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The Oscars: 14 awesome facts

14Awesome THINGS YOU DIDNT KNOW ABOUT THE OSCARS The glitz and glamour of the Oscars perhaps outshines all other award ceremonies around the world. The annual event is not without a whole lot of discussion, preparation, and, of course, money. We've pulled together some of themost interesting and offbeat Academy Awards facts as you prepare to watch this year's celebration. THE HOST WITH THE MOST WHO HAS HOSTED THE OSCARS THE MOST TIMES? Bob Hope: 19 Billy Crystal: Johnny Carson: Jack Lemmon: 4 Whoopi Goldberg: + 2013 HOST: Seth MacFarlane: 1st time SINCE THE FIRST CEREMONY WITH 11 AWARDS EACH in 1929, the Oscars have been held at three films are tied for having 13 different locations in and around won the most Oscars ever: Los Angeles. HOLLYWOOD Ben-Hur Titanic (1959) (1997) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) IN 2013 the oldest and youngest actresses ever were nominated for best actress. AGE 9 AGE 85 QUVENZHANÉ WALLIS EMMANUELLE RIVA Beasts of the Southern Wild Amour AT 59 AND 26 THE SHORTEST Walt Disney holds the records for both the most Academy and longest films to win best picture are: Award nominations and Shortest: Marty (1955) Oscars won, respectively. 91 MINUTES THE OSCARS RED CARPET Longest: Gone With The Wind is a whopping 500 feet long and 33 feet wide-or 16,500 square feet. 234 MINUTES £40,218.44: The total value of the "swag bag" from 2012. NUMBER OF STREAKERS ever to have streaked through the Oscars ceremony: Just one. It happened in 1974 with David Niven as the host. Niven offered a witty remark immediately + following the incident: "Isn't it fascinating to think that probably the only laugh that man will ever get in his life is by stripping off and showing his shortcomings?" NEARLY HALF of the 2013 acting nominees are previous Oscar winners. THE OSCAR STATUE ACTRESS GREER GARSON measures 34cm tall, weighs 3kg, and is made of tin copper and antimony, with a thick covering of 24-carat gold. gave the longest acceptance speech, in 1942. It clocked in at 5 minutes, 30 seconds. 34cm ALFRED HITCHCOCK THE BIGGEST LOSER and William Holden each gave the shortest acceptance speeches. They both said a simple, is actor Peter Oʻtoole who has been nominated 8 times, yet without a single victory. "Thanko Pou". SOURCES: • • • • • • • • •.

The Oscars: 14 awesome facts

shared by calmyourbeans on Feb 26
The Oscars comes around once a year in a cloud of glitz and glamour befitting of some of the worlds biggest stars. We take a look at some awesome things you didn't know about the Oscars and their history.



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