Oscar Awards

Oscar Awards

The Academy Awards, commonly known as the Oscars, were instituted in he year 1929 for outstanding contributions in various fields ; of film making. The Oscars are the oldest entertainment awards

Fact about Oscar Award :

» An Oscar Trophy stand is 34cm tall and weighs of 8.5 pounds.
» The first Oscar awards were presented on May 16, 1929, Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
» From 2002, Dolby Theatre (formerly known as Kodak Theatre) is the permanent host for Oscar ceremonies.
» Emil Jannings is the first person to receive the statuette of Oscar. He received Oscar for Best Actor in 1929.
» R. S. Owens and Company manufactures Oscar statuettes in Chicago since 1982.
» Katharine Hepburn won four best actress Oscars, most by any actor or actress.
» Ben Hur, Titanic and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, these three films win 11 Oscars. They create the record of most Oscars ever won by a single film.
» Tatum O’Neal is the youngest ever Oscar winner at the age of 10. She won best supporting actress for the film “Paper Moon”
» “Gone with the Wind” is the longest Picture that won Best Picture award winner with 234 minutes.
» Titanic holds the record of highest nomination with 14 each.
» Hattie McDaniel is the first Black actress to win an Oscar in 1940 for Best Supporting Actress in Gone with the Wind.
» Hattie McDaniel is the first Black actress to win an Oscar in 1940 for Best Supporting Actress in Gone with the Wind.
» The oldest actor to win Oscar for Best Actor is 76 year-old Henry Fonda.
» “Avatar” currently holds the record for most expensive movie ever to win an Oscar.
» The oldest person to win an Oscar was Jessica Tandy in 1990 at the age of 81.

India at the Oscars

No Indian movie has won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. However, a total of three films have been nominated by the Academy :
* Mother India in 1957
* Salaam Bombay in 1988
* Lagaan in 2001

Though Mother India lost by just one vote to ‘Nights in Cabiria’ in 1957, India received its first Oscars in 1982 when Bhanu Athaiya won the award for the Best Costume designer for Richard Attenborough’s movie ‘Gandhi’. Satyajit Ray then won an Academy Honorary Award in 1991. In 2008, Slumdog Millionaire, an adaptation of the novel ‘Q&A’ by Indian Author Vikas Swarup won eight Oscars in different categories. Resul Pookutty won the Oscar for Best Sound Mixing, A.R. Rehman for Best Original Score and A.R. Rehman and Gulzar for Best Original Song for the movie Slumdog Millionaire.