So, Oscars is just a few hours away, I am sure everyone is waiting to hear that speech by Chris Rock, waiting for the red carpet moments and even the Snap chat story for those who are sitting in the other corner of the world. Keep your schedule free and be ready for the biggest award show of the year! Before the Oscars, we would like to give you a quick lesson on things you never knew about the Oscars!
1 – The Oscar statue is designed after a real man
So back in 1928, MGM art director Cedric Gibbons was in charge of designing the award trophy. It was only after he was introduced to Mexican film director and actor Emilio ‘El Indo’ Fernandez, Gibbons convinced him to pose nude and that’s how the Oscar award was designed and casted.
2 – The Oscar presenters know what they have to say
If you have been watching the Oscars for years now, you must’ve noticed that there is one thing the presenters don’t say while presenting an award. The presenters are NOT allowed to say, ‘And the winner is.. .’ what they actually have to say is ‘And the OSCARS goes to.. .’ Interesting, isn’t it?
3 – The youngest and the oldest winners in Oscars history
The youngest person to win an Oscar was Tatum O’Neal, who won an award for ‘Best Supporting Actress’ for ‘Paper Moon’ back in 1973 when she was only 10 years old. Whereas, the oldest winner was Christopher Plummer who was awarded an Oscar in 2013 for ‘Best Supporting Actor’ for his role in ‘Beginners’. He was 82 years old at that time.
4 – The biggest Oscar sweep ever
During the 76th Academy Awards, ‘Lord of the Rings: The return of the King’ won every category it was nominated for. That was one amazing night for the Lord of the Rings cast and crew as they earned 11 Oscar awards that night.
5 – A Latina or Asian American woman never won the ‘Best Actress’ award
Interesting Fact – In the 85 years of Academy Awards, no Latina or Asian American woman has ever won a best actress award. In fact, Salma Hayek was the only Latina nominated for her performance in ‘Frida’ in 2003 and Merle Oberon – the only Asian to be nominated in 1935 for ‘The Dark Angel’. Not only that, Halle Berry is the only black woman to have won an Oscar for her performance in ‘Monster’s Ball’ in 2001. Such discrimination!
But hey, now you know these 5 things that add to your Oscars knowledge! Let us know if you come across any!