10 Facts About The Oscars You Probably Didn’t Know

10 Facts About The Oscars You Probably Didn’t Know

Atmaj Vyas

The 90th Annual Academy Awards which are also known as the Oscars is almost upon us. It is considered one of the biggest nights in Hollywood not just for movies, but everyone involved in it as well. It truly is a celebration of the best. That being said, how much do you really know about this prestigious award? Well, to answer that very question, we bring you 10 intriguing facts that will help enlighten you.

1. The Youngest Ever Winner

The youngest person to get an Oscar was actually Tatum O’Neal who won best supporting actor for her role in Paper Moon (1973). She was only 10 years old at the time.

2. The Oldest Ever Winner

On the other end of the spectrum, at the age of 82, Christopher Plummer became the oldest person to receive an Oscar. The award which was for the best supporting actor, for the movie Beginners (2010).

3. The First Time

The first ever Oscars were presented in 1929! It was a private dinner setting and had 270 people only.

4. The Only Woman Ever

Kathryn Bigelow is the only woman director to ever win an Oscar. It was for her film, The Hurt Locker (2009). Additionally, since it’s inception, only 4 women have ever been nominated.

5. Record For Most Nominations

The ever so graceful Meryl Streep has been nominated a total of 21 times for an Oscar. This includes her nomination for The Post. She is officially the record holder for most nominated performing actor. If she wins, she will tie with the legendary actress Katharine Hepburn, to be at 4 awards each.

6. The Longest Movie Ever

With a run time of 234 minutes, Gone With The Wind (1939) is the longest movie to ever win an Oscar.

7. The Curse Of The Sequel

The only sequel to a movie that ever won an Oscar is none other than The Good Father: Part II (1974).

8. First Nomination, First Win

Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lupita Nyong’o and Kim Basinger are the only female actors to have ever won an Oscar for their very first nomination.

9. It’s Heavy!

The Oscar statue weighs about three and a half kgs and is thirteen and a half inches long.

10. Red Carpet

The famous red carpet is measured at 500 feet!

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