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Trivia Facts About The Oscars

Well, it’s time to say goodbye to the Grammy awards for another year. In case you missed who walked away with awards on Sunday night’s show, here is a list of all the winners for you. Also, since I’m sure the talk at the office will be about some of the performances, I thought it would helpful to let you see all of them in one location.

Next up on the Award show horizon will be the 85th Annual Academy Awards, February 24th on ABC. Hosting this years event will be Family Guy creator, Seth Mcfarlane. If you’ve never heard Seth sing, check this out.

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To get you primed for the festivities, I thought we would run through some Oscar Awards trivia. Might be cool to toss some of this out to your friends or family as your watching the show.

The Oscar:

It weighs 6 3/4 pounds and stands 13 1/2 inches high. The Academy librarian is credited for naming the statue in 1931 after saying, ‘It looks like my Uncle Oscar.

Record Holders:

The youngest person to ever receive an Oscar was Shirley Temple. (She was 5 years old). However this was an honorary one.

The youngest to win a standard Oscar was Tatum O’Neal. (She was 10 years old). She won for Best Supporting Actress for ‘Paper Moon.’ (1974)

The oldest person to win an Oscar was Christopher Plummer. (He was 82 years old). He won for Best Supporting Actor for ‘Beginners.’ (2012)

The oldest person to win an Oscar for Best Actor was Henry Fonda. (He was 76 years old). ‘On Golden Pond.’ (1982)

Movies the won the most Oscars:

‘Lord of the Rings: Return of the King’ (2003), ‘Titanic’ (1997) and ‘Ben-Hur (1959). All three have won 11 Oscars a piece.

The Best Actor:

It’s an 8 way tie with each of these Actors winning 2 Oscars a piece.

Spencer Tracy, Gary Cooper, Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson, Fredric March, Dustin Hoffman, Sean Penn and Tom Hanks.

Maryl Streep holds the record for the most Oscar nominations for acting, with a total of 17.

Walt Disney has the most Oscars. In his lifetime Walt walked away with 26 Academy Awards.


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