Taking Home Oscar for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd time

6 Mar

Now that we’re a full week+ removed from the 85th Academy Awards, I wanted to throw up a gratuitous pic of the acting winners, along with some interesting facts about each!

US-OSCARS-PRESS ROOM

Some fun facts abou each of this year’s acting winners:

  • This is the second time in three years Christoph Waltz has taken the best supporting actor statue; both of his winning performances were directed by Quentin Tarantino (Inglorious Bastards). 
  • Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Lawrence each took home their first Oscar with their second nominations; Hathaway was nominated in 2008 for Rachel Getting Married, while Lawrence was nominated for best actress for Winter’s Bone in 2010.
  • As for Daniel Day-Lewis, he’s been nominated for Best Actor 5 times and has won 3 of them (My Left Foot, There Will Be Blood, Lincoln), which made him the only male actor in history to accomplish this. One more win, and he’d tie Katharine Hepburn as Hollywood’s most Oscar-laden actor.

Also, not sure if you saw this, but JLaw (which is her thing now, apparently?) forgot to thank some VIPs in her acceptance speech: Silver Linings Playbook Director David O. Russell and The Weinstein Company chairman Harvey Weinstein. She released a statement thanking them (which can be seen here), but my favorite part was her closing:

Thank you to both. I will never be able to forgive myself for such a brain fart but I hope that you both can. Obviously it was not on purpose, I couldn’t remember what I had already said and my mind went completely blank–your brain does funny things during the most overwhelming moment of your life!

How can you not love her?!

2 Responses to “Taking Home Oscar for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd time”

  1. Matt March 6, 2013 at 10:59 am #

    So are we to believe Daniel Day Lewis is the greatest actor ever? I mean I have never seen any of his movies he has won the oscar for yet but are we serious? I want to say he has to been lucky at picking his roles at the right times.

    Lets start with 1989. Daniel plays a real life person who over came cerebral palsy. He is the only one in his category that changes his form and plays someone with a physical challenge. BOOM instant oscar over a weak class that included Morgan Freeman driving an old woman, Robin Williams standing on a desk, Kenny playing henry V (its been done before), and Tom Cruise. It was obvious Danny boy was winning.

    Fast forward to 2007, another weak cast of roles. Clooney is most likely the actor that could have challenge Danny but other than that this is a joke. Johnny Depp singing in a musical as best actor, yeah…NOPE. Tommy lee Jones in a movie NO one saw and Viggo playing a hit man. I mean come on its like the academy knew ahead of time that Danny was going to win this won and put up a weak grouping.

    Finally we get to this year. Once again Danny goes up against a guy in a musical, this is an instant, yup not happening. I cant comment on Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings or Joaquin in Master but I know Denzel was not going to win for Flight.

    Overall Daniel Day Lewis is a good actor but he also has been put up against some weak actors.

    Just my two cents, I am so GLAD oscartini is back!

    • Katie March 6, 2013 at 4:39 pm #

      Matty, I think you’re on to something! You might have inspired a future post =)

      I do think some of your umph is lost when you say that you’ve never seen any of his winning roles though! He IS a really good actor, no doubt!

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