"Oscar": The most high-profile scandals, racial inequality and award record holders
"Oscar": The most high-profile scandals, racial inequality and award record holders
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The Academy Awards ceremony is long over, but the passions around the award are not fading away. So we in the editorial office of "Interesting to know" decided to recall some interesting moments from the history of "Oscar".

Let's start!

A small reference to the history of "Oscar"

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The American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was founded in 1927. Its original goal was to unite film companies, regulate relations between them and resolve conflicts arising from the choice of content. The first awards ceremony took place 2 years later, in 1929. It was attended by only 270 people, and the ceremony itself lasted 15 minutes. Until 1941, the laureates knew in advance about their victory. And only then the tradition of sealed envelopes with the names of the winners appeared.

Why Oscar?

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The name "Oscar" was first used in 1934. However, it is still unknown how the idea came about to give the figurine such a name. For example, actress Bette Davis said that the statuette strongly reminded her of her husband Oscar Harrmon, and she decided to name it by his name. But another woman, secretary of the Academy, Margaret Harrick, claimed that the statuette was very similar to her late uncle Oscar. And there were countless such versions.

Oscars and racial discrimination

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Haty McDaniel is the first black actress to win an Oscar - she won Best Supporting Actress and received a statuette for her role as the maid Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind. However, due to the racial Segregation Haty during the ceremony had to be in a separate room for the "colored".

Oscar record holders

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The absolute record holder of the award is Walt Disney. It has been nominated 59 times and won a record 26 times. Another record holder is actress Katharine Hepburn, who won four Best Actress awards.

Naked rebel at the Oscars

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In 1974, before the winners of the Best Picture category were announced, a completely naked man ran onto the stage, gestured for peace, and quietly disappeared backstage. Needless to say, the entire audience was in shock. The situation was saved by one of the presenters, who wittily made fun of the intruder.

The rebel turned out to be an activist, an ardent defender of the rights of sexual minorities, Roper Opel. The man was repeatedly brought to administrative responsibility for violation of public order. He tried in this way to draw attention to the problems of concern to him.

The absence of Marlon Brando

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Back in 1973, the actor was declared the winner in the Best Actor nomination for his work in The Godfather. But he did not consider it necessary to appear at the ceremony. In place of the actor, actress Sasha Littlefizer took the stage. She appeared in front of the public in the guise of an Indian and said that Marlon was refusing the statuette because of the Academy's obscene treatment of the natives of America.

Three failed ceremonies

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Throughout the history of the award, her award ceremony has been postponed three times: in 1938 - a flood became a drug addict, in 1968 after the assassination of Martin Luther King, and in 1981 due to the assassination attempt on President Reagan.

The most expensive dress in Oscar history is considered to be the outfit from Dior, in which Jennifer Lawrence appeared on the red carpet in 2013

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Due to the fall of the actress during her appearance on the stage, the price of the outfit increased to a record $ 4 million.

And the most expensive piece of jewelry was a blue sapphire surrounded by diamonds, which the elderly Rose actress Gloria Stewart, who played in the movie Titanic, was lucky to wear

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The decoration was estimated at $ 20 million.

And finally, the most unfortunate image of the ceremony

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Bjork's “swan” dress has been included in all sorts of lists of the worst outfits and is rightfully considered one of the most gaudy in the history of the award.

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