30 Famous Firsts in Oscars History

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15. First animated film to receive a Best Picture nomination
> Winner: Beauty and the Beast
> Year: 1991

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14. First movie to receive two Oscar nominations for the same character
> Winner: Titanic (a Best Actress nomination for Kate Winslet and a Best Supporting Actress nomination for Gloria Stuart, both for the role of Rose, at different ages)
> Year: 1997

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13. First Best Picture winner to gross over $1 billion
> Winner: Titanic
> Year: 1997

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12. First martial arts film nominated for Best Picture
> Winner: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
> Year: 2000

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11. First Black woman to win Best Actress
> Winner: Halle Berry, Monster’s Ball
> Year: 2001

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