When most people think of the Oscars, they look at it as an awards night for actors, actresses, and movies over the previous year. A night where some can pick out who was best and worst dressed, who won that Oscar but didn’t deserve it, and who was snubbed and didn’t win when they should have. The Oscars are this weekend, and although you might be an Oscar regular, I am sure you don’t know all of these facts about The Oscars.
1. The weight of an Oscar statue is 8 1/2 pounds.
2. The length of the official red carpet at the Oscars is over 500 feet in length.
3. There are only 700 bleacher seats available for dedicated fans.
4. The venue has a capacity of about 3,300 seats.
5. Titanic (1997) holds the record for the most nominations in one year at 14.
6. The only sequel to have won Best Picture is The Godfather: Part II.
7. To qualify for Best Picture, a film needs to be at least 40 minutes long, have shown at an LA cinema for at least a week in the previous year, and have a projection resolution of 2048 x 1080 pixels.
8. Only one actress has won an Oscar for playing a member of the opposite sex: Linda Hunt in The Year Of Living Dangerously (1982).
9. Liza Minnelli is the only Oscar winner whose parents (Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli) also won Academy Awards.
10. Due to metal shortages, Oscars during World War II were made from painter plaster. These were replaced with the proper kind after the war ended.
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