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10 Interesting Facts about Academy Awards

Oscar is the highest award in the field of cinema. It's given by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science in Hollywood. These are some interesting facts about Oscar Award winners...
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Most Nominations

Most Nominations

Walt Disney has record of most nominations for Academy Award. Walt Disney had nominated for Oscar Awards for 59 times.

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Most Awards

Most Awards

Walt Disney also owns the record of getting most number of Oscar Awards . Disney got 32 Academy Awards 1932 to 1969.

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First Silent Movie

First Silent Movie

Wings is the first silent movie to receive Academy Award. He got awarded in 1927. It was directed by William Willman

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First Sound Cinema

First Sound Cinema

The first sound movie which received Academy Award was The Broadway Melody. It was directed Harry Beaumount and awarded in 1929.

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Most Times for Best Director

Most Times for Best Director

John Ford is the person who got most number of Academy Awards for Best Direction. He got the award in 1935,1940 1941 and 1952.

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Movie with Most Awards

Movie with Most Awards

Three movies have got most number of Oscar Awards in a year. They are Ben-Hur, The Lord of the Rings;The Return of the King and Titanic. They all got 11 awards in the year.

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Most Awarded for Best Actress

Most Awarded for Best Actress

Katherine Hepburn is the actress who got most number of Academy Awards for Best Actress. She had got award in the years of 1934, 1968,1969 and 1984.

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First Asian

First Asian

Ang Lee is the first Asian director who received Academy Award for Best Direction. His 2005 movie Broke Back Mountain gave him award for director.

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First Indian

First Indian

Bhanu Athaiya is the first Indian Citizen to got Academy Award. She received it in 1982 for the Costume Design of the movie, Gandhi.

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First Malayalam Movie

First Malayalam Movie

Guru was the first malayalam movie nominated from India. It was nominated in the year of 1997. It was directed by Rajeev Anjel.

  • Born and brought up in Kerala, India. Now in Mumbai, India doing first year of my Masters in Film Studies (M.A)..

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