The Oscar nominations were delivered in a slightly altered fashion this year. Contenders for the 89th Academy Awards were revealed January 24th at 5:18 AM PST/8:18 AM EST via a live, global stream, but without the traditional live audience. Nominations were hard to miss, as they aired on Oscar.com, Oscars.org, the Academy’s digital platforms, a satellite feed, ABC’s Good Morning America, and local broadcasts.
The 89th Academy Awards ceremony, during which the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) presented its annual Academy Awards to honor the best films of 2016, on February 26, 2016 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California with Jimmy Kimmel as host. Read More...
- The Hurt Locker sets the record as the lowest grossing movie to win Best Movie in the Oscars
- Oliver! is the only G-rated film to win Best Picture (the last G-Rated film to date to be nominated for Best Picture is Toy Story 3)
- The “Red carpet” at the Kodak Theatre is about 500 feet long
- Kevin O'Connell, the Oscars' unluckiest nominee, holds the record for the most nominations, 20, and no wins.
- Until 2010, when Kathryn Bigelow won, no woman had ever won the Oscar for best director
- The only movie to ever completely sweep the show by winning every award it was nominated for was The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King at the 76th Academy Awards. It is tied for the most wins of all time with Ben-Hur and Titanic.
- In 1940, the Los Angeles Times printed an accurate list of the Academy winners. Many arrived at the ceremony already aware they’d won. Since then, there’s much more secrecy surrounding the results.
- Walt Disney was the most decorated person at any single Academy Award ceremony. In 1953, he took home trophies for best documentary feature, best documentary short subject, best cartoon short subject and best two-reel short subject.