The Oscars can never please everyone.
It would be impossible for the Oscars to please everyone. There are always going to be disagreements about the nominations, the winners and those that were snubbed.
Throughout the years, there have been only five actors to win awards back to back,
two that have turned down their Oscars, one individual with 22 years of consecutive nomination and two films that received eleven nods yet left with no wins.
Actors who have won back-to-back Oscars:
Five actors have won an Oscar two years in a row: Jason Robards. Katharine Hepburn, Luise Rainer, Spencer Tracy and Tom Hanks.
Movies that have won all five major categories: Screenplay, Director, Actor, Actress and Best Picture:
Only three films have the distinction of sweeping the top five:
It Happened One Night,
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
The Silence Of The Lambs
Most Consecutive Years of Oscar Nominations:
Walter Elias Disney was nominated every year from 1941 to 1962 ~ for a record 22 years! Over the years, Disney earned 32 awards out of his 60 plus nominations!
Shortest Performance time on screen to win an Oscar:
In 1976, Beatrice Straight portrayal of cheated-on wife Louise Schumacher for less than 6 minutes in Network earned her the Best Supporting Actress award.
Individuals to win Oscars for Screenwriting, Directing and Producing in a single year:
Billy Wider in 1960 Wilder won all three Oscars for The Apartment
Francis Ford Coppola earned his for The Godfather Part II
James L. Brooks earned his for directing, producing, and writing Terms of Endearment
Joel and Ethan Coen together won their three for No Country for Old Men
Peter Jackson completed the trifecta for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King which also won Oscars for each of their 11 nominations.
Highest number of wins by a person in a single awards show:
In 1953, Walt Disney won four Oscars for categories:
2-reel Short Subject
Cartoon Short Subject
Shortest Movie to Win Best Picture:
Taking the 1955 Oscar was Marty
with a 94 minute running time. Marty was also the only Award winning movie that was first a TV show.
Longest Movie to Win Best Picture:
Gone with the Wind took the 1939 Best Picture Oscar had a running time of 238 minutes. Lawrence of Arabia (216 minutes) and Ben-Hur (212 minutes) were also close to four hours.