by Beth Rowen
Films that won the most Oscars (each won 11):
Person with most Oscar wins:
Most Best Actor awards:
Most Best Actress awards:
Most Nominated Performer:
For her role in Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012), Quvenzhané Wallis became the youngest actress ever to be nominated for Lead Actress at 9 years, 135 days. The same year, in the same category, Emmanuelle Riva, became the oldest actress to ever be nominated at 85 years, 321 days for her work in the film Amour.
In 1991, Beauty and the Beast became the first animated film nominated for a Best Picture Oscar.
Best Animated Feature became a new category in 2001. Shrek won the first award.
Judi Dench won Supporting Actress for her role as Queen Elizabeth in Shakespeare in Love. She appeared in the film for only eight minutes!
Alfonso Cuarón became the first Hispanic filmmaker to win Best Director for 2013's Gravity.
Steve R. McQueen became the first black filmmaker to direct a Best Picture winner, 12 Years a Slave (2013).
John Wayne acted in 138 films before winning an Oscar for True Grit (1969).
Henry Fonda appeared in movies for 41 years before winning an Oscar for On Golden Pond in 1981.
Greer Garson, who won the Best Actress award in 1942 for her part in Mrs. Miniver, gave the longest speech in Oscar history. It was more than five minutes long.
Films that won all five major categories (Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, and Screenplay):