Miscellaneous Oscar Trivia

Some trivia defies categorization, either because it involves a minor category, or because it involves multiple categories. This page is where you will find all these interesting but difficult to label tidbits.

Wins are indicated in brackets by either a "w" (when a single film or nomination is being referenced) or a number (when multiple films or nominations are being referenced).

Foreign Language Films Nominated For The Most Oscars
Foreign Language Film Nominations and Wins by Country
People Nominated for Acting, Directing and Writing the Same Film
The Only Films To Win Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress And Screenplay
The Only Consecutive Double Oscar Winners
The First Posthumous Oscar Winner
The Only Posthumous Acting Winners
The Only Twins To Win Oscars
The Only Oscar To Win An Oscar

Foreign Language Films Nominated For The Most Oscars

  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) [10 nominations, 4 wins]
  • Roma (2018) [10 nominations, 3 wins]
  • Life Is Beautiful (1998) [7 nominations, 3 wins]
  • Das Boot (1982) [6 nominations, 0 wins]
  • Fanny and Alexander (1983) [6 nominations, 3 wins]

Foreign Language Film Nominations and Wins by Country

Foreign Language Film Nominations and Wins by Country
Country Nominations Wins
France379
Italy2811
Spain194
Sweden163
Japan131
Denmark123
Germany112
Poland111
Hungary102
Israel100
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics93
Mexico91
The Netherlands73
Argentina72
Canada71
Russia71
Belgium70
Czechoslovakia62
Yugoslavia60
Switzerland52
Algeria51
Greece50
Norway50
Austria42
Brazil40
West Germany40
Iran32
Czech Republic31
Taiwan31
India30
Chile21
Federal Republic of Germany21
South Africa21
Hong Kong20
Lebanon20
People's Republic of China20
The Palestinian Territories20
United Kingdom20
Bosnia & Herzegovina11
Ivory Coast11

The following countries each have 1 nomination and 0 wins: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Ivory Coast, Cambodia, Colombia, Cuba, Estonia, Federal Republic of Germany - West, Finland, Georgia, German Democratic Republic, German Federal Republic, Iceland, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Mauritania, Nepal, Nicaragua, Peru, Puerto Rico, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and Vietnam

Note: Uruguay was initially nominated in 1992 for A Place in the World, but after the nominations were announced information came to light that showed that the film was wholly produced in Argentina and had insufficient Uruguayan artistic control. The film was declared ineligible and removed from the final ballot.

People Nominated for Acting, Directing and Writing the Same Film

  • Orson Welles (Citizen Kane, 1941)
  • Woody Allen (Annie Hall, 1978)
  • Warren Beatty (Heaven Can Wait, 1978) (Also nominated as Producer)
  • Warren Beatty (Reds, 1981) (Also nominated as Producer)
  • Roberto Benigni (Life Is Beautiful, 1998)

The Only Films To Win Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress And Screenplay

  • It Happened One Night (1934)
  • One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
  • The Silence Of The Lambs (1991)

The Only Consecutive Double Oscar Winners

  • Joseph L. Mankiewicz won Directing and Screenplay Oscars for A Letter To Three Wives in 1949 and All About Eve in 1950.
  • Alan Menken won Oscars for Best Song and Best Original Score in 1991 for Beauty and the Beast and again the following year for Aladdin.

The First Posthumous Oscar Winner

Sidney Howard, for the screenplay of Gone With The Wind (1939)

The Only Posthumous Acting Winners

  • Peter Finch — Network (1976)
  • Heath Ledger — The Dark Knight (2008)

The Only Twins To Win Oscars

Julius J. Epstein and Philip G. Epstein shared the Screenplay with Howard Koch for Casablanca (1943).

The Only Oscar To Win An Oscar

Oscar Hammerstein II (Best Song: 1941, 1945)