Hollywood film industry is gearing up for the biggest night of the year. Yes, we are talking about Oscars 2019! The who’s who of Hollywood are in Los Angeles for the 91st Academy Awards. Dolby Theater is hosting the ceremony this week. While the Oscars celebrate the achievements of Hollywood, we bring you some cool facts to gear up for the red carpet drama that is about to unfold this weekend!
From historical to latest, Oscar facts bring the inside image of the biggest night of the year and leave everyone asking for more. We have compiled a list of 15 cool facts to celebrate Oscar Eve!
1. And The Oscar For ‘Best Supporting Actor’ Goes To…
Mahershala Ali is expected to win the title of ‘Best Supporting Actor’ for Green Book. He is the strongest contender in the supporting actor category. It is interesting to note that he also bagged an Oscar for the same category previously!
2. Glenn Close’s (Mis) Fortune!
Glenn Close holds the most Oscar nominations without a win. She is a seven-time Academy Award nominee without a win. Call it good fortune or divine inrervention, it’s totally mind boggling!
3. The Dark Knight Making A Mark!
‘Best Picture’ category was expanded to include 10 nominations from 5 because of ‘The Dark Knight’
4. Incredibles 2 Is Truly Incredible!
Incredibles 2 is nominated for best animated feature! Well, what do you expect, the detailing, animation, and overall movie is worth an Oscar.
5. You Can’t Have It All!
Though ‘A Star is Born’ is nominated in 8 categories, Bradley Cooper has NOT been nominated as best director!
6. Not So Merry!
‘Mary Poppins Returns’ failed to make a mark at the Oscars! It failed to impress the audience and the same was the case with the Oscars jury.
7. Black Panther Is Rewriting History!
‘Black Panther’ is the FIRST Marvel and superhero movie to be nominated for ‘Best Picture’.
8. Now You Can Have Your Oscar And Eat It Too!
The After-Party dinner is always an extravagant affair and this year Chef Wolfgang Puck will be serving out Chocolate Oscar statuettes covered in 24-karat gold! (If you didn’t win them on stage, you’ll still hold our own little Oscar that’s good enough to eat!)
9. Thank You Speeches!
The record for shortest speech is shared by William Holden and renowned director Alfred Hitchcock. They both simply said, “Thank you.”
10. The Latest Oscar Snub!
No female directors have been nominated for the 2019 Oscars!
11. The More, The Merrier!
In 1939, George Bernard Shaw became the only person to have won an Oscar and a Nobel Prize. We reckon the record will stay unbroken at the 91st. Oscar Awards!
12. 80 Years And Counting!
The name ‘Oscar’ was officially adopted in 1939! The Oscars have made their mark in Hollywood as the most prestigious and coveted awards for 8 decades.
13. A Tale As Old As Time!
Walt Disney has won more Oscars than anyone else. He was nominated for 64 awards, and won 26!
14. Netflix Goes To Oscars With Roma.
A Netflix Original, Directed by Alfonso Cuarón’s black-and-white 1970s period film is a beautiful love letter to the women who raised him in Mexico. The movie is a treasure, and it is the strongest contender for the title of ‘The Best Movie’.
15. The Oscars 2019 Will Be ‘Hostless”
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has confirmed there will be no host for the 2019 Oscars. Kevin Hart was reported to host the ceremony but after his homophobic statement surfaced on Twitter, he refused to apologize and passed the opportunity. After this dilemma, the Oscars will be hostless this year.
With a rich history and these super amazing facts, the Oscars are all set to entertain us those weekend. Do you know any other Oscar fact? Let us know in the comment section below!
Ramsha is a Pharmacist by profession, writer by choice! She is qualified to write about health topics but loves to cover everything from food to music! Her aim in life? To be the Crazy Cat Lady!