Oscar family duos
It’s lucky enough for any individual to grab an Academy Award nomination, but a surprisingly high number of family members have been up for the golden statuettes in the same year. For their performances in Rambling Rose this year, Laura Dern and Diane Ladd became the first mother-daughter tandem to accomplish this double play. To the right, a portrait gallery of Oscar’s relative successes.
Olivia de Havilland and Joan Fontaine: Fontaine won Best Actress for Suspicion in 1942; sister de Havilland was nominated for the same award for Hold Back the Dawn.
John and Walter Hudson: John won an Oscar in 1949 for writing and directing The Treasure of the Sierra Madre; father Walter snagged Best Supporting Actor for his role in it.
Lynn and Vanessa Redgrave: Lynn was nominated for Best Actress in Georgy Girl, sister Vanessa for her part in Morgan!, but neither won at the 1967 ceremony.
Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward: Husband and wife at 1969 ceremony: Woodward was nominated for Best Actress for Rachel, Rachel; Newman, as the film’s producer. Neither won.
Carmine and Francis Ford Coppola: Carmine took an Oscar for the score and son Francis took home three (Best Picture, Director, adaptation) in 1975 for The Godfather Part II.
Jane and Henry Fonda: Jane is holding the Oscar her father, Henry, won for Best Actor in 1982 for On Golden Pond; she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress but didn’t win.
Laura Dern and Diane Ladd: Dern and mom Ladd are nominated for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, respectively, for Rambling Rose this year.