Academy Awards Fun Facts


We are only five days away from this year’s Academy Awards ceremony. We have searched the web and found the most interesting Academy Awards fun facts. We hope you enjoy the information and that you watch the show in five days.

The first winner of best picture was Wings (1927 – 1928).

Only three people have refused to except their Oscars: George C. Scott, Marlon Brando, and Dudley Nichols.

Oliver! (1968) was the only G-rated movie to win best picture.

The year after Oliver! won, Midnight Cowboy took home the best picture award and to this day is the only rated X movie to win best picture.

Even if you win an Oscar, you must sign an agreement stating that you will not sell it to anyone besides the Academy. The Academy will only offer $1.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King was the only fantasy film to win best picture.

Anthony Quinn and Judi Dench won best supporting actor/actress awards for roles lasting only eight minutes.

The Godfather and Lord of the Rings movies are the only trilogies to have all three films nominated for best picture.

Kevin O’Connell, a sound technician, has been nominated 20 times without ever winning. Sorry man.

Only four women have been nominated for best director.

Avatar is the highest grossing movie to ever be nominated for best picture.

Cimarron won best picture with a Rotten Tomatoes rating of only 36%.

Hopefully we’ll see some new records set this year, but once again, make sure to tune in and enjoy the show.

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