Q: The respective 1954 and 1955 Best Picture Academy Award® winners From Here to Eternity and On the Waterfront featured prizefighters and boxers as central characters. Exactly fifty years later, another boxing film earned the same honor—what was it?
A: Million Dollar Baby
The 2005 Best Picture winner, Million Dollar Baby also earned Oscars for Best Director (Clint Eastwood), Best Actress (Hilary Swank), and Best Supporting Actor (Morgan Freeman). It was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for Paul Haggis's script based on the F. X. Toole short story "Million $$$ Baby.”