Article by Bill E. Sheers
Every actor on the planet gathers around the TV, either at a party or in their living room, to see who gets to take home the hardware on Oscar night each year. It is a fun event with a long, storied history. Who is your favorite past winner?
Since the time is here, you should get a few of your basic facts straight before you head of to you party. Just knowing a few little facts will really ‘wow’ them at the party:
*Bob Hope has hosted the show the most times, 19.*Hattie McDaniel was the first black performer to win an Oscar for ‘Gone With The Wind’*Oscar Hammerstein is the only ‘Oscar’ to win an Oscar.*Jack Nicholson has been nominated 12 times, that’s the most.Just think about heading into that party with knowledge like that! Here is my list of favorite past winners separated by decade:1940′sPicture: Rebecca, 1940Actor: Laurence Olivier, Hamlet, 1948Actress: Loretta Young, The Farmer’s Daughter, 19471950′sPicture: An American In Paris, 1951Actor: Humphrey Bogart, Hamlet, 1951Actress: Grace Kelly, The Country Girl, 19541960′sPicture: The Sound of Music, 1965Actor: Gregory Peck, To Kill A Mocking Bird, 1962Actress: Kathrine Hepburn, The Lion in Winter, 19681970′sPicture: One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, 1975Actor: Art Carney, Harry and Tonto, 1974Actress: Liza Minnelli, Cabaret, 19721980′sPicture: Chariots of Fire, 1981Actor: William Hurt, Kiss of the Spider Woman, 1985Actress: Marlee Matlin, Children of a Lesser God, 19861990′sPicture: The Silence of the Lambs, 1991Actor: Nicholas Cage, Leaving Las Vegas, 1995Actress: Frances MacDormad, 19962000′sPicture: A Beautiful Mind, 2001 –Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote, 2005 –Actress: Halle Berry, 2001
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