Interesting Facts about Oscar Awards

By | February 28, 2017

facts about oscar award

    • The Oscar statuette stands 34 centimetres (13.5 inches) tall and weighs in at 3.5 kgs (8.5 pounds).
    • At the age of 82, Christopher Plummer became the oldest person to win an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting role for the film Beginners (2010).

  • Tatum O’Neal won Best Supporting Actress for Paper Moon (1973) when she was only 10 years old.
  • After winning an award for Best Actress for Cabaret (1972), Liza Minnelli became the only Oscar recipient whose parents were Oscar winners too. Her mother, Judy Garland, received an honorary award in 1939 and her father, Vincente Minnelli, won Best Director for Gigi (1958).
  • Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman in history to win the Best Director award for her film The Hurt Locker (2009).
  • The first Academy Awards, which took place at a private dinner for about 270 people, were presented in 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Los Angeles, California.
  • Do you know how much an Oscar statuette weighs or how many awards Alfred Hitchcock won in his lifetime? Here’s a look at some interesting Oscar facts and trivia.
  • Midnight Cowboy (1969) is the only X-rated film to win the Best Picture award.

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  • Katharine Hepburn won a record four Best Actress Oscars for On Golden Pond (1981), The Lion In Winter (1968), Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner (1967) and Morning Glory (1933).
  • Meryl Streep has been nominated a record 18 times, winning two Best Actress Oscars for Sophie’s Choice (1983) and The Iron Lady (2012) and one Best Supporting actress for Kramer vs. Kramer (1980).
  • At 234 minutes, Gone with the Wind (1939) is the longest of all movies to win the Best Picture award.
  • With 10 wins, Italy is the country with the most number of wins for Foreign Language Film at the Oscars. Pictured: Italian Oscar winner Roberto Benigni with a poster from his 1997 Oscar-winning movie Life Is Beautiful.
  • The Godfather: Part II (1974) is the only sequel to have won the Best Picture award.
  • At the age of 76, Henry Fonda became the oldest actor to be presented the Best Actor award, for the film On Golden Pond (1981).
  • Woody Allen has been nominated for 24 Oscars: once as an actor, seven as a director and 16 as a director.
  • In 1964, Sidney Poitier became the first African-American to win the Best Actor award, for his role in Lilies of the Field (1963).
  • Marlee Matlin became the first deaf actress to win an Oscar, for the film Children of a Lesser God in 1987.
  • With 12 Oscar nominations, Jack Nicholson is the most nominated male actor.
  • Since 1950, Oscar winners cannot officially sell their statuette without first offering it back to the Academy for a dollar.

959 winners David Niven and Susan Hayward.


  • The shortest Oscar telecast happened in 1959, with the screening taking one hour and 40 minutes. Pictured: 1959 winners David Niven and Susan Hayward.
  • Maggie Smith is the only person to win an Oscar for playing a failed Oscar nominee, in California Suite (1978).
  • Due to metal shortages during World War II, the Oscar statuettes were made of plaster for three years.

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