Separate Tables - ****
The film received Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Actor (Niven), Best Actress (Kerr), Best Supporting Actress (Hiller), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography (B&W), and Best Dramatic/Comedy Score. Niven and Hiller won Oscars for their performances.
Trivia: Niven's performance is under 16 minutes long, making it the shortest Best Actor Oscar-winning performance. Anthony Hopkins has the second shortest for his performance in The Silence of the Lambs, but it's only seconds longer than Niven's work.
M*A*S*H - ****
The film received Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress (Sally Kellerman), Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Film Editing. Ring Lardner, Jr. won an Oscar for writing the screenplay.
Trivia: Though it won an Oscar, most of Ring Lardner, Jr.'s original screenplay didn't make the final cut of the film (to the chagrin of the writer).
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