25 landmark Oscar wins (and losses) that could happen this year

Once you get past all the confusion, all the snafus, all the complaints, this year’s Academy Awards could end up being an historic ceremony.

Here are 25 of the landmarks that could take place on the stage of the Dolby Theatre on Sunday night.

• If “Black Panther” wins Best Picture, it will be the first film in 86 years to win that award without any nominations for directing, acting or screenwriting. The last film to do it was “Grand Hotel,” which won Best Picture in 1932 but did not have a single other nomination.

• If “Black Panther” wins Best Picture, it will also be the first superhero movie and the first Marvel Studios release to do so.

• It would also be the first Disney film ever to win Best Picture, not counting the four wins that Miramax earned when it was a subsidiary of the studio: “The English Patient,” “Shakespeare in Love,” “Chicago” and “No Country for Old Men.”

• If “Roma” wins Best Picture, it will be the first foreign-language film to do so.

• Also the first released by Netflix.

• If “BlacKkKlansman” wins Best Picture, it will be the first Focus Features film to ever win.

• If “Vice” wins Best Picture, it’ll be the first Annapurna release ever to win.

• If “Bohemian Rhapsody” wins, the first for 20th Century Fox since “The French Connection” in 1972.

• If “Green Book” wins, the first for Universal since “Schindler’s List” in 1994.

• If “The Favourite” wins, it would be the fourth win for Fox Searchlight in the last six years, after “12 Years a Slave,” “Birdman” and “The Shape of Water.”

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Oscars through the decades: 1989
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Oscars through the decades: 1989
American Actress Meryl Streep, at the 1989 Academy Awards. (Photoshot/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES CA - MARCH 29: Actress Jodie Foster arrives and is interviewed before winning the Oscar for best actress in the film 'The Accused'.at the 61st Annual Academy Awards March 29, 1989 at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California (Photo By Paul Harris/Getty Images)
Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn during 61st Annual Academy Awards - Pressroom at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
American Actress Melanie Griffith, at the 1989 Academy Awards. (Photoshot/Getty Images)
Drew Barrymore and Corey Feldman during 61st Annual Academy Awards - Governor's Ball at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
Sarah Jessica Parker and Robert Downey Jr during 61st Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
American Actor Kiefer Sutherland, at the 1989 Academy Awards. (Photoshot/Getty Images)
Actor Michael Caine and wife Shakira Caine attend 61st Annual Academy Awards on March 29, 1989 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actress Candice Bergen and mother Frances Bergen attend the 61st Annual Academy Awards on March 29, 1989 at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Musician Carly Simon attends the 61st Annual Academy Awards on March 29, 1989 at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actress Sharon Wyatt attends 61st Annual Academy Awards on March 29, 1989 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actor Dustin Hoffman and actor Tom Cruise attend the 61st Annual Academy Awards on March 29, 1989 at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
American Actor Ryan O'neal with girlfriend FARRAH FAWCETT, at the 1989 Academy Awards. (Photoshot/Getty Images)
Actress Mimi Rogers and actor Tom Cruise attend the 61st Annual Academy Awards After Party Hosted by Irving 'Swifty' Lazar on March 29, 1989 at Spago in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Jacqueline Bisset and Vincent Perez during 61st Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
Donna Rice attends 61st Annual Academy Awards on March 29, 1989 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actor Patrick Swayze and wife Lisa Niemi attend 61st Annual Academy Awards on March 29, 1989 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
American actor Kim Novak poses on the red carpet at the Academy Awards, Shrine Civic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, April 29, 1989. (Photo by Fotos International/Getty Images)
BURBANK, CA - APRIL 10: Actor Patrick Duffy and wife Carlyn attend the 24th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 10, 1989 at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
American Actress Jodie Foster, at the 1989 Academy Awards. (Photoshot/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 29: Actress Martha Plimpton and actor River Phoenix attend the 61st Annual Academy Awards on March 29, 1989 at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd/WireImage)
Tippi Hedren during 61st Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
Bo Derek during 61st Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
Brian Robbins, Holly Robinson and Dolores Robinson (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
Roy Rogers and Dale Evans during 61st Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
Tom Selleck during 61st Annual Academy Awards - Pressroom at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
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• If “A Star Is Born” wins, it will be the first of the four “Star Is Born” films to win Best Picture.

