Tomorrow is the day that they reveal the Oscar nominations so today I thought it’d be fun to learn a little Oscar trivia.
Though it is a great honour, in the entertainment industry, to win an Oscar, three people have refused the Oscar. The first was Dudley Nichols, a writer who refused on the basis that there was a writers strike going on against the film studios. The second was George C. Scott, who said that the politics around the awards made the whole thing demeaning. He also added that the ceremony was a ‘two hour big meat parade’. The third person to turn down an Oscar was Marlon Brando, a year after Scott. He won for The Godfather and rejected the Oscar due to the poor depiction of Native Americans by Hollywood.
People who win Oscars must sign an agreement stating they will not sell the Oscar. This is called The Winners Agreement.
Actress Maggie Smith won an Oscar by playing an Oscar losing actress in California Suite.
The Best Picture award once went to an X-rated movie, Midnight Cowboy.
Walt Disney has received the most Oscar nominations to a single person.
Hopefully this trivia will tide you over until the nominations are released tomorrow.
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