There are many fun and interesting facts associated with Academy Awards. Oscar Academy Award is among the most outstanding award ceremonies in Hollywood and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the institute in charge of the start of this ceremony. Academy Awards occupy an essential position in the lives of the people associated with the Motion Picture Industry. First Academy awards ceremony took place in 1929. Academy awards became standard occasion to organize every year.
In 2017 it will be the 89th Academy Award. The award ceremony will be conducted at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 26th .La la land is the highest nominated film of 89th Academy award. It is nominated in 14 categories equaling Titanic’s record in 1997.
You will find many fun and interesting facts related with the Academy Award ceremony.
Read below 13 Interesting facts about Oscars You May Not Know
- Shirley Temple at the age of five became the youngest person ever to get the Oscar Juvenile Academy Award in 1934.
- Margaret Herrick, the Academy librarian gave the name Oscar to Academy Award.
- The Oscar Academy Award statuette weighs 6.75 pounds and it’s 13.5 inches tall.
- Walt Disney nominated for Oscars more than 60 times in his whole life and won in 22.
- Greer Garson holds the record of providing the longest acceptance speech in the Academy Awards ceremony. She won Best Actress in a Leading Role for the film Mrs. Miniver. The precise duration is uncertain but majority of the sources concur that it was somewhere within 5.5 and 7 minutes.
- George Burns won Oscar in the group of Best Supporting Actor for the film The Sunshine Boys. He is the oldest recipient of Academy award.
- Jessica Tandy won the Best Actress Oscar by the age of 81 for the film Driving Miss Daisy.
- The three films which have won 11 Oscars in one ceremony in distinct categories are Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, Titanic and Ben Hur.
- Hollywood actress Meryl Streep holds the record for the most number of Oscar Academy Award nominations. She has won 3 Oscars and nominated for 20 till now.
- The youngest actress to win the standard Oscar Academy Award was ten years old Tatum O’Neal. She won the Best Supporting Actress Award for Paper Moon in the year 1974.
- Fran Walsh had been the only woman to have won 3 Oscars in one single year. She won all the Oscars for Top Picture, Adapted Screenplay and Original Song for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.
- In 1972, Marlon Brando acted as Don Vito Corleone in The Godfather and in 1974 Robert De Niro pictured the same personality in The Godfather Part II. They’re the only two actors who played the same personality in two diverse movies and both earned Academy Award as well.
- Daniel Day-Lewis is the only male actor who earned 3 Academy Awards for Best Actor in Leading Role. He won Oscars for his performances in My Left Foot (1989), There Will Be Blood (2007) and Lincoln (2012).