The Oscars By The Numbers

Impress your movie buff buddies by sharing these numerical fun facts about the Oscars that they may not know.

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>> Three films are tied for winning 11 awards, the most ever: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), Titanic (1997), Ben Hur (1959).

>> 300 limousines are reserved for each year’s show.

>> Singer Michael Jackson paid US$1.54 million in 1999 to Sotheby’s for David Selznick‘s Best Picture Oscar for the 1939 classic Gone With the Wind.

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>> 59: Walt Disney holds the record for more Academy Award nominations than any other individual (he won 26).

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>> Peter O’Toole holds the record for being nominated for Best Actor- 8 times-and never winning.

>> At 234 minutes, Gone With the Wind is the longest film ever to win Best Picture.

>> The largest U.S. audience was in 1997, when 52.2 million people watched Titanic win Best Picture.

>> The youngest-ever Oscar winner was Tatum O’Neal, 10, for Paper Moon in 1973; the oldest was Jessica Tandy, 80, for her role in Driving Miss Daisy in 1989.

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