TenPoundHammer wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:49 pm
"Wings" strikes me as one of those "firsts" that seems noteworthy only for its "first"ness, rather than for being an actual thing. Sort of like how nobody really knows "Video Killed the Radio Star" for anything other than "first video aired on MTV".
This is entirely fair. I mean, Oscar trivia is as deep in my wheelhouse as a category could be (I honestly can't think of a category I would be more tempted to Clavin on in FJ, for example) so I know this, but...yeah, Wings
is only really known for that.
A more interesting bit of trivia is the 1st Academy Awards effectively had TWO Best Picture winners (and non divided into genre, either): Wings
won "Outstanding Picture" and Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
won "Unique and Artistic Production." Only "Outstanding Picture" was carried on to the 2nd ceremony (and later renamed "Best Picture") and so Wings
was grandfathered in as the "first BP winner" but, at the time, there were effectively two.
Incidentally, this did not stop Fox from putting Sunrise
in a box set of best picture winners. Also, of course Sunrise
is the far more important and remembered film of the two.
I may never be on Jeooardy!, but I did instaget a Final Jeopardy in the final round of a high-level tournament that stumped both Ken and Brad.