Nominated for 5 more Oscars: Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Paul Newman) Best Art Direction-Set Decoration (Dennis Gassner (art director), Nancy Haigh (set decorator)) Best Sound (Scott Millan, Bob Beemer, John Pritchett) Best Sound Editing (Scott Hecker) Best Music, Original Score (Thomas Newman)
Won 3 Oscars Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin) Best Achievement in Film Editing (Kirk Baxter, Angus Wall) Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score (Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross)
Nominated for 5 more Oscars Best Motion Picture of the Year (Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca, Ceán Chaffin) Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Jesse Eisenberg) Best Achievement in Directing (David Fincher) Best Achievement in Cinematography (Jeff Cronenweth) Best Achievement in Sound Mixing (Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick, Mark Weingart)
Had an unexpected double of multiple Oscar nominees from 1972 which resulted in the first (and last?) time two black actresses were nominated in lead actress together. It's an abomination Ross lost to Liza Minelli in Cabaret...
Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
Best Actress in a Leading Role: Diana Ross Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Based on Factual Material or Material Not Previously Published or Produced Best Art Direction-Set Decoration Best Costume Design Best Music, Scoring Original Song Score and/or Adaptation
5 nominations, 0 wins.
Best Picture Best Actor in a Leading Role: Paul Winfield Best Actress in a Leading Role: Cicely Tyson Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
4 nominations, 0 wins.
Then this morning I watched...
In the Bedroom (2001) Best Picture Best Actor in a Leading Role: Tom Wilkinson Best Actress in a Leading Role: Sissy Spacek Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Marisa Tomei Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
Best Picture (Arthur Hornblow Jr.) Best Actor in a Leading Role (Charles Laughton) Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Elsa Lanchester) Best Director (Billy Wilder) Best Sound, Recording (Gordon Sawyer) Best Film Editing (Daniel Mandell)
Nominated for 5 goddamn Oscars including Best frigging Picture.
What the hell? Of all the eligible movies THIS one gets the top five slot? Thank heavens Joshua Logan missed Best Director because that would've been a genuine travesty of a nomination - a lot of scenes felt like they were directed for small children by small children.
And what the hell is up with the Best Original Score nomination? The movie was based on a stage musical but Jack Warner decided to drop the songs for the big screen version and turn it into a straight melodrama. Apart from the decision itself being insanely weird, they apparently just used the stage show's music as the background score for the film. So it received an Original Score nomination without the score being original. What a waste.
Best Picture Otto Preminger Best Actor in a Leading Role James Stewart Best Actor in a Supporting Role Arthur O'Connell Best Actor in a Supporting Role George C. Scott Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium Wendell Mayes Best Cinematography, Black-and-White Sam Leavitt Best Film Editing Louis R. Loeffler
Won 2 Oscars Best Music, Original Song (Henry Mancini (music), Johnny Mercer (lyrics)) For the song "Moon River" Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture (Henry Mancini)
Nominated 3 for more Oscars Best Actress in a Leading Role (Audrey Hepburn) Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium (George Axelrod) Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color (Hal Pereira, Roland Anderson, Sam Comer, Ray Moyer)