The 2021 year’s Academy Awards scheduled for Sunday, 25th April will be in-person and participants will not be required to wear face masks while they are seated in the main showroom and on camera.
The Oscars are considered to be the greatest honours in the film world and there are many records in nine decades that have amazed people.
Like winning the award for the best film in terms of duration from the youngest winner, these awards are always admired.
Let's see the awards from the oldest winner to the man with 59 nominations:
The oldest person to be nominated for an award
Actor Christopher Palmer was awarded the Oscar for Beginners at the age of 82 and holds the record for winning the award at the age of 88. He also won the All-Money in the World at the age of 88. Was nominated.
The youngest nominee
In 1979, 8-year-old Justin Henry was nominated for the film Kramer vs Kramer, making him the youngest actor to be nominated for an Oscar.
The youngest winner
In 1974, 10-year-old Tatum O'Neill won the Best Supporting Actress award for the film Peppermint.
Most award-winning films
The three films that have won the most awards are Ben Hur in 1959, Titanic in 1997 and The Lord of the Rings in 2003: Return of the King, all three of which have won 11 awards.
The highest-grossing film
Three films have won the award in 14 categories, including the 1950s All About Eve, 1997's Titanic and 2016's Lala Land.
The longest movie
The longest-running film in Oscar history to win the award is 1939's Gone with the Wind, which is 3 hours and 58 minutes long.
The highest-grossing actress
Meryl Streep holds the record for the most Academy Award nominations of any actor, having been nominated twenty-one times—seventeen for Best Actress, and four for Best Supporting Actress—since the first nomination in 1978 for her performance in The Deer Hunter.
The most award-winning person
Walt Disney has been nominated for the most number of times 59 times and has won the award 22 times, and once he has won 4 awards in the same event.
The most award-winning personalities in a single event
South Korean director and producer Bong Jun Ho won four awards for original screenplay, Best Director, Best International Film and Best Film for his film Parasite in 2020 before Walt Disney was the only artist to have a one-night stand. It could win 4 awards.
The only foreign-language film to win the Best Picture award
The Best Picture award in 2020 went to Parasite, the first foreign-language film to receive the award, and surprisingly, the film's actor was not nominated for any award category.
The first female director
In 2009, Kathryn Bigelow won the Best Director award for The Heart Locker and she was the first female director to do so.
The only adult film to win an Oscar for Best Picture
Midnight Cowboy is the only film in the rated X category to be made for adults only and won an Oscar for Best Picture.
Best Picture Award-winning sequels
There are only two sequels that have won an Oscar for Best Picture, the first being Godfather Part 2 of 1974 and The Lord of the Rings in 2003: The Return of the King.
An Oscar-winning actress working on the life of an Oscar-winning actress
Catherine Elise Blanchett won the Oscar in 2004 for her role as Catherine Hipburn in The Aviator, and became the first person to win the award for her role as an Oscar-winning actress.
Most Oscars in acting
Katharine Houghton Hepburn has won the most Oscar awards in acting, winning the award four times.
Oscar winners after death
Only 2 posthumously won Oscars, Heath Andrew Ledger for The Dark Knight and Peter Finch for the Film Network. Had passed away
Different actors winning awards for the same role
Marilyn Brando and Robert De Niro won Oscar roles for the same role and that role was of Veto Carlioni in the film Godfather and Godfather 2. This is the second time in the history of the Oscars that two different artists have played this role.
According to details, there are multiple changes in this year’s Oscar ceremony; from limiting the audience to reducing the official crew members who will be covering the entire ceremony.
“We are determined to present an Oscar like none other while prioritizing the public health and safety of all those who will participate”, said a spokesperson from Academy.
After listing down the names of presenters and nominees, the Academy representatives in a Zoom meeting disclosed that the face masks will not be a requirement during the live ceremony.
“The guests and presenters will not wear masks while the camera is rolling.”
However, the masks will only be made compulsory while the attendees are not on camera.
The news flash was highlighted after the Zoom meeting in which Academy representatives took a stance that as the ceremony is going to be held in Dolby Theatre, Downtown LA—it will be treated as a TV/Film production so the Academy won’t ask the attendees to wear masks.
Following the protocols of COVID-19, a special team will be deployed for ensuring SOPs while testing kits will also be used for on-spot results.
The Academy has also limited the number of attendees to 170 members with three photographers and a limited number of press outlets allowed to cover the red carpet entrants.
However, the virtual interviews will be conducted by Lara Spenser of Good Morning America backstage.
The upcoming Oscar 2021 ceremony is going to be one like never seen before.