The first Black woman to win an Oscars is Hattie McDaniel.
The Godfather, Part I, II and III. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), and Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King(2003).
People nominated for acting, directing and writing the same film: Orson Welles (Citizen Kane, 1941), Woody Allen (Annie Hall, 1978), Warren Beatty (Heaven Can Wait, 1978, I>Reds, 1981), Roberto Benigni (Life Is Beautiful, 1998).
The only films to win best picture, director, actor, actress and screenplay: It Happened One Night (1934), One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975), The Silence Of The Lambs (1991).
The shortest Oscars ceremony in history was the first Oscars, in 1929. The awards portion of the evening lasted only about 15 minutes (shorter than some speeches take these days), since all the winners had been announced three months earlier.
11 Oscars: Ben-Hur (1959, 12 nominations), Titanic (1997, 14 nominations), Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003, 11 nominations).
Officially named the Academy Award of Merit, the statuette is better known by its nickname, Oscars. Legend has it that Academy librarian and eventual executive director Margaret Herrick thought it resembled her Uncle Oscar and said so. But the Academy itself didn't use the nickname officially until 1939.
Dudley Nichols for writing The Informer, Marlon Brando (The Godfather and George C Scott (Patton). Woody Allen was never around to pick up his awards (Hannah and Her Sisters) but he never publicly refused them. Rumour has it he never picked them up either.
Designed by MGM's chief art director Cedric Gibbons, Oscars statuette depicts a knight holding a crusader's sword, standing on a reel of film with five spokes, signifying the original branches of the Academy: actors, writers, directors, producers, and technicians.