Only three movies have won “big”
Despite that the three winning-est movies took home 11 statuettes, only three different films snagged the “big five,” picture, director, actor, actress, and screenplay: It Happened One Night (1934), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975), and The Silence of the Lambs (1991, also the only horror flick ever to win Best Picture). Also amazingly, no movie has ever taken home all four acting awards, and only two films have ever taken home three: A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) won for Best Supporting Actress (Kim Hunter), Best Supporting Actor (Karl Malden), and Best Actress (Vivien Leigh); Marlon Brando lost his Best Actor nod. Likewise, Network (1976) also lost Best Actor (William Holden was nominated) but won Best Supporting Actress (Beatrice Straight), Best Supporting Actor (Peter Finch, in the first-ever posthumous acting Oscar win), and Best Actress (Faye Dunaway).
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