Who gave the shortest award-winning Oscar?
Which day of the week is the rainiest?
Answer: Beatrice Straight
The 1976 critically acclaimed film Network was an Oscar lightning rod. The devastating satire dealt intensively with the network television, the nature of television viewers and the complex interaction of the two. She received ten Oscar nominations (with four wins), including an award for Best Supporting Actress for Beatrice Straight.
Straight's emotional and intense portrayal of an explosive marriage-separation between her character (Louise Schumacher) and the screen network president Max Schumacher (played by William Holden, who was nominated for Best Actor role) sealed the Oscar Bid for her and spent most of the five minutes and two seconds she starred in the movie. So far, Straight holds the record for securing a reigning Oscar with the least screen time.