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22 Hollywood siblings who won Oscar awards

With actors Casey Affleck and Ben Affleck becoming the 16th sibling pair to have won the Oscar, here’s looking at famous pairs, who have achieved similar feat at the Academy Awards.

hollywood Updated: Mar 01, 2017 07:18 IST
Samarth Goyal
With Casey Affleck winning the Oscar, Ben Affleck and him became the 16th sibling pair to have won the Oscars. Here’s a look at some of the other pairs to have won the  award.
With Casey Affleck winning the Oscar, Ben Affleck and him became the 16th sibling pair to have won the Oscars. Here’s a look at some of the other pairs to have won the award.

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 have won three Academy Awards in all.

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

The Shearers have won a total of eight Oscars.

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

The two brothers, both stalwarts in documentary filmmaking have won a total of three oscars.

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

The Newman brothers have won a total of 10 Oscars. Nine of them were won by the elder brother Alfred 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 won the best writing oscar for Citizen Kane, while his younger brother Joseph won two Oscars including a best director award for A Letter to Three Wives.

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

Warren Beatty won the Oscar for Best Director, and her sister Shirley has won the Best Actress for Terma of Endearment.

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

The two brothers have won a total of three Oscars.

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 (right) won best actress twice, but only after her younger sister had won it before her in 1941.

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

Courbould brothers are Visual Effects artists, and share a total of three oscars between each other.

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

The sound engineer brother duo have won an Oscar each.

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

The brother and sister have won an Oscar in the Best Actor and Best Actress category.

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).