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1. South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker showed up to the Oscars wearing dresses and tripping on acid in the year 2000.
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2. Ellen DeGeneres was only the second woman to ever host the Oscars on her own. The first was Whoopi Goldberg.
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3. According to Nielsen numbers, the Super Bowl is more watched than the Grammys, Oscars, and the State of the Union address.
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4. In 2010, Sandra Bullock won an Oscar for Best Actress and a Razzie for Worst Actress within 24 hours of each other.
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5. Harvey Weinstein of Miramax has been thanked 12 times at the Oscars – once more than God.
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6. Johnny Depp has never won an Oscar.
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7. The Oscar voting academy is 94% white and 77% male — last year, not a single minority was nominated for best actor, director, or screenplay.
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8. The Oscar statuette is heavy: It stands at 13.5 inches and weighs 8.5 pounds, about the weight of a gallon of milk.
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9. It’s a Wonderful Life won just one Oscar: for Technical Achievement in developing a new kind of artificial snow.
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10. Leo DiCaprio is the highest grossing actor to have never acted in a sequel, and never won an Oscar.
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11. The actual Oscar award trophy is estimated to be worth about $150.
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12. Meryl Streep accidentally forgot her just-claimed Oscar in the bathroom during the 1979 Academy Award festivities.
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13. Oscar the Grouch was orange during the first season of Sesame Street.
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14. 71% of Oscar-winners’ tears have been shed since 1995.
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15. Oscar Hammerstein II is the only Oscar ever to win an Oscar.
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16. Male Oscar winners are three times as likely to get a divorce during their first year of marriage.
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17. Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Harrison Ford have never won Oscars.
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18. Mickey Mouse was the 1st non-human to win an Oscar.
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19. "Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future" - Oscar Wilde
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20. Everyone knows the Academy Award statuette as 'Oscar,' but it actually has an official name: Academy Award of Merit.

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