GITNUX REPORT 2024

Walt Disney and Meryl Streep Lead With Most Academy Awards

Exploring Academy Awards history: Disneys 26 wins, iconic performances, and record-breaking films and individuals.

Author: Jannik Lindner

First published: 7/17/2024

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Katharine Hepburn has won the most Academy Awards for Best Actress with 4 wins.

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Daniel Day-Lewis holds the record for most Best Actor wins with 3 Oscars.

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Meryl Streep holds the record for most acting nominations with 21.

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Ingrid Bergman and Walter Brennan share the record for most supporting acting Oscars with 3 wins each.

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Cate Blanchett holds the record for most acting nominations for portraying the same character (Elizabeth I) with 2 nominations.

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Meryl Streep holds the record for most Best Actress nominations with 17.

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Jack Nicholson holds the record for most acting nominations for a male actor with 12 nominations.

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Robert De Niro and Marlon Brando are the only actors to win Oscars for portraying the same character (Vito Corleone).

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Peter O'Toole holds the record for most acting nominations without a win, with 8 nominations.

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Hattie McDaniel was the first African American to win an Oscar, for Best Supporting Actress in 'Gone with the Wind' (1939).

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John Ford has won the most Best Director Oscars with 4 wins.

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William Wyler has received the most Best Director nominations with 12 nominations.

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Kathryn Bigelow is the first and only woman to win the Academy Award for Best Director ('The Hurt Locker', 2009).

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'Ben-Hur' (1959), 'Titanic' (1997), and 'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King' (2003) share the record for most Oscar wins by a single film with 11 each.

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'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King' is the only film to win every Oscar it was nominated for (11 out of 11).

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'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King' is the only fantasy film to win Best Picture.

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'Titanic' (1997) received the most Oscar nominations for a single film with 14 nominations.

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'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy won 17 Oscars in total, the most for any film series.

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'The Shape of Water' (2017) is the first science fiction film to win Best Picture.

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'The Silence of the Lambs' (1991) is the only horror film to win Best Picture.

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'Parasite' (2019) is the first non-English language film to win Best Picture.

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'The Artist' (2011) is the first (and only) silent film to win Best Picture since the first Academy Awards.

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'Schindler's List' (1993) won 7 Academy Awards, the most for a black-and-white film since 'The Apartment' in 1960.

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'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King' holds the record for the highest clean sweep with 11 wins from 11 nominations.

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'Midnight Cowboy' (1969) is the only X-rated film to win Best Picture.

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'The Departed' (2006) is the only remake to win Best Picture.

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Francis Ford Coppola's 'The Godfather Part II' is the first sequel to win Best Picture.

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'Titanic' and 'All About Eve' share the record for most Oscar nominations with 14 each.

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'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King' is the longest film to win Best Picture, with a runtime of 201 minutes.

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'CODA' (2021) is the first film from a streaming service (Apple TV+) to win Best Picture.

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'Marty' (1955) is the shortest Best Picture winner with a runtime of 91 minutes.

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'The Deer Hunter' and 'The Silence of the Lambs' are the only Best Picture winners to win exactly 5 Oscars, all in the top categories.

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'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King' is the only fantasy film to win Best Picture.

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'Nomadland' (2020) is the first Best Picture winner directed by an Asian woman (Chloé Zhao).

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'Spotlight' (2015) won only two Oscars, the fewest for a Best Picture winner since 'The Greatest Show on Earth' in 1952.

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'Parasite' (2019) is the first South Korean film to win any Academy Award.

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Walt Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards won by an individual with 26 Oscars.

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John Williams holds the record for most Oscar nominations for a living person with 52 nominations.

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Thomas Newman has received the most Oscar nominations without a win, with 15 nominations.

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Kevin O'Connell held the record for most nominations without a win (20) before finally winning for 'Hacksaw Ridge' in 2017.

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Walt Disney holds the record for most consecutive Oscar wins with 8 (1931-1939).

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Bong Joon-ho won 4 Academy Awards in a single night for 'Parasite', tying Walt Disney's record from 1954.

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Shirley Temple remains the youngest Oscar recipient, receiving an honorary juvenile award at age 6.

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Charlie Chaplin received a 12-minute standing ovation at the 1972 Oscars, the longest in the ceremony's history.

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Barbra Streisand is the only artist to win an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award, plus a Peabody.

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Walt Disney Studios has won the most Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature with 13 wins.

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Walt Disney Animation Studios has won the most Oscars for Best Animated Short Film with 12 wins.

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Pixar Animation Studios has won 16 Academy Awards, the most for any animation studio.

