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Re: Youngest Oscar winners

Postby skullturfq » Tue Mar 29, 2016 5:26 pm

One of my Facebook friends shocked me by pointing out that Ted Cruz is eight years younger than Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
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Re: Youngest Oscar winners

Postby marpocky » Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:27 am

gwynn1984 wrote:Are the exclamation points after 1970s because it would be surprising to have a president born in the '70s already or because it's hard to believe that candidate is only 45?


A fair mix of both.
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Re: Youngest Oscar winners

Postby Bill » Thu Mar 31, 2016 3:49 am

gwynn1984 wrote:Are the exclamation points after 1970s because it would be surprising to have a president born in the '70s already or because it's hard to believe that candidate is only 45?


I was born the same year as Paul Ryan and Ted Cruz and, setting politics aside, I do find that a little unsettling. At some point in my life, our president will be younger than I am. I'm not ready for that quite yet.
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Re: Youngest Oscar winners

Postby Momma Snider » Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:54 am

I remember when my doctor was first younger than me. I didn't like that at all. Darn kids and their big grown-up jobs. By the next election, some of my kids will be old enough to run for president! Not that they will, thank goodness.
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Re: Youngest Oscar winners

Postby bwouns » Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:58 pm

My "shit, I'm getting old" realization...

I was born in '74 and I recently found out that I'm older than Justin Bieber's mother.
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Re: Youngest Oscar winners

Postby skullturfq » Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:38 am

Now that Steve Nash is retired, I am older than every single person playing in the NBA.

That's not true of the NHL, though. I can think Jaromir Jagr for that.
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Re: Youngest Oscar winners

Postby Neel Mehta » Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:18 pm

Time to update the list of youngest winners. Barry Jenkins was born in 1979, but nine others were born after January 1, 1980. The list is getting longer now, as 30-something winners become more common. I may have to truncate the list to start in 1985.

Good news: Graham Moore finally has a birthday! Bad news: Orlando von Einsiedel, Joanna Natasegara, and 2-time winner Justin Hurwitz don't. I don't even have a birth year for Natasegara -- I'm estimating based on when she graduated college.

00/00/1980 Orlando von Einsiedel (Documentary Short, awarded in 2017)
10/17/1980 Tarell Alvin McCraney (Adapted Screenplay, 2017)
00/00/1981 Joanna Natasegara (Documentary Short, 2017)
03/31/1981 Ryan Bingham (Original Song, 2010)
06/09/1981 Natalie Portman (Lead Actress, 2011)
09/12/1981 Jennifer Hudson (Supporting Actress, 2007)
10/18/1981 Graham Moore (Adapted Screenplay, 2015)
01/06/1982 Eddie Redmayne (Lead Actor, 2015)
06/07/1982 Kristóf Deák (Live Action Short, 2017)
07/24/1982 Anna Paquin (Supporting Actress, 1994)
11/12/1982 Anne Hathaway (Supporting Actress, 2013)
03/01/1983 Lupita Nyong'o (Supporting Actress, 2014)
09/18/1984 Jimmy Napes (Original Song, 2016)
00/00/1985 Justin Hurwitz (Original Score, Original Song, 2017)
01/03/1985 Justin Paul (Original Song, 2017)
01/19/1985 Damien Chazelle (Director, 2017)
06/09/1985 Benj Pasek (Original Song, 2017)
02/28/1988 Markéta Irglová (Original Song, 2008)
05/05/1988 Adele (Original Song, 2013)
10/03/1988 Alicia Vikander (Supporting Actress, 2016)
11/06/1988 Emma Stone (Lead Actress, 2017)
10/01/1989 Brie Larson (Lead Actress, 2016)
08/15/1990 Jennifer Lawrence (Lead Actress, 2013)
05/19/1992 Sam Smith (Original Song, 2016)

Weird bit of somewhat related trivia. Halle Berry has now presented the award to the youngest ever winners for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Adrien Brody) and Best Director (Damien Chazelle). I thought of it as I was watching live last night, and I wondered for a moment if Chazelle was going to kiss her.
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Re: Youngest Oscar winners

Postby marpocky » Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:09 am

New possible candidates for the list, the latter 2 being notable for being younger than current youngest winner Sam Smith:

08/04/1983 Greta Gerwig (Best Director)
02/24/1989 Daniel Kaluuya (Best Actor)
07/02/1990 Margot Robbie (Best Actress)
04/12/1994 Saoirse Ronan (Best Actress)
12/27/1995 Timothée Chalamet (Best Actor)

I also think we've reached a point where it's pretty likely we're overlooking winners in technical categories born in the 1980s.

EDIT: On the other end, this year sees the 3 oldest nominees (though not earliest-born) in documentary director Agnès Varda, writer James Ivory, and actor Christopher Plummer.
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Re: Youngest Oscar winners

Postby Neel Mehta » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:35 pm

Thanks, marpocky. Weird that nominees born in the 1990s may soon become commonplace.

I try to be fairly thorough with researching winners in the technical categories. It's all very scientific: I watch the ceremony and look for youthful people accepting awards. I tried looking at the nominees list today, but there are so many. It's just easier to wait and see if any win. I did learn that Virgil Williams (who co-wrote Mudbound) worked on TV's Criminal Minds, and was the writer that actor Thomas Gibson got fired for kicking.

I now have a birthday for Justin Hurwitz (January 22, 1985) and a birth month for Orlando von Einsiedel (August 1980). I found an article that says Joanna Natasegara was 36 when she won, which means her birth year is more likely 1980 than 1981.

I haven't decided if I want to truncate the list yet. This is an awkward time where being a winner born after 1980 is becoming less special, but starting the list at 1985 would make it too exclusive.
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Re: Youngest Oscar winners

Postby marpocky » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:59 pm

Neel Mehta wrote:I haven't decided if I want to truncate the list yet. This is an awkward time where being a winner born after 1980 is becoming less special, but starting the list at 1985 would make it too exclusive.


When you started the list 5 years ago there were 5 names on it. Truncating to 1985 still leaves 11 (and in 5 different categories), so it's not *that* exclusive.
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