Friday, 5 July 2013

Oscar Award

Oscar Award

  • An Oscar stands 34cm tall and weighs 8.5 pounds.
  • The first Oscar awards were presented on May 16, 1929, Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
  • The “Red carpet” at the Kodak Theatre is about 500 feet long.
  • From 2002, Dolby Theatre (formerly known as Kodak Theatre) is the permanent host for Oscar ceremonies.
  • Emil Jannings is the first person to receive the statuette of Oscar. He received Oscar for Best Actor in 1929.
  • R. S. Owens and Company manufactures Oscar statuettes in Chicago since 1982.oscar
  • Katharine Hepburn won four best actress Oscars, most by any actor or actress.
  • Ben Hur, Titanic and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, these three films win 11 Oscars. They create the record of most Oscars ever won by a singlefilm.
  • The Return of the King is the only film ever to have won every single Oscar it was nominated for.
  • Tatum O’Neal is the youngest ever Oscar winner at the age of 10. She won best supporting actress for the film “Paper Moon”.
  • Walt Disney was nominated for 64, and won 26. He has won more Oscars than anyone else.
  • “It Happened One Night, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and The Silence of the Lambs” is the only three films have even won all top five Oscars - Best Film, Actor, Actress, Director and Writing.
  • Gone with the Wind” is the longest Picture that won Best Picture award winner with 234 minutes.
  • Titanic holds the record of highest nomination with 14 each.
  • Hattie McDaniel is the first Black actress to win an Oscar in 1940 for Best Supporting Actress in Gone with the Wind.
  • Sidney Poitier is the first black actor to win an Oscar in 1963.
  • George Bernard Shaw was the only Nobel Laureate who also won an Oscar in 1938 for Pygmalion.
  • Adrien Brody is the youngest actor to win Best Actor award at the age of 29, for The Pianist.
  • The oldest actor to win Oscar for Best Actor is 76 year-old Henry Fonda.
  • Oscars' unluckiest nominee is Kevin O’Connell, holds the record for the most nominations with 20 and no wins.
  • Kathryn Bigelow is the first woman to win the Oscar as best director for "The Hurt Locker".
  • “Avatar” currently holds the record for most expensive movie ever to win an Oscar.
  • The oldest person to win an Oscar was Jessica Tandy in 1990 at the age of 81.
  • Halle Berry is the first black actress to win Oscar for Best Actress.

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