John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton

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Ten random things: March 22

Ten married couples who have won the same award:

  1. Michael Douglas (Academy Awards for Best Picture, 1975, and Best Actor, 1987) and Catherine Zeta-Jones (Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, 2003)
  2. Bill Clinton (Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word Album for Children, 2004, and Best Spoken Word Album, 2005) and Hilary Clinton (Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album, 1997)
  3. Warren Beatty (Golden Globes for Most Promising Newcomer - Male, 1962, Best Motion Picture Actor - Musical/Comedy, 1979, and Best Director - Motion Picture, 1982) and Annette Bening (Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, 2005)
  4. Adolph Green (Tony Awards for Best Musical, 1953, 1968, and 1970; Best Composer and Lyricist, 1968; Best Original Score, 1978 and 1991; and Best Book of a Musical, 1978) and Phyllis Newman (Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical, 1962)
  5. Liv Grete Poiree (Olympic silver medal in women's 15-kilometer individual biathlon, 2002) and Raphael Poiree (Olympic silver medal in men's 12.5K biathlon pursuit, 2002)
  6. Anne Bancroft (Tony Awards for Best Featured Actress in a Play, 1958, and Featured Actress in a Play, 1960; Academy Award for Best Actress, 1962; Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie, 1999) and Mel Brooks (Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, 1969; Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, 1997-99; Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Original Score, 2002)
  7. Felicity Huffman (Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, 2005) and William H. Macy (Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie and Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special, 2003)
  8. Cokie Roberts (Everett McKinley Dirksen Award, 1987) and Steve Roberts (Everett McKinley Dirksen Award, 1985)
  9. Alva Myrdal (Nobel Prize for Peace, 1982) and Gunnar Myrdal (Nobel Prize for Economics, 1974)
  10. Geraldine Brooks (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2006) and Tony Horowitz (Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, 1995)

This list would have been easier if I'd allowed myself to include more than two (four?) winners of any given award. And since it's probably the most obscure award listed above, I should probably say that the Everett McKinley Dirksen Award is presented by the National Press Foundation for outstanding reporting of the United States Congress.


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