30 Prestigious Facts About The Oscars AKA The Academy Awards

1Patty Duke

Patty Duke

The shortest Oscar speech ever was given by Patty Duke in 1962 at the age of 16. She was the youngest person to accept an Oscar in a competitive category, said "Thank You", and walked off the stage.

2Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Hepburn is the only actor/actress to win the Best Actor/Actress Oscar four times.

3Sacheen Littlefeather

Sacheen Littlefeather

Sacheen Littlefeather was sent by Marlon Brando to decline an Oscar in protest for the treatment of American Indians by the film industry, was given 60 seconds maximum to make her speech or be arrested.

4Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin

When Charlie Chaplin received his honorary, Oscar, he received a 12-minute standing ovation, the longest in Oscar history.

5Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock was the first person to win a Golden Raspberry Award (given for worst film) and an Oscar in the same weekend. She collected both.

6Haing Ngor

Haing Ngor

A doctor named Haing Ngor survived four years of genocide under the Khmer Rouge by pretending to be uneducated. After moving to America, he starred in a movie as a man faking stupidity to survive the Khmer Rouge. He won an Oscar.

7Robert Lopez

Robert Lopez

Robert Lopez, co-writer of Let It Go from Frozen, co-created and co-wrote Avenue Q and The Book Of Mormon, guest wrote a South Park episode, wrote four songs for the Scrubs episode My Musical, and is one of 12 people to have ever won EGOT: an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony.

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8Mel Brooks

Mel Brooks

Mel Brooks is one of the few people to have won an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy and a Tony.

9George C. Scott

George C. Scott

George C. Scott refused to accept the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1971, and described the Oscar ceremony as "a two-hour meat parade".

10F. Murray Abraham

F. Murray Abraham

When asked about his relatively low-profile film career after winning the Oscar with 'Amadeus', F. Murray Abraham (Salieri) said, "Even though I won the Oscar, I can still take the subway in New York, and nobody recognizes me. Some actors might find that disconcerting, but I find it refreshing."

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