Biz Bible’s Oscar Double

There have been a handful of back-to-back wins at the Oscars, including Luise Rainer, Joseph Mankiewicz and Tom Hanks  —  and now Variety.

In last year’s best-pic winner “The Artist,” Variety helped set the plot in motion. In Sunday’s winner, “Argo,” Variety helps the protagonists in the film’s climax at the airport.

It’s a nice double vote of confidence for the bible of showbiz, which has been featured in many film and TV sagas since at least the 1930s. But the two consecutive Academy wins coincide with Oscar’s movies-about-movies milestone.

While many best-pic winners in the past dealt with vaudeville, TV, music and even the circus, no film before “The Artist” had won for its look into filmmaking, despite many nominated pics on the subject (“Sunset Blvd.,” “The Aviator,” etc.)

Now, indirectly to a degree, add “Argo” to that list.

More Film

  • Tarana Burke Power of Women Speech

    #MeToo Founder Says Looming Weinstein Arrest is 'Cathartic' for Survivors of Sexual Assault

    There have been a handful of back-to-back wins at the Oscars, including Luise Rainer, Joseph Mankiewicz and Tom Hanks  —  and now Variety. In last year’s best-pic winner “The Artist,” Variety helped set the plot in motion. In Sunday’s winner, “Argo,” Variety helps the protagonists in the film’s climax at the airport. It’s a nice […]

  • Playback Podcast: Woody Harrelson on 'Solo:

    Playback: Woody Harrelson on 'Solo' and Having the Skills to Land 'White Men Can't Jump'

    There have been a handful of back-to-back wins at the Oscars, including Luise Rainer, Joseph Mankiewicz and Tom Hanks  —  and now Variety. In last year’s best-pic winner “The Artist,” Variety helped set the plot in motion. In Sunday’s winner, “Argo,” Variety helps the protagonists in the film’s climax at the airport. It’s a nice […]

  • Valerian and the City of a

    'Valerian' Boosted EuropaCorp's Annual Revenue During Last Fiscal Year

    There have been a handful of back-to-back wins at the Oscars, including Luise Rainer, Joseph Mankiewicz and Tom Hanks  —  and now Variety. In last year’s best-pic winner “The Artist,” Variety helped set the plot in motion. In Sunday’s winner, “Argo,” Variety helps the protagonists in the film’s climax at the airport. It’s a nice […]

  • Morgan Freeman SAG Awards Win

    SAG-AFTRA Considering 'Corrective Actions' in Response to Morgan Freeman Allegations

    There have been a handful of back-to-back wins at the Oscars, including Luise Rainer, Joseph Mankiewicz and Tom Hanks  —  and now Variety. In last year’s best-pic winner “The Artist,” Variety helped set the plot in motion. In Sunday’s winner, “Argo,” Variety helps the protagonists in the film’s climax at the airport. It’s a nice […]

  • John Powell Solo

    'Solo' Composer John Powell Reveals His Process for Tackling a 'Star Wars' Movie

    There have been a handful of back-to-back wins at the Oscars, including Luise Rainer, Joseph Mankiewicz and Tom Hanks  —  and now Variety. In last year’s best-pic winner “The Artist,” Variety helped set the plot in motion. In Sunday’s winner, “Argo,” Variety helps the protagonists in the film’s climax at the airport. It’s a nice […]

  • Dee Rees

    Dee Rees Reteams With Netflix for Anne Hathaway-Starrer 'Last Thing He Wanted'

    There have been a handful of back-to-back wins at the Oscars, including Luise Rainer, Joseph Mankiewicz and Tom Hanks  —  and now Variety. In last year’s best-pic winner “The Artist,” Variety helped set the plot in motion. In Sunday’s winner, “Argo,” Variety helps the protagonists in the film’s climax at the airport. It’s a nice […]

  • BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 23:

    'Solo: A Star Wars Story,' 'Coco' Composers Honored at ASCAP Screen Music Awards

    There have been a handful of back-to-back wins at the Oscars, including Luise Rainer, Joseph Mankiewicz and Tom Hanks  —  and now Variety. In last year’s best-pic winner “The Artist,” Variety helped set the plot in motion. In Sunday’s winner, “Argo,” Variety helps the protagonists in the film’s climax at the airport. It’s a nice […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content