Why Is An Academy Award Called An Oscar, Anyway?

According to Whoopi Goldberg, everyone wants an Oscar. Of course, most people don't even get to see an Academy Award, much less thank the Academy for it. So, what's the deal with that little gold naked man? How did Oscar get his name? Which onscreen diva compared the statue's bum to her husband's?

While everyone else at your Oscar party will be arguing over the (un)importance of the mani-cam or squabbling over snacks, you can impress everyone with trivia about how the Oscars are manufactured, for example, or how once Walt Disney got a whole gaggle of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs statues. Watching Cate Blanchett get her statue engraved while she waits at the Governors Ball is kind of almost like being there if you squint your eyes a little! 

This video also has some neat thank-you speeches from days of yore, from the likes of Jane Fonda and Sir Ben Kingsley to a hot young Benicio Del Toro. 


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