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"All That Jazz" (Bob Fosse, 1980, United States)
The 1979 race boasts a unique claim in the Oscar record books: it's the only Best Picture lineup to boast two Palme d'Or winners. While "Apocalypse Now"'s Cannes win preceded the Oscars, Bob Fosse's darkly autobiographical musical only made its European debut a few months after losing the Academy's top award to "Kramer vs. Kramer." (It fared slightly better than Coppola's film, earning nine nods and winning four technical categories.) Also like "Apocalypse Now," it had to share the Palme, as the Kirk Douglas-jury found itself unable to choose between "Jazz" and Akira Kurosawa's spectacular "Kagemusha" (which would lose the following year's foreign-language Oscar). Other Oscar nominees, past or future, in the lineup included "Being There," "Breaker Morant" and "My American Uncle."