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Sofia and Francis Ford Coppola had a memorable 2004 Oscars moment

Sofia Coppola, Francis Ford Coppola, ...
Image credit: Francis Coppola and Sofia Coppola: Mark J. Terrill/AP

Best Family Values Moment
Sofia and Francis Ford Coppola
When Francis Ford Coppola and daughter Sofia co-presented the Best Adapted Screenplay award (to the ''Return of the King'' scribes), he kidded about passing on the family business Godfather-style. But moments later, when Sofia won Best Original Screenplay for ''Lost in Translation,'' the Coppolas did become the second three-generation family of winners in Oscar history. (Dad won five Oscars for ''Patton'' and the first two ''Godfathers,'' and grandpa Carmine won for scoring the music to ''Godfather Part II.'' The first family of winners was Walter, John, and Anjelica Huston.) Sofia accepted by saying, ''Thank you to my dad for everything he taught me,'' and she thanked her mom, ''Hearts of Darkness'' documentarian Eleanor Coppola, ''for always encouraging us to make art.''

Originally posted Mar 01, 2004
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