Sunday, March 2, 2014

17 Random Things about: The Oscars!

So in a few hours, in the beautiful Kodak Theatre, winners of the 2014's Academy Awards will be announced  and I'm anxious to know who are they!
Academy Awards, 2014 ~ The official Oscars poster, featuring host Ellen DeGeneresIn case you missed my list of Oscar's predictions, click here...and now, let's go straight to the topic of this post: 17 random things you probably didn't know about the World's most famous statuette!



  • The youngest winner of an Academy Award for Best Male in a Leading Role was Adrien Brody in 2003 for his role in the movie "The Pianist". He was 29 years old.
  • The youngest winner of an Academy Award for Best Female in a Leading Role was Marlee Matlin in 1987 for her role in the movie "Children of a Lesser God". She was 21 years old.
  • Walt Disney is the most awarded in the entire Academy's history: 26 Oscars, included the one posthumous for Best Short Subject (Cartoon) in 1969.
  • Movies with the highest number of Oscars won: Ben Hur (1959) won 11 statuettes, same number as Titanic (1997).
  • Actress/Actors with the highest number of Oscars won: Katharine Hepburn (4 Academy Awards), Jack Nicholson, Walter Brennan and Daniel Day-Lewis (3 Academy Awards each). Daniel Day-Lewis is also the one of the three who won only in the category of "Best Actor in a Leading Role"
  • In 1930, 2nd edition of the Oscars, was the only time in which none of the movies nominated won more than one Oscar.
  • Last italian winner at the Oscars was Roberto Benigni in 1999 with Life is Beautiful (Best Foreign Language Film, Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Score). 
  • Foreign country with the highest Academy Awards won is Italy with 13 statuettes. Foreign country with the highest Academy Awards nominees is France with 36 nominations.
  • The red carpet a outside the Kodak Theatre is 500 meters long.
  • During Worl War II, the Oscar' statuettes were made of gypsum.
  • There are 3 animated movies that have been nominated as Best Movie: Beauty and the Beast (1992), Up (2010) and Toy Story 3 (2011). None of them won in that category. But Up and Toy Story 3 won as Best Animated Feature.
  • In 1938 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs won 8 statuettes: one normal size and seven in miniature as Special Nomination to Walt Disney.
  • The Lord of the Ring: The Return of the King is the first movie that won all eleven Academy Awards for which it was nominated.
  • Kathryn Bigelow was the first female movie director who won the Academy Award for Directing for "The Hurt Locker"  in 2010
  • The Turning Point (1997) and The Color Purple (1985) are the two movies with the highest number of nominations that won ZERO Awards (11 nomanations each)
  • Shirley MacLaine' speech while withdrawing the Oscar in 1983 "I'm not going to thank anybody. I've eraned it!"
  • Sophia Loren' speech while collecting the Academy Honorary Award in 1991 "It's good to win an Oscar every now and then..."





Hope you liked this "Random Facts" post and I'm looking foward this Sunday Academy Awards' Ceremony. This year the host is Ellen DeGeneres!! I love her!!

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