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4th Sep '17 9:50:54 PM Medinoc
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** ''Film/TropicThunder'' ends with Kirk Lazarus presenting the Oscar for Best Actor, even though that particular award is presented by the previous year's Best ''Actress''. Even when the winner is unavaible, the acting presenters are always of the opposite gender.

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** ''Film/TropicThunder'' ends with Kirk Lazarus presenting the Oscar for Best Actor, even though that particular award is presented by the previous year's Best ''Actress''. [[note]]It says AllThereInTheManual that Kirk's also got this one (presumably for applying his method acting to a female role), which loops back into this trope.[[/note]] Even when the winner is unavaible, the acting presenters are always of the opposite gender.
25th Aug '17 11:17:40 PM scootermark
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* The Iron Cross, being the most iconic Prussian and German military decoration, is frequently used in films and other works of fiction to make the chest of an German officer appear less empty. What many creators of such works are not aware of is that the Iron Cross was only instituted for the duration of four major wars, to wit the [[UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars Wars of Liberation]] (1813-1815), the [[UsefulNotes/FrancoPrussianWar Franco-German War]] (1870-1871), UsefulNotes/WorldWarI (1914-1918) and UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo (1939-1945), and could not be awarded for service in any of the intervening wars and armed conflicts.[[note]] Officially, the Iron Crosses of 1813, 1870, 1914 and 1939 were considered separate decorations, and they differed in a number of details, especially the last one; the Nazis introduced the entirely new Knight's Cross with its many gradations.[[/note]] When for instance in the British TV series ''Edward VII'' UsefulNotes/OttoVonBismarck is shown wearing an Iron Cross in the 1860s, this is incorrect as Bismarck was too young to have served in the Wars of Liberation and the episodes were set before 1870. Similarly, as ''Film/ThoseMagnificentMenInTheirFlyingMachines'' is set in 1913, Captain Rumpelstoss (Karl Michael Vogler) is obviously too young to have served and been awarded an Iron Cross in the Franco-German War. Another occasional mistake is showing junior and field officers wearing Iron Crosses around their neck pre-1939; up until then the only grade of the Iron Cross to be worn around the neck was the Grand Cross, which was reserved to commanding generals[[note]] in practice this meant commanding at least an army corps [[/note]] for winning a battle or capturing or defending an important fortress.

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* The Iron Cross, being the most iconic Prussian and German military decoration, is frequently used in films and other works of fiction to make the chest of an German officer appear less empty. What many creators of such works are not aware of is that the Iron Cross was only instituted for the duration of four major wars, to wit the [[UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars Wars of Liberation]] (1813-1815), the [[UsefulNotes/FrancoPrussianWar Franco-German War]] (1870-1871), UsefulNotes/WorldWarI (1914-1918) and UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo (1939-1945), and could not be awarded for service in any of the intervening wars and armed conflicts.[[note]] Officially, the Iron Crosses of 1813, 1870, 1914 and 1939 were considered separate decorations, and they differed in a number of details, especially the last one; the Nazis introduced the entirely new Knight's Cross with its many gradations.[[/note]] [[/note]]
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When for instance in the British TV series ''Edward VII'' UsefulNotes/OttoVonBismarck is shown wearing an Iron Cross in the 1860s, this is incorrect as Bismarck was too young to have served in the Wars of Liberation and the episodes were set before 1870. Similarly, as ''Film/ThoseMagnificentMenInTheirFlyingMachines'' is set in 1913, Captain Rumpelstoss (Karl Michael Vogler) is obviously too young to have served and been awarded an Iron Cross in the Franco-German War. Another occasional mistake is showing junior and field officers wearing Iron Crosses around their neck pre-1939; up until then the only grade of the Iron Cross to be worn around the neck was the Grand Cross, which was reserved to commanding generals[[note]] in practice this meant commanding at least an army corps [[/note]] for winning a battle or capturing or defending an important fortress.
25th Aug '17 11:15:49 PM scootermark
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** Somehow [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E4GenesisOfTheDaleks Nyder]], an official of the planet Skaro, was in possession of one, which seems unlikely. (More accurately, the actor, Peter Miles, was in possession of one, and kept [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00y0c55/p00y0c1x sneaking it onto his costume]] until the producers stopped him.)
29th Jul '17 8:40:50 AM igordebraga
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** ''Film/TropicThunder'' ends with Kirk Lazarus presenting the Oscar for Best Actor, even though that particular award is presented by the previous year's Best ''Actress''.

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** ''Film/TropicThunder'' ends with Kirk Lazarus presenting the Oscar for Best Actor, even though that particular award is presented by the previous year's Best ''Actress''. Even when the winner is unavaible, the acting presenters are always of the opposite gender.
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.
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