Oscars and Emmys

A number of actors have won both Oscar and Emmy awards. Match the names of the actors with their award-winning performances and then borrow the DVDs from the Lititz Public Library.

1. The Iron Lady ( Oscar in 2011) – One of the 20th century’s most famous and influential women, Margaret Thatcher became the first and only female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Holocaust (Emmy in 1978) – The stories of a Jewish family in Berlin intertwines with that of a German family whose members include a high-ranking Nazi officer.

2. The Reader (Oscar in 2008) – A law student in Post-WWII Germany is stunned to find a woman he once loved is a defendant in a Nazi war crime trial.
Mildred Pierce (Emmy in 2011) – A newly divorced woman during the Depression years struggles to carve out a life for herself and her family.

3. Tender Mercies (Oscar in 1983) – The family of a down-and-out country singer battling alcohol and depression is determined to help him find success and happiness.
Broken Trail (Emmy in 2006) – A man and estranged nephew find adventure on a horse drive to Wyoming.

4. The Queen (Oscar in 2006) – Following the death of Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth struggles with the public’s demand for an open display of mourning.
Prime Suspect (Emmy in 2006) – Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison leads murder investigations within the police force’s climate of sexist hostility.

5. Hannah and Her Sisters (Oscar in 1986) – A look at three sisters and the relationship they have with one another and with the men in their lives.
Road to Avonlea (Emmy in 1997) – In the early 1900s, a young rich girl comes of age on Prince Edward Island among family, friends and foes.

6. The Color of Money (Oscar in 1986) – An aging pool shark forms a profitable yet volatile partnership with a young pool hustler.
Empire Falls (Emmy in 2005) – A man tries to hold his family together in the once-successful logging town of Empire Falls, Maine.

7. Driving Miss Daisy (Oscar in 1989) – Set in Atlanta in the 1950s, a factory owner hires an ever-patient chauffeur for his aging head-strong mother.
Foxfire (Emmy in 1987) – An elderly widow, who loves the country life she had with her husband, is torn when her son asks her to move to the city.

8. Wall Street (Oscar in 1987) – An ambitious young broker is lured into the illegal, lucrative world of corporate espionage.
Behind the Candelabra (Emmy in 2013) – The flamboyant, phenomenally successful Liberace was one of the most bankable entertainers of his time.

9. Places in the Heart (Oscar in 1985) – Texas farmer Edna Spalding struggles against extraordinary hardships during the Great Depression.
Sybil (Emmy in 1977) – The life of a young woman suffering from multiple personality disorder is dramatized.

10. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Oscar in 1969) – A teacher in a 1920s Scottish girls’ school captivates her students with her fascist ideals and free-thinking attitude.
Downton Abbey (Emmy in 2012) – British aristocratic privilege is battered by the tides of social upheaval and technical progress at a sprawling Edwardian mansion.

11. Mister Roberts (Oscar in 1955) – The monotonous, non-combat life aboard a cargo ship in the Pacific during WWII is enlivened by a fun-loving crew and an unpopular captain.
Tuesdays with Morrie (Emmy in 1999) – When he learns that his former college professor is dying a busy sports journalist makes time to visit him.

12. The Last Picture Show (Oscar in 1971) – A group of 1950s teenagers come of age in a small, bleak West Texas town.
Mary Tyler Moore Show (Emmy in 1975) – A career-woman deals with newsroom colleagues, friends, neighbors and her romantic life.

a. Helen Mirren
b. Kate Winslet
c. Paul Newman
d. Diane Wiest
e. Sally Field
f. Meryl Streep
g. Maggie Smith
h. Michael Douglas
i. Cloris Leachman
j. Robert Duvall
k. Jessica Tandy
l. Jack Lemmon

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Originally published on August 29, 2014 in the Lititz Record Express.