Seems the trend lately at the Oscars is to share the love and pass out the golden boy to a variety of nominated films. When was the last sweep of awards for one film? I guessed The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) and looked at Wikipedia and IMDb for quick answers. Many award results I remembered, but some I did not know. Here are some Oscar wins trivia I pulled and thought I’d share.
There are only three films that have won 11 Academy Awards.
Ben-Hur (1959), Titanic (1997), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
There are only two films who received the most nominations (14) by a single film
All About Eve (1950) and Titanic (1997)
The largest sweep (winning awards in every nominated category)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) won all 11 categories for which it was nominated: Best Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Original Song, Sound Mixing, Art Direction, Makeup, Costume Design, Film Editing, and Visual Effects.
The most awards won by a male
Walt Disney won 22 Oscars. He also won the most Oscars in one year, with four in 1954.
Most awards won by a female
Edith Head won eight Oscars, all for Costume Design
Most awards won by an actress
Katherine Hepburn (4), Ingrid Bergman(3), Meryl Streep (3)
Most awards won by an actor
Walter Brennan (3), Jack Nicholson (3), Daniel Day-Lewis (3)
Can you guess how many Oscars these greats won?
1. Billy Wilder
2. Francis Ford Coppola
3. John Williams
4. Woody Allen
5. Rick Baker
6. Coen Brothers
7. Henry Mancini
8. Robert DeNiro
9. Bette Davis
10. Alfred Hitchcock
Answers: 1. 6; 2. 5; 3. 5; 4. 4; 5. 7; 6. 4; 7. 4; 8. 2; 9. 2; 10. 0.
Time to sit back, pop the cork to some bubbly, and see who wins.