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February 24, 2010


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Lance McMillian

Al Gore


That was going to be my guess, but I don't think he won an Oscar for Inconvenient Truth. Looks like John Steinbeck was nominated for 3 Oscars but never won; he did win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962.

George Bernard Shaw won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925 and the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay in 1938 for PYGMALION.

Kelly Anders

I somehow recall that another might be Whoopi Goldberg.


For a second I thought you were saying that Whoopi won a Nobel Prize, which would have been great.

Tim Zinnecker

Garrett is correct.

Al Gore was associated with AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, which won the Oscar for Best Documentary. But the award itself went to the director (not Al Gore). See

I stumbled across today's question when visiting this "Oscar Trivia" site:

Lance McMillian

I would've lost a lot of money on this question, if gambling were legal, of course.

I feel duped, especially since I remember Gore at the Academy Awards speaking to the crowd with an Oscar in his hand.

Kelly Anders

I'm with you, Lance. How could I skip the Nobel Prize? Just for the record, Whoopi is on the list of winners of an Oscar, Grammy, Tony, and Emmy. The full list may be found at,_Emmy,_Grammy,_and_Tony_Awards


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Lance McMillian

I figured out a way to make a new trivia question out of my erroneous answer:

Q: Name the only Nobel Prize winner to give an acceptance speech at the Academy Awards for an Oscar that person did not win.

A: Al Gore.

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