Congratulations to …. For the correct answer that Godfather II was the only sequel ever to win an oscar for best picture and it achieved that in 1975. Francis Ford Coppola, had a bad time directing the The Godfather in 1972 and had come close to being fired several times. He was given a Mercedes-Benz limousine from Paramount as a reward for the record success of the first film and an incentive to direct a sequel after Matin Scorsese was rejected.
The movie's line "Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer." was voted as the #58 movie quote by the American Film Institute (out of 100). In 2007, the American Film Institute ranked this as the #32 Greatest Movie of All Time. This was the first film sequel to receive five Academy Award Nominations for acting. Talia Shire (Best Actress In A Suporting Role), Lee Strasberg (Best Actor In A Supporting Role), Michael V. Gazzo (Best Actor In A Supporting Role) and Al Pacino (Best Actor) all received nominations, while Robert De Niro took home the Oscar for Best Actor In A Supporting Role.