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Best Director winners with their debut film.

Directors which won the Best Director Oscar for their film debut:

  • Delbert Mann for Marty (1955)

  • Jerome Robbins for  West Side Story (1961)

  • Robert Redford for Ordinary People (1980)

  • James L. Brooks for Terms of Endearment (1983)

  • Kevin Costner for Dances with Wolves (1990)

  • Sam Mendes for American Beauty (1999) 
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The 11 youngest Best Actress nominees.

The youngest Best Actress nominees

1/ Quvenzhane Wallis, 9 years, 135 days.  Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

2/ Keisha Castle-Hughes,    13 years, 309 days. Whale Rider (2003)

3/ Jennifer Lawrence,  20 years, 163 days.  Winter’s Bone (2010)

4/ Isabelle Adjani, 20 years, 235 days.  The Story of Adele H. (1975)

5/ Keira Knightley,  20 years, 311 days. Pride & Prejudice (2005)

6/ Ellen Page, 20 years, 335 days.  Juno (2007)

7/ Marlee Matlin, 21 years, 171 days.  Children of a Lesser God (1986) WINNER

8/ Elizabeth Hartman, 22 years, 60 days.  A Patch of Blue (1965)

9/ Kate Winslet, 22 years, 128 days.  Titanic (1997)

10/ Janet Gaynor, 22 years, 134 days. 7th Heaven, Street Angel, and Sunrise (1927/28) WINNER

11/ Jennifer Lawrence , 22 years , 147 days.  Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
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12/ Leslie Caron, 22 years, 229 days.  Lili (1953)

(the age is calculated based on age at nomination announcement.  Information sources from Oscars and Wikipedia.)

Multiple Best Actor nominees for the same film.

Multiple Best Actor nominees for the same film.

Amadeus – 1984

  • F Murray Abraham (won)
  • Tom Hulce


The Dresser – 1983

  • Tom Courtenay
  • Albert Finney


Network – 1976

  • Peter Finch (won)
  • William Holden


Sleuth – 1972

  • Michael Caine
  • Laurence Olivier


Midnight Cowboy – 1969

  • Dustin Hoffman
  • Jon Voight


Becket – 1964

  • Richard Burton
  • Peter O’Toole


Judgment at Nuremberg – 1961

  • Maximilian Schell (won)
  • Spencer Tracy


The Defiant Ones – 1958

  • Tony Curtis
  • Sidney Poitier


Giant – 1956

  • James Dean
  • Rock Hudson


From Here to Eternity – 1953

  • Montgomery Clift
  • Burt Lancaster


Going My Way – 1944

  • Bing Crosby (won)
  • Barry Fitzgerald


Mutiny on the Bounty – 1944

  • Clark Gable
  • Charles Laughton
  • Franchot Tone

The list of posthumous Academy Award winners.

DialMForMovies Oscar Trivia

/ The list of posthumous Academy Award winners.

* indicates that winner did not initially receive screen credit.  Once rectified, recipient had passed away.

 

  1. Sidney Howard 1939  (Best Writing – Gone with the Wind)
  2. Victor Young 1956 (Best Music Scoring – Around the World in 80 Days)
  3. William A Horning 1958 (Best Art Direction – Gigi)
  4. Carl Foreman 1958 (Adapted Screenplay – The Bridge on the River Kwai)*
  5. Michael Wilson 1958 (Adapted Screenplay – The Bridge on the River Kwai)*
  6. William A Horning 1959 (Best Art Direction – Ben Hur)
  7. Sam Zimbalist 1959 (Best Picture – Ben Hur)
  8. Eric Orbom 1960 (Best Art Direction – Spartacus)
  9. Walt Disney 1968 (Best Short Film Animated – Winnie the Pooh + The Blustery Day)
  10. Raymond Rasch 1972 (Best Music Scoring – Limelight)
  11. Larry Russell 1972 (Best Music Scoring – Limelight)
  12. Edward G Robinson 1973 (Honorary Oscar)
  13. Peter Finch 1976 (Best Actor – Network)
  14. Geoffrey Unsworth 1980 (Best Cinematography – Tess)
  15. Howard Ashman 1992 (Best Music Song – Aladdin)
  16. Thomas C. Goodwin 1992 (Best Documentary Short Subject – Educating Peter)
  17. Conrad C. Hall 2002 (Best Cinematography – Road to Perdition)
  18. Heath Ledger2008 (Best Supporting Actor – The Dark Knight)

Films that won that Best Director Oscar, and no other award.

DialMForMovies Oscar facts.

/ Films that won that Best Director Oscar, and no other award.

  1. Two Arabian Knights (1929 – Lewis Milestone)
  2. The Divine Lady ( 1930 – Frank Lloyd)
  3. Skippy ( 1931 – Norman Taurog)
  4. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town ( 1936 – Frank Capra)
  5. The Awful Truth ( 1937 – Leo McCarey)
  6. Giant ( 1956 – George Stevens )
  7. The Graduate ( 1967 – Mike Nichols )