Interesting facts about the Oscars

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(WEHT) A lot of records were broken on Oscar night Sunday.

Guinness World Records has released these interesting Oscars records:

Parasite became the first film to win both Best International Feature Film and Best Picture. Parasite took home a total of four Oscars, including Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. This is also the most Oscar wins for a foreign language film.

Alan Robert Murray officially has the record for the most Oscar nominations for a sound editor at 10.  Murray has received nominations for his sound editing work on Ladyhawke (1986), Lethal Weapon 2 (1990), Eraser (1997), Space Cowboys (2001), Letters from Iwo Jima (2007), Flags of our Fathers (2007), American Sniper (2015), Sicario (2016), Sully (2017), and Joker (2020). Of those nominations, he won for Letters from Iwo Jima and American Sniper.

John Williams has broken two records: most Oscar nominations (living) and most decades in which to receive an Oscar nomination. Williams first nomination was for Valley of the Dolls in 1968. Since then he’s composed some of the most iconic scores in Hollywood, including the themes to Star Wars, Jaws, and Harry Potter.

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(This story was originally published on Feb. 10, 2020)

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