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17th Jun '17 10:10:15 PM maxwellsilver
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*** In the same movie, Captain Walden is continually referred to as potentially being "the first woman to be awarded the Medal of Honor." The problem being that Captain Mary Edwards Walker, a Union Army surgeon, was the first (and so far only) woman ever awarded the medal, which she earned through her courageous actions during the Battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861. The scriptwriter later confessed that he had simply assumed that the Medal of Honor recipients were a males-only club [[CriticalResearchFailure without actually looking into]] whether any woman had already been awarded the medal.

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*** In the same movie, Captain Walden is continually referred to as potentially being "the first woman to be awarded the Medal of Honor." The problem being that Captain Mary Edwards Walker, a Union Army surgeon, was the first (and so far only) woman ever awarded the medal, which she earned through her courageous actions during the Battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861. The scriptwriter later confessed that he had simply assumed that the Medal of Honor recipients were a males-only club [[CriticalResearchFailure without actually looking into]] whether any woman had already been awarded the medal.


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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'': In "The Double Deuce", Woodhouse is revealed to have served in the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War as a Lance-Corporal, acting as a batman to his squadron's commanding officer Captain Thistileton (with whom he may or may not have had a SingleTargetSexuality). He is stated to have received the Victoria Cross for rushing into No Man's Land to rescue said CO when he gets shot down in Bloody April, then attacking a German position and killing 50 German soldiers in an UnstoppableRage when Thistleton is killed by a sniper. His gravestone in a later episode states in addition to the VC, he also received the Distinguished Conduct Cross, the Military Cross and Companion of the Distinguished Service Order, plus a Knight of the Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath. Before the review in 1993, the Military Cross could only be awarded to officers and the Military ''Medal'' was awarded to Other Ranks (Warrant Ranks could potentially receive either), while the Distinguished Conduct Cross was likewise only available to officers until 1993 and was only available to Royal Navy officers until 1940, when eligibility was extended to non-naval officers serving aboard Navy vessels. The Distinguished Service Order was and remains available to officers-only and has never been awarded to non-commissioned personnel, and is generally issued to a Major or higher unless a more junior officer just missed out on the Victoria Cross. It is unclear if this is a {{retcon}} of his military service, as he would not have been awarded four medals for the same act.
19th Feb '17 11:04:39 AM nombretomado
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* When a Pulitzer Prize in the Letters, Drama or Music categories is awarded to a non-American-citizen, [[note]]The History category doesn't require disclosure of citizenship status, and the Journalism category merely requires that the work for which the prize is being awarded was published in an American journal or American-based website - so an English person writing for the ''New York Times'' could win it, but an American writing for the original ''[[BritishNewspapers Times]]'' could not.[[/note]] or called simply "the Pulitzer Prize", as if there were only one (and context doesn't make it clear which category is meant).

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* When a Pulitzer Prize in the Letters, Drama or Music categories is awarded to a non-American-citizen, [[note]]The History category doesn't require disclosure of citizenship status, and the Journalism category merely requires that the work for which the prize is being awarded was published in an American journal or American-based website - so an English person writing for the ''New York Times'' could win it, but an American writing for the original ''[[BritishNewspapers ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers Times]]'' could not.[[/note]] or called simply "the Pulitzer Prize", as if there were only one (and context doesn't make it clear which category is meant).
8th Dec '16 3:58:39 PM LtFedora
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* In ''Film/TheFly1986'', it's mentioned that Seth Brundle nearly won a Nobel Prize, something that no one should know because all nominations are kept secret, even from the nominees themselves.
4th Dec '16 3:32:56 PM KaiYves
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Such an award could be [[InformedAbility the only proof that a character is good at something]]. [[IThoughtItMeant Has nothing to do with]] giving people awards for [[ArtisticLicense taking the biggest artistic liberties]].

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Such an award could be [[InformedAbility the only proof that a character is good at something]]. [[IThoughtItMeant Has nothing to do with]] giving people awards for [[ArtisticLicense taking the biggest artistic liberties]]. For characters in fiction receiving real-life awards, see RealAwardFictionalCharacter.
21st Oct '16 9:58:34 AM gemmabeta2
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** On the other hand, you cannot actually ''refuse'', the prize. A prize winner may refuse to attend the ceremony and turn down the prize money, but the Nobel Committees will not remove your name from the list of winners no matter how much you protest.

