Eva Marie Saint is currently the oldest living Oscar winner at age 98. She is actually older than Oscar himself, who debuted five years after he was born.
The shortest performance ever to win an acting Oscar was given by Beatrice Straight. She was only on screen for 5 minutes and 2 seconds network In 1976.
A total of 10 children have been nominated for competitive acting awards before their 12th birthday. Two of them (Tatum O’Neal and Anna Paquin) also won.
Here’s a complete breakdown of the child nominees:
Only one person has won two Oscars for the same performance, and that’s Harold Russell, an amateur actor who lost both arms in World War II.
The Academy’s board of directors didn’t really think Russell would win in his category, so at the last minute (literally the night before!), they created a special Oscar on his behalf.
Only one person has ever been able to legally sell his Oscar at auction, and that’s Harold Russell.
Karl Malden, then president of The Academy, tried to persuade Russell not to sell his Oscar, even offering him a “$20,000 interest-free loan” to return it. Despite the objection, Russell sold it to a then-unknown buyer for $60,500.
The only person to win an Oscar for playing a real-life Oscar winner is Cate Blanchett, who played Katharine Hepburn in the film. the Aviator in 2004.
FYI: Renée Zellweger apparently won her second Oscar for playing Judy Garland in the 2019 biopic JudyBut Garland (an honorary Oscar winner) never won a ~competitive~ Oscar, so technically, Zellweger’s win doesn’t count toward that particular figure.
And the only actor to play a fictional Oscar nominee is Maggie Smith. She won Best Supporting Actress in 1979 for her role as Diana Barry California Suites,
Kate Hepburn holds the record for the most acting Oscar wins. All four were for Best Actress, and she received a total of 12 Best Actress nominations.
Walt Disney has won the most Oscars of any individual with a total of 22 awards. He also holds the record for winning the most four Oscars in a single night.
And in case you’re curious, here are all of Walt Disney’s nominations and wins since 1954.
In three different instances, two different actors have won Oscars for playing the same character. The most recent examples of this are Rita Moreno and Arianna DeBose, who both played Anita in their respective films. west side story Movies.
The first time two actors won for playing the same character was when Marlon Brando and Robert De Niro won Oscars for playing Vito Corleone. Saint And The Godfather Part II,
And it’s only the second time this has happened since Heath Ledger and Joaquin Phoenix both won for playing the Joker at the 2009 and 2020 ceremonies.
Since the Academy Awards began in 1929, only 16 Oscars have been awarded posthumously. Of those 16, only two were in the acting categories: Heath Ledger and Peter Finch.
midnight cowboy The only X-rated film to win Best Picture. The 1969 film won three Oscars out of a total of seven nominations.
Hattie McDaniel was the first black person to be nominated for an Oscar, and won Best Supporting Actress for her work in 1940. gone With the Wind,
Three actors have refused to accept their Oscars outright – most famously after winning Best Actor for Marlon Brando in 1973. Saint,
A few years before Brando declined, George C. Scott declined his Best Actor win. patton (1970) because he “did not feel himself in any competition with other actors.”
And the first person to refuse his Oscar was Dudley Nichols. He declined the Best Writing, Screenplay award for his then-titled whistleblower Due to a union boycott in 1936.
The shortest Oscar speech ever was from Patty Duke, who simply said “thank you” when she won Best Supporting Actress in 1963.
Edith Head is the most awarded and most nominated woman in Oscar history with 8 wins out of 35 nominations. She’s so iconic that Pixar literally used her as inspiration when creating the character in Edna Mode. Incredible,
None have won a Best Actor Oscar for their first performance, but four have won it for Best Actress.
No film has won an Oscar in all four acting categories, but three have won “The Big 5,” aka Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, Actor, and Actress.
And finally, there have been six ties on Oscar night, two of which occurred in the acting categories (most famously between Katharine Hepburn and Barbra Streisand in 1969).