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A native of Dublin designed the iconic statuette presented to Oscar winners.
While an Oscar is of unnamed value to someone who wins (or loses) one, the actual trophy has a raw value of about $600.
Sandra Bullock won the Oscar and the Golden Raspberry (for worst film) in the same weekend. She collected both.
When Charlie Chaplin received his honorary Oscar, he got a 12-minute standing ovation, the longest in Oscar history.
Alfred Hitchcock never won an Oscar as a director.
By the time “The Oprah Winfrey Show” made its national debut, Oprah was already an Oscar nominee for her role in “The Color Purple.”
More Oscar winners thank Harvey Weinstein than God and less than half thank the Academy, study shows.
Ellen DeGeneres’ famous Oscar selfie was retweeted 3.3 million times.
In 2017, Damien Chazelle, the director of “La La Land,” became the youngest-ever winner of the best director Oscar at 32 years old.
The shortest Oscar Speech ever was given by Patty Duke in 1962, who at age 16, the youngest person to accept an Oscar in a competitive category, said “Thank You”, and walked off the stage.
In 2017, Mahershala Ali became the first Muslim actor to win an Oscar.
The 1967 film “Young Americans” is the only movie to receive an Oscar at the Academy Awards, only to have it taken away a few weeks after the ceremony.
The original TRON movie (1982) was not considered for a visual effects Oscar because the Academy felt the filmmakers had cheated by using computers.
Oscar Wilde was tried in 1895 for gross indecency over a relationship with Lord Alfred Douglas, and sentenced to two years in prison with hard labour.
In 1950, a court ruled that anyone who tries to sell or auction off their Oscar award must first offer it to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science for $1.
Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, under fire for sexual harassment allegations, has been thanked about 34 times in Oscar speeches.
Sir Anthony Hopkins won the Oscar for best actor for playing Hannibal Lecter in the movie “The Silence of the Lambs”. He was only shown in the movie for 16 minutes.