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** On the other hand, you cannot actually ''refuse'', ''refuse'' the prize. A prize winner may refuse choose to not to attend the ceremony and turn down the prize money, but the Nobel Committees will not remove your name from the list of winners no matter how much you protest.winners.
21st Oct '16 9:56:16 AM gemmabeta2
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** On the other hand, you cannot actually ''refuse'', the prize. A prize winner may refuse to attend the ceremony and turn down the prize money, but the Nobel Committees will not remove your name from the list of winners no matter how much you protest.
29th Aug '16 11:43:58 AM LtFedora
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* Relating to the Academy Awards:
** ''Film/TropicThunder'' ends with Kirk Lazarus presenting the UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Actor, even though that particular award is presented by the previous year's Best ''Actress''.

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* Relating to the Academy Awards:
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** ''Film/TropicThunder'' ends with Kirk Lazarus presenting the UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar for Best Actor, even though that particular award is presented by the previous year's Best ''Actress''.
31st Jul '16 4:53:45 AM ZheToralf
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* Ethan Stark from ''{{Series/Eureka}}'' has received a Nobel Prize in Mathematics, when no such award exists.

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* Ethan Nathan Stark from ''{{Series/Eureka}}'' has received a Nobel Prize in Mathematics, when no such award exists.
25th Jul '16 8:08:51 AM Medinoc
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** Frank demands Henry approve a Purple Heart application for him twice: once when he had a back spasm while dancing with Margret - which he claimed was slipping while running to the shower - and again for getting an eggshell fragment in his eye during an artillery barrage. In the first case he would have been denied as it was not cause through direct or indirect enemy action (and likely discharged for throwing out his back), while the second case he might be eligible if it injured him and required medical attention. Both times Hawkeye steals Frank's Purple Heart and gives it to someone else, in the former to an underage Marine, Walter, that used his brother's identification (he had appendicitis and reacted badly to a blood transfusion; ineligible because it was not caused by the enemy), to impress a girl back home; while this would give him possession of the medal to impress the girl, it would do little else (and probably cause further trouble for having an unauthorised Purple Heart on top of identity theft and lying about his age). In the latter, it was to a Korean baby whose mother had a harrowing time getting to the hospital.

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** Frank demands Henry approve a Purple Heart application for him twice: once when he had a back spasm while dancing with Margret - which he claimed was slipping while running to the shower - and again for getting an eggshell fragment in his eye during an artillery barrage. In the first case he would have been denied as it was not cause caused through direct or indirect enemy action (and likely discharged for throwing out his back), while the second case he might be eligible if it injured him and required medical attention. Both times Hawkeye steals Frank's Purple Heart and gives it to someone else, in the former to an underage Marine, Walter, that used his brother's identification (he had appendicitis and reacted badly to a blood transfusion; ineligible because it was not caused by the enemy), to impress a girl back home; while this would give him possession of the medal to impress the girl, it would do little else (and probably cause further trouble for having an unauthorised Purple Heart on top of identity theft and lying about his age). In the latter, it was to a Korean baby whose mother had a harrowing time getting to the hospital.
26th Jun '16 7:33:37 PM gemmabeta2
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** Most notably, there ''isn't'' a Nobel Prize for Mathematics, although the urban legend of Nobel being cuckolded by a mathematician is false. The top prize in Math are the Abel Prize (also presented by the King of Norway) and the Fields Medal (presented by the International Mathematical Union).

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** Most notably, there ''isn't'' a Nobel Prize for Mathematics, although the urban legend of Nobel being cuckolded by a mathematician is false.false (Nobel wanted his prizes to reward concrete scientific and political advances that produces a clear benefit for mankind, and he considered mathematics to be too theoretical for that requirement--Nobel probably would not have approved of awarding of so many Physics prizes to theoretical physicists). The top prize in Math are the Abel Prize (also presented by the King of Norway) and the Fields Medal (presented by the International Mathematical Union).
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