Oscar 2016: Surprises


The Academy Awards or the Oscars is one of the most anticipated world-wide entertainment events, to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements and gather the most famous stars and celebrities to witness and celebrate together. This year was the 88th Academy Award, held at the Dolby Theatre. Like previous years the award ceremony was broadcasted to more than 200 countries live and also could be streamed through the internet. Celebrities and stars dressed glamorously to show off their designer clothing, jewelry while whistling through the red carpet.

To summarize, this year’s Oscar was not without its surprises. For instance the award for “Best Actress” was won by Brie Larson, who was not a household name before the award ceremony and many audience did not expect her to win over Hollywood big names like Cate Blanchett or Jennifer Lawrence. While the movie “Spotlight” was able to beat down fierce competitions like “The Martian, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Revenant, etc...” for the Oscar for “Best Picture”

Every year there would also be a spotlight for the award ceremony, this year was not different, and it was the award for “Best Actor”. As famous male actor Leonardo Di Caprio was nominated once again for the third time as “Best Actor” in a leading role. He came into the awards as the front runner and would eventually claim the award. His award speech dedicated to climate change was appreciated by most delivered in a timely and well mannered way. The nights biggest winner was the movie “Mad Max: Fury Road” winning an astonishing total of six Oscars!

But did you know what the longest acceptance speech was? Or how many Oscars one movie can win? Or who holds the record of total nominees?

Oscar Trivia 2016:

Greer Garson - holds the record for delivering the longest acceptance speech ever at an Academy Awards event. Her total acceptance speech lasted more than 5 minutes long, head scratching considering the Oscar winners were only allowed 45 seconds for their speeches.

Meryl Streep - received 19 nominations so far for acting, which is the highest any actor or actress has ever received. She has won 3 times and lost 16 times which is also another record she holds

Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King (2003), Titanic (1997) and Ben-Hur (1959) are the three movies that won most Oscar trophies at 11.

Steven Spielberg - Is the most nominated producer of all time, with a total of nine nominations

What does the below actors and actress have in common?

Johnny Depp, Edward Norton, Robert Downey Jr., Keira Knightley, Will Smith, Naomi Watts, Bruce Willis, Jim Carrey, Eddie Murphy, Helena Bonham Carter, Gerard Depardieu, Amy Adams, Joaquin Phoenix, Liam Neeson, Winona Ryder, Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Ttobey Maguire, Ryan Gosling.

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They have never won an Oscar either! And you thought Leonardo was the only one...

Never Never Giveup!!!!

(Photo Credits: Karen Borter)

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