2 PS: Both Camera Sides Oscar Nominees

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As 2019, thirty-seven individuals have secured Oscar nominations in front of the camera, as well as, behind the camera.  Bradley Cooper's latest film, A Star Is Born (2018) and his nods in front of the camera for  Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (actor), as well as, behind the camera for Best Motion Picture of the Year (producer) and Best Adapted Screenplay (screenwriter) is a perfect example. He is an elite member of this exclusive group having achieved the feat multiple times and in the same film. He previously had secured his place with his dual nod acting-producing American Sniper (2014) performance.

Both Camera Sides Oscar Nominees (1929-2000)

Which person who first secured dual Oscar nominations* in front of the camera, as well as, behind the camera in the 20th century is the most impressive talent on both sides? *an acting Oscar nomination plus a behind the camera Oscar nomination (directing, writing, producing, music, etc.)

See the list of 20th century both sides of camera Oscar nominees here: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls062200260/


Both Camera Sides Oscar Nominees (2001-Now)
Which person who first secured dual Oscar nominations* in front of the camera, as well as, behind the camera in the 21st century is the most impressive talent on both sides? *an acting Oscar nomination plus a behind the camera Oscar nomination (directing, writing, producing, music, etc.)

See the list of 21st century both sides of camera Oscar nominees here: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls062553253/
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Urbane: I don't think I saw Christine Lahti on the list, but she has both a Supporting Actress nomination and a Live Action Short Film win at the Oscars.
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I might be willing to broaden the scope for a feature length documentary movie, a feature length foreign language movie, or a feature length animated movie. But, I would leave the documentary short, live-action short, animated short segment to be covered in a separate poll.

1) it lowers the bar for inclusion and makes the achievement less rare and special. I am sure achieving the "Both Camera Sides Oscar Nominees" feat on the feature level is more difficult and more rare than as a short. Shorts often are done  on a limited budget and a small crew. A one-man or one-woman show that drives the project by wearing multiple hats is common.

2) It creates an incomplete listing by expanding the scope. I am sure Christine Lahti isn't the only one who has achieved the feat on the short level. I don't want to include her and slight the others  who accomplished the same feat by omitting them. I lack a comprehensive listing or personal expertise to compile a complete "Both Camera Sides Oscar Nominees"  short list.

3) Shorts Oscars are for the finished product and not specifically for a in front of the camera, as well as, behind the camera role. In this case, the award was for Best Short Film, Live Action Lieberman in Love (1995), both Christine Lahti and Jana Sue Memel shared the award. Lahti was the director and Memel was the executive producer. It might be clear in this case what role earned them their awards here, but in other cases it could be much less clear.

4) I further clarified the parameters of the poll scope to include an in front of the camera "*acting Oscar nomination plus a behind the camera feature-length Oscar nomination (directing, writing, producing, music, etc.)." As 2019, thirty-seven individuals have secured feature-length Oscar nominations in front of the camera, as well as, behind the camera.
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Urbane: That's fine, but in that case you should remove Peter Sellers from the list.

Sellers was nominated twice for acting, but his only other nomination was for Best Short Subject, Live Action Subjects, for The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film (1959). That's the same non-acting category in which Christine Lahti won her Oscar. So if she doesn't qualify, he doesn't either.
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Thanks, I appreciate the feedback and information on both Peter Sellers and  Christine Lahti. I removed Peter Sellers from list.

I went through all the shorts list and those two were the only ones that passed the "eye test". I am going to give it some more thought, but agree both should be in together or out together. The Peter Seller entry was even more suspect with shared credits Peter Sellers  (uncredited as director) and (thoughts by writing credit).
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Maybe you could add info about for which behind the camera categories were they nominated for.
I know you added the link to their awards, but I don't think many people will go clicking each of them and they will end up voting simply for their favorite actor.

It could help to know if they were Producers, Writers, or anything else. 
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Supposedly, most poll takers like simple and less cluttered polls. Sometimes that means less information and detail. Also, most poll takers like uncomplicated decisions. Not complicating making a decision with a bunch of facts makes the choices seem simpler. While, that makes sense and might make sense as to making an easy decision. It might not be the right one and certainly not an informed one.

I use the hyperlink resumes as a good compromise. They keep it simple for the majority of poll takers. While for those who require a bit more information to make an informed decision, it is one click away. Most dedicated film fans are going to know  the backgrounds of these filmmakers. But, a few of the people are more obscure or others might require a bit of a refresher. Anyways,the resumes and awards for each answer option are there for those who choose to avail themselves of it.

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Both Sides of the Camera (1948): Oscar Nominations

I agree most people are not going go clicking on each of them and they will end up voting simply for their favorite actor.

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