Ten Things You Didn’t Know About The Oscars

10. To qualify for Best Picture, a film needs to be at least 40 minutes long, have shown at an LA cinema for at least a week in the previous year and have a projection resolution of 2048 x 1080 pixels.

9. Midnight Cowboy is the only X-rated film to win Best Picture, although A Clockwork Orange also received a nomination.

8. The most nominated character is Henry VIII. Charles Laughton, Robert Shaw and Richard Burton all earned nods for playing the king.

7. Liza Minnelli is the only Oscar winner whose parents (Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli) also both won Academy Awards.

6. John Lasseter of Pixar dresses his Academy Awards in Barbie clothes.

5. Walt Disney won the most lifetime Oscars. He received 32 from 59 nominations.

4. Walt Disney also received a special Oscar for Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. Seven smaller Oscars were connected to the normal one.

3. The little gold men are cast, molded, and polished by Chicago’s R. S. Owens & Company.

2. The longest Oscars show was hosted by Whoopi Goldberg in 2002. The ceremony took a ridiculous four hours and 23 minutes.

1. The naming rights of the Kodak Theater are for sale. For just a few million dollars, your name could be on the building.

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