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Quiz: Who won two consecutive Oscars?

February 9, 2010 |  4:42 pm

If Penelope Cruz ("Nine") wins supporting actress one year after prevailing for "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," she'll join an elite group of stars who pulled off two consecutive Oscar victories. Some famous examples: Luise Rainer ("The Great Ziegfeld," 1936; "The Good Earth," 1937), Spencer Tracy ("Captains Courageous," 1937; "Boys Town," 1938), Katharine Hepburn ("Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," 1967; "The Lion in Winter, 1968) and Tom Hanks ("Philadelphia," 1993; "Forrest Gump," 1994). One more double-header champ is pictured below. Who? To see the answer, click on the "Continue reading" link underneath the photos.

Oscars consecutive winners Academy Awards

ANSWER: Jason Robards won supporting actor for "All the President's Men" (1976) and "Julia" (1977).

Photos: Walter Brennan in "Kentucky" (20th Century Fox), Glenda Jackson in "Women in Love" (United Artists), Jason Robards in "All the President's Men" (Warner Bros.), Bette Davis in "Jezebel" (Warner Bros.)

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Good point, Karie Bible. I'll add Rainer to the blog item.

You missed one!

Actress Luise Rainer won twice in a row in the late 30s!

1936 (9th) *ACTRESS -- The Great Ziegfeld {"Anna Held"}
1937 (10th) *ACTRESS -- The Good Earth {"O-Lan"}


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