, March 4, 2018
by Hala Oran

Who Will Be The Actual Stars of The Oscars || 13 Incredible Oscar’s Facts To Prep You For Tonight!

Who will be the actual stars of the Academy Awards tonight?? Will it be the movements? The presenters? Or the sexual harassers? Or will it actually be about the films and artists? With the Academy Awards taking place tonight - and with everything else that’s going on around- let’s recap to learn some of the Oscars’ most memorable moments; and perhaps to witness how the effects of long-ingrained customs are manifesting themselves today.

1 || Addition of New Rules to Prevent Last Year’s Mishap

Six new rules were added this year to govern the process of announcing the winners in an attempt to prevent last year’s La La Land/Moonlight mishap.

2 || Will Time’s Up and #MeToo Movements Be Present At The Oscars

The Academy Awards organisers promised to embrace the #MeToo movement during the ceremony in such a way that doesn’t overshadow the films and artists nominated. The activists did not comment so we’ll just have to wait and see for ourselves tonight.

3 || Calls For E! To Drop Ryan Seacrest from Oscars’ Coverage

The activists behind Time’s Up movement are calling for the removal of E!’s longtime host Ryan Seacrest from his usual coverage of the Academy Awards following the recent sexual harassment accusations against him.

4 || Alleged Sexual Harasser Casey Affleck Will Not Be Present

Casey Affleck; 2017’s Best Actor winner will not present this year’s Best Actress Award as is the tradition. To avoid any distractions following his sexual harassment allegations, Casey Affleck will not be in attendance.

5 || Hattie McDaniel First African American To Win An Oscar

In 1940 Hattie McDaniel made history as the first African American PERSON to win an Oscar for Best supporting Actress for her role in ‘Gone With The Wind”. Special favours had to be asked to guarantee an entry to the actress to the Cocaunut Grove - where the ceremony was held - which had a ‘no black people allowed’ policy!

6 || Halle Berry First African American To Win Best Actress Award

Halle Berry was the first ever African American actress to win Best Actress Award in 2002 for her role in ‘Monster’s Ball’.

7 || 2017 Marked The Best Year for Diversity

2017 was marked as the year which delivered the most wins to African American artists.

8 || Mahershala Ali First Muslim To Win An Oscar

Mahershala Ali became the first Muslim actor ever to win an Oscar when he won Best Supporting Actor for his role in ‘Moonlight’ in 2017.

9 || First Oscar for A Woman Director

It was only in 2010 that a woman director was able to secure the win for this category. Kathryn Bigelow won Best Director in 2010 for ‘Hurt Locker’; thus beating her ex-husband James Cameron who was nominated for ‘Avatar’. More interestingly, she is only the fourth woman to receive a nomination for this category.

10 || Actress To Win Most Oscars

Khatharine Hepburn is the only actress to win FOUR Best Actress Awards.

11 || Youngest Oscar Winner

Interestingly the youngest Oscar winner ever is a female; Tatum O’Neal won Best Supporting Actress for her role in ‘Paper Moon’ when she was only 10 years old.

12 || Oldest Oscar Winner

The oldest Oscar winner was a lady again when Jessica Tandy won Best Actress for ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ at 81.

13 || Average Cost of Celebrities’ Looks

$10M is the average total cost of an A-list star’s look on Oscar night.

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Mar 4, 2018