The most anticipated 90th ceremony of Academy Awards for the Hollywood is over, and now all the upcoming stars are waiting for the 91st ceremony of Academy Awards in 2019. Everyone is eagerly waiting for the next year. Well, now we will not get any new news about the award function till we reach 2019, but we have gathered some facts about them. We have decided to do something interesting in between that period.
We have decided to tell you some behind the scenes recordings of the star present at the most significant award night. We have gathered the list of 15 most intriguing Oscar facts that will change you the way you always watch award functions.
The first Oscars ceremony lasted for 15 minutes only.
It is something weird to believe that an award function lasts for 15 minutes only. But we should know that with the very first Oscar award function in 1929 only 270 people gathered in the ceremony and the ceremony was just of 15 minutes.
The statuette has an official name.
The statuette trophy given to the stars at the Award function night was initially known as Academy Awards Merit. But today the award function is known as an Oscar Award. Here is the reason why. Oscar is the name of a person in reality. An Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science tells the theory of a librarian, and later that librarian became the executive director of the academy, and he told that the statuette of the award resembles one of his uncle, Oscar.
NASA’s satellite and Oscars are made up of same gold.
NASA gave good news and the fact that while a star is getting honored as the brightest star of the Hollywood industry by the honors, their telescopes, and satellites all focus on the lead. Now you must be thinking what is common in between both the things. The Oscar award trophies and the glasses of satellites and telescopes are gold plated with the same gold.
A naked photographer arrived on the stage in 1974.
In 1974, at the Oscar awards, a photographer Robert Opel ran naked on the stage of the awards, At the same time star David Niven was standing on the scene. David marked the hilarious situation as the epic one by leaving a statement for it, “Is not it fascinating to think that probably the only laugh that man will ever get in his life is only by stripping off and showing his shortcomings?”
Neil Patrick Harris in underwear.
In the Oscar Awards 2015, Neil Patrick Harris presented a small segment on the Award night ceremony and appeared on the stage by wearing underwear. By doing this, he wants to remind the scene from the film ‘Birdman’ in which Michael Keaton gets locked outside the theatre at Times Square in New York.
The youngest Oscar winner.
Tatum Beatrice O’Neal was the youngest actor to achieve an Oscar award in 1974. Tatum was only ten years old when she got the award for the Best Supporting Actress for the film Paper Moon.
World’s first hand-painted film nominated for an Oscar.
The hand-printed film Loving Vincent was nominated for the Academy Awards 2018 and also it got an award for the Best Animated Film category.
The oldest person ever to win an Oscar.
Now you must be thinking we have found the youngest person to be awarded an Oscar Award now we are here to discuss the eldest person who got an Oscar Award. Ivory won the Best Adapted Screenplay award for 2018 for the Oscar nomination for the film, “Call Me By Your Name.” The director and screenwriter got an award after his third nomination at the age of 89.
We are Oscar family.
Liza Minnelli had won the Academy Award for the film, Cabaret in the year 1972. She was the only one who had won the Oscar award whose parents were also an Oscar winner too.
The first woman to win the Best Director award.
Among female directors, Kathryn Bigelow was the first to win an Oscar Award for the film, The Hurt Locker int he year 2009.
First X-Rated film to win an Oscar.
In 1969, Midnight Cowboy was the first X-rated film to win an Oscar Award in this category.
Longest film to win an Oscars.
We have talked about the first female director and first X-Rated movie but here is the turn for the first longest duration film to win an Oscar Award. The film, Gone with the Wind was the first film to get an Oscar award for the most extended duration in 1939. The film was of 234 minutes.
First deaf winner of the Academy Awards.
Marlee Matlin had won the Oscar award for the first deaf actress for the film Children of a Lesser God in the year 1987.
Most wins by any film.
The three most successful movies to win an Oscar award are Titanic (1997), Ben-Hur (1959), and the film The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). Each of them had won 11 Oscar Awards.
Longest Oscars show.
The most protracted Oscar Award function ran in the year 2000 hosted by Whoopi Goldberg. The show ran for four hours and 26 minutes.
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