Oscar Facts!

  • In the first Oscar telecast, Joseph Cotton murdered a man live on stage. That is how the best supporting actor category was invented.
  • Marissa Tormei requires her sexual partners to only refer to her as “Oscar Winner Marrisa Tormei” during acts of physical intimacy.
  • The Oscars were founded by Alfred Nobel, using money he made from his production house, Dynamite! Pictures.
  • As part of a settlement from a 1994 lawsuit from Kathy Bates, each Oscar statue has a warning about the risks of using the statue as a marital aid.
  • Every Oscar winner receives a free burger punch-card to Arbies with 6 out of 9 burgers already punched in.
  • Of all the members of the Governing Board of the Motion Picture Academy, Visual Effects Branchgovernor Craig Barron receives the most drunk dialed phone calls from Harvey Keitel.
  • In cases where Oscar nominees are tied, the winner is determined by a hot dog eating contest.
  • Members of the academy get surprisingly annoyed when you ask them why Die Hard wasn’t nominated for best picture.
  • In 1991, the Oscars were held hostage by terrorists. But they didn’t count on Jean Claude Van Damme getting nominated as best editor (actually, this is the premise of a screenplay I write whenever I get really stoned).
  • The porno parody of the Oscars is called I’d Like to Spank the Academy.
  • Famously, when George C. Scott was nominated for an Oscar, he promised to throw the biggest meat parade Hollywood had ever seen if he won.


Published by Mister Bulger

Adam Bulger is the editor in chief of BTRtoday.com and a frequent contributor to the parenting website Fatherly.com. He's also recently written for the wedding site ThePlunge.com and the college student aide Coursehero.com. Less recently, he's written for The Believer, Forbes, The Atlantic's website, Suicidegirls, Inked Magazine and probably about a dozen other places that are too obscure or defunct to bother listing.

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