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Walt Disney Animation Studios has won the most Oscars in the Best Animated Feature category with 4 wins.

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Edith Head has won the most Oscars for Costume Design with 8 wins.

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Alfred Newman has won the most Academy Awards for Best Original Score with 9 wins.

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Cedric Gibbons has won the most Academy Awards for Best Art Direction with 11 wins.

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Dennis Muren has won the most Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects with 6 competitive wins.

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Alan Menken has won the most Academy Awards for Best Original Song with 8 wins.

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Rick Baker has won the most Academy Awards for Best Makeup with 7 wins.

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John Williams has won 5 Academy Awards out of his 52 nominations, the most wins for a composer.

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Thelma Schoonmaker has won the most Oscars for Film Editing with 3 wins.

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Emmanuel Lubezki has won the most consecutive Oscars for Best Cinematography with 3 wins (2013-2015).

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Roger Deakins received 13 nominations before winning his first Oscar for Best Cinematography for 'Blade Runner 2049' in 2018.

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Randy Newman received 15 nominations before winning his first Oscar for Best Original Song in 2002.

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Diane Warren has received 13 nominations for Best Original Song without a win, the most in this category.

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Greg P. Russell has received 16 nominations for Best Sound Mixing without a win, the most in any category without winning.

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Woody Allen has received the most nominations for Best Original Screenplay with 16 nominations.

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Woody Allen has won the most Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay with 3 wins.

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Billy Wilder has won the most Academy Awards for screenwriting with 3 wins.

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Summary

  • Walt Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards won by an individual with 26 Oscars.
  • Katharine Hepburn has won the most Academy Awards for Best Actress with 4 wins.
  • Daniel Day-Lewis holds the record for most Best Actor wins with 3 Oscars.
  • Meryl Streep holds the record for most acting nominations with 21.
  • 'Ben-Hur' (1959), 'Titanic' (1997), and 'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King' (2003) share the record for most Oscar wins by a single film with 11 each.
  • 'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King' is the only film to win every Oscar it was nominated for (11 out of 11).
  • John Ford has won the most Best Director Oscars with 4 wins.
  • Walt Disney Studios has won the most Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature with 13 wins.
  • 'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King' is the only fantasy film to win Best Picture.
  • Edith Head has won the most Oscars for Costume Design with 8 wins.
  • Alfred Newman has won the most Academy Awards for Best Original Score with 9 wins.
  • Walt Disney Animation Studios has won the most Oscars for Best Animated Short Film with 12 wins.
  • 'Titanic' (1997) received the most Oscar nominations for a single film with 14 nominations.
  • Cedric Gibbons has won the most Academy Awards for Best Art Direction with 11 wins.
  • John Williams holds the record for most Oscar nominations for a living person with 52 nominations.

Lights, camera, action! Ever wondered who reigns supreme in the glitzy world of the Academy Awards? From Walt Disneys legendary 26 wins to Katharine Hepburns acting prowess, and The Lord of the Rings epic sweep, buckle up for a rollercoaster ride through the dazzling history of Hollywoods most prestigious accolades. Get ready to dive into the dazzling stats and jaw-dropping achievements that make the Oscars a showbiz spectacle like no other!

Acting Awards

  • Katharine Hepburn has won the most Academy Awards for Best Actress with 4 wins.
  • Daniel Day-Lewis holds the record for most Best Actor wins with 3 Oscars.
  • Meryl Streep holds the record for most acting nominations with 21.
  • Ingrid Bergman and Walter Brennan share the record for most supporting acting Oscars with 3 wins each.
  • Cate Blanchett holds the record for most acting nominations for portraying the same character (Elizabeth I) with 2 nominations.
  • Meryl Streep holds the record for most Best Actress nominations with 17.
  • Jack Nicholson holds the record for most acting nominations for a male actor with 12 nominations.
  • Robert De Niro and Marlon Brando are the only actors to win Oscars for portraying the same character (Vito Corleone).
  • Peter O'Toole holds the record for most acting nominations without a win, with 8 nominations.
  • Hattie McDaniel was the first African American to win an Oscar, for Best Supporting Actress in 'Gone with the Wind' (1939).

Interpretation

In the glitzy realm of Hollywood accolades, the numbers tell a compelling story of talent, resilience, and perseverance. From the incomparable Katharine Hepburn's four Best Actress wins to Daniel Day-Lewis' three impressive victories, the silver screen has witnessed legends grace its stage. Meryl Streep shines bright with her record-breaking 21 nominations, while Ingrid Bergman and Walter Brennan bask in the glory of their three supporting Oscars each. And let's not forget Cate Blanchett's double portrayal of Elizabeth I or Jack Nicholson's twelve nominations that solidify his status as a cinematic icon. Robert De Niro and Marlon Brando make history with their unforgettable Vito Corleone performances, while the resilient Peter O'Toole reminds us that nominations are not everything. And amidst all this glamour, Hattie McDaniel's groundbreaking win stands as a testament to the power of representation and progress in the film industry. Hollywood, where dreams meet reality and history is written with golden statues in hand.

