Oscar Inspired Baby Names

This Sunday some big movies will be getting some big awards, are you watching? Anyone hosting an Oscar party?  Better yet, anyone planning on watching them after delivering your newborn in the hospital?

If you are due this weekend and are looking to name your little future celebrity, these names from babble.com might inspire their future acting career!

Rose - The heroine played by Kate Winslet from James Cameron’s classic, Titanic. It remains the most awarded film, with 14 Oscar nominations and 11 wins.

Annie - From the movie Annie Hall. The film won four Academy Awards in 1978, including Best Picture.

Claudette - Claudette Colbert was nominated for 3 Best Actress Academy Awards throughout her career, and won in 1935 for her outstanding comedic performance in It Happened One Night.

Muriel - Muriel Box was the first woman ever to win the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 1946, for The Seventh Veil.

Sofia - Sofia Coppola received an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Lost in Translation in 2003.

Scarlette - Scarlette O'Hara, played by Vivien Leigh from the film Gone with the Wind. Considered by many to be the greatest film of all time, as it received 10 Academy Awards in 1939.

Edith - Edith Head has held the record for the most Academy Awards won by a woman for costume design. Edith won eight awards and a total of 35 nominations.

Lina - Lina Wertmuller was the first woman ever to be nominated for an Academy Award for directing in 1976 for her film Seven Beauties.

Katherine - Katherine Hepburn won four Best Actress Academy Awards throughout her career.

Meryl - Meryl Streep has received 17 nominations, winning two for Kramer vs. Kramer and Sophie’s Choice, as well as 26 Golden Globe nominations (winning eight), making her more nominated for both awards than any other actor in history.

Taylor - Elizabeth Taylor won two Best Actress trophies throughout her career along with an honorary humanitarian award for her work raising awareness for AIDS research and prevention.

Bette - Bette Davis was a 10-time nominee and 2-time Academy Award winner, taking home trophies for her first two nominations.

Ingrid - Ingrid Bergman won three Oscars during her career, including Best Actress. She is most well-known for her turn in Casablanca, a film which took home three Academy Awards in 1944.

Grace - Grace Kelly earned a Best Actress award for her performance in The Country Girl (1954)

Hilary - Hilary Swank won Academy Awards for Best Actress in two movies, Boys Don’t Cry and Million Dollar Baby.


Walt - Walt Disney was nominated 59 times and won 22 Oscars throughout his career, including four honorary awards.

Alan - Composer Alan Menken has won eight Academy Awards, the most of any composer to date, out of 20 nominations.

Hoke - Hoke Colburn, the character played by Morgan Freeman from Driving Miss Daisy, was the Academy Award winner for Best Picture in 1989.

Charlie - Charlie Chaplin's acting career happened before the Academy Awards existed. He was recognized at the first-ever Academy Awards, where he won an honorary award "for versatility and genius in acting, writing, directing, and producing The Circus.”

Clint - Not only did Clint Eastwood become the oldest director to take home an Oscar statue at the age of 74, he is also one of only a few people to be nominated for Best Actor and Best Director for the same film, which he has been twice so far for Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby.

Ford - John Ford won four Academy Awards for Best Director for his pictures The Informer, Stagecoach, The Grapes of Wrath, and How Green Was My Valley, making him the most awarded director in the history of the Oscars.

Wyler - the honor of most-nominated director goes to William Wyler, who earned an impressive 12 throughout his career.

Jackson - Peter Jackson, who directed the J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, had all three pictures  nominated by the Academy, but The Return of the King was the big winner, taking home 11 Oscars in total.

Cedric - Cedric Gibbons won 11 Academy Awards for Art Direction, 39 nominations and was credited with the creation of the Oscar statuette itself!

Coen - The Coen brothers are the only sibling team ever to be nominated for any Academy Award, sharing nominations and wins for No Country for Old Men and True Grit.

Martin - For all the movies Martin Scorsese is known for, it is surprising that he has only won once for Best Director for The Departed in 2006.

Steven - Steven Spielberg has won the coveted Best Director Oscar twice, forSchindler's List and Saving Private Ryan, and Best Picture once, for Schindler’s List.

Oscar - The famous statuette's moniker has been up for debate, as stories have credited several different people with nicknaming the award. The Academy officially designated the golden trophy as "Oscar" in 1939.

Cooper - Gary Cooper was a perennial Best Actor nominee in the 1940s and ‘50s, winning twice for Sergeant York (1941) and High Noon (1952).

Forrest - Forrest Gump, the character that won Tom Hanks his second Oscar.

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