Penelope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona), and Cate
Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
*Cate Blanchett becomes the 11th actor to win
tropthies in both the lead and supporting categories. The others are Ingrid
Berman, Jack Lemmon, Robert DeNiro, Gene Hackman, Helen Hayes, Meryl Streep,
Jessica Lange, Jack Nicholson, Maggie Smith, and Denzel Washington.
*Lupita Nyongo becomes the 15th person to win an
Oscar for their film debut. Her win also marks the 15th time one of
the acting awards has gone to a black actor or actress (following Hattie
McDaniel, Sidney Portier, Louis Gossett Jr., Denzel Washington, Whoopi
Goldberg, Cuba Gooding Jr., Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, Jamie Foxx, Morgan
Freeman, Forest Whitaker, Jennifer Hudson, Mo’Nique, and Octavia Spencer)
going 0 for 10 puts it behind The Turning
Point and The Color Purple (which
went 0 for 11) as the biggest shutout in Oscar history.
*John Ridley became the second black person to win an Oscar
for screenwriting (following Geoffrey Fletcher, won the Oscar in the same
category for Precious).
*Robert Lopez became the 12th person to achieve
the EGOT (if you count Daytime Emmy Awards, which some folks don’t…)
*This marks the first time Disney has won the Best Animated
Feature award since it’s inception.
*With 7 wins, Gravity is
the second most awarded film of all time to not win Best Picture (following Cabaret, which won 8 Oscars but lost to The Godfather)
NOTE: I also realized that I forgot Robert DeNiro in
the list of actors who added to their list of Best Picture nominees. His brief
appearance in American Hustle is his
8th film nominated for Best Picture (after The Godfather Part II, Taxi Driver, The Deer Hunter, Raging Bull, The
Mission, Awakenings, and Silver
Linings Playbook)January 17, 2014 at 7:16 pm #134130
I made some udpates to the original list. Keep them coming. I love what you all are coming up with.
Also, where do Woody Allen and Martin Scorsese rank in terms of directing the most nominated and winning performances? I think I have an accurate count below (correct me if I missed some), but I am sure there are some members of the golden age of Hollywood who directed more.
WOODY ALLEN – 18 nominated performances, 6 winning performances
Woody Allen, Annie Hall
*Diane Keaton, Annie Hall
Geraldine Page, Interiors
Maureen Stapleton, Interiors
Mariel Hemingway, Manhattan
*Michael Caine, Hannah and Her Sisters
*Dianne Weist, Hannah and Her Sisters
Martin Landau, Crimes and Misdemeanors
Judy Davis, Husbands and Wives
Chazz Palmienteri, Bullets Over Broadway
Jennifer Tilly, Bullets Over Broadway
*Dianne Weist, Bullets Over Broadway
*Mira Sorvino, Mighty Aphrodite
Sean Penn, Sweet and Lowdown
Samantha Morton, Sweet and Lowdown
*Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
MARTIN SCORCESE – 22 nominated performances, 5 winning performances
*Ellen Burstyn, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
Diane Ladd, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
Robert DeNiro, Taxi Driver
Jodie Foster, Taxi Driver
*Robert DeNiro, Raging Bull
Joe Pesci, Raging Bull
Cathy Moriarty, Raging Bull
*Paul Newman, The Color of Money
Mary Elizabeth Mastorantonio, The Color of Money
*Joe Pesci, Goodfellas
Lorraine Bracco, Goodfellas
Robert DeNiro, Cape Fear
Juliette Lewis, Cape Fear
Winona Ryder, The Age of Innocence
Sharon Stone, Casino
Daniel Day-Lewis, Gangs of New York
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Aviator
Alan Alda, The Aviator
*Cate Blanchett, The Aviator
Mark Wahlberg, The Departed
Jonah Hill, The Wolf of Wall Street
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall StreetJanuary 16, 2014 at 8:06 am #134102
“American Hustle” becomes the 8th film overall to receive an acting nomination in each of the four categories. The only other film to achieve this in the last 32 years? “Silver Linings Playbook” – David O. Russell’s last film.
Thanks I edited it.January 16, 2014 at 7:44 am #134095
- Steve McQueen becomes the 3rd African-American nominated for Best Director (following John SIngleton and Lee Daniels).
Just say black, McQueen’s British.
Good point, Words Count.January 16, 2014 at 7:43 am #134094
Also, does anyone know when was the last time either of the following things happened?
1) The Best Actress line-up was all previous nominees?
2) The Best Actress line-up included 4 previous winners?
The five nominees have an average of 7(!) acting nominations.January 16, 2014 at 7:42 am #134092
Thanks Spenser, I made the mistake of taking those two from the Hollywood Reporter without fact checking (or thinking in the latter case). I just deleted them while I figure out the real numbers.January 17, 2013 at 9:16 am #83296
An astounding feat I just realized…
Daniel Day-Lewis has only had credited roles in 19 films in his career. Of these…
13 (68%) have been nominated for an Oscar. This ratio increases to 9/11 (82%) if you only look at the films since “My Left Foot” when he really broke through.
7 (37%) have been nominated for Best Picture. This ratio increases to 5/11 (45%) if you only look at the films since “My Left Foot” when he really broke through.
5 (26%) have garnered him an Oscar nomination for Best Actor. This ratio increases to 5/11 (45%) if you only look at the films since “My Left Foot” when he really broke through.
January 17, 2013 at 9:09 am #83295
I updated my posts to correct a few errors…
1) Four musicals, not three, have been nominated since 1980. I had forgotten “Beauty and the Beast” in addition to “Moulin Rouge,” “Chicago,” and “Les Miserables.”
2) Daniel Day-Lewis has appeared in 7 Best Picture nominees. I had no idea he had a small role in “Gandhi.”
3) Victor Garber also appears in his third Best Picture nominee this year, with “Argo” following “Titanic” and “Milk.”
4) “Life of Pi” joins “Hugo” and “Return of the King” as most nominated film without an acting nomination (11). Are there others that share this distinction?January 12, 2013 at 10:53 pm #83284
Another near record: Alan Arkin’s span of 46 years between his first and most recent Oscar nomination puts him second to only Katharine Hepburne, who had a span of 48 years between her first nomination in 1933 for “Morning Glory” and her last nomiantion in 1981 for “On Golden Pond”). He overtakes Mickey Rooney (40 year span), Henry Fonda (41 year span), and Peter O’Toole (44 year span). Robert DeNiro’s span of 38 years between his first and most recent nomination puts him in a 3-way tie for 6th place with Helen Hayes and Jack Palance for longest span between first and last/most recent nomination.January 12, 2013 at 10:49 pm #83283
Updated to include the additions to Jessica Chastain and Alan Arkin’s tallies. Thanks for catching my misses!January 12, 2013 at 9:55 am #83281
Another one no one has mentioned: George Clooney was nominated for Best Picture for producing “Argo,” raising his Academy Award nomination total to 8 nominations across 6 categories – Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay, Best Adapted Screenplay. He has now been nominated for producing, directing, acting, and writing. This has to enter him into an elite group.January 12, 2013 at 8:53 am #83280
# of Best Picture Nominees Directed by…
Steven Spielberg = 9 (Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, ET, The Color Purple, Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan, Munich, War Horse, Lincoln)
Ang Lee = 4 (Sense and Sensibility, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Brokeback Mountain, Life of Pi)
Quentin Tarantino = 3 (Pulp Fiction, Inglorious Basterds, Django Unchained)
Kathryn Bigelow = 2 (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty)
Tom Hooper = 2 (The King’s Speech, Les Miserables)
David O. Russell = 2 (The Fighter, Silver Linings Playbook)