Special Report

30 Famous Firsts in Oscars History

Source: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

20. First sequel to win Best Picture
> Winner: Godfather Part II
> Year: 1974

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19. First sports film to win Best Picture
> Winner: Rocky
> Year: 1976

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18. First actor to win an Oscar for playing a member of the opposite sex
> Winner: Linda Hunt, Best Supporting Actress, The Year of Living Dangerously
> Year: 1983

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17. First third-generation Oscar winner
> Winner: Angelica Huston, Best Supporting Actress, Prizzi’s Honor (daughter of Oscar-winning director John Huston and granddaughter of Oscar-winning actor Walter Huston)
> Year: 1985

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16. First deaf performer to win an acting Oscar
> Winner: Marlee Matlin, Best Actress, Children of a Lesser God
> Year: 1986

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