Behind the Glitz and Glamour, Interesting Facts About the Academy Awards

Akash Kumar Mishra
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Academy Awards History

People eagerly await the Oscar Awards function to be held on March 11. Big stars associated with cinema will participate in this function and create magic. Glamour, glitz, red carpet, etc. make this function special, but today, we will tell some interesting facts about this world-famous award function.

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The Oscars, also known as the Academy Awards, began in 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. First of all, about 270 people participated in the dinner program. This function was organized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, where people working in cinema were honoured.

Where Did The Name ‘Oscar’ Come From?

Margaret Herrick, a librarian at the Academy, felt that the award statue resembled her uncle Oscar. Only after this was it named the Oscar Award. The Oscar trophy features a knight holding a film reel and a crusader’s sword made of 24-karat gold. However, compared to earlier, some changes have also been made to this trophy.

Do you know who won the first Oscar award? Only twelve categories were included when this award was started, but later, its number was increased to 24. For the first time, the film “Wings” received an Oscar.

‘Star’ Became Oscar’s Red Carpet After 1960

Oscar’s red carpet is discussed worldwide, but do you know that for the first time, the name of the 1960 red carpet was associated with Oscar? Earlier, people attending this function used to come and go peacefully. Still, the red carpet area has become glamorous, where stars stand, display designer gowns and tuxedos, and get photography done.

Once, in 1941, before the names of the Oscar winners were announced, the list was leaked; only then was great care taken. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) announced the winners’ names in a sealed envelope.

Oscar Awards Can Never Be Sold

You will be surprised to know that before giving the Oscar trophy, a contract is made that he will never sell this trophy or insult it. If someone does not want to keep it, it can be returned to the Academy for $1.

When The Winner Jumped With Joy

It was in the year 2000 that Roberto Benigni received the Best Actor award for the film “Life is Beautiful”. He was so happy after receiving this award.

He climbed onto the chair and jumped towards the stage. This incident taught people how important this award is for actors, actresses, and cinema-associated people.

When The Wrong Name Was Announced

This incident happened in 2017, when “La La Land” was declared the Best Picture winner, but “Moonlight” was the winner. This mistake was caused by the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) accountant, who gave the wrong envelope.

Youngest Oscar Winner

Do you know who was the youngest winner? Child artist Tatum O’Neal was the youngest to win an Oscar. Tatum O’Neal was 10 years old in 1974 when she received the Best Supporting Actress Award for her role in ‘Paper Moon’. Jack Nicholson holds the record for the most Oscar nominations among male actors, with twelve Oscar wins.

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