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

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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.

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    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)

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    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

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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

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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.

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Cedric Gibbons | photo : picssr.com

 

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