Oscar Nominations for Actors Playing Priests

Eight actors have been nominated for Academy Awards® for their performances as Roman Catholic priests. Three won the Oscar®: Spencer Tracy for San Francisco, and Bing Crosby and Barry Fitzgerald for Going My Way. Each of the actors is profiled here, with summaries of their roles and clips from the movies.


Movie Fan's Guide to the Irving Thalberg Award Winners

The Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award is a prestigious honorary award that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has presented to 36 individuals to date. The honorees, selected by the Academy's Board of Governors, are "creative producers" who have demonstrated "a consistently high quality of motion picture production” over the course of their careers. The list of Thalberg Award winners comprises a "who's who" of Hollywood's elite. So far, all honorees have been men.


The Only Movies That Have Won All "Big 5" Oscars

In the long history of the Academy Awards, it has been very rare for a movie to sweep the so-called "Big Five" Oscars. "It Happened One Night" (1934), "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975), and "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991) are the only films to win all five awards.