Oscar-palooza, Vol. 2

Continuing my coverage of the Academy Awards, here are some memorable moments from years past.

  • Three winners of the top five awards (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Screenplay):
  • Oscar records:

Most nominations for a single movie – 14

  • Most wins for a single movie – 11:
  • Most nominated individuals:
  • Most nominated actors:

Meryl Streep, the undisputed Oscar champion – 21 noms, 3 wins

Katharine Hepburn – 12 noms, 4 wins

Jack Nicholson – 12 noms, 3 wins

Bette Davis – 10 noms, 2 wins

Laurence Olivier – 10 noms, 1 win

Spencer Tracy – 9 noms, 2 wins

Paul Newman – 9 noms, 1 win

Marlon Brando – 8 noms, 2 wins

Jack Lemmon – 8 noms, 2 wins

Denzel Washington – 8 noms, 2 wins

Al Pacino – 8 noms, 1 win

Geraldine Page – 8 noms, 1 win

  • Most nominations without a win:

Peter O’Toole – 8

Richard Burton – 7

Deborah Kerr – 6

Thelma Ritter – 6

Amy Adams – 6 (Somebody get this woman an Oscar already!)

  • A selection of some of my favorite Oscar gowns through the years:


This clip is edited, but the standing ovation for Mr. Chaplin lasted for about twelve minutes
Perhaps the funniest Oscar moment of all-time
“That’s just about the only medicine a fella would ever really need”: Wayne died just two months later
It’s even worse than I remembered
Crystal is still my favorite Oscar host of all-time, and this was his best entrance ever
Tom Hanks wins his first Best Actor Oscar – and accidentally outs his high school drama teacher; the speech was the inspiration for In and Out
I’ll never be over how god damn adorable this is
Nominees are expected to lose graciously, but at the 1:15 mark, watch Samuel L. Jackson get real about losing, distinctly saying “shit” as Martin Landau’s name is announced
“Stick-man, I see you!”
An historic moment for black women, and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house
Heath Ledger wins a posthumous Oscar for his turn as The Joker in The Dark Knight
Kathryn Bigelow was the first woman to win the Best Director prize – and Barbra Streisand was the perfect person to present the award (tomorrow night, Chloe Zhao will likely become the second woman to win this award)
“Do I look like a new girlfriend?”
In the year of #OscarsSoWhite, Chris Rock made Hollywood’s elite squirm in all the right ways
Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty are handed the wrong envelope, and Moonlight‘s spotlight was stolen

So, readers, what are YOUR favorite Oscar moments?

The 93rd Academy Awards will air tomorrow night at 8 pm on ABC.

One thought on “Oscar-palooza, Vol. 2

  1. This was so fun to read/view! I forgot how much I loved Julia Roberts speech for Erin Brokovich, and Jennifer Lawrence when Jack popped in! I remember seeing Tom Hanks talk about meeting Sophia Lauren on that night when Roberto won- he talked about turning into a complete mushball in the face of such beauty. And that dress…damn.

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