Friday, September 25, 2009

Oscar Trivia #6

Only twice in the Academy's long history have co-directors taken home Best Director.

The first time was in 1961, when Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins won for their classic musical West Side Story.
Forty-six years later, in 2007, another duo won. This time it was the Coen brothers for their stunning desert thriller, No Country For Old Men.
(In an unrelated coincidence, 1961 and 2007 are also the only two years an actress in a foreign film has taken home the Best Actress Oscar. Sophia Loren won in 1961 for the Italian film Two Women, and Marion Cotillard won for playing French singer Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose in 2007).


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