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10 Interesting Facts about the Academy Awards

The Academy Awards or popularly known as the Oscars is
the most prestigious awards that the movie industry gives out
every year. Actors and actresses become famous overnight if
they've won the much coveted golden statuette. But do you know
any facts about the Academy Awards like who's the youngest and
oldest actress to win this award?

The following is a list of facts about the Academy Awards that
will amaze some of you.

1. At 10 years old, Tatum O'Neal daughter of Ryan O'Neal is the
youngest recipient to receive the Oscar for the category of Best
Supporting Actress for the movie Paper Moon (1973) making her the
youngest person to win an Oscar and the youngest actress to win
the best supporting actress award.

2. Shirley Temple
received an honorary Oscar at the age of 5 for her achievements in
the movie industry in 1934.

3. Jessica Tandy was 80 years old when she won the Best Actress
award for the movie Driving Miss Daisy in 1990. Unfortunatley, 4
years later she passed away.

4. Katharine Hepburn won the most Oscars for the Best Actress
category. She's won for this category a total of 4 times for the
movies Morning Glory
(1933), Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967), The Lion in Winter
(1968) and On Golden Pond (1981).

5. Richard Burton left
this world without ever having won a single Oscar even though he
has been nominated 7 times of which 6 were for the Best Actor
category. He was nominated for the Best Actor category for his
performance in the movies My Cousin Rachel (1952), The Robe
(1953), The Spy who Came In From the Cold (1965), Who's Afraid of
Virginia Woolf? (1966), Anne of the Thousand Days (1970) and Equus
(1977). He was nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category for
the movie Becket (1964).

6. Bob Hope was Oscar's favorite host after having hosted a total
of 18 times from 1939 to 1978.

7. The first film to win in the Best Picture category was Wings
which starred Clara Bow and a very young Gary Cooper.

8. To make one Oscar statuette, it takes 12 people a total of
about 20 hours. Each year, between 50 to 60 of these statuettes
are produced.

9. The Oscar statuette was originally made of bronze but during
the Second World War, plaster was used. Presently, it is made of a
special alloy of copper, pewter, nickel and silver, and then
gold-plated in 24 carat.

10. An awards ceremony which celebrates the worst in movies called the Golden
Raspberry Awards or the Razzies for short will take place either
on the night or before the night of the prestigious Oscar awards
ceremony. It would be interesting to see if any of the awardees
for the Oscars could win
both an Oscar as well as a Razzies.

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