Oscar’s Favorite Actors

The Winningest Stars (and More Who Should Be)

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About the Book

Just as the Academy Awards have an impact upon stars and their careers, their filmic achievements influence the Academy and contribute to the rich history of the Oscars. Upset wins, jarring losses and glaring oversights have helped define the careers of Hollywood icons, while unknown actors have proven that timing sometimes beats notoriety or even talent. With detailed discussion of their performances and Awards night results, this book describes how 108 actors earned the Academy’s favor—and how 129 others were overlooked.

About the Author(s)

Roger Leslie is a scholar in the fields of education and film history. A prolific writer of books in many genres, he is sought after for his lively keynote speeches relating award-winning movies to any theme or group. He lives in Spring, Texas.

Bibliographic Details

Roger Leslie
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 324
Bibliographic Info: 50 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2017
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6956-4
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2842-4
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface 1
Part I. The Countdown  5
Part II. The Runners-Up:
Actors Who Didn’t Make the Countdown  183
1. So Close and Yet So Far 183
Actors One Nomination from the Countdown  183
Most Nominated Non-Winners  208
2. Legends and Trailblazers 221
Those Who Won an Oscar  221
Those Who Were Nominated for an Oscar  240
Those Who Were Overlooked  251
3. Double Threat: Filmmaker-Actors 257
Filmmakers Who Won Acting Oscars  257
Oscar-Winning Filmmakers Nominated for Acting Oscars  262
Non–Oscar-Winning Filmmakers Nominated for Acting Oscars  274
4. Special Acclaim 278
Multiple Wins in a Single Category  278
Multiple Nominations in a Single Category  279
Record-Setting Honorary Winners  281
Landmark Single-Year Honors  283
Countdown List 287
Bibliography 289
Index 291

Book Reviews & Awards

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