All Or Nothing Almost always, films nominated as Best Picture are also nominated in other categories. Even so, a few films received a nomination in the top category and no other. Among them is what 1934 historical drama starring George Arliss, Loretta Young and Boris Karloff?
Picture Perfect Leon Shamroy is tied for both the total number of nominations for Best Cinematography (18, tied with Charles B. Lang, Jr.) and wins in the category (four, tied with Joseph Ruttenberg). What 1942 swashbuckler starring Tyrone Power and Maureen O'Hara was among his wins?
Playing Out The String In the history of the Academy Awards, only two women have been nominated as Best Actress five years in a row. Bette Davis is one, who is the other?
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Named for Katie-Bar-The-Door, the Katies are "alternate Oscars"—who should have been nominated, who should have won—but really they're just an excuse to write a history of the movies from the Silent Era to the present day.
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Look at me—Joe College, with a touch of arthritis. Are my eyes really brown? Uh, no, they're green. Would we have the nerve to dive into the icy water and save a person from drowning? That's a key question. I, of course, can't swim, so I never have to face it. Say, haven't you anything better to do than to keep popping in here early every morning and asking a lot of fool questions?