1.The Oscar statue weighs 8 and a half pounds and is 13.5 inches tall. 


Oscar statues | photo : telegraph.co.uk

2. With 59 nominations of which he won 22 Oscars and 4 honorary wins, Walt Disney has most Oscar wins and nominations.

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    Walt Disney with his Oscars | photo : telegraph.co.uk

    3. From 1950, the Academy released a rule that no Oscar winner can sell their Oscar to anyone but the Academy, for which they will receive only a dollar!

    4.The red carpet is 500 meters long.


    The Red Carpet | photo : vox.com

    5.Daniel-Day-Lewis has won the most Best Actor Oscar. He has won it three times, for My Left Foot (1989), There Will Be Blood (2007) and Lincoln (2012)


    Daneil Day Lewis and his winning moments | photo : huffingtonpost.com

    6.The first Oscars were held at a private dinner in Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in 1929 and a ticket to it cost only $5.

     7.Midnight Cowboy (1969) is the only X-rated movie to have won the Best Picture Oscar.

    Midnight Cowboy (1969) | photo : gablescinema.com

    8.Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win the Best Director award when she won for The Hurt Locker in 2009


Kathryn Bigelow with her Oscar for Best Director | photo : independent.co.uk

9.The Godfather 2 is the only sequel to have ever won an Oscar for Best Picture


The Godfather 2 | photo : yesmovies.to

10.The Oscar statue, which is of a knight standing on a reel and holding a sword, was designed by MGM art director Cedric Gibbons.


Cedric Gibbons | photo : picssr.com


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