Feb 24 2012
I think Paul and I have both agreed on our distaste for the Academy Awards. While it’s always interesting to see who wins it’s just an award show that as I’ve gotten older have realized is virtually pointless.
We see the movies. We know how rich you are. We know that you’re good at acting (or bad). Do we really need this spectacle on live television to go over all this? I’d rather a nice sheet of paper come out every year and we get to read that.
Either that or we have the public vote via texting and emailing. That at least would make me feel involved. And while I don’t want to go off on a crazy rant here I did want to share some pretty cool Academy Award records with you guys.
Here are 10 notable ones…..
Thanks to Listal for this info
Most Awards Won By a Man
Walt Disney – 26. He’s was also nominated 59 times. In addition he got 4 Oscars in the same year.
Most Awards Won by a Woman
Edith Head – 8. Edith was an acclaimed costume designer who was nominated 35 times.
Most Awards Won for Acting
Katharine Hepburn – 4. She won all her awards for best actress in a leading role.
Most Awards won for Directing
John ford – 4. All winning for best director. FYI he directed The Grapes of Wrath.
Oldest Winner for an Acting Award
Jessica Tandy – 80. In 1989 she won best actress for her role in Driving Miss Daisy.
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