If there is anything that will keep television viewers on their toes, it is pointless trivia. With the Oscar night approaching, viewers can’t wait to hear who has been nominated, who has the most Oscar nominations, and most importantly, who wins.
The Oscar is one of the most well-known ceremonies organized and held in Hollywood. It was held for the first time in 1929 and has become a yearly ceremony ever since. The Academy Awards offers tremendous amount of fun and stimulating facts to share, with regards to who was the youngest actor to achieve an Oscar, which movie won at every nominated category, which famous director never won an Oscar, who was the very first Oscar winner and so much more that I can share. Here are five trivia and fun facts.
Five Academy Awards trivia and fun facts
1. Who has been nominated most at Oscars and who has won the most number of Oscars?
Walt Disney has the most number of Oscar nominations. He topped the list with a staggering 59 nominations and 26 Oscar wins. The actress with the most nominations in acting is Meryl Streep, she leads with 16 wins.
2. The youngest actors to receive an Oscar
Shirley Temple was a five-year-old child in 1934 when she was the first youngest actress to win the honorary Oscar Award.
3. Which is the movie that has won awards at all nominated categories
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, from the legendary series, won Oscar awards at every nominated category in 2003 when the movie was honored with 11 awards. The categories were – Original Score and Original Song in the music section; Best Picture, Adapted Screenplay, Sound Mixing, Art Direction, Visual Effects, Film Editing in the media section; and other awards like the Best Director, Makeup and Costume Design.
4. Who are the famous directors who were nominated but never won an Oscar?
There are four famous directors who were nominated at the Oscars but didn’t win. They are Sidney Lumet, Federico Fellini, Peter Weir, and Stanley Kubrick.
5. Who was the first Oscar Winner?
The very first Oscar winner was Emil Janning. He won the best actor award in 1927-28 Academy Awards, but he did not attend the award ceremony and so was not present when the award was announced.
The emblem of the Oscars is the lovely golden memento. The thirteen-and-half-inch gold statuette is made of a thick covering of 24 carat gold, tin, copper and antimony. It is known as the Oscar and is used by the film industry year after year to honor the most talented artists of the motion picture industry. The Oscar statuette is officially known as Academy Award of Merit. To receive an Academy Award is one of the highest honors and it means that the individual is in recognition of his/her most outstanding contribution to the film or television industry.