The award presented for the most battle ready ship is called the “Marjorie Sterrett” award. It is named after a 13 yr old girl who sent her allowance of 10 cents to the New York Tribune to help build warships for WWI. She asked that the next ship built be named “America”.
‘Scientologists’ collectively won the Pigasus award, a satirical award given to those who advocate pseudoscientific theories, in 2009. They were under the category, ‘Refusal to face reality’.
Every purple heart awarded by the military since 1945 is one of the 500,000 purple hearts manufactured in anticipation of U.S. casualties resulting from the invasion of Japan. There 120,000 left.
The Polish government awards a “Medal for Long Marital Life” to couples married longer than 50 years.
The Last Airbender received 5 awards: Worst Picture, Worst Director, Worst Screenplay, Worst Supporting Actor, and a special award, “Worst Eye-Gouging Mis-Use of 3D.”
Eminem won an Academy Award… and slept through the ceremony while at home watching cartoons with his daughter.