“When they called my name I had this feeling I could hear half of America going, “Oh no! Oh, c’mon why? Her? Again?” You know? But, whatever.” Meryl Streep, Actress in a Leading Role, The Iron Lady, 2011 Meanwhile, we are eagerly waiting for the 88th Oscar Awards, which is scheduled for February 28th, 2016, and ceremony will be held in Dolby Theatre, let’s browse through some of the records in 2947 Oscars awarded from 1929 till 87th Academy Awards, last year.

The Oscars Awards or The Academy Awards is the annual ceremony held to recognize the excellence & achievement in cinematic art being watched by 40.4 million viewers worldwide, presented live in more than 200 countries, unarguably the king of the all wards in world of Motion Picture; hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. A statuette, officially called the Award of Merit, commonly known as “Oscar” is awarded in various categories to the winners selected by Academy’s membership voting.

25 Interesting Oscar Chronicles For Film Enthusiasts

In 1929, in Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, the first Oscar awards were presented, first broadcasted to radio in 1930 and televised on television in 1953. For the first time in 2014, the Oscar was also streamed live on the internet. The Award was so successful that many more clones, modeled on the Oscars Awards were initiated: Grammy for Music, Emmy Awards in television industry and Grammys for music and recording.

25 Interesting Oscar Chronicles For Film Enthusiasts

1. Maximum Awards won by a single film: 11 Oscar Awards

25 Interesting Oscar Chronicles For Film Enthusiasts
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
  • Titanic (1997)
  • Ben-Hur (1959)

2. Maximum Nominations received by a single film: 14 nominations

25 Interesting Oscar Chronicles For Film Enthusiasts
  • All About Eve (1950)
  • Titanic (1997)

 3. Maximum Oscars for the Best Actor

25 Interesting Oscar Chronicles For Film Enthusiasts

The dual citizen, British and Irish citizenship, Daniel Day-Lewis, actor has the honor of winning the most number of Oscars, 1989, 2007 & 2013 in the Best Actor category. He was also nominated 5 times.

4. Maximum Oscars for the Best Director

25 Interesting Oscar Chronicles For Film Enthusiasts

John Ford won 4 Academy Awards for Film Direction: First in 1935, second in 1940, then came 1941, and the was last in 1952.

5. Maximum Oscars for the Best Actress

25 Interesting Oscar Chronicles For Film Enthusiasts

Katharine Hepburn with 4 Oscars for the Best Actress. Her first award was in 1933, then came in 1967. Consecutively she won in 1968 and her last award came in 1981 for the film On Golden Pond.

6. Most Oscar nominated Actress

25 Interesting Oscar Chronicles For Film Enthusiasts

Meryl Streep, has been nominated 19 times in total. She should rename herself has Oscar Streep.

7. Most Oscar nominated Male Actor

25 Interesting Oscar Chronicles For Film Enthusiasts

Till now, Jack Nicholson has been nominated 12 times for Academy Awards.

8. Winners of Oscars in The Big Five categories

25 Interesting Oscar Chronicles For Film Enthusiasts

There are three films with the big five honors: Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, and Screenplay, Original or Adapted

  • It Happened One Night (1934)
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
  • The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

9. Maximum number of Oscars won for Foreign Language Film

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Two foreign films have won 4 Oscars

  • Fanny and Alexander (1982): 4 Oscars – Best Costume Design, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction and the Best Foreign Language Film
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) – Again 4 Oscars: Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Original Score & the Best Foreign Language Film

10. The Country which won the maximum number of awards for Best Foreign Language Film

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Italy with 14 Academy awards is at the top of all countries. The country also got nominated 32 times in Foreign Language Film category.

11. Maximum nominated country for Best Foreign Language Film

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France was nominated 40 times and won 12 Academy awards.

12. The highest number of nominations received by a Foreign Film

25 Interesting Oscar Chronicles For Film Enthusiasts

With 10 nominations Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon of 2000 is sitting at the top in the categories, Best Cinematography, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Costume Design, Best Art Direction, Best Original Song, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Foreign Language Film, Best Original Score, Best Director and Best Picture.

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