• If Alfonso Cuarón wins Best Director, he will become the first person to do so for a foreign-language film.

• If Cuarón wins Best Director, it will also be the fifth time in six years that the award has gone to one of three Mexican-born directors: Alejandro G. Inarritu, who won for “Birdman” and “The Revenant”; Guillermo del Toro, who won for “The Shape of Water”; and Cuaron, who already won for “Gravity.”

• A victory by Cuarón, Pawel Pawlikowski or Yorgos Lanthimos would also mean that only two of the last 10 Best Director winners have been born in the United States, the most dominant stretch by foreign-born directors in Oscar history. The other foreign-born winners in that time have been Ang Lee (Taiwan), Michel Hazanavicius (France) and Tom Hooper (the U.K.), with only Kathryn Bigelow and Damien Chazelle hailing from the U.S.

• If Cuarón wins Best Cinematography, he will become the first person to win Oscars for both directing and cinematography. One other person, Jack Cardiff, was nominated in both categories for different movies, but did not win in directing.

• If the following people win, they will be the first black people ever to win in their categories:

Spike Lee, “BlacKkKlansman” – Best Director Hannah Beachler, “Black Panther” – Best Production Design Ruth Carter, “Black Panther” – Best Costume Design Peter Ramsey, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” – Best Animated Feature

• If “All My Stars” from “Black Panther” wins for Best Song, SZA will become only the second black woman to win in that category, and the first since Irene Cara won for co-writing the song “Flashdance” in 1984.

• If either Beachler, Carter or SZA wins, she will become the second black woman ever to win an Oscar in a category other than acting. (Cara was the first and only.)

• If “Black Panther” wins for sound mixing, it will be the third win for Willie Burton and will make him the winningest African American in Oscar history.

• If “Shallow” from “A Star Is Born” wins the Oscar for Best Original Song, co-writer Bradley Cooper will become the second person ever to win a best-song Oscar for a movie he also directed. The first was Joseph Brooks for “You Light Up My Life” from the 1977 film of the same name.

• If Glenn Close does not win Best Actress for “The Wife,” she will set a new record for the most nominations without a win for an actress, seven.

• If Glenn Close does win for “The Wife” but Amy Adams does not win for “Vice,” Adams will tie Thelma Ritter and Deborah Kerr as the actresses with the most nominations without a win, six. She will also become the living actress with the most nominations without a win.

• If Regina King wins Best Supporting Actress, she will become only the second actor or actress to win the Oscar after not being nominated by the Screen Actors Guild or BAFTA. Marcia Gay Harden was the first for “Pollock” in 2001.

• If “Roma,” “Cold War” or “Never Look Away” win Best Cinematography, it will be the first foreign-language film to do so since “Pan’s Labyrinth” in 2006, and the fifth overall after that film, “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” “Fanny & Alexander” and “Cries and Whispers.”

