It’s Oscar Night 2020

The Oscars and Walt have had a historical career. Walt’s creations created categories AND awards.

Walt Disney receiving the Oscar for Snow White
Credit The Atlantic

His influence was indeed industry wide.  Tonight, the Oscars will once again hold its Gala. Can you find Walt? Let’s play 6 degrees of separation with current nominees and Disney Projects.

Antonio Banderas in Pain and Glory; Actor in a Leading Role > Ruby Sparks with Elliot Gould > Elliot Gould in the Muppet Movie with Edgar Bergen > Edgar Bergen in Fun and Fancy Free

Leonardio de Caprio in Once Upon a Time …. In Hollywood; Actor in a Leading Role > Shutter Island with Max Von Sydow > Max Von Sydow in The Greatest Story Ever Told with Ed Wynn > Disney Legend Ed Wynn in Mary Poppins

Adam Driver in Marriage Story; Actor in a Leading Role > Star Wars The Force Awakens with Harrison Ford > Harrison Ford in The Frisco Kid with Ian Wolfe > Ian Wolfe in Pollyanna

Joaquin Phoenix in Joker; Actor in a Leading Role > Buffalo Soldiers with Dean Stockwell > Dean Stockwell in Anchors Aweigh with Billy Gilbert >  Billy Gilbert voiced Sneezy in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Jonathon Price in The Two Popes; Actor in a Leading Role > Breaking Glass with Kevin McDonald > Kevin McDonald in The Vanishing Man with Billy Belcher > Billy Belcher voiced Sheriff Pete in Moving Day

Okay, I have given you the Actor in a Leading Role group. Let’s see if we can get the Best Actress Nominees.

Cynthia Erivo in Harriet
Scarlett Johansson in Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan in Little Women
Charlize Theron in Bombshell
Rene Zellweger in Judy

Okay D-COTr’s, lets see what ya got! Answers and research credit to D23. 

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4 Comments

  1. Cynthia Erivo in Harriet>Cynthia Erivo in Bad Times at the El Royale with Jeff Bridges>Jeff Bridges in The Last Unicorn with Angela Lansbury>Angela Lansbury in Bedknobs and Broomsticks with David Tomlinson>David Tomlinson who was in Mary Poppins

  2. Scarlett Johansson is almost too easy!

    Scarlett Johansson in Marriage Story > Scarlett worked with Karen Gillian in Avengers: Endgame > Karen Gillian worked with Kurt Russell in Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 > Kurt Russell worked with Disney on Follow Me, Boys.

  3. If i’m gonna be honest…Toy Story 4 did not deserve to win. The 3rd How to Train Your Dragon movie was better story and execution wise. This was a year when I was not rooting for Disney and was actually disappointed they won. Of course I didn’t watch the Oscars cuz I honestly don’t care what a bunch of rich spoiled brats think about politics or how we should live our lives. :P

    Saoirse Ronan is even easier
    Saoirse Ronan >Atonement with Keira Knightley>who was in Pirates, Star Wars, and Nutcracker!

  4. Rene Zellweger deserved to win Best Actress as the role in Judy, plus a great speech to pay homage to the great Judy Garland. That movie was very inspiring.

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