10 Baby Names Inspired By The Oscars

Updated: March 15, 2019
Oscar season is in full swing. These baby names are inspired by some of the most distinct Oscar winners in the history of the awards.
pregnant woman watching the Oscars

Every year, we watch films wondering which ones will have the distinction of becoming Oscar nominees and winners. We host watch parties and sit with tissues in our hands as we watch actors, directors and more make passionate speeches about how grateful they are to have received such an honor. These names are inspired by some of the most distinct Oscar winners in the history of the awards.

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Hattie

Hattie McDaniel was the first black woman to win an Oscar. She won Best Supporting Actress for her role as Mammy in Gone With the Wind in 1940. She had to sit at a segregated table off to the side with her guest and white agent because the hotel where the event was held didn’t allow blacks, but made an exception for her.

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Tatum

Tatum O’Neal is the youngest person to ever win an Oscar. She won the Best Supporting Actress award in 1974 at age 10 for Paper Moon, a movie in which she co-starred with her father, Ryan O’Neal.

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Christopher

Christopher Plummer is both the oldest Best Supporting Actor winner and nominee. After a long, distinguished career, he received his first nomination in 2010 at the age of 80. However, he didn’t win until 2012, for the movie Beginners at age 82. He was then nominated again at the age of 88 for his role in the movie All the Money in the World in 2018.

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Rita

Rita Moreno was the first Latinx woman to win an Oscar for her supporting role in West Side Story in 1962. She was also the first Latinx and third overall winner of the EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony).

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Walt

Walt Disney has the record for most Oscar wins. He won 26 awards over the span of his career, and was nominated 59 times. His last Oscar was given posthumously for Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day.

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Jack

Jack Dawson is the character played by Leonardo DiCaprio in Titanic. The movie holds a record as one of the most nominated films in Oscar history with 14 nominations. It’s also one of the most winning films, with 11 Oscar wins.

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Katherine

Katherine Hepburn has won the most Oscars for acting in her epic career. She had 12 nominations and four wins for her roles in Morning Glory, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, The Lion in Winter, and On Golden Pond.

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Damien

Damien Chazelle is the director of La La Land, which was the darling of the 2017 Oscars (who will ever forget that Best Picture flub?) He is also currently the youngest winner of the Oscar for Best Director.

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Meryl

Meryl Streep is a living legend. It somehow doesn’t feel like award show season if she isn’t nominated for an Oscar. So far, she has been nominated 21 times, and has won three for her roles in Kramer vs. Kramer, Sophie’s Choice, and The Iron Lady.

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Cecil

Cecil B. DeMille is arguably one of the most famous directors in the history of Hollywood. He directed 70 films over his career that included silent and talking films. He won the Best Director Oscar in 1952 for The Greatest Show on Earth, a film about performers in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

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