10 Videos To Help You Brush Up On Your Oscar Knowledge
The 88th Academy Awards are coming this weekend. In honor of Hollywood’s annual celebration of its greatest cinematic achievements, here are 10 videos full of award-winning moments and fun facts to break out at this year's Oscar party.
1. EVERY BEST PICTURE WINNER
Full of beloved classics and forgotten gems, this supercut of Best Picture winners, by the supercut masters at Burger Fiction, isn’t just the perfect way to brush up on your Academy Awards trivia—it’s also full of great movie recommendations for anyone trying to figure out what to watch next.
2. EVERY BEST VISUAL EFFECTS WINNER
Another supercut from Burger Fiction, this video showcases Hollywood’s greatest achievements in visual effects. From some of the earliest uses of green screen to pioneering motion capture and CGI, the video shows the evolution of special effects throughout film history.
3. EVERY BEST ACTRESS WINNER
SUPERFAN’s supercut looks back at the 73 women who have won Academy Awards for Best Actress. The video is full of performances from film legends, from Vivien Leigh and Ingrid Bergman to Jodie Foster and Meryl Streep. As you watch, look out for Katharine Hepburn, who took home more Best Actress awards than anyone else, winning four between 1934 and 1982.
4. EVERY BEST ACTOR WINNER
Look out for Jack Nicholson, Dustin Hoffman, Tom Hanks, and more in SUPERFAN’s Best Actor Winners supercut. The video is full of fascinating trivia: watch carefully as the first Best Actor winner receives the award for two films simultaneously, as Spencer Tracy snags the prize two years in a row, and as Daniel Day-Lewis breaks the record for most Best Actor wins when he collects his third.
5. YOUNGEST OSCAR NOMINEES
Andrés Borja’s supercut of child Oscar nominees shows that you don’t have to be a grown-up to have grown-up talent. The supercut isn’t comprehensive, but it does showcase some of the most impressive performances by young actors throughout film history.
6. ALL OF MERYL STREEP'S NOMINATIONS
Katharine Hepburn might hold the record for most Best Actress wins, but Meryl Streep has the most nominations, with 15 (that's not counting her four Supporting Actress nominations). From 1978’s The Deer Hunter to 2011’s The Iron Lady, Andrés Borja’s supercut highlights some of Streep’s greatest performances—at least according to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
7. ALL OF DANIEL DAY-LEWIS'S NOMINATIONS
Daniel Day-Lewis won his first Best Actor Academy Award in 1990 for My Left Foot. Since then, he’s been nominated another four times, and won half of those.
8. BILLY CRYSTAL'S FIRST TIME HOSTING
Since 1990, Billy Crystal has hosted the Oscars an impressive nine times. The only celebrity to host more Oscar ceremonies was Bob Hope, who hosted 19 times between 1940 and 1978. While Crystal first appeared at the 1989 Oscars as a presenter, this clip shows his first opening monologue as an Oscar host.
9. FAMOUS—AND FUNNY—ACCEPTANCE SPEECHES
From Sally Field’s often-mocked “You like me!” to Adrien Brody’s infamous kiss with Halle Berry, this supercut showcases some of the most famous—and sometimes ridiculous—Oscar acceptance speeches.
10. THIS YEAR'S BEST PICTURE NOMINEES
Finally, in case you haven’t had time to watch all of 2016’s Best Picture nominees, here are clips from all of the movies that are up for the night's biggest award this year.