Counting down to the 75th Anniversary Oscars ceremony next Sunday:
James Dean was the first actor nominated posthumously for an Oscar, for his role in East of Eden.
In 1982, Oscar winner Zbigniew Rybczynski (animated short) was arrested and jailed for tangling with a security guard who would not let him back into the ceremony after the Polish filmmaker stepped outside to smoke.
The only part of the Oscar statue design that has changed in 75 years is the number of holes in the film spool at its base. The original had five holes, signifying the five Academy branches. Today, that number is 14.
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