Love all-things Hollywood? So do we! Since the 2019 Oscars are right around the corner, we’re bringing you 12 fascinating facts about the Academy Awards by looking at the annual awards show by the numbers — scroll down to learn all about the Oscars!
The number of dollars an Oscar winner must offer to sell his or her statuette back to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences before selling the award to a third party. Oscars awarded after 1950 are bound by this agreement and statuettes are considered property of the Academy unless it waives its ownership.
The record for most acting Academy Awards won by a single person is held by Katharine Hepburn, who was honored four times for her performances in Morning Glory (1933), Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967), The Lion in Winter (1968) and On Golden Pond (1982).
The record for highest number of Oscar nominations without a win is held by the late Peter O’Toole, who received eight noms before winning an honorary Academy Award in 2002. He sadly passed away in December 2013.
Amount of Oscar award categories that have been eliminated since the first ceremony in 1929. Some of these lost honors include Best Dance Direction and Best Unique and Artistic Quality of a Production.