The Academy Awards, otherwise known as the Oscars Awards, is curated and given by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences annually as a tribute to artistic and technical talent primarily in the United States of America. The winners of those categories are given a copy of a golden statue which is sculpted in an Art Deco style by George Stanley. ,The 95th Academy Award took place on March 12, at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. On 13th March the Academy Award was aired in India at 5:30 am. Jimmy Kimmel returned to host the Oscars for the third time. Deepika Padukone, who was one of the presenters, introduced the live performance of the 'Naatu Naatu' song from RRR, which has created history for being selected as the Best Original Song and is a proud moment for the Indians everywhere. It was also performed at the Oscars with an American actor and dancer Lauren Gottlieb performing for it.
With the curtain closing in on the 95th Academy Awards, here are a few interesting facts about previous Oscars Awards winners:
1. Shirley Temple was the youngest person to receive an Oscar as an honorary award in 1934 when she was five years old. A special miniature award was made for the mini actress with a mighty talent within her.
2. Walt Disney, a boon for the animation industry, was recognized with 26 Oscar Awards and was nominated 64 times for the Oscars during his lifetime.
3. The first Black actor who broke racial barriers with his exceptional performance by bagging the Best Actor Award was Sidney Poitier in Lilies of the Field (1963).
4. The first and only Black actress to win the Best Actress Award to date is Halle Berry for the film Monster's Ball in 2001.
5. The first woman to win the Best Director Award was Kathryn Bigelow for the Iraq war film, The Hurt Locker, in 2008.
6. Tatum O'Neal was the first youngest actress to achieve a standard Oscar Award when she was 10 years old for the movie, Paper Moon, in 1974.
7. The oldest recipient for the Best Actor award was Sir Anthony Hopkins for his performance in The Father in 2021 at 83. He proved through his impressive acting that the value of gold never drops down as time passes.
8. The pendulum hung in the middle for the most number of Oscars nominations as All About Eve, Titanic and La La Land landed 14 nominations each. 9. Katharine Hepburn won four Best Actress golden statuettes for her gold standard performances
10. Daniel Day-Lewis won the Best Actor Oscar award on three occasions for his illuminating performances in Lincoln, There Will Be Blood and My Left Foot.
11. Meryl Streep with her hypnotic acting has a record of being nominated 21 times for the Oscars, while winning thrice.
12. The oldest person to triumph with the Best Director is Clint Eastwood at age 74 for Million Dollar Baby (2004).
13. Billy Crystal, who is known for his wit and charm, has hosted the Oscars on nine occasions to date.
14. The Oscars were first held at The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel at a private dinner function on May 16, 1929, for 15 minutes.
15. Greer Garson holds the record for her lengthy speech at the Oscars for approximately 7 minutes when she accepted her Best Actress Award in Mrs. Miniver in 1942. Award winners are nowadays told to stick to delivering their speech in 45 seconds.