Special Report

30 Famous Firsts in Oscars History

Source: Courtesy of World Pictures Corporation

30. First foreign-language film to receive a Best Picture nomination
> Winner: The Grand Illusion (French)
> Year: 1938

Source: Courtesy of Universal Pictures

29. First foreign-made film to win Best Picture
> Winner: Hamlet (British)
> Year: 1948

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

28. First film to win three Academy Awards for acting
> Winner: A Streetcar Named Desire (Vivien Leigh, Karl Malden, Kim Hunter)
> Year: 1951

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

27. First Asian performer to win an acting Oscar
> Winner: Myoshi Umeki, Best Supporting Actress, Sayonara
> Year: 1957

Source: Courtesy of United Artists

26. First person to win Oscars for Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Picture for one film
> Winner: Billy Wilder, The Apartment
> Year: 1961

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