Oscar! Oscar! Get your gold, shiny Oscar!

22 Feb


Ladies and Gentlemen!

Two nights  from now the 85th Academy Awards will commence and all the stars will be out on the town.  If you have read previous articles from LIH about award shows, you will know that some of us think most of them are overrated.  However, Golden Globes and Oscars are our favorite!

**Random Oscar Trivia**

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, Titanic, and Ben-Hur won the most Oscars with 11 statuettes each!

Walt Disney had 64 nominations and 26 awards over his lifetime!

The Beatles’ “Let it Be” was the first musical act to win for original song.

Douglas Fairbanks hosted the first Academy Awards in 1929.  The awards were held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood.

Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.

Louis B. Mayer (of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) created the awards because “I found that the best way to handle [filmmakers] was to hang medals all over them … If I got them cups and awards they’d kill them to produce what I wanted. That’s why the Academy Award was created”

The first award show cost $5 per ticket and consisted of 270 guests. The Kodak theater, where the awards will be held, seats up to 3,332!

The awards are broadcast live across the United States (excluding Hawaii until 2011!), Canada, and the UK.

First televised broadcast was 1953 with Bob Hope as a co-host.

31st Academy Awards–1959 at the Pantages

**Cast your vote!**

(This is what you THINK will win!  Go to Oscar to print your  list of who you WANT to win.)


18 Responses to “Oscar! Oscar! Get your gold, shiny Oscar!”

  1. Open Book February 22, 2013 at 8:31 AM #

    Love the Oscar trivia LB!

    • littlebells February 22, 2013 at 1:43 PM #

      THANKS! it was fun looking up. I would love to get in our LIH time machine and head over to the first awards and then maybe a few in the 30s and 40s. That would be surreal and mind blowing. Also I’m sure very intriguing…

      Did you happen to catch this week’s 20/20? it was all about the Oscar. It was great and I learned somethings as well. 🙂

      • littlebells February 22, 2013 at 1:45 PM #

        ps. When are we meeting live for the Oscars? Are we doing Red Carpet as well?

        • Open Book February 22, 2013 at 2:15 PM #

          U must be reading my mind again LB. Hahaha! We will be meeting at 5pmEST. There will be a Oscar Live Stream page that will post tomorrow.

      • Open Book February 22, 2013 at 2:21 PM #

        No I did not see the show. However, I do like the idea of a LIH time machine. Gosh any excuse to wear a 30’s bias cut dress with long evening gloves is worth traveling back in time for. Sorry, where was i?

  2. parisienne February 22, 2013 at 4:01 PM #


    Awesome trivia. 🙂


    Are you talking about a dress like this?

    • littlebells February 22, 2013 at 4:55 PM #

      GORGEOUS! I think I opened Pandora’s box! hahaha!!!

      I’ll either travel in:


      • parisienne February 22, 2013 at 5:08 PM #

        Those are both gorgeous gowns but i’ll take the one I posted. 🙂

        • littlebells February 22, 2013 at 5:09 PM #

          Hey! I’m online!

          • ozzie20 February 22, 2013 at 7:57 PM #

            Hello? Anyone there? I could of sworn that today was Friday instead of Saturday!

            • ozzie20 February 22, 2013 at 11:39 PM #

              Scratch that last post! Stress and tiredness are not a good combination when it comes to time zone differences, lol!

              • Open Book February 23, 2013 at 8:30 AM #

                Ozzie-Don’t feel bad. I missed the party last night as well. Hahaha!

    • Open Book February 23, 2013 at 8:28 AM #

      Paris & LB-

      Oh my! These gowns are beautiful. I would wear all of them to three different events. Hahaha! I mean its not every day u get a chance to time travel.

      Paris-How did u know red is my favorite color? I love the back.

  3. littlebells February 23, 2013 at 11:32 AM #

    OB and Ozzie!

    No you didn’t miss a party last night! This was just a “fun” article and a place to vote for Best blah-blah-blah. 🙂 Just a few questions: Who is in charge of asking Mayer, Fairbanks, Vivian Leigh, and Bogart and Bacall the questions and who is in charge of taking pics and photoboming behind celebrities? 🙂

    • Open Book February 23, 2013 at 12:14 PM #

      Ozzie did not select an evening gown.

      • littlebells February 23, 2013 at 1:01 PM #

        You are RIGHT! Ozzie you have until tomorrow to find your selection. 🙂

    • Open Book February 23, 2013 at 12:17 PM #

      No worries LB!

      Although u failed to mention evening gowns and time traveling. That’s the real reason for the article. Hahaha!

      • littlebells February 23, 2013 at 1:02 PM #

        Pretty much. 🙂

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