Sunday, February 26, 2012

Oscar Trivia

Or Someone With Too Much Time On Their Hands....

The Oscar statuette is made of Britannia metal (a mix of tin, with antimony and copper) that is then 24-karat gold plated. It stands 13.5 in. tall and weighs 8.5 pounds.

From the USA Weekend edition:

Walt Disney won the most Oscars (26.)

"Gone With the Wind" was (so far) the longest picture to win the Best Picture category.

The tallest Oscar winner was Tim Robbins, the shortest was Shirley Temple.

"Midnight Cowboy" won as Oscar despite have an X-rating. When I think of what I've seen on the French TV channel (naked men and women in bed -- at 5:30 p.m.!) I had to laugh.

The late Bob Hope hosted 19 award ceremonies; 16 all by himself and three with a co-host.

Why winning Best Actress may not be such a good thing after all... Halle Berry, Hilary Swank, Reese Witherspoon, Kate Winslet and Sandra Bullock all won one -- and all of them also got a divorce after winning.

And now for a trivia question for you, Gentle Reader: Who won Best Actress and Best Actor last year? I know... flickers right through and is gone by the day after the awards! Fame is indeed fleeting...

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