8 Things You Didn’t Know About the Academy Awards
Best your pals at your annual movie-awards party with our slate of Academy Awards trivia.
Three movies have won the most awards ever
Three films have tied for winning 11 awards, the most ever: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), Titanic (1997), Ben Hur (1959). Check out more surprisingly weird things no one tells you about the Oscars.
There is a huge age difference between the nominees
The youngest ever Oscar winner was Tatum O’Neal, 10, for Paper Moon (1973); the oldest was Christopher Plummer, 82, for his role in Beginners (2011). In 2013, two actresses made history as the youngest and oldest nominees ever named in the category: Quvenzhané Wallis, 9, for Beasts of the Southern Wild, and Emmanuelle Riva, 85, for Amour. These are the funniest Oscar moments of all time.
The statuettes are worth millions
Singer Michael Jackson paid $1.54 million in 1999 to own David Selznick’s Best Picture Oscar for the 1939 classic Gone With the Wind. Here are the surprising films you forgot actually won an Oscar.
Walt Disney holds not one, but TWO records
Walt Disney holds the records for both the most Academy Award nominations (59) and Oscars won (26). Find out the 3 things that are never allowed in Disney movies.
Not everybody goes home with an award
Peter O’Toole holds the record for most Best Actor nominations without ever winning. He’s been nominated 8 times.
Two-hour movies have nothing on this Oscar-winning film
At 234 minutes, Gone With The Wind is the longest film ever to win Best Picture.
The Academy Awards show has broken a TV record
The largest U.S. TV audience was in 1998, when 52.2 million people watched Titanic win best picture. Speaking of, these are the best tear-jerker movies for when you need a good cry.
The limo business loves Oscar season
300 limousines are reserved for each year’s show. You’ll tear up at these incredibly inspiring quotes from Oscar acceptance speeches.