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  • Jean Dujardin, who won the Best Actor Oscar in 2002, had the smallest amount of dialogue for a speaking role in the sound era. Read More
  • Did You Know - Dynamic Duo
    • By Oscar Insider
    In 2008, Cate Blanchett joined an exclusive group of performers who have been nominated in two acting categories in one year. Read More
  • Ethel and Lionel Barrymore are the only brother and sister to ever win Oscars for acting. Read More
  • Did You Know - Network
    • By Oscar Insider
    NETWORK received three acting awards at the 1977 Oscars. Faye Dunaway won for Best Actress in a Leading Role, while Beatrice Strait won for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Peter Finch took home the statue for Best Actor in a Leading Role, edging out his costar, William Holden, who was also nominated in the same category. Finch's win also made him the first posthumous recipient of an Oscar for... Read More
  • Did you Know - Kevin Spacey
    • By Oscar Insider
    Kevin Spacey won the Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role for AMERICAN BEAUTY in 2000. He also won the Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his role in THE USUAL SUSPECTS in 1996. The image is of Kevin Spacey accepting his award at the 72nd Academy Awards. Visit Oscar History for more Academy Awards trivia. View this year's nominees.   FOLLOW THE... Read More
  • Did you Know - Almost Famous
    • By Oscar Insider
    Cameron Crowe won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for his Seventies era film about a band on the verge of stardom, ALMOST FAMOUS, at the 73rd Academy Awards. He also directed the film which earned both Kate Hudson and Frances McDormand Oscar nominations in the Best Supporting Actress category. The image is of Cameron Crowe accepting his Oscar at the 73rd Awards. Visit Oscar History... Read More
  • Natalie Portman intensively trained with Mary Helen Bowers, a former dancer with the New York City Ballet, for her role as Nina in BLACK SWAN. Read More