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February 18, 2010

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Kelly Anders

I think "All About Eve" might qualify.

Colin Miller

I know that one is "A Streetcar Named Desire," with the surprise being that Marlon Brando was not one of them (he lost Best Actor to Humphrey Bogart in "The African Queen," my father's favorite movie). But Karl Malden, Vivien Leigh, and Kim Hunter all won.

Tim Zinnecker

ALL ABOUT EVE is tied for the record with most acting nominations (5), but only George Sanders went home with the prize. See http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042192/awards

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE is one of the correct answers. It received four acting nominations, winning three (as noted by Colin). See http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044081/awards

Kelly Anders

Isn't it interesting how so many of the films we've discussed are at least 50 years old?

Garrett

Network?

Tim Zinnecker

NETWORK is indeed the other film, tying the record with five nominations and taking home three trophies for its acting (Peter Finch [posthumous], Faye Dunaway, and Beatrice Straight). See http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074958/awards

For a list of films that have garned four or more nominations for actresses / actors, see http://www.filmsite.org/oscars2.html#3

As for Kelly's observation, some of us might conclude "they don't make 'em like they used to!"

Jacqueline Lipton

But was this really a sufficiently rigorous Oscar question for the day given that we already identified Network a couple of days ago as a film that had more than two acting nominations.

Tim Zinnecker

NETWORK seems to be a common link in our trivia questions. In addition to Jacqui's observation, recall that we have previously noted that NETWORK is one of four films to win the top two acting prizes but lose the Best Picture award to another film.

Kelly Anders

With all of these links to other films, "Network" appears to be the "Kevin Bacon" of film trivia. ;-)

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