Saturday, February 23, 2008

Oscar 2007 Didi you know??

  • All of the Best Director nominees were first-time nominees, except for Joel Coen, who had previously received multiple nominations for Fargo (1996), and Tony Gilroy's nomination was for his directorial debut feature film
  • The Coen Brothers were also the third duo directing team to be nominated in Academy Awards history -- after dual nominations (and win) for Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise for West Side Story (1961), and dual nominations for Warren Beatty and Buck Henry for Heaven Can Wait (1978)
  • this year that four of the ten Oscar-nominated scripts were written by females - for their individual screenplays, and they were all first-time nominees:

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