The Oscars By The Numbers
Impress your movie buff buddies by sharing these numerical fun facts about the Oscars that they may not know.
>> 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.
>> 59: Walt Disney holds the record for more Academy Award nominations than any other individual (he won 26).
>> 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.
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