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It Happened One Night (1934)

black and white

comedy

romance

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Synopsis

Ellie Andrews has just tied the knot with society aviator King Westley when she is whisked away to her father's yacht and out of King's clutches. Ellie jumps ship and eventually winds up on a bus headed back to her husband. Reluctantly she must accept the help of out-of- work reporter Peter Warne. Actually, Warne doesn't give her any choice: either she sticks with him until he gets her back to her husband, or he'll blow the whistle on Ellie to her father. Either way, Peter gets what (he thinks!) he wants .... a really juicy newspaper story.

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The film is the first that won the five major Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay. Until now, only three films won those 'Big Five'. The other two films are: Milos Forman's One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975) and Jonathan Demme's The Silence Of The Lambs (1991).

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Big Five Academy Awards Winners

The movies below won the major five Academy Awards, so-called Big Five, Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Screenplay (either Original or Adapted). Until now, Only three films won the Big Five Awards. It Happened One Night (1934) is the first one won which has won the Big Five. The other two films are Jonathan Demme's  The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Milos Forman's One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975).

It Happened One Night

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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The only seven films won the leading role Academy Awards (Best Actor and Best Actress) and more than two decades passed since the last time. (As Good as It Gets 1997). 

It Happened One Night

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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On Golden Pond

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The Films that Won All the Awards They were Nominated For

Besides winning all five major Academy Awards, It Happened One Night (1934) also won all the awards it was nominated for. The other film that won all the awards they were nominated for are:

The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King (2003) won eleven awards and directed by Peter JacksonVincente Minnelli's Gigi (1958) and Bernardo Bertolucci's  The Last Emperor (1987) won for nine awards. The last one is The Matrix (1999)  movie which is directed by Lana Wachowski and Lilly Wachowski.

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Gigi

The Last Emperor

It Happened One Night

The Matrix

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