Though they share a last name, which pair of Oscar winners are not related?

Though they share a last name, which pair of Oscar winners are not related?

The first person to reject an Oscar was screenwriter Dudley Nichols, who won for Best Screenplay for the 1935 film, ‘The Informer’. Set during the Irish War Of Independence and adapted from the novel of the same name by Liam O’Flaherty, the film was a heavy favourite at the Oscars that year. John Ford would go on to win Best Director with Nichols winning Best Screenplay.

Though the Hepburn surname has roots in Scotland and England, there’s no family connection between the two Hollywood icons who share the same last name. The misconception that these iconic actresses are somehow related has persisted ever since the 1950s. Katharine Hepburn was the daughter of two wealthy Connecticut Americans, whereas Audrey Hepburn was the daughter of Dutch nobility. Both women left their marks on film history and each are listed in the American Film Institute’s greatest screen legends: Katherine at # 1 and Audrey at # 3. And though they’re not related, they’re the only Best Actress winners to share a last name.

[Answer] Though they share a last name, which pair of Oscar winners are not related?

McDormand stole our hearts as the good, kind Marge Gunderson in “Fargo.” As for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbings, Missouri,” well…that movie is a bit more controversial. By and large, though, people thought McDormand did a great job, and she gave a great acceptance speech as well. Then, McDormand made history when she added a third Best Actress win for “Nomadland.” Now only two women can say they have won that award thrice: McDormand and Hepburn.

Bergman’s best-known role is as Ilsa in “Casablanca,” but she didn’t win for that. Instead, she has two Best Actress wins, for “Gaslight” and “Anastasia.” Later in her career, once she had left the ingénue work behind, the Swedish actress added a Best Supporting Actress for “Murder on the Orient Express.” That was a stacked cast, but she stood out.

If you wanted a great supporting performance in early Hollywood, apparently you gave Brennan a role. All three of his Oscars are for Best Supporting Actor. His last win came in 1940. Of all the actors with three or more Oscars, Brennan is definitely the least remembered, which is a shame, because he was quite talented and memorable.

Though they share a last name, which pair of Oscar winners are not related?

The brothers write, direct and produce their films jointly, although until The Ladykillers (2004) Joel received sole credit for directing and Ethan for producing. They often alternate top billing for their screenplays while sharing editing credits under the alias Roderick Jaynes. They have been nominated for 13 Academy Awards together, and individually for one award each, winning Best Original Screenplay for Fargo and Best PictureBest Director and Best Adapted Screenplay for No Country for Old Men. The duo also won the Palme d’Or for Barton Fink (1991).

  • Jane & Henry Fonda
  • Anjelica & John Huston
  • Katharine & Audrey Hepburn
  • Sofia & Francis Ford Coppola

The correct answer is Katharine & Audrey Hepburn.

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