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Oscars quiz: Which costars were both nominated for lead actor?

October 8, 2010 |  9:58 am

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Now that we've recalled the five times that costars were nominated against each other for lead actress at the Oscars, let's check out how often it has occurred among actors.

Turns out it has happened much more frequently — 10 times, in fact. Here are nine of the double-ups: Clark Gable and Charles Laughton in "Mutiny on the Bounty" (1935), Montgomery Clift and Burt Lancaster in "From Here to Eternity" (1953), Maximilian Schell and Spencer Tracy in "Judgment at Nuremberg" (1961), Richard Burton and Peter O'Toole in "Becket" (1964), Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman in "Midnight Cowboy" (1969), Michael Caine and Laurence Olivier in "Sleuth" (1972), Peter Finch and William Holden in "Network" (1976), Tom Courtenay and Albert Finney in "The Dresser" (1983), F. Murray Abraham and Tom Hulce in "Amadeus" (1984).

Can you name the one other time? Vote in our poll first, then, if you need to, check the answer by clicking on the "Continue Reading" link below. No cheating!

ANSWER: Bing Crosby and Barry Fitzgerald were both nominated for lead actor in "Going My Way," which was odd because Fitzgerald was also nommed for supporting actor for the same role (which he won). Thereafter, the academy no longer permitted one role to be nominated in two categories.

Photo: Peter O'Toole and Richard Burton in "Becket" (Paramount)

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1958 (31st Annual Academy Awards)
LEAD ACTOR
Tony Curtis -- The Defiant Ones {"John 'Joker' Jackson"}
Paul Newman -- Cat on a Hot Tin Roof {"Brick Pollitt"}
* David Niven -- Separate Tables {"Major Pollock"}
Sidney Poitier -- The Defiant Ones {"Noah Cullen"}
Spencer Tracy -- The Old Man and the Sea {"The Old Man"}


Weren’t both the late Tony Curtis and Sidney Pottier nominated in the 50´s for lead actors for The Defiant Ones?

Also Giant had 2 Best Actor nominees. James Dean and Rock Hudson were both nominated.

Franchot Tone was also nominated for Best Actor for "Mutiny on the Bounty" along with Clark Gable and Charles Laughton.

good catch, Abe. TX. Just added the Network info

What about Peter Finch and William Holden in Network?


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