24 Fascinating Facts About the Oscars
The Academy Awards are heavily regarded as the most prestigious and famous honors in the entertainment industry. The first ceremony debuted in 1929, and it is the oldest of the four annual American entertainment awards. Let's take a closer look at some fun facts about the Oscars.
Oscar Nominations for Actors Playing Priests
Eight actors have been nominated for Academy Awards for portraying Roman Catholic priests. Three won the Oscar: Spencer Tracy for "San Francisco" and Bing Crosby and Barry Fitzgerald for "Going My Way." Each of the actors is profiled here, with summaries of their roles and clips from the movies.
1944 Academy Award Nominees for Best Actor
The 16th Academy Awards in 1944 featured Best Actor Oscar nominations for Humphrey Bogart, Gary Cooper, Paul Lukas, Walter Pidgeon, and Mickey Rooney. This article profiles these actors along with summaries of the 1943 movies for which they were nominated.
The Only Movies That Have Won All "Big 5" Oscars
In the long history of the Academy Awards, it has been very rare for a movie to sweep the so-called "Big Five" Oscars. "It Happened One Night" (1934), "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975), and "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991) are the only films to win all five awards.