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Friday
Feb 08 2019

Directing an Actor to a Nomination - The Stats

by Ben Miller

Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman) is the third actor Spike Lee has a directed to a nomination after Danny Aiello (Do the Right Thing) and Denzel Washington (Malcolm X)

With the upcoming Academy Awards celebrating their 91st year,the Oscars have plenty of history to obsess over.亚博主页One of the less-discussed pieces of history is which directors have the most pull with the Academy's acting branch.Today's topic: directors who have guided multiple actors and actresses to nominations and/or wins.

With this season's nominations,directors Bradley Cooper (3),Yorgos Lanthimos (3),Peter Farrelly (2),and Marielle Heller (2) all join a group of directors who've guided multiple actors to Oscar nominations.In this season's crop of filmsVice's Adam McKay (4),Roma's Alfonso Cuaron (3),If Beale Street's Barry Jenkins (3),BlacKkKlansman's Spike Lee (3),Bohemian Rhapsody's Bryan Singer (2) andAt Eternity's Gate's Julian Schnabel (2) all add to their previous tallies since each had previously directed either one or two actors to a nomination.

In the 91 year history of the Academy Awards,1757 performances were directed to an Oscar nomination.I tracked every single one of them to come up with these numbers.More notes after the jump...

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Dec 23 2016

On This Day in History: 1988 & 1994's Opposing Best Pic Lineups!

Feeling festive today but not quite ready for Christmas?Celebrate one of these anniversaries!


1805Joseph Smith Jr,founder of the Mormon Church is born in Vermont.Here's a very random piece of trivia: Outside of the very early movieBrigham Young(1940) about his successor with Vincent Price in the Joseph Smith role,the only actually famous actor to ever play him is Dean Cain ofLois & Clarkfame in a movie calledSeptember Dawn(2007)?It's kind of hard to draw a line connecting Vincent Price and Dean Cain otherwise,right?
1867Madame CJ Walker,cosmetics mogul and the first black female millionaire in America,is born in Louisiana.Where's her biopic,Hollywood?History has more than just Great White Man stories.
1887Underappreciated director John Cromwell who guidedBette Davis's breakthrough role inOf Human Bondage,and the all female wonders ofCagedwas born in Ohio.One more Bette related anniversary after the jump...

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