The shortest Oscar Speech ever was given by Patty Duke in 1962, who at age 16, the youngest person to accept an Oscar in a competitive category, said “Thank You”, and walked off the stage.
Actors and actresses can buy their way to an Oscar. They throw money at advertising, promotions and gifts to academy members, and has proven successful for some that otherwise wouldn’t have won.
The 1937 Best Supporting Actress Oscar went to Alice Brady for her role in In Old Chicago, but she couldn’t attend the ceremony, so a man walked up and accepted the award on her behalf. After the show, he and the Oscar were never seen again.
Click (2006) is the only Adam Sandler film to date that has been nominated for an Oscar. The category was ‘Best Achievement in Makeup’.
Robert Downey Jr. was nominated for an Oscar for his role as Kirk Lazarus in Tropic Thunder — the character he plays is an overly pretentious method actor who only takes roles that will potentially win Oscars.
Rin Tin Tin, a German shepherd that starred in many silent films, almost won the first Oscar for best actor but the Academy, “believed that this new idea of handing out these Oscars could possibly be damaged by the first Best Actor being a dog.”
Contrary to urban legend, the woman who accepted Marlon Brando’s 1973 Academy Award was in fact a Native American. Sacheen Littlefeather was born Maria Cruz to a white mother & full-blooded (but mixed tribe) Native dad. John Wayne had to be restrained from dragging her off stage.