Directing Awards

  • John Ford has won the most Best Director Oscars with 4 wins.
  • William Wyler has received the most Best Director nominations with 12 nominations.
  • Kathryn Bigelow is the first and only woman to win the Academy Award for Best Director ('The Hurt Locker', 2009).

Interpretation

In the illustrious game of Academy Awards, John Ford's four Best Director wins make him the Meryl Streep of the directing world - a true veteran racking up victories like it's nobody's business. William Wyler, on the other hand, is the perennial bridesmaid with his 12 nominations, always looking fabulous on the red carpet but never quite taking home the crown. And then there's Kathryn Bigelow, the trailblazer smashing through the celluloid ceiling with her groundbreaking win, proving that in Hollywood, women can not only direct, but they can also direct the hell out of a war film. Cheers to these directing legends, rewriting the script one Oscar at a time.

Film Records

  • 'Ben-Hur' (1959), 'Titanic' (1997), and 'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King' (2003) share the record for most Oscar wins by a single film with 11 each.
  • 'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King' is the only film to win every Oscar it was nominated for (11 out of 11).
  • 'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King' is the only fantasy film to win Best Picture.
  • 'Titanic' (1997) received the most Oscar nominations for a single film with 14 nominations.
  • 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy won 17 Oscars in total, the most for any film series.
  • 'The Shape of Water' (2017) is the first science fiction film to win Best Picture.
  • 'The Silence of the Lambs' (1991) is the only horror film to win Best Picture.
  • 'Parasite' (2019) is the first non-English language film to win Best Picture.
  • 'The Artist' (2011) is the first (and only) silent film to win Best Picture since the first Academy Awards.
  • 'Schindler's List' (1993) won 7 Academy Awards, the most for a black-and-white film since 'The Apartment' in 1960.
  • 'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King' holds the record for the highest clean sweep with 11 wins from 11 nominations.
  • 'Midnight Cowboy' (1969) is the only X-rated film to win Best Picture.
  • 'The Departed' (2006) is the only remake to win Best Picture.
  • Francis Ford Coppola's 'The Godfather Part II' is the first sequel to win Best Picture.
  • 'Titanic' and 'All About Eve' share the record for most Oscar nominations with 14 each.
  • 'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King' is the longest film to win Best Picture, with a runtime of 201 minutes.
  • 'CODA' (2021) is the first film from a streaming service (Apple TV+) to win Best Picture.
  • 'Marty' (1955) is the shortest Best Picture winner with a runtime of 91 minutes.
  • 'The Deer Hunter' and 'The Silence of the Lambs' are the only Best Picture winners to win exactly 5 Oscars, all in the top categories.
  • 'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King' is the only fantasy film to win Best Picture.
  • 'Nomadland' (2020) is the first Best Picture winner directed by an Asian woman (Chloé Zhao).
  • 'Spotlight' (2015) won only two Oscars, the fewest for a Best Picture winner since 'The Greatest Show on Earth' in 1952.
  • 'Parasite' (2019) is the first South Korean film to win any Academy Award.

Interpretation

In the Oscar history books, certain films stand as titans among the rest, with their accolades and achievements glittering like golden statues on a mantelpiece. From the epic sweeping victories of 'Ben-Hur' and 'Titanic' to the magical triumph of 'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,' these movies have left an indelible mark on the silver screen. Whether it's breaking barriers like 'The Lord of the Rings' as the only fantasy film to claim the coveted Best Picture title, or defying expectations like 'Parasite' as the first non-English language film to seize the top prize, each of these films has woven itself into the fabric of cinematic history with threads of excellence and innovation. And as the reels of time continue to spin, they serve as reminders of the boundless power of storytelling and the enduring magic of the movies.

Individual Records

  • Walt Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards won by an individual with 26 Oscars.
  • John Williams holds the record for most Oscar nominations for a living person with 52 nominations.
  • Thomas Newman has received the most Oscar nominations without a win, with 15 nominations.
  • Kevin O'Connell held the record for most nominations without a win (20) before finally winning for 'Hacksaw Ridge' in 2017.
  • Walt Disney holds the record for most consecutive Oscar wins with 8 (1931-1939).
  • Bong Joon-ho won 4 Academy Awards in a single night for 'Parasite', tying Walt Disney's record from 1954.
  • Shirley Temple remains the youngest Oscar recipient, receiving an honorary juvenile award at age 6.
  • Charlie Chaplin received a 12-minute standing ovation at the 1972 Oscars, the longest in the ceremony's history.
  • Barbra Streisand is the only artist to win an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award, plus a Peabody.

