The Official Blog of The Oscars
  • Liza Minnelli is the only Oscar winner whose parents both received Oscars. Liza won Best Actress in 1972 for CABARET; Vincente Minnelli won Best Director in 1958 for GIGI; and Judy Garland won an honorary Oscar in 1939. Read More
  • Cate Blanchett became the first actress to win an Academy Award for playing another Academy Award winner. It was in 2004, when she impersonated Katharine Hepburn in Martin Scorsese’s THE AVIATOR. Read More
  • In 1964, Sidney Poitier became the first African American to win the Best Actor Oscar for his role in LILIES OF THE FIELD. He also received an Honorary Oscar in 2002. Read More
  • Woody Allen has received the most writing nominations at 15. He took home the statue three times for ANNIE HALL, HANNAH AND HER SISTERS, and MIDNIGHT IN PARIS. Allen also won a best directing Oscar for Annie Hall. Read More
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones’ first nomination resulted in her winning the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in CHICAGO. Read More
  • Oscar audiences and Academy Award-winning presenter Shelley Winters were startled when a strange man ran on stage and took over the mic. Read More
  • Billy Crystal welcomes the attendees to the 62nd Academy Awards, his first stint as Oscar host. The 84th Academy Awards Show marked his ninth time as Oscar host. Read More