Celebrity Then And Now
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Celebrity Then And Now
Posted by Lexi Schwartz
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Winning one Academy Award for a film is enough to make the cast and crew feel like their hard work was recognized, and it’s a symbol for life that can’t be taken away (unless the wrong name is read at the ceremony). While every Oscar season seems to have a handful of movies that gets nominated for seemingly every category, that doesn’t mean that they’re going to win them all. Some movies, however, have won at least 10 Academy Awards during a single show. Here are all of those movies.
West Side Story
Released in 1961, the musical about lovers in rival gangs became an instant classic for moviegoers and critics alike. For its work, “West Side Story” was nominated for 11 Oscars in total. The only one that it didn’t win was for Best Adapted Screenplay. Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins made history as being the first co-directors to take home the Best Director title, while George Chakiris and Rita Moreno won for Best Supporting Actor and Actress, respectively.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
The epic ending of the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy was truly a sight to behold, and the Academy felt the same way. Heading into the 2004 show, “The Return of the King” was nominated for 11 Oscars. It didn’t lose a single one of them, either. From technical Oscars such as costume design and makeup to special effects and sound mixing, “The Return of the King” wouldn’t back down. As for the big awards that it won that year, “The Return of the King” was given Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director for Peter Jackson and was the year’s Best Picture.
When it was released in 1997, “Titanic” shattered pretty much every box office record that you could imagine. The re-telling of the tragedy of the HMS Titanic sinking by director James Cameron had people coming to the theaters in droves, with plenty of hardware to show for it. “Titanic” was nominated for 14 Oscars that year, cleaning up in the technical categories and music (including Celine Dion). Cameron was named the Best Director and “Titanic” won Best Picture. The makeup team didn’t win an Oscar despite being nominated, and actresses Kate Winslet and Gloria Stuart came up short for their performances.
While Hollywood had some massive epics with casts of hundreds leading into the 1960s, not many people had seen something quite like “Ben-Hur” before. The William Wyler movie was a master class on what Hollywood movies could be, and the result was 12 Oscar nominations. The only nominee that didn’t win was Karl Tunberg for Best Adapted Screenplay. Wyler won for Best Director and overall Best Picture, while actors Charlton Heston and Hugh Griffith won for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor, respectively.