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The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are a set of 24 awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a golden statuette, officially called the "Academy Award of Merit", which has become commonly known by its nickname "Oscar". The sculpture was created by George Stanley. The awards, first presented in 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, are overseen by AMPAS.


Here are some interesting facts about the Oscar Awards-

1. The Academy Awards are a set of 24 awards given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).

2. In Oscar 2018, James Ivory became the oldest person to win an Oscar with his award win for best-adapted screenplay for the film 'Call Me By Your Name'.

3. In Oscar 2018, Basketball legend and five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant has won an Oscar for his animated short film 'Dear Basketball'.

4. The Oscar trophies are plated with the same gold as NASA's $8.9-billion James Webb Space Telescope, according to the space agency.

5. The first-ever Academy Awards, which took place in 1929, lasted only 15 minutes.

6. Jimmy Kimmel hosted the ceremony for the second year in a row. He has become the first host since Billy Crystal to do so.

7. Tatum Beatrice O'Neal became the youngest person to win an Oscar at the age of 10 in 1974. She won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for the 1973 film Paper Moon.

8. 'Loving Vincent', the world's first hand-painted feature film, has been nominated in the 'Animated Feature Film' category at Oscars 2018.

9. Costume designer Bhanu Athaiya became the first Indian to get an Oscar when she received the Best Costume Design award at the 55th Annual Academy Awards in 1983. She shared the award with British costume designer John Mollo for their work in the film 'Gandhi'.

10. The 1957 film 'Mother India' was the first Indian film to be nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the Oscars.

posted May 2, 2018 by anonymous

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Tom Cruise is one of the most talented and well-regarded actors of his time, and rightly so. Though the actor has been in the public eye for quite some time (especially due to his eccentric behavior surrounding Scientology), there are still some facts that most people do not know about him.

Let's take a look at 10 Interesting and unknown facts about Tom Cruise:

1. In high school, Cruise was known more for his athletic prowess than his acting ability. Once he injured his knee while wrestling, he decided to audition for the lead in the school production of Guys and Dolls, and the rest is history.

2. Tom Cruise was diagnosed with the learning disorder when he was just seven years old. He has since claimed that he overcame the disability with Scientology.

3. When Cruise was just 12 years old, he bought a motorcycle using money that he had saved up. He then proceeded to crash that motorcycle between two cars. Probably for the best.

4. Rather than take expensive dance classes, Cruise used Soul Train to transform himself into an excellent dancer. He memorized routines after he realized that women like a man who can dance.

5. Though he is now most well known for being a devout Scientologist, at one point Cruise actually wanted to be a catholic priest. He went so far as to spend an entire year in a seminary before he was kicked out. The reason he got kicked out? He stole some wine.

6. Cruise has been very adamant about the fact that he does not want any toys modeled after him. You will never see Cruise featured in video games, on action figures or as part of any other toys.

7. Each of His Wives Has Been 11 Years Younger Than the One Preceding. Though Cruise continues to age, it appears his wives are aging in reverse. His first wife, Mimi Rogers, was born in 1956. Nicole Kidman, his second wife, was born in 1967, and Katie Holmes was born in 1978.

8. He Was Also a Director. Cruise directed part of one episode of a tv show. The show was Fallen Angels, and the episode he helped direct aired in 1993.

9. He Was the Prototype for Aladdin. Disney artists had originally based Aladdin’s face on Michael J. Fox, but producers then decided Tom Cruise was more attractive to females, so the character was redesigned after him.

10. Cruise’s first movie was in 1981’s Endless Love, and his co-star was Brooke Shields. More than 20 years later, Cruise and Shields got into a public argument about Scientology and psychiatric drugs.


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Let's take a look at 10 Interesting and unknown facts about 'Harry Potter' Daniel Radcliffe:

1. At first, Daniel Radcliffe's parents did not need him to try out for the part of Harry on the grounds that the agreement required shooting all of the movies.

2. In 2007, when he was 18 years of age, the British press gauges Radcliffe's aggregate total assets at $35 at least million. "I may be self-important and enormous headed, however they kept me truly grounded, and I can't say thanks to them enough for that," he says. Starting at 2015, Daniel's net worth is evaluated to be $80 million+.

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6. Yes, he basically despises the paparazzi! Daniel Radcliffe wore a similar outfit for 6 months, at whatever point he cleared out the theater, to make the paparazzi photos futile.

7. Growing up, he stated, he generally needed to be an expert cricket player for England. Daniel Radcliffe is a major fanatic of Sachin Tendulkar. At a Lords test, he once sat tight in line for his signature. At long last, Sachin obliged without admiring see it's identity.

8. Obviously, he at first despised the HP books. When he was 8, he took a stab at perusing the main Harry Potter book. Nonetheless, he was not able complete it. He later figured out how to experience it when he was given a role as the lead.

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Let's take a look at 10 Interesting and unknown facts about 'The Mr. Bean' Rowan Atkinson:

1. Rowan Atkinson was born in England on 6th January 1955. Tony Blair, Prime Minister of United Kingdom was his classmate in school.

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