Every year the Academy Awards come around to interrupt our normal viewing schedule on television. Sometimes they will provide us with moments of joy, and even entertainment. But for the whole part, it’s a case of Hollywood basking in Hollywood glory. So to celebrate this once a year ordeal, we present you with 9 mind blowing Oscars facts.
1 The Most Successful Movies At The Oscars
Lets face it. The majority of movies that get released each year aren’t really all that special. Sure, some of them are entertaining, but how many of them are worth watching again a few times over? Not very many. And how many of them are really Oscars material? Even less. Which is why I suppose very few movies actually win a bag full of Oscars, if any. Which brings us to this fact. Which movies have won the most Oscars?
Only 3 films have won 11 Oscars. They are Ben Hur, Titanic and Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King. It was a 38 year gap between Ben Hur and Titanic. While these two movies could have won more, as they were nominated in even more categories, they were beaten by more deserving entrants. Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King however, is the only movie of the 3 to win an Academy Award for every category it was nominated in. That’s right, it received nominations for 11 categories, and won 11 Academy Awards. In theory had they received additional nominations for different categories they could hold the current record.