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Watch fun facts about the Oscars

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The 2023 Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, March 12, in the United States. Remember below some curiosities about the history of the main cinema award.

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Who has the record of nominations and wins in the history of the Oscars?

Walt Disney has the most nominations, 59, and the most with 26 awards in Academy history. It won awards between 1932 and 1968 in the categories of short films, documentaries, and cartoons.

Among the actors, the record holder is Meryl Streep. Between 1979 and 2018, the actress won 21 nominations, adding rankings for Best Actress (17) and Best Supporting Actress (4). It won on three occasions: Kramer vs. Kramer (1980), Sofia’s Choice (1983) and The Iron Lady (2012).

Who are the youngest people to be nominated for or win an Academy Award?

At the 2012 ceremony, young Quvenzhané Wallis, then 9, stood out among the nominees in the Best Actress category for her role in Endable Dreamer — a film she scored when she was six. She does not surpass the record of Jackie Cooper, who received a nomination for the feature Skippy (1931) as a 9-year-old.

The youngest winner was Tatum O’Neal, who won Best Supporting Actress in 1973 for her work in Lua de Papel.

Who is the oldest person to win an Oscar?

When the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for Call Me by Your Name was announced in 2018, James Ivory took to the stage to receive the statuette at the age of 89. He had previously received three nominations, all in the Best Director category, but had never won.

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What is the most awarded movie at the Oscars?

Three features share the feat, with 11 awards each: Ben-Hur (1960), Titanic (1998) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2004).

What happens in the case of Oscar’s tie?

Contestants with the same number of votes receive one prize each, and are considered as regular winners.

This happened on six occasions. Most recently in 2013, when 007: Operation Skyfall and Zero Dark Thirty tied the knot for best sound editing. Perhaps the main occasion on which this happened was in the Best Actress category in 1969, when Katharine Hepburn (The Lion in Winter) shared the achievement with Barbra Streisand (Fun Girl). In the Best Actor category, the same thing happened in 1932, when Fredric March (Doctor and the Beast) and Wallace Beery (Hero) received the same number of votes.

There are still cases from the 1950’s, when “Too Much for So Little” and “A Chance to Live” were tied for Best Documentary Short, from 1987, with Artie Shaw: This Is All You Got and Down and Out In America tied. for the better. Documentary, and 1995, when Trevor and Franz Kafka co-star, It’s a Wonderful Life, Best Short Film.

Confusion at the Oscars

The awards were also marked by confusion. And the ceremony had already witnessed episodes of categories in which the announcement of the winner was wrong, as happened in 2017, when it was announced that “La La Land” won, but in fact the award was for “Moonlight”.

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In the latest version, the conflict is much more serious. Actor Will Smith attacked comedian Chris Rock after the comedians made jokes about Will’s wife’s illness.

* With information from the Estadão content.