Oscar Stats!

The most awards given in any category: Walt Disney, 27 regular and six special

Most honored films: Ben-Hur in 1959, Titanic in 1998 both with 11 and West Side Story in 1961, with 10.

Most nominated films: Titanic and All About Eve, with 14, and Lord of The Rings, Gone With The Wind, From Here to Eternity, Mary Poppins, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Chicago, and Forrest Gump all with 13.

Most nominated films to recieve no awards: The Turning Point and The Color Purple, with 11 each.

Most popular Oscar-Winning movie genre: Drama with 46% of all winners.

Least popular movie genre: Suspense-thriller with only two winners: Rebecca in 1940 and The Silence Of The Lambs in 1991.

First African American Oscar Winner: Hattie McDaniel, Best Supporting Actress, in "Gone with the Wind."
In 1990 Whoopi Goldberg became the second black actress to win an Oscar since Hattie McDaniel. Talk about a long time coming.

First African American Male Oscar Winner: Sidney Poitier, Best Actor, "Lilies of the Field" 1963

Most awarded Actor Jack Nicholson with three statues, two for Best Actor, and one for Supporting.

Most Best Actress awards: Katharine Hepburn with FOUR, for "Moring Glory," "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, " "The Lion in Winter," and "On Golden Pond." She is also the most awarded Actor or Actress, plus all 4 of her awards are for the BEST Actress category none are for supporting.

Most Best Actor awards:Seven actors have won the BEST actor award twice. Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gary Cooper, Marlon Brando, Dustin Hoffman, Tom Hanks and Jack Nicholson all with two each.

Most Nominated Actress: Meryl Streep with 13! Followed by Katharine Hepburn with 12.

Youngest Oscar winners: Tatum O'Neal for "Paper Moon" (1973) age 10, and Anna Paquin for "The Piano" age 11. While in 1934, at the age of 6, actress Shirley Temple was awarded an honary Oscar for her achievements.

The shortest Best Picture: Marty at 91 minutes, followed by Annie Hall, which is 94 minutes long. The longest film winner meanwhile is The Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King at 250 minutes and Gone With the Wind at 238.

Oldest Best Actor winner: Henry Fonda was 76 when he got his award for "On Golden Pond" in 1982, he died five months later. Due to his bad health he was not present at the awards ceremony, his daughter and co-star Jane Fonda accepted the award on his behalf.
However, Groucho Marx was even older at age 83 when he recieved his 'Honary' Oscar.

Oldest Best Supporting Actor winner: George Burns was 80 when he won for The Sunshine Boys (1975).

Oldest Best Actress winner: Jessica Tandy, 80, for "Driving Miss Daisy." (1990)

Only Posthumous Best Actor: Peter Finch died of a heart attack two months before winning the Best Actor Oscar for his role as the "mad prophet of the air-waves" in "Network" (1976). He remains the only actor to have won the award posthumously. Finch's widow, Jamaican-born Eletha, accepted his Oscar before the Academy in 1977. He had also been nominated back in 1972 for playing a homosexual Jewish doctor in "Sunday Bloody Sunday."

Only Actor to win for a one-word role: Patty Duke, playing the blind and deaf Helen Keller uttered "Water" to take home the Best Supporting Actress Award at 16 in 1963. Of course, her non speaking performance was more powerful than her competitions speaking parts.

Films that won the top five Oscars:
It Happened One Night in 1934
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest in 1975
The Silence of the Lambs in 1991

FACT: Richard Burton and Peter O'Toole were both nominated seven times without a win, and Richard Burton never won, recently O'Toole recieved an Honary Oscar. Across all categories, however, they don't hold a candle to writer-director Federico Fellini, who garnered 12 noms and never won, and writer-director Stanley Kubrick and composer Randy Newman (Toy Story), both of whom went 0 for 13. Randy Newman won for his 14 nod.

Record for the longest Oscar acceptance speech: In 1942, Greer Garson (some reports say her speech lasted an hour and a half, though it actually clocked in at closer to five and a half minutes) after winning the Best Actress trophy for Mrs. Miniver. (A 45-second time limit was later imposed)

Shortest Acceptance Speeches Made By an Oscar Winner:
Alfred Hitchcock and Willaim Holden (Best Actor for his role in "Stalag 17," 1953) both when accepting their statues at the Acadamy Awards, simply stated, "Thank you" and walked off.

Who got the biggest applause inside the auditorium? Shirley Temple got the longest applause, Gregory Peck the loudest.

Consecutive Best Actor Wins
Spencer Tracy: Captains Courageous (1937) and Boys Town (1938)
Tom Hanks: Philadelphia (1993) and Forrest Gump (1994)

Consecutive Best Actress Wins
Luise Rainer: The Great Ziegfeld (1936) and The Good Earth (1937)
Katharine Hepburn: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) and The Lion in Winter (1968)

In 1969 there was a tie for Best Actress, the two winning ladies were Barbra Streisand for "Funny Girl" (1968) and Katharine Hepburn for The Lion in Winter (1968).

1932 Wallace Beery for his work in The Champ (1931) and Fredric March for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) both won Best Actor Awards.

Double Takes:
In 1992 Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon were both nominated for Best Actress for their work in the same movie: Thelma & Louise (1991, nither won

Also in 1936 Clark Gable, Charles Laughton, And Franchot Tone were all Nominated for Best Actor for their work in the same movie, Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) and none of them won.

The Only Silent Film to Win Best Picture:
Wings (1927–1928)

Only X-Rated Film to Win Best Picture:
Midnight Cowboy (1969)

Only Animated Film Nominated for Best Picture:
Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Most Academy Awards® for foreign film:
Italy with a total of 10 Oscars®

Number of sequels which have won the Oscar® for Best Picture: 1. The Godfather: Part II

The only actors to win Oscars for playing the same character: Marlon Brando (The Godfather, 1972) and Robert DeNiro (Godfather II, 1974) both playing the role of Vito Corleone.

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