Facts About The Oscars You Probably Didn’t Know!

WHO DON’T KNOW ABOUT OSCAR-one of the most prestigious award in the world.

WHO DON’T KNOW ABOUT OSCAR-one of the most prestigious award in the world. The 90th Annual Academy Awards which are also known as the Oscars . It is considered one of the biggest nights in Hollywood not just for movies, but everyone involved in it as well. It is truly a celebration of the best for the best by the best.

*The Youngest Ever Winner
The youngest person to get an Oscar was actually Tatum O’Neal who won best supporting actor for her role in Paper Moon (1973). She was only 10 years old at the time!

*The Oldest Ever Winner
On the other end of the spectrum, at the age of 82, Christopher Plummer became the oldest person to receive an Oscar. The award which was for the best supporting actor, for the movie Beginners (2010).

*The First Time
The first ever Oscars were presented in 1929! It was a private dinner setting at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Los Angeles, California and had 270 people only. Everything starts with a little!

*The Only Woman Ever
Kathryn Bigelow is the only woman director to ever win an Oscar. It was for her film, The Hurt Locker (2009).

*Record For Most Nominations
The ever so graceful Meryl Streep has been nominated a total of 21 times for an Oscar. She is officially the record holder for most nominated performing actor.

*The Longest Movie Ever
With a run time of 234 minutes, Gone With The Wind (1939) is the longest movie to ever win an Oscar.

*The Curse Of The Sequel
The only sequel to a movie that ever won an Oscar is none other than The Good Father: Part II (1974).

*First Nomination, First Win
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lupita Nyong’o and Kim Basinger are the only female actors to have ever won an Oscar for their very first nomination.

*It’s Heavy!
The Oscar statue weighs about three and a half kg and is thirteen and a half inches long. Amazing! You knew that?

*Red Carpet
The famous red carpet is 500 feet! in size…

Midnight Cowboy (1969) is the only X-rated film to win
the Best Picture award.

Italy is the country with the most number of wins(i.e. 10 wins) for Foreign Language Film at the Oscars.

Woody Allen has been nominated for 24 Oscars: once as an actor, seven times as a director and 16 times as a director. Hmm…! time to think.

Marlee Matlin became the first deaf actress to win an Oscar, for the film Children of a Lesser God in 1987.
Proud na!

With 12 Oscar nominations, Jack Nicholson is the most nominated male actor.

Three of the most successful films in Oscar history are Ben-Hur (1959), Titanic (1997), and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), with each
winning 11 Oscars.

Greer Garson delivered the longest acceptance speech ever (five minutes and 30 seconds) after winning her
Best Actress award for the film Mrs Miniver (1942). Excitement!

Alfred Hitchco
ck was nominated five times for Best Director, but never won an Oscar.

The longest Oscars show ran for four hours and 23 minutes. The event was hosted by Whoopi Goldberg in 2002.

Since 1950, Oscar winners cannot officially sell their statuette without first offering it back to the Academy for a dollar. Who will try to sell Oscar? What do you think?

The 2014 ceremony was watched by 43 million people in the US, the largest audience in a decade.

The seating capacity of the Dolby Theatre on Oscar night is 3,300 seats. wow

Maggie Smith is the only person to win an Oscar for playing a failed Oscar nominee, in California

*Suite (1978).
playing the same character, that of Vito Corleone in The Godfather (1972) and The Godfather PartII (1974) respectively.

The design of the Oscar statuette, which represents a knight standing on a reel of film and holding a sword, is credited to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) art director Cedric Gibbons.

Due to metal shortages during World War II, the Oscar statuettes were made of plaster for three years.
During the earlier ceremonies, the statuettes presented were gold-plated solid bronze. Within a few years the bronze was replaced with a britannia metal – a pewter-like alloy which is then plated in copper, nickel silver, and finally, 24-karat gold.

Music composer John Williams is the most Oscar-nominated person alive today, with 49 nominations (as of 2014) and five wins.

A ticket to the first Oscars at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on May 16, 1929 cost US $5.
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