Nida Faraz describes outstanding ventures that were well-rewarded
It is widely recognised that outstanding work is duly rewarded by the film industry and such output is feted by awarding Oscars since 1929. It is also well-known that while some actors, directors and movies have been nominated countless times, only a few hold top spots as winners of the famed golden statue. Their achievement is widely applauded making them icons of the vast film world. Here are some oscar winning people.
The Swedish star, known for her beauty and magnetism, won three Oscars in her career: two for Best Actress in Gaslight (1944) and Anastasia (1956), and one for her supporting role in Murder on the Orient Express (1974). She once said that you do not act for money but you do it because you love it. She is highly regarded for her performance and is considered a legend.
Nicholson may reign as the most Oscar-nominated male actor in Hollywood with 12 nominations to be exact but the 80-year-old actor also boasts three wins. His role in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) earned him his first Best Actor win, while the film went on to also claim Best Picture. Nicholson’s other two golden statues came for his supporting role in Terms of Endearment (1983) and his second Best Actor triumph in As Good as It Gets (1997), a film that earned co-star Helen Hunt an Oscar for Best Actress.
Streep has been an Oscar-nominated actress since 1979, and though the star is the most nominated actor in the history of the Academy Awards, she has won just three times, one shy of the record held by Katharine Hepburn among actresses. Her Oscar-winning performances include Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), Sophie’s Choice (1982) and The Iron Lady (2011). Streep received her 21st nomination in January 2018 for The Post.
The British actor made history in 2013 when he became the first person to win the Oscar for Best Actor three times. The method actor won the award for his roles in My Left Foot (1989), There Will Be Blood (2007), and Lincoln (2012). In January 2018, Day-Lewis was nominated in the Best Actor category once more, for his role in Phantom Thread. The nomination came just months after the actor announced his retirement.
Other American Oscar Winning People
American director John Ford won four Academy Awards for his feature films and one for a documentary, but he opted not to attend three of the ceremonies. He said that once he went fishing, another time there was a war on, and on another occasion, he added that he was suddenly taken drunk.
Hepburn’s acting career spanned over six decades and included 12 Oscar nominations and four Best Actress wins. Despite receiving widespread critical acclaim and recognition for her talents, the leading lady never attended the ceremonies to receive her Academy Awards.
Menken’s resume includes some of Disney’s catchiest tunes and eight Academy Awards. The composer’s work on Aladdin (1992), The Little Mermaid (1989) and Beauty and the Beast (1991), to name a few, earned him the golden honour, in addition to a few. The Weekender