Eva Marie Saint is presently the oldest residing Oscar winner, at 98 years previous. She’s really older than the Oscars themselves, which began 5 years after she was born.
The shortest efficiency to ever win an performing Oscar was given by Beatrice Straight. She was on display screen for less than 5 minutes and a pair of seconds in Community in 1976.
A complete of 10 youngsters have been nominated for aggressive performing awards earlier than their twelfth birthday. Two of them (Tatum O’Neal and Anna Paquin) even gained.
Here is the complete breakdown of kid nominees:
Just one individual has ever gained two Oscars for a similar efficiency, and that is Harold Russell, a nonprofessional actor who misplaced each fingers in World Battle II.
The Academy’s board of administrators did not really assume Russell would win in his class, so on the final minute (actually the evening earlier than!), they created a particular Oscar on his behalf.
Just one individual has ever been in a position to legally promote their Oscar at an public sale, and that is additionally Harold Russell.
The then-president of The Academy, Karl Malden, tried to persuade Russell to not promote his Oscar, even providing him a “$20,000 interest-free mortgage” to return it. Regardless of objection, Russell bought it to a then-anonymous purchaser for $60,500.
The one individual to ever win an Oscar for taking part in a real-life Oscar winner is Cate Blanchett, who portrayed Katharine Hepburn in The Aviator in 2004.
FYI: Renée Zellweger clearly gained her second Oscar for taking part in Judy Garland within the 2019 biopic Judy, however Garland (an Honorary Oscar winner) by no means gained a ~aggressive~ Oscar, so technically, Zellweger’s win would not rely towards that individual stat.
And the one actor to win for taking part in a fictional Oscar nominee is Maggie Smith. She gained Greatest Supporting Actress in 1979 for her position as Diana Barrie in California Suite.
Kate Hepburn holds the report for probably the most performing Oscar wins. All 4 had been for Greatest Actress, and she or he acquired 12 Greatest Actress nominations in complete.
Walt Disney has gained probably the most Oscars of any individual, with 22 complete awards. He additionally holds the report for probably the most Oscars gained in a single evening, with 4.
And listed below are all of Walt Disney’s nominations and wins from 1954, if you happen to’re curious.
In three separate situations, two totally different actors have gained Oscars for taking part in the identical character. The latest instance of that is Rita Moreno and Ariana DeBose, who each performed Anita of their respective West Aspect Story motion pictures.
The primary time two actors gained for taking part in the identical character was when Marlon Brando and Robert De Niro acquired Oscars for taking part in Vito Corleone in The Godfather and The Godfather Half II.
And the one different time this has occurred was when Heath Ledger and Joaquin Phoenix each gained for taking part in the Joker on the 2009 and 2020 ceremonies.
For the reason that Academy Awards started in 1929, solely 16 Oscars have been given out posthumously. Of these 16, solely two had been within the performing classes: Heath Ledger and Peter Finch.
Midnight Cowboy is the one X-rated film to win Greatest Image. The 1969 film gained three Oscars in complete, from seven nominations.
Hattie McDaniel was the primary Black individual to be nominated for an Oscar, and she or he gained Greatest Supporting Actress in 1940 for her work in Gone with the Wind.
Three actors have straight-up refused to just accept their Oscars — probably the most well-known being Marlon Brando in 1973 after profitable Greatest Actor for The Godfather.
Just a few years previous to Brando’s refusal, George C. Scott declined his Greatest Actor win for Patton (1970) as a result of he “didn’t really feel himself to be in any competitors with different actors.”
And the primary individual to refuse their Oscar was Dudley Nichols. He declined his then-titled Greatest Writing, Screenplay award for The Informer in 1936 as a consequence of a union boycott.
The shortest Oscars speech ever was by Patty Duke, who merely mentioned “thanks” upon profitable Greatest Supporting Actress in 1963.
Edith Head is the most-awarded and most-nominated girl in Oscars historical past, with 8 wins from 35 nominations. She’s so iconic that Pixar actually used her as inspiration when creating the character Edna Mode in The Incredibles.
Nobody has ever gained the Greatest Actor Oscar for his or her debut efficiency, however 4 have gained it for Greatest Actress.
No movie has gained Oscars in all 4 performing classes, however three have gained “The Massive 5,” aka Greatest Image, Director, Screenplay, Actor, and Actress.
And at last, there have been six ties on Oscar evening, two of which occurred within the performing classes (probably the most well-known being between Katharine Hepburn and Barbra Streisand in 1969).