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Top 10 Facts - Oscar
02.01.2016
Fact #1

The person who holds the record for most number Oscars won is Walt Disney. He won 22 of them.

Fact #2

Actor George C. Scott refused to accept the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1971, and described the Oscar ceremony as "a two-hour meat parade"

Fact #3

In 2005, Kate Winslet joked that acting in a Holocaust movie guarantees an Oscar. Four years later, she won her first and only Oscar for her role in The Reader.

Fact #4

When "Lose Yourself" won the Academy Award for Best Original Song, not only was Eminem not there to accept the award, he was asleep during the ceremony because he believed he would not win.

Fact #5

"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" is the first and only fantasy film ever to win an Academy Award for "Best Picture".

Fact #6

Saving Private Ryan (1998) is the last film edited on a non-digital editing system to win an Academy Award for editing.

Fact #7

George Clooney is the only person ever to be nominated for Academy Awards in six different categories.

Fact #8

Christoph Waltz is the first and, thus far, only actor to win an Oscar for acting in a Quentin Tarantino film.

Fact #9

Oscar winners must sign an agreement stating that should they wish to sell their statuettes in the future, they must first offer it to the Academy for $1. If they refuse, they cannot keep their trophy.

Fact #10

Nicolas Cage received an Oscar nomination for his role in Adaptation after director Spike Jonze told him to 'ignore all of his acting instincts'.

Fact #11
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