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Donald Trump and Melania Trump at the Oscars through the years
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Donald Trump and Melania Trump at the Oscars through the years
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 29: Donald Trump and Melania Knauss attend the 2004 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Mortons on February 29, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Billy Farrell/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 29: (L-R) Teresa Barrick, Steven Tyler, Melania Knauss and Donald Trump attend the 2004 Vanity Fair Oscar Party (Exclusive Inside Coverage) at Mortons on February 29, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Donald Trump during 2004 Vanity Fair Oscar Party - Arrivals at Mortons in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Tony Barson Archive/WireImage)
Sharon Osbourne, Donald Trump and Melania Knauss during 12th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party Co-hosted by In Style - Inside at Pearl in West Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Donald Trump and Melania Knauss during Elton John AIDS Foundation's 12th Annual Oscar party co-hosted by In Style - Arrivals at Pearl in West Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by J. Merritt/FilmMagic)
386900 83: Donald Trump and his girlfriend, model Melania Knauss arrive for the 73rd Annual Academy Awards March 25, 2001 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Weeks/Getty Images)
386900 171: Donald Trump and his girlfriend, model Melania Knauss arrive for the 73rd Annual Academy Awards March 25, 2001 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Weeks/Getty Images)
Donald Trump during The 73rd Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Donald Trump & Samuel L. Jackson during The 73rd Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
(Original Caption) Donald Trump with a friend. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 27: (L-R) Donald Trump, Melania Knauss Trump, Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale attend Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Morton's Restaurant on February 27, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Donald Trump and Melania Knauss Trump attend Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Morton's Restaurant on February 27, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Billy Farrell/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Real estate mogul and Reality TV star and executive producer ('The Apprentice') Donald J. Trump (R) and new wife model Melania Knauss Trump arrive at the Vanity Fair Academy Awards® party at Mortons restaurant. (Photo by Chris Farina/Corbis via Getty Images)
Donald Trump and Melania Trump during 2005 Vanity Fair Oscar Party - Arrivals at Mortons in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
Melania Trump and Donald Trump during 13th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party Co-hosted by Chopard - Arrivals at Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jean-Paul Aussenard/WireImage)
Melania Trump and Donald Trump during 13th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party Co-hosted by Chopard - Inside at Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Tim Allen, Jane Hajduk, Melania Trump, and Donald Trump (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Donald Trump and Melania Trump arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2011, February 27, 2011 at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Donald Trump and Melania Trump arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2011, February 27, 2011 at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
Portrait of married couple Donald and Melania Trump as they pose together on the red carpet at the Kodak Theater during the 83rd Academy Awards, Hollywood, California, February 27, 2011. (Photo by Bob Riha, Jr./Getty Images)
Donald Trump and wife Melania at the 83rd Academy Awards, held at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
(L-R) Actress Helena Bonham Carter, Donald Trump and wife Melania Trump arrive at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
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• If Yalitza Aparicio or Marina de Tavira win Best Actress or Best Supporting Actress for “Roma,” she will become the eighth actor or actress to win for a foreign-language performance. The other eight: Sophia Loren, Robert De Niro, Roberto Benigni, Benicio del Toro, Marion Cotillard, Penélope Cruz and Christoph Waltz. (If you count American Sign Language as a foreign language, you can add Marlee Matlin to the list.)

• If “Incredibles 2” wins Best Animated Feature, Brad Bird will become the category’s winningest filmmaker, with three Oscars. (His first two were for “The Incredibles” and “Ratatouille.”)

• An “Incredbles 2” win will also extend Pixar’s Oscar winning streak to eight consecutive nominations without a loss. The streak began with Bird’s “Ratatouille” in 2007 and included “WALL-E,” “Up,” “Toy Story 3,” “Brave,” “Inside Out” and “Coco.” (During that streak, there were four years when Pixar did not have a nominee — but every year it was nominated, it won.)

• If “Incredibles 2” does not win Best Animated Feature, it will be only the third loss in 12 nominations for Pixar Animation Studios. It will end Pixar’s winning streak at seven.

• If “BlacKkKlansman,” “The Favourite,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Vice” or “A Star Is Born” wins Best Picture, it will be the first film to win without previously winning the Producers Guild Award, Directors Guild Award, Writers Guild Award or Screen Actors Guild ensemble award in the time that those four awards have been handed out, 1995 to now.

• If “Black Panther” wins Best Picture, it will be the first film to win with only an ensemble win from SAG among the four major guilds.

• If “Roma” wins Best Foreign Language Film, it will be the first Mexican film to ever win that award out of 51 submissions and nine nominations.

