Oscars 2018: Lesser-known facts about the Academy Awards

But in 1942, the longest speech was delivered by actor Greer Garson. Hosting the ceremony at the Academy Awards is a coveted job. It has a knight holding a sword standing on top of a film reel which has five spokes. The first Academy Award ceremony was held in 1929 where 15 statuettes were given. 1. Christopher Plummer is nominated for his work in All the Money in the World. The music composer has 51 nominations and 5 wins to his credit. Italy has won the maximum number of Foreign Language Film awards at the Oscars. Meryl Streep still holds the record for the maximum academy Award nominations for acting. 16. Marlon Brando in a still from The Godfather. These spokes represent five branches of the Academy, actors, producers, directors, writers and technicians. In contrast, the longest show lasted for 4 hours 23 minutes in 2002. The Oscar statuette is 13.5 inches tall and weighs 8.5 pounds. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App
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From Priyanka Chopra to Cate Blanchett: Jewellers talk about most exquisite jewellery on Oscars red carpetOscars 2018: Host Jimmy Kimmel does not want the show to go exactly as plannedOscars 2018: Time’s Up will be a part of 90th Academy Awards, but no dress codeThe Oscar season is here and to catch up with the frenzy of the most celebrated night of Hollywood, the cinephiles have been getting up-to-date with all the films that have been nominated this year. 13. 5. Meryl Streep has been nominated for her work in The Post. There have been 89 Academy Awards ceremonies in the past and through all those years, there have been milestones that the artists and the Academy has achieved. While there have been many hosts over the years, the one who has hosted a record number of 18 Academy award ceremonies is Bob Hope. She won Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance in Gone with the Wind in 1939. During the early years, supporting actors and actresses were only given plaques instead of statuettes. Actor George C. 12. Still from Titanic. It lasted for over 5 minutes 20 seconds. Tatum O’Neal is the youngest recipient of the Academy Award. 14. He won the award when he was 82 for his supporting role in the film Beginners (2010). 11. 3. Each of these films won 11 statuettes. It was in 2009 that the Academy Awards saw its first female Best Director. 4. Kathryn Bigelow won this honour for The Hurt Locker. 9. Ben Hur (1959), Titanic (1997) and Lord of Rings: Return of the King (2003) are the three films to win the maximum number of Oscars. She won the award when she was 10 for her role in Paper Moon. Christopher Plummer is the oldest person to win an Academy Award. He did so because of the ongoing conflicts between the Academy and the Writer’s Guild. Billy Crystal ranks in second for hosting the ceremony 8 times. 7. John Williams is the most Academy Award-nominated person alive today. Dudley Nichols was the first person to refuse the Academy Award which he had won for Best Screenplay for The Informer (1935). Hattie McDaniel was the first African-American person to win the Academy Award. 15. Over the years, 14 awards have been collected by Italian films. Scott refused the honour that he received for Best Actor for Patton stating that the award ceremony was “a two-hour meat parade.”
Actor Marlon Brando also refused the honour for Best Actor for The Godfather because of the discrimination towards Native Americans by Hollywood and USA. The ceremony only lasted for 15 minutes. Midnight Cowboy (1969) is the only X-rated movie to win an Oscar. She has been nominated 21 times and has won the Oscar 3 times. Marlon Brando and Robert De Niro are the only two actors to have an Oscar for playing the same character of Vito Corleone from The Godfather series. 2. As the 90th Academy Awards are just around the corner, here’s looking at the lesser-known facts about the Oscars. 6. Winning an Academy Award is one of the biggest honours for an artist who works in the movies but there have been times when this esteemed trophy was declined by the winners. 8. 2018-03-02T06:30:41+00:00″>
Published: March 2, 2018 6:30 am

With the 90th academy Awards right around the corner, here’s some Oscar trivia for you. 10. While catching up on all the films makes us root for our favourites during the ceremony, it is the charm of the Oscars that draws us to the coveted award ceremony every year. Christopher Plummer is also the oldest nominee as he has been nominated for his work in All the Money in the World (2017). Since 2010, the Academy made a rule that the winners’ speeches must not go beyond 45 seconds.