Sunday, February 22, 2015

The Oscars, it's a family affair!

It must be in the food and water that they had or it might have been in their genes but the celebrity names in this article are unique in the sphere of Entertainment history since they belong to families who have won multiple Oscars.


Take, for example, the Coppola and Huston families, they have 3 generations of winners. 





We have siblings (Barrymore, Beatty, and Maclaine, de Havilland and Fontaine) who won the Oscars as well as father-daughter (Voight-Jolie and Fonda) winners. We also have a family in which the father, mother, and daughter (Garland-Minnelli) won Academy Awards.

Coppolas

Carmine and Francis Ford Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola had won 5 Oscars, namely, Best Original Screenplay (Patton, 1970); Best Adapted Screenplay (The Godfather, 1972); Best Director, Best Picture, and Best Adapted Screenplay (The Godfather Part II, 1974). He received the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial award in 2010.

Sofia Coppola

Coppola's father, Carmine, won Best Original Score for The Godfather Part II. His daughter, Sofia, won Best Original Screenplay for the 2003 movie, Lost in Translation. Another of Carmine's grandchildren, Nicolas Cage (Nicolas Kim Coppola), added prestige to the Coppola name by winning the Best Actor Award for his role in the 1995 movie Leaving Las Vegas.


Nicolas Cage

Hustons


John Huston was known to direct his father's and daughter's Oscar wins. Walter Huston won his Best Supporting Award for The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948). The movie also garnered Academy Awards for John for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. In the 1986 film, Prizzi's Honor, Anjelica won her Best Supporting Actress Award.


Anjelica, Walter and John Huston

Voight-Jolie


Jon Voight won his Best Actor Award in 1978 for starring in Coming Home as a paraplegic Vietnam War veteran. His daughter, Angelina Jolie, won the Best Supporting Actress Award for the 1999 movie Girl, Interrupted.


Jon Voight and Angelina Jolie

Fondas


Henry Fonda was named as one of the Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute in 1999. He won his first Academy Award for Best Actor for his last film, On the Golden Pond, in 1981. The movie also starred his daughter, Jane Fonda, who won her Best Actress Awards for the movies Klute (1971) and Coming Home (1978).





Henry and Jane Fonda

Barrymores


The Barrymores were considered Theatre and Movie royalty during the early part of the 20th Century. Siblings, Lionel, and Ethel Barrymore each won an Oscar Award for their cinematic performances. Lionel won his Best Actor Award in 1931 for A Free Soul. Ethel won her Best Supporting Actress Oscar for the 1944 movie, None but the Lonely Heart.


Lionel and Ethel Barrymore


Havilland-Fontaine


Another set of Award-winning siblings is Olivia de Havilland and Joan Fontaine. At one Awards Night, both of them were nominated for the Best Actress Award in which Joan Fontaine emerged as the victor. This was for the 1941 Alfred Hitchcock-helmed movie Suspicion. But Olivia de Havilland bested her sister since she won 2 Academy Awards for Best Actress for the movies, To Each His Own (1946) and The Heiress (1949)

Joan Fontaine and her sister Olivia de Havilland


Maclaine-Beatty


Shirley Maclaine won her Best Actress Award for the 1983 drama, Terms of Endearment. Her younger brother, Warren Beatty, won his Best Director Award for the 1981 movie Reds. He also received the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award in 1999.

Shirley Maclaine and Warren Beatty


Garland-Minelli

In 1940, Judy Garland received the Academy Juvenile Award for her performances in the movies The Wizard of Oz and Babes in Arms. The award honored performers who were under the age of eighteen. Her husband, Vicente Minelli, won his Best Director Award for the 1958 musical, Gigi. Their daughter, Liza Minnelli, won her Best Actress Award for the iconic Cabaret.


Vicente Minnelli, Liza Minnelli and Judy Garland

Did I miss anyone? Can you think of any more Academy Award winning families? 







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