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Oscars quiz: Who won best supporting actress twice?

September 29, 2011 |  6:08 pm

Two past Oscar winners for supporting actress are back in contention: Vanessa Redgrave ("Coriolanus") and Judi Dench ("J. Edgar"). They've been nominated for other roles as well, but how often have they won? Only two stars have claimed the category twice. One was Dianne Wiest ("Hannah and Her Sisters," 1986; "Bullets Over Broadway," 1994). Can you name the other? To see the answer, click on the "Continue reading" link underneath the photos below.

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ANSWER: Shelley Winters won two Academy Awards: ("The Diary of Anne Frank," 1959; "A Patch of Blue," 1965). Judi Dench ("Shakespeare in Love," 1998), Shirley Jones ("Elmer Gantry," 1960) and Vanessa Redgrave ("Julia," 1977) are all one-time champs.

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Photos: "Shakespeare in Love" (Miramax), "Elmer Gantry" (United Artists), "Julia" (20th Century Fox), "A Patch of Blue" (MGM)

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