10 interesting facts about Oscar winners you need to know – an Academy Awards blast from the past!

The Academy Awards, otherwise popularly known as the Oscars, is considered to the biggest accolade in the entertainment industry. The grand event being held every year at the Dolby Theatreā„¢ (formerly the Kodak Theatre) at Hollywood and Highland CenterĀ® in Hollywood since 2002 witnesses the biggest names in Hollywood and from around the world celebrating their works in cinema. With the 95th Academy Awards all set to be yet another magnificent ceremony, we look at a few interesting facts about the Oscar Awards winners from the past.

Walt Disney holds the overall record for the most Oscar nominations across all categories. He was nominated 59 times and took home 22 awards.

Charlie Chaplin received a 12-minute standing ovation when he received the honorary Oscar in 1972.

George Bernard Shaw holds the distinction for being the only person to win a Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925 and an Oscar in 1938 for Pygmalion.

Shirley Temple, at 6 years old, received the short-lived Juvenile Award at the 7th Academy Awards in 1934, making her the youngest Oscar recipient. The award was constituted as an honorary Academy Award to acknowledge performers under the age of 18 and was presented from time to time to a total of 12 child actors and actresses over the next 26 years.

Tatum O’Neal became the youngest Oscar winner at the age of 10 when she took home the Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Paper Moon (1973).

Anthony Hopkins is the oldest Oscar winner to date when he received the award for the Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in The Father (2020) at the age of 83.

Liza Minnelli is the only Oscar winner to have both parents win the Oscar Awards. Her mother Judy Garland was honored with the Academy Juvenile Award for The Wizard of Oz / Babes in Arms in 1939, while her father Vincent Minnelli won the Best Director Academy Award for Gigi in 1959. Liza won the Best Actress award for her role in Cabaret in 1973.

Wings became the first silent film to win the Best Picture (then called “Best Picture, Production”) Award at the 1st Academy Awards ceremony in 1929.

Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win an Academy Award for Best Director for her Iraq war thriller film, The Hurt Locker, in 2010.

James Cameron’s Titanic (1997) holds the record for the most Academy Award nominations in one year. It was nominated in 14 categories and won 11 Oscars.

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