Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Oscar Oddity #1: James Coco

The 1981 film Only When I Laugh earned three Oscar nominations, including Best Supporting Actor for James Coco. However, the film also received two Razzie nominations, including Worst Supporting Actor for James Coco. To date, this makes James Coco the only MALE actor nominated for an Oscar and a Razzie for the same performance. Of course, he lost both awards.

*I edited this post because Fisti was kind enough to point out that Amy Irving was in the same situation for her performance in Yentl (1983, Best/Worst Supporting Actress). Thanks for the heads-up!


  1. ACTUALLY...Amy Irving was also nominated for both an Oscar and a Razzie for her performance in Yentl. She lost both as well.

  2. Doh! You're absolutely right! How did I miss that? (goes off to sulk)

    1. LOL, we all miss things...and technically, you're correct that he was the only 'actor'...since she's an 'actress' ;-)