Now that the Oscar Nominations have been released, the team at Oxymoron Entertainment are interested to hear your thoughts on the nominees and which films you are rooting for. There have been some great films this year and we are eager to see who will be taking home the golden statues.
Below are some interesting facts about the awards show from MSN Entertainment’s Guide to the 2013 Academy Awards®:
The first Academy Awards® ceremony was held in May 1929 at the Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles.
The statuette given to winners is made of tin, copper and antimony, with a thick covering of 24-karat gold, weighing in at 8.5 pounds.
Vivien Leigh is one of the more famous names to have had her Oscar sold. The award the actress won in 1939 was auctioned at Sotheby’s in New York in 1993 for $563,000. Winners since 1950 have been made to pledge not to sell their statue.
Earlier Academy Awards ceremonies went on for around six hours, but this has now been reduced to around four hours after protests from fans and decreasing audience numbers.
Walt Disney holds the record for the most Oscars given to an individual. He has 22 Academy Awards® wins.
To read more about the Academy Awards® and fun facts, please visit Movies.msn.com.