Interpretation

In the unpredictable world of Hollywood glory and recognition, these Academy Award statistics serve as the ultimate playground for the talented and tenacious. From Walt Disney's legendary collectible haul of 26 golden statuettes to John Williams' nomination domination, it's a game of highs and near-misses. Thomas Newman and Kevin O'Connell prove that perseverance pays off, with their impressive tally of nods decorating their journey towards an elusive win. Bong Joon-ho's recent triumph with 'Parasite' not only catapulted him to the same accolade echelon as Disney but also showcased the magic of a night that can rewrite history. From Shirley Temple's early stardom to Barbra Streisand's multi-faceted charm, and yes, even a 12-minute standing ovation for Charlie Chaplin, the Academy Awards continue to be the ultimate stage where legends are made, moments linger, and dreams come true.

Studio Records

  • Walt Disney Studios has won the most Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature with 13 wins.
  • Walt Disney Animation Studios has won the most Oscars for Best Animated Short Film with 12 wins.
  • Pixar Animation Studios has won 16 Academy Awards, the most for any animation studio.
  • Walt Disney Animation Studios has won the most Oscars in the Best Animated Feature category with 4 wins.

Interpretation

When it comes to the Oscars, the animated category is clearly a playground dominated by the big players of the animation world. With Disney, Pixar, and their various studios constantly trading blows and collecting statuettes like precious treasures, one thing is certain: the battle for the Best Animated Feature Oscar is more intense than a high-stakes Pixar film with an emotional climax. It seems that in the realm of animation, there can only be one true winner - and the rest of us mere mortals can only applaud and envy from the sidelines.

Technical Awards

  • Edith Head has won the most Oscars for Costume Design with 8 wins.
  • Alfred Newman has won the most Academy Awards for Best Original Score with 9 wins.
  • Cedric Gibbons has won the most Academy Awards for Best Art Direction with 11 wins.
  • Dennis Muren has won the most Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects with 6 competitive wins.
  • Alan Menken has won the most Academy Awards for Best Original Song with 8 wins.
  • Rick Baker has won the most Academy Awards for Best Makeup with 7 wins.
  • John Williams has won 5 Academy Awards out of his 52 nominations, the most wins for a composer.
  • Thelma Schoonmaker has won the most Oscars for Film Editing with 3 wins.
  • Emmanuel Lubezki has won the most consecutive Oscars for Best Cinematography with 3 wins (2013-2015).
  • Roger Deakins received 13 nominations before winning his first Oscar for Best Cinematography for 'Blade Runner 2049' in 2018.
  • Randy Newman received 15 nominations before winning his first Oscar for Best Original Song in 2002.
  • Diane Warren has received 13 nominations for Best Original Song without a win, the most in this category.
  • Greg P. Russell has received 16 nominations for Best Sound Mixing without a win, the most in any category without winning.

Interpretation

In the glitzy world of Hollywood's most esteemed award ceremony, there are legends who have adorned themselves with more golden statues than their peers could dream of. From costume magic to musical mastery, these titans of the industry have captured the hearts of audiences and the admiration of their peers. But let's not forget those who have tasted both the sweet nectar of victory and the bitter pill of defeat, like the resilient composer who persevered through 52 nominations, or the tenacious songwriter who continues to seek her well-deserved moment in the spotlight. In a world where success is measured in statuettes, these unsung heroes remind us that behind every glamourous moment on screen lies a lifetime of dedication and passion for their craft.

Writing Awards

  • Woody Allen has received the most nominations for Best Original Screenplay with 16 nominations.
  • Woody Allen has won the most Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay with 3 wins.
  • Billy Wilder has won the most Academy Awards for screenwriting with 3 wins.

Interpretation

In the cutthroat world of Hollywood screenwriting, Woody Allen stands tall with his 16 nominations for Best Original Screenplay, proving that he is the master of penning witty and clever scripts. With three wins under his belt, Allen is undeniably the king of translating his quirky neuroses and comedic flair onto the big screen. However, let's not forget the legendary Billy Wilder, whose three wins in screenwriting showcase his timeless storytelling prowess. It seems in the realm of Oscars, whether it's Allen's humor or Wilder's drama, the power of words still reigns supreme.

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