answer is sort of. A trick question, but a fun story.
In 1956, the Academy nominated Elwood Ullman and Edward Bernds for writing
the musical High Society for Original Screenplay. Only problem
that the musical wasn't original, having been based on the play The Philadelphia Story. Turns out that the Academy had mistakenly
voted for a Bowery Boys
programmer called High Society, thinking it was the Cole Porter
The nominated writers graciously declined the nomination, saying that
victims of a case of mistaken identity.
When the preview trailer came out for the first Bowery Boys programmer after their inadvertent Oscar nomination, one of the characters exclaimed "I think we've got another Academy Award nominee in this!"
Oscar: The Unofficial History of the Academy Awards by Mason Wiley and Damien Bona
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