It takes 12 people 20 hours to make one Oscar statuette.
An Oscar statuette is 34.3cm (13.5 inches) tall.
The first ever Academy Awards lasted only 5 minutes and tickets cost just $10.
This was the first time a director would win for a movie which also won "Best Picture", something which is the norm now.
Will Rogers created some embarrassing confusion when presenting the award for Best Picture. When he opened the envelope, he said "Come on up and get it, Frank!". Frank Capra leapt from his seat, thinking he had won for Lady for a Day. When he arrived at the podium, he realized that Rogers had meant Cavalcade producer Frank Lloyd. Embarrassed, Capra told the press that he would not attend another Academy Awards ceremony, yet he attended the following year and did receive the award for It Happened One Night.
During Walt Disney's acceptance speech, he became the first winner to publicly acknowledge the statuette as "Oscar" even though the name wasn't officially adopted until 1939.
This was the first year that the gold statuettes were officially nicknamed the "Oscars."
Spencer Tracy's Oscar for "Boys Town" was inscribed with the name "Dick Tracy".
When Orson Welles was awarded the Oscar for his Citizen Kane screenplay, the audience booed. Furthurmore, the movie was booed when listed for its 8 other nominations.
At over 5-1/2 minutes, Best Actress winner Greer Garson holds the record for giving the longest Oscar acceptance speech in history. Years later, her speech would become a model for the Academy, when giving advice to potential winners, of how not to give an Oscar speech.
This ceremony is unique in that Barry Fitzgerald was nominated for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor for the same role in Going My Way. He was awarded the Oscar for the former category.
Actor Harold Russell received a "Best Supporting Actor Oscar" and an "Honorary Oscar" for his role in "The Best Years of our lives". He's the only performer ever to win two Oscars for the same role.
This year's awards is remembered as the one where the cinema classic "It's a Wonderful Life" didn't win one Oscar.
This is the first time that all of the top 6 Oscars (Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, and Supporting Actress) went to six different films.
Walt Disney broke the record of the most Oscars won by an individual in a single year, this year he won 4.
The 91 - minute "Marty" is the shortest film to win "Best Picture".
This is the first ceremony where an actor was nominated post-humously (James Dean for "East of Eden").
This is the first ceremony where an actor was nominated post-humously (James Dean for "Rebel Without a Cause").
Gigi became the second Best Picture awardee to win in all the categories it was nominated in.
Ben - Hur is the only remake to ever win the "Best Picture" Oscar.