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Official Name of the Oscar Statue: Academy Award® of Merit
Height: 13½ inches
Weight: 8½ pounds
Number of Awards Presented: 2,701
First Recipient: Emil Jannings, named Best Actor for his performances in “The Last Command” and “The Way of All Flesh” in 1929
Fun Oscar Factoid:
1976 (49th) Academy Awards
Best Picture — Rocky; Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff, Producers
Sylvester Stallone, I’d like to thank you for sharing your dream of “Rocky” with us and for giving a performance that has enriched all our lives. I’d like to thank John Avildsen for his sensitive direction; Gene Kirkwood for his imagination and energy; and finally, the Academy, who has permitted “Rocky,” a million-to-one underdog, go the distance tonight. Thank you very much.
There were many people behind the scenes that helped us really achieve our dream. Arthur Krim, Eric Pleskow, Mike Medavoy and Gabe Sumner at United Artists, all were very, very responsible for us being here today. They really helped all of us live out the dream of “Rocky.”
And to all the “Rockys” in the world, I love you.
Thank you. Thank you.
Memory Lane: 2010 Hosts: Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin, Best Picture of 2009: “The Hurt Locker”
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