Casey Affleck’s Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading role made him and his brother, Ben Affleck the 16th sibling pair to have won the Oscars in the history of the award ceremony. Elder brother, Ben had his first Oscar for 1997 flick, Good Will Hunting, for best writing, and later he won the best picture award for Argo in 2013. There have been a few high profile sibling pairs to have won the most prestigious award by Hollywood separately. Here’s a look at them:
PAUL SYLBERT AND RICHARD SYLBERT
The Sybert brothers, both Art Directors, have won a total of three Oscars. Paul, the elder one, won the Oscar for The Prince of Tides (1991) in the Best Art Direction - Set Decoration category. Paul’s brother, Richard, won two Oscars in the same category for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) and Dick Tracy (1990).
DOUGLAS SHEARER AND NORMA SHEARER
A Sound engineer and special effects artist, Douglas Shearer won a total of seven Oscars for films such as San Francisco (1936) Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944) and Green Dolphin Street, among others. His younger sister, Norma, A Hollywood star won the Best Actress award for her role in The Divorcee (1930).
DENIS SANDERS AND TERRY SANDERS
Dennis won Oscars for two documentary features: A Time Out of War (1954) and Czechoslovakia 1968 (1969), while his younger brother, Terry Sanders won the Oscar in the same category for Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision (1994).
ALFRED NEWMAN AND LIONEL NEWMAN
Alfred Newman has nine best score Oscars and an additional 45 nominations. He is second to John Williams as the most nominated composer in the history of Oscars. His younger brother, Lionel, won one Oscar for Hello, Dolly! (1969) in the Best Music, Score of a Musical Picture category.
HERMAN MANKIEWICZ AND JOSEPH MANKIEWICZ
Herman Mankiewicz won one Oscar in the Best Writing (Original Screenplay) category for the 1941 classic Citizen Kane. Joseph Mankiewicz, the younger brother won four Oscars including a Best Director award for A Letter to Three Wives (1949).
SHIRLEY MACLAINE AND WARREN BEATTY
Actor Shirley MacLaine won the Oscar in Best Actress category for the 1983 film, Terms of Endearment. Her brother, Warren Beatty won it for the Best Director category for the film, Reds (1981).
JAMES GOLDMAN AND WILLIAM GOLDMAN
James Goldman won one Oscar in the Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium category during his career for Lion in Winter (1968). Younger brother, William, however won two, both in writing categories. His first was in 1969 for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Later, he followed it with another honour for All the President’s Men (1976).
OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND AND JOAN FONTANE
Olivia won two best actress Oscars in a space of three years. She won her first Oscar in 1946 for the film To Each His Own and then won the same for her role in The Heiress (1949). Her younger sister, Joan won it for Suspicion (1941).
CHRIS CORBOULD AND NEIL COURBOULD
Older of the two siblings, Chris won an Oscar in the visual effects category for Inception (2010). His younger brother, however won an Oscar before his elder brother could win it. He first won it in the Russell Crowe-starrer Gladiator (2000) and then won another Oscar in the same category 14 years later for Gravity (2014).
TODD BOEKELHEIDE AND JAY BOEKELHEIDE
A sound engineer, Todd, won an Oscar for Amadeus (1984). In the Best Sound effects category, his brother, Jay won the award for the 1983 film, The Right Stuff
LIONEL BARRYMORE AND ETHEL BARRYMORE
Lionel’s performance in the 1931 film A Free Soul saw him win the Best Actor award. His achievement paved way for his younger sister, Ethel, who won the Oscar in the Best Supporting Actress category for None But the Lonely Heart (1944).