• If Marc Shaiman wins the Oscar for either the score to “Mary Poppins Returns” or the song “The Place Where Lost Things Go” from that film, he’ll become the 16th person to win the Emmy-Grammy-Oscar-Tony grand slam known as the EGOT, and the fourth to complete the EGOT in the last six months. He will also become the seventh composer/songwriter to win the EGOT.

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Nicole Kidman's Oscars style transformation
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Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise (Photo by S. Granitz/WireImage)
Diandra Douglas, Nicole Kidman, Tom Cruise, and Jodie Foster (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Director Barry Levinson, actress Nicole Kidman and actor Tom Cruise attend the 64th Annual Academy Awards After Party Hosted by Irving 'Swifty' Lazar on March 30, 1992 at Spago in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actress Nicole Kidman and actor Tom Cruise attend the 66th Annual Academy Awards on March 21, 1994 at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles Music Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actress Nicole Kidman attends the 68th Annual Academy Awards on March 25, 1996 at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles Music Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actor Tom Cruise and actress Nicole Kidman attend the 68th Annual Academy Awards on March 25, 1996 at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles Music Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise (Photo by Ke.Mazur/WireImage)
Nicole Kidman during 2000 Oscar Awards ceremony at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Nicole Kidman & sister Antonia Kidman during The 74th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals at Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Nicole Kidman during The 74th Annual Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Nicole Kidman and her Oscar for Best Actress in The Hours (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 01: Oprah Winfrey and Nicole Kidman attending the 2004 Vanity Fair Oscars Party at Morton's in Beverly Hills, CA 02/29/04 (Photo by Vinnie Zuffante/Getty Images)
Nicole Kidman during The 76th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals at The Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
Nicole Kidman, wearing a dress by Balenciaga, at the 78th Annual Academy Awards (Photo by Ian West - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - FEBRUARY 25: Actress Nicole Kidman attends the 79th Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 25, 2007 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)
Nicole Kidman during the 79th Academy Awards (Oscars) at the Kodak Theatre, Los Angeles. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
(L-R) Country Music singer Keith Urban and wife actress Nicole Kidman in a gown by CRISTOBAL BALENCIAGA, jewelry by L?WREN SCOTT (Necklace containing 7,645 diamonds totaling nearly 1,400 carats) and makeup CHANEL BEAUTE arrive at the 80th Academy Awards® held at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Farina/Corbis via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 22: (EDITORS NOTE: NO ONLINE, NO INTERNET, EMBARGOED FROM INTERNET AND TELEVISION USAGE UNTIL THE CONCLUSION OF THE LIVE OSCARS TELECAST) Actress Nicole Kidman presents the award for Best Actress on stage during the 81st Annual Academy Awards held at Kodak Theatre on February 22, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
THE 83RD ACADEMY AWARDS¨ - RED CARPET ARRIVALS - Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2010 will be presented on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live as 'The 83rd Annual Academy Awards' on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Rick Rowell/ABC via Getty Images)NICOLE KIDMAN
Nicole Kidman at the 83rd Academy Awards, held at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
THE 85TH ACADEMY AWARDS(r) - RED CARPET ARRIVALS - Oscars(r) for outstanding film achievements of 2012 are being presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24 (8:30 p.m., ET/5:30 p.m., PT), at the Dolby Theatre(tm) at Hollywood & Highland Center(r), live on the ABC Television Network. ((Rick Rowell ABC/ via Getty Images)) NICOLE KIDMAN
Nicole Kidman arriving for the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban arriving for the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
Actress Nicole Kidman arrives at the 87th Annual Academy Awards held at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Actress Nicole Kidman poses in the Press Room during the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Loews Hollywood Hotel on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Singer Keith Urban (L) and actress Nicole Kidman arrive at the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actress Nicole Kidman arrives at the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Actor Nicole Kidman attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Nicole Kidman arrives at the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
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