An estimated 71.45 million viewers watched all of part of last year’s Academy Awards ceremony. For weeks leading up to the show, there is much talk about who’ll be nominated, followed by talk about who was nominated, and talk about who will win. The day after, there’s plenty of talk about all of the fashion hits and misses, and which acceptance speeches were duds. The ceremony airs tonight, and I thought some fun Oscar trivia and a roundup of the 12 Days of Oscar are a necessity here.
The red carpet at the Kodak Theater is 33 feet wide, 500 feet long, and is lined with over 100 photographers and over 300 press members including audio techs, camera operators and reporters.
Kathryn Bigelow is the first woman to win Best Director (for The Hurt Locker), and only the fourth woman to be nominated. Her ex-husband James Cameron was also nominated in this category (for Avatar), making this the first time ex-spouses have competed in the same category.
Best Actress winners have a 63 per cent higher chance of their marriage ending sooner than the marriage of a non-winner, according to a study at ScienceDaily.com. Hilary Swank, Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Kate Winslet and Reese Witherspoon are some recent examples of this.
Oscar Hammerstein II is the only Oscar winner named Oscar.
For this year’s Academy Awards, only Jonah Hill is a first time nominee in the Best Supporting Actor category. This is only the second time this has ever happened, and the first time it’s happened in twelve years.
Walt Disney received 59 Oscar nominations, which sets the record for most nominations ever. John Williams, with 47 nominations, is the living person with the most nominations.
As some readers may have noticed, due to the popularity of last year’s 12 Days of Oscar, I decided to do it again this year. Here’s a handy roundup in case you missed any of this year’s films and recipes. I had a great time putting these together, and already have some ideas in mind for next year’s feature.
No matter which movie you’re hoping will take home Best Picture, or which actress you hope will trip on the red carpet (I kid), I hope those of you watching tonight’s ceremony have a great time and enjoy some Oscar worthy recipes.