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92 years of memorable moments from the Oscars

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1935: First film to scoop the ‘big five’

Only three films in Oscars history have won the “big five” – the quintet of prizes comprising Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress and Screenplay/Writing. The first to achieve this feat was Frank Capra’s “It Happened One Night” (1934). Apart from Best Picture, the winners in the above-mentioned categories were Capra, Clark Gable (L), Claudette Colbert (R) and Robert Riskin, respectively. The rare Oscar achievement wasn’t replicated until 1976, when “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1975) swept the board. The last film to have achieved the record was 1991’s hit thriller “The Silence of the Lambs.”

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