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Statuette makers  The Oscar statuettes are made by RS Owens & Company, the Chicago-based awards manufacturer retained by the Academy since 1982.  50 incredible Oscar facts

Statuette makers The Oscar statuettes are made by RS Owens & Company, the Chicago-based awards manufacturer retained by the Academy since 50 incredible Oscar facts

The design of the Oscar statuette, which represents a knight standing on a reel of film and holding a sword, is credited to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) art director Cedric Gibbons. 50 incredible Oscar facts

The design of the Oscar statuette, which represents a knight standing on a reel of film and holding a sword, is credited to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) art director Cedric Gibbons.

Five-dollar tickets  A ticket to the first Oscars at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on May 16, 1929 cost $5.  50 incredible Oscar facts

Five-dollar tickets A ticket to the first Oscars at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on May 16, 1929 cost $5. 50 incredible Oscar facts

Most Foreign Language wins  With 10 wins, Italy is the country with the most number of wins for Foreign Language Film at the Oscars. Pictured: Italian Oscar winner Roberto Benigni with a poster from his 1997 Oscar-winning movie Life Is Beautiful.  50 incredible Oscar facts

Most Foreign Language wins With 10 wins, Italy is the country with the most number of wins for Foreign Language Film at the Oscars. Pictured: Italian Oscar winner Roberto Benigni with a poster from his 1997 Oscar-winning movie Life Is Beautiful. 50 incredible Oscar facts

Yummy Buffalo Chicken Skewers win points for flavor and presentation--making it the perfect appetizer for your next gathering. Use leftover chicken in a sandwich or wrap for lunch the next day.

Buffalo Chicken Skewers

Oscars 2014: Download our printable movie checklist | The Gold Knight - Latest Academy Awards news, predictions and insight

Oscars 2014: Download our printable movie checklist | The Gold Knight - Latest Academy Awards news, predictions and insight

Oldest award winner At the age of 82, Christopher Plummer became the oldest person to win an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting role for the film Beginners (2010).

Oldest award winner At the age of Christopher Plummer became the oldest person to win an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting role for the film Beginners

Meryl Streep has been nominated a record 18 times, winning two Best Actress Oscars for Sophie's Choice (1983) and The Iron Lady (2012) and one