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Oscar's Adoption Connection

Famous Adoptive Parents and Adoptees

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2013 Academy Award Nominees with an Adoption Connection

  • Hugh Jackman, an adoptive father of two, has been nominated for Best Actor for his role in Les Miserables.

  • Robert De Niro, an adoptive step-father of one, has been nominated for Best Actor in a supporting role for his work in Silver Linings Playbook.

  • Steven Spielberg, adoptive father of two children, has been nominated for Best Director for his work with the movie, Lincoln.

Past Winners

Best Actor

  • Jamie Foxx - Adoptee - won an Oscar for Ray in 2005.
  • Rober De Niro - Adoptive father of one step-daughter - won an Oscar for Raging Bull in 1981.

Best Supporting Actor

  • Morgan Freeman - Adoptive father - won an Oscar for best supporting actor in Million Dollar Baby in 2005.
  • Rober De Niro - Adoptive father of one step-daughter - won an Oscar for his part in The Godfather II in 1975.

Best Actress

  • Nicole Kidman - Adoptive mother of two - won an Oscar for best actress for The Hours in 2003.
  • Joan Crawford - Adoptive Mother of four - won an Oscar in 1946 for best actress in Mildred Pierce.
  • Bette Davis - Adoptive mother - won two Oscars. The first in 1936 as best actress for Dangerous. The second in 1939 for Jezebel.

Best Supporting Actress

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

  • Woody Allen - Adoptive father of several children - won an Oscar for Hannah and Her Sisters in 1987.
  • Joel Coen - Adoptive father of one - won an Oscar for Fargo in 1997 and No Country for Old Men in 2007. Both of these honors were shared with his brother Ethan Coen

Director

  • Joel Coen - Adoptive father of one - won an Oscar for No Country for Old Men in 2007. This honor is shared with his brother, Ethan Coen
  • Steven Spielberg - Adoptive father of two - won two Oscars for his Directing - Saving Private Ryan in 1999, and Schindler's List in 1994.
  • Woody Allen - Adoptive father of several children - won an Oscar for Annie Hall in 1978.

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