Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Strange "Oscar" Facts!

This weekend my manstress (and Anne Hathaway) will host the Academy Awards! If you're getting excited for the "glitz" and "glamour" of the occasion, you can click HERE to read some surprising and "oddball" Oscar facts!

A sampling:

The 1956 short film 'The Red Balloon' won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, despite having zero dialogue.

Only three films have ever "swept" the five big awards (Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, Screenplay): 'It Happened One Night' (1934), 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' (1975), and 'The Silence of the Lambs' (1991).

The record-holder for acting nominations is, of course, Ms. Meryl Streep, who's been up for the Oscar 16(!) times, and has won the prize only twice: for 'Kramer vs. Kramer' (1979, supporting) and 'Sophie's Choice' (1982, lead).

(Okay, so they're not surprising and there's nothing "oddball" about them- BUT! They're still facts about the Oscars and that counts for something, right?" Cliff and Kendall Oscar Party coming Friday!)

No comments: