Top 5 Most Curious Facts About the Oscars

Sunday, January 1, 2012

5. The Hurt Locker sets the record as the lowest grossing movie to win Best Movie in the Oscars

The 82nd Academy Awards winner of Best Picture, The Hurt Locker has broken a new record in the movie industry. The Hurt Locker bagged 6 Oscars out of nine–a remarkable feat considering it is the lowest grossing movie ever to win the Oscars. Word has it that it only earned $21 million, that’s less than 2% of what “Avatar” has made in domestic ticket sales. Woody Allen’s “Annie Hall,” which made $38 million after its 1977 release, or about $130 million when adjusted for inflation, held the previous record.
4. Sandra Bullock is the first actress to win both best and worst actress in the same week

How many actresses can win awards for best and worst actress in the same weekend? Sandra Bullock pulled off that feat in 2010, when she was awarded the Oscar for best actress for Oscar “The Blind Side” a day after receiving the Golden Raspberry for worst actress in “All About Steve.” She attended both ceremonies.
3. The “Red carpet” at the Kodak Theatre is about 500 feet long

Actresses go under a lot of stress to choose the right outfit to step into the Red carpet. What’s the big deal? The red carpet at the Kodak Theatre, where the ceremony is held, is about 500 feet long and 33 feet wide. In this 500 feet long space there are over 100 photographers and almost300 TV press members, including camera operators, audio technicians and other crew members.
2. Kevin O’Connell, Oscars’ unluckiest nominee, holds the record for the most nominations, 20, and no wins.

“The Turning Point” and “The Color Purple” hold the record for most nominations – 11 – without any wins. But the biggest loser of all times is Kevin O’Connell, a sound re-recording mixer who holds the record for most Academy Award nominations without a win at 20, having originally set the record in 2006 with his 18th nomination and loss, making him the “unluckiest nominee in the history of the Academy Awards”.
1. Until 2010 no woman had ever won the Oscar as best director

Kathryn Bigelow is the first woman to win the Oscar as best director for “The Hurt Locker” and only the fourth woman to ever receive a nomination. She beat ex husband James Cameron’s Avatar. This is the first time Former spouses compete for the same award.


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