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February 16, 2011 1:25 PM | By Bárbara Bação, Catarina Amaral & Marta Gama
Fun Oscar facts and trivia

Academy Awards Trivia

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Every year, the film world waits with excitement to find out which movies the Academy has honoured with a much coveted Oscar.

In preparation for this year's big night, MSN has prepared some tantalizing pieces of trivia to whet your appetite, including everything from the weight of the famous statue to the longest speech in Oscar history.

Click on to find out the amazing facts that have helped make the Oscars the most famous awards ceremony in the world!

Jan 10, 2013 11:49AM
Get it bloody right! Titanic received 14 nominations and won 11 awards, tying it with All About Eve for noms, and Ben Hur for awards, and later Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring tied as well at 14 nominations and then Return of the King tied for wins at 11
Feb 22, 2013 4:31PM

Good for telling these hack writers and researchers what  the facts on TITANIC are.


Big deal that this soap opera of a overly long VOYAGE  won best film and NOT EVEN NOMINATED FOR WRITING. Shows it was all techno! That a great film does not make! Titaninc maybe deserved 4 awards at most.......... and thank god she finally went down.


L.A. Confidential (Russell Crowe, Kim Bassinger (won an Oscar  for the film and Guy Pearce ) took most Best OPicture Awards that year of 1995........TITANIC simply won at the Oscars and Golden Globes as it peaked just at the perfect moment.


Kate Winslet is on record for how much she despises the film, by the way.


I am a hugh moviie buff and I KNOW MY STUFF IN AND OUT, even  won 3 Hollywood trips due to my

movie why provide more acurrate material and less repetetive stories.


Why cant you........ whoever you people are 1) stop making so many errors when it comes to awards.......... Daniel Day Lewis in 4 Nominations has won 2  Best Actor  Awards, the first when quite young for MY LEFT FOOT and the second not that long ago for a super amazing production of THERE WILL BE BLOOD. He was also nominated for GANGS OF NEW YORK. He didn't win for that  but won THE NEW YORK FILM CRITIC PRIZE as BEST ACTOR for that role and other circle prizes.


I really think that no one is better than DDL  this year as Lincoln. He has almost won every major award already including NYFCritics, Golden Globe, Sag + more........I truly doubt he'll lose but Oscar voters are wildly stupid and unpredictable at times so anything can happen like when the crappy CRASH ( a nothing film ) won over Brokeback Mountain which won 99 Best Picture Awards, EXCEPT THE OSCAR! What a joke.


Also get your act together and stop presenting the same Oscar stories over and over again. I'm sisk of it. MUCK! I could write original columns without ever running out of material.


Think it's time to change home page to a more erudite site.


PLESE! PLEASE! Get it together! MSN looks totally foolish.....dumb with with the barrage of inaccuracies and constant repetitive stories....... as if other juicy stories didn't exist didn't exist.




Who were the  ONLY  two males to tie for Best Actor Oscar? What was the year? What were the films?


The only females to tie were Katherine Hepburn ( The Lion in Winter ) and Barbra Streisand ( Funny Girl ) in 1968.

Jan 9, 2014 2:19PM
Incorrect...Frederic March (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde) and Wallace Beery (The Champ) shared the Best Actor win for the year 1932.
Jan 13, 2013 10:53PM
Most if not all of them should have gotten at least one

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