Kate Winslet received the 2008 Best Actress Oscar award for her performance as Hanna Schmitz in the movie The Reader. Of the twenty Oscar Best Actor/Actress, Best Supporting Actor/Actress nominees for 2008 three were from California, one from Illinois, two from New Jersey, one from Oklahoma, six from New York, one from Kentucky, one from South Carolina, one from Washington D.C., one was born in Italy while her parents were stationed there. There was one from Australia, one from Spain and one from the UK.
The Best Actor Winner/Nominee Oscar list was the same as the SAG List. The Best Supporting Actor Winner/Nominee Oscar List was the same as the SAG List except Michael Shannon was on the Oscar List and Dev Patel was on the SAG List. The Best Actress/Nominee Oscar List was the same except that Kate Winslet won the Oscar for the movie The Reader and Meryl Streep won the Sag Award for the movie Doubt. The Best Supporting Actress/Nominee Lists were a little more complicated. The Oscar for Best Supporting Actress went to Penélope Cruz for the movie Vicky Crisina Barcelona, Marisa Tomei was on the Oscar list for Best Supporting Actress.
The SAG Best Supporting Actress Award went to Kate Winslet for her role in the movie The Reader. Kate was also nominated on the SAG List for Best Actress for her role in the movie Revolutionary Road.
Sean Penn acted in the 2004 movie the Assassination of Richard Nixon with Leonardo DiCaprio in Executive Producer capacity. Frank Langella worked with George Clooney in Goodnight and Good Luck. George Clooney acted in the 2011 movie Ides of March with Leonardo DiCaprio in Executive Producer capacity. Mickey Rourke worked with Johnny Depp in the 2003 movie Once Upon a Time in Mexico. Johnny Depp worked with Leonardo DiCaprio in the 1993 movie What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. Richard Jenkins worked with Brad Pitt in the 2012 movie Killing Them Softly. Brad Pitt appeared in the 1994 movie True Romance written by Quentin Tarantino. Quentin Tarantino worked on the 2012 movie Django Unchained with Leonardo DiCaprio.
Anne Hathaway worked with Meryl Streep in 2006 movie The Devil Wears Prada. Meryl Streep worked with Denzel Washington in the Manchurian Candidate, Denzel Washington worked with Angelina Jolie in the 1999 movie The Bone Collector, Angelina Jolie worked with Johnny Depp in the 2010 movie The Tourist, Johnny Depp worked with Kate Winslet in the 2004 movie Finding Neverland, Kate Winslet worked with Melissa Leo in the 2011 TV Mini Series Mildred Pierce.
Marion Cotillard was the Best Actress Oscar winner for her performance as Edith Piaf in the 2007 movie ‘La Vie en Rose’. Of the twenty Oscar Best Actor/Actress, Best Supporting Actor/Actress nominees for 2007 two were from Kentucky, one Massachusetts, five from New York, two from Ohio and one from Texas. There were four from the UK, one from Australia, one from Canada, one France and one from Spain.
The Best Actor Winner/Nominee Oscar list was almost the same as the SAG List except that Johnny Depp was on the Oscar List and Ryan Gosling was on the SAG List and Tommy Lee Jones was on the Oscar List and Emile Hirsch was on the SAG List. The Best Supporting Actor Winner/Nominee Oscar list is the same as the SAG List except nominee Philip Seymour Hoffman is on the Oscar list and nominee Tommy Lee Jones was on the SAG List.
The Best Actress Winner/Nominee differences from the Oscar and SAG list were a little more complicated. Marion Cotillard from France received the Best Actress Oscar and Julie Christie from the UK received the SAG Best Actress Award for the movie Away From Her. Laura Linney is on the Oscar Nominee List and Angelina Jolie is on the SAG List.
The Best Supporting Actress Winner/Nominee differences from the Oscar and SAG List were also a bit more complicated. Tilda Swinton from the UK was the Oscar Best Supporting Actress winner for the movie Michael Clayton and Ohio born Ruby Dee received the Best Supporting Actress SAG Award for the movie American Gangster. Saoirse Ronan was on the Oscar Nominee List and Catherine Keener was on the SAG Nominee List.
2007 Best Actor Nominee Tommy Lee Jones worked with 2007 Best Actor Winner Daniel Day Lewis in the 2012 movie Lincoln. Daniel Day Lewis worked with Leonardo DiCaprio in the 2002 movie Gangs of New York. 2007 Best Actor Nominee Viggo Mortenson worked with Amanda Plummer in the 1995 movie The Prophesy. Amanda Plummer’s father Christopher Plummer worked with 2007 Best Actor Nominee George Clooney in the 2005 movie Syriana. George Clooney worked with Executive Producer Leonardo DiCaprio in the 2011 movie ‘Ides of March’. 2007 Best Actor Nominee Johnny Depp worked with Leonardo in the 1993 movie What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.
2007 Best Actress Winner Marion Cotillard worked with Kate Winslet in the 2011 movie Contagion. 2007 Best Actress Nominee Julie Christie worked with Kate in the 2004 movie Finding Neverland and the 1996 movie Hamlet. 2007 Best Actress Nominee Ellen Page worked with Allison Janey in the 2007 movie Juno. Allison Janey worked with 2007 Best Actress Nominee Laura Linney in the 2002 movie The Hours, Laura Linney worked with Kate Winslet in the 2003 movie The Life of David Gale.
Forest Whitaker received the Best Actor Oscar in 2006 for his performance in the movie ‘The Last King of Scotland’. Of the twenty Best Actor/Actress, Best Supporting Actor/Actress nominees for 2006 one was from Texas, two California, three New York, one from Pennsylvania, one New Jersey, and one from Illinois. There was one from Canada, one from West Africa, one from Spain, one from Mexico, one from Australia three from the UK, and one from Japan.
The Best Actor Recipient/Nominee Oscar list was the same as the SAG list. The Best Supporting Actor list for the Oscar was almost the same as the SAG list except Mark Wahlberg was on the Oscar list instead of Leonardo DiCaprio. The Best Actress/Best Supporting winner/nominee list for the Oscar was the same as the SAG list.
Forest Whitaker appeared in the 2013 movie Out of the Furnace produced by Leonardo DiCaprio. Nominated Best Actor Ryan Gosling appeared in the 2013 movie Ides of March in which Leonardo served as Executive Producer. In 2006 Kate Winslet was nominated for Best Actress for her performance in the movie Little Children the same year Meryl Streep was nominated for Best Actress for her performance in the movie The Devil Wears Prada. On a side note: Rinko Kikuchi nominated for the Best Supporting Actress in the movie Babel was the first Japanese actress nominated for an Oscar since Miyoshi Umeki was nominated and received her Best Supporting Actress Award in 1958 for the movie Sayonara.
Philip Seymour Hoffman received the Best Actor Oscar in 2005 for his performance in the movie Capote. Of the twenty Best Actor/Actress, Best Supporting Actor/Actress nominees for 2005 fifteen were born in the U.S. three from New York, two from Illinois, two from California, one from Connecticut, one from Florida, one Kentucky, one Louisiana, one Montana one from Washington D.C. one born in Puerto Rico, one born in Italy while parents were stationed there. There were three from the UK, one from Australia and one from South Africa.
The Best Actor Recipient/Nominee Academy list was the same as the SAG list except that Terrace Howard is on the Academy list and Russell Crowe is on the SAG list. The Best Supporting Actor List for the Academy is the same except William Hurt is on the Academy List and Don Cheadle was on the SAG List. The Best Actress List was the same except Keira Knightley was on the Academy List and Zhang Ziyi was on the SAG List. The Best Supporting Actress List was the same for the Academy Awards and for the SAG Awards.
In 1997 Philip Seymour Hoffman appeared in Boogie Nights the same movie Leonardo DiCaprio did not appear in because he was appearing in Titanic. On the 2005 Best Actor Nominee List Heath Ledger appeared in the movie Brokeback Mountain with 2005 Best Supporting Actress nominee Michelle Williams, in 2010 Michelle Williams co-starred in the movie Shutter Island with Leonardo DiCaprio. 2005 Best Actor Nominee Joaquin Phoenix appeared in the 2004 movie Hotel Rwanda with Don Cheadle who did not get a chance to work with Leonardo because of Leo’s decision to work on Titanic. 2005 Best Actor Nominee Terrance Howard is in a soon to be released movie titled Term Life with Actress Hailee Steinfeld. In 2010 Best Actress Nominee Hailee Steinfeld appeared in True Grit with Best Actor Nominee Jeff Bridges. In 1974 Jeff appeared in the movie Thunderbolt & Lightfoot with Clint Eastwood who directed Leonardo DiCaprio in the 2011 movie J. Edgar. 2005 Best Actor Nominee David Strathairn appeared in the 1994 movie The River Wild with Meryl Streep (and Kevin Bacon), In 1996 Meryl appeared with Leonardo in the movie Marvin’s Room.
2005 Best Actress Nominee Judi Dench appeared with Leonardo in the 2011 movie J. Edgar. In 1996 Judi Dench appeared with Kate Winslet in the movie Hamlet, and Iris in 2001.
While researching my 2015 Oscar Stats Post I decided to go back through the last eleven years of Best Actor/Supporting Actor, Best Actress/Supporting Actress lists for the Academy Awards and for SAG Awards (Screen Actors Guild) to see whose names were on the nominations lists and what Country or State they were from. Names that kept popping up over those years were Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. TCM is playing a ‘six degrees to Kevin Bacon’ type game in connection to the Academy Awards the month of February; at Classic Hollywood we thought it would be fun to try the ‘six degrees’ test with Leonardo and Kate from the Academy List. The trick is we would only be using names on the Best Acting nominee list for Leonardo and the Best Actress list for Kate (UK actresses only) of course there are always exceptions to the rules.
In 2004 there were twelve actor/actresses nominated from the US three born in California, one from Illinois, one Kansas, one Kentucky, one Missouri, one Nebraska, two New York, one Tennessee, and one from Texas. There were four from the UK, one Australia, one Columbia and one born in Israel.
Jamie Fox received the Best Actor Award for 2004, the Best Acting nominee/winner list for the Academy is the same as the 2004 SAG list except that Clint Eastwood in on the Academy list and Paul Giamatti is on the SAG list, the Academy Best Actress List is the same as the SAG list.
Leonardo DiCaprio also on the 2004 Best Actor Nominee list worked with Jamie Fox on Django Unchained in 2012, Johnnie Depp on What’s Eating Gilbert Grape in 1993, was directed by Clint Eastwood in the movie J. Edgar in 2011 and would have worked with Don Cheadle in Boogie Nights in 1997 if he hadn’t instead taken the part of Jack Dawson in the movie Titanic…in which of course he costarred with Kate Winslet that was also nominated for a Best Actress award in 2004. Imelda Staunton among the nominees for Best Actress in 2004 acted with Kate in the 1995 version of Sense & Sensibility.
With stars just as glamorous, in the form of Robert Redford and Mia Farrow, the original has its own variations on Hot Jazz, and Cold Champagne.
Luhrmann, however, will be sure to bring that same glitz and glamour we saw in Romero and Juliet, Strictly Ballroom and Moulin Rouge. With distinctive directorial traits, Luhrmann’s over-the-top style couldn’t be more perfect for Fitzgerald’s tale of the gilded society of the rich in the 1920’s. Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan couldn’t be more perfect as the once in love, then tore by money, and now desperately, but reluctantly, trying to allow love with each other again- couple.
With Tobey Maguire playing narrator Nick Carraway, we get through him the only down to earth viewpoint in the story.
In the original the film opens with
“Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone, just remember that all the people in the world haven’t had the advantages you’ve had.”
Lyrical and epic, you can feel the tension mounting before anything even happens. Perfect! Can’t wait for Luhrmann’s version.