Fun Oscar Facts

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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.
2. Ellen DeGeneres was only the second woman to ever host the Oscars on her own. The first was Whoopi Goldberg.
3. According to Nielsen numbers, the Super Bowl is more watched than the Grammys, Oscars, and the State of the Union address.
4. In 2010, Sandra Bullock won an Oscar for Best Actress and a Razzie for Worst Actress within 24 hours of each other.
5. Harvey Weinstein of Miramax has been thanked 12 times at the Oscars – once more than God.
6. Johnny Depp has never won an Oscar.
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.
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.
9. It’s a Wonderful Life won just one Oscar: for Technical Achievement in developing a new kind of artificial snow.
10. Leo DiCaprio is the highest grossing actor to have never acted in a sequel, and never won an Oscar.
11. The actual Oscar award trophy is estimated to be worth about $150.
12. Meryl Streep accidentally forgot her just-claimed Oscar in the bathroom during the 1979 Academy Award festivities.
13. Oscar the Grouch was orange during the first season of Sesame Street.
14. 71% of Oscar-winners’ tears have been shed since 1995.
15. Oscar Hammerstein II is the only Oscar ever to win an Oscar.
16. Male Oscar winners are three times as likely to get a divorce during their first year of marriage.
17. Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Harrison Ford have never won Oscars.
18. Mickey Mouse was the 1st non-human to win an Oscar.
19. "Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future" - Oscar Wilde
20. Everyone knows the Academy Award statuette as 'Oscar,' but it actually has an official name: Academy Award of Merit.

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