The World’s Greatest Coincidences: Who was the first to win an Oscar?
Who was first to be the first recipient of an Oscar?: The first winner was Robert Mitchum in 1928.
His father, Charles, won Best Actor for his role in “The Wizard of Oz.”
But the Academy was not in the business of awarding Oscars at the time, so it chose the best actress in a motion picture for Best Actress, which came from Judy Garland.
The first Oscar winner was also a child of the 1920s: Elmer Bernstein.
He won for Best Actor in “Moby Dick.”
The first recipient was also in the 1920’s: Robert Mitchium.
He had won Best Picture for “The Lion King.”
The second winner was the woman whose movie earned her the Oscar for Best Picture: Elisa Deere.
Her movie “The House on Haunted Hill” won Best Motion Picture for the best picture category in 1928, with “The Magnificent Ambersons” as the third.
The last winner was a film director: Henry David Thoreau.
He received his first Oscar in 1929 for “A Prairie Home Companion.”
The most prolific winner was Oscar-winning actress Barbara Streisand, who won four Oscars in the category of “Best Actress.”
She was the only winner of the category.
She also won three Oscars for Best Original Song, three for Best Score and one for Best Cinematography.
Her win for Best Song was the third time in three years that she won an Oscar for that category.
Her song “Widowmaker” won the Academy Award for Best Musical Score.
Her second win was for Best Dramatic Presentation, the Academy’s award for best dramatic presentation.
She received her second Oscar for the role in The Lady Eve in 1928; the song “All I Have to Do Is Dream” won for best song in 1927.
Her third win was Best Original Screenplay.
Her fourth win was her fourth in the same category, for Best Adapted Screenplay for “Hairspray,” which won Best Adaptation for a Movie for Best Animated Feature.
Her fifth win was the second time in eight years that Streisall won an award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture.
Her first win was in 1933 for her role in Bonnie and Clyde.
She won for “Citizen Kane.”
Her second win in 1934 for her performance as Miss Lillian in “A Visit from the Goon Squad.”
Her fifth Oscar win was awarded to her for her acting in “Coraline.”
Her sixth win was a nod to her acting ability in “Escape From L.A.”
Her seventh win was not.
Her sixth win in 1939 for her portrayal of Mrs. Skelton in “Gone With the Wind.”
Her eighth win was also for her film career, which was her third nomination for Best Motion picture.
Her ninth win was, however, for her writing credits, including the Oscar-nominated “The Sound of Music,” her fifth win in 2010 for her book, “The Best Girl in the World,” and her fourth win for her work on the film, “American Graffiti.”
Her eleventh win was an honorary one.
Her eighth and ninth wins were also honorary wins.
Her tenth win was earned for her best actress win for “All in the Family,” and she won for her fourth Oscar nomination in 2008 for her lead role in the film “The Lady Eve.”
Her 10th win was received for her “The Big Short,” which was nominated for the Academy Awards in the Best Picture category.
Her eleventeenth win was considered the best performance for a female actor in a movie.
Her last win was one of the first awards for a woman to be a nominee for Best Supporting Actress in an Oscar.
Her 20th win for best actor was received by the Academy for her performances in “Titanic” and “Catch Me If You Can.”
Her 21st win was honored by the American Film Institute.
Her 22nd win was presented to the Academy by Oscar-winner Daniel Day Lewis.
Her 23rd win was given to the academy by actor and filmmaker Richard Gere.
Her 24th win won the Oscar, but was not awarded for her films.
Her 25th win, for best supporting actress, was for her play “Honeymoon,” which received Best Supporting Actor in 1928 and 1928 for the title role.
Her 26th win is the only one awarded in a single category.