Oscar statuette weighs 6 3/4 pounds, and stands 13 1/2 inches high.
It was named by Margaret Herrick, who remarked in 1931 (upon seeing
the statuettes), "Why it looks like my Uncle Oscar!" Her
uncle's full name, by the way, was Oscar Pierce
to ever receive an Oscar was 5-year-old Shirley Temple
- in 1934.
Shirley's Oscar was an honorary one.
win a standard Oscar was Tatum O'Neal, who was 10 years old when she won the Best Supporting
Actress award for "Paper Moon" in 1974.)
Oscar winner when he won as Best Supporting Actor for "The
Sunshine Boys." at
age 80 (in 1976).
that mark was later
surpassed by Jessica
Tandy, who won her Best Actress Oscar at age 81 for "Driving
oldest actor to win the
Oscar for Best Actor was Henry
Fonda, for "On Golden
Pond". He was 76.
two movies that won the most
Oscars were "Ben-Hur"
(1959) and "Titanic" (1997). Both movies won 11 statuettes.
place is held by "West
Side Story," which won ten Oscars.)
with the most Academy Awards for "Best Actress "
is Katharine Hepburn,
who won four of the golden statuettes (in 1932, 1967, 1968 &
title for the most "Best Actor." awards, though, is shared
by seven different actors (Spencer Tracy,
Gary Cooper, Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson,
Fredric March, Dustin Hoffman
and Tom Hanks) who
each won two Oscars.
actor with the most total
Oscar nominations is Jack Nicholson,
who was nominated 11 times (winning three times - twice for Best
Actor and once for Best Supporting Actor.
actresses are tied for the most
total Oscar nominations:
Katharine Hepburn & Meryl
Streep with 12 nominations each.
individual who was awarded
the most total Oscars
was none other than Walt Disney,
who walked away with 20 Academy Awards over his lifetime.
had 64 total Oscar nominations.
acceptance speech ever given at an Academy Awards
ceremony was given by Greer
Garson, when she accepted her award for Best Actress in 1942's
"Mrs. Miniver." It's uncertain exactly how long she spoke -
most sources agree it was somewhere between 5 1/2 and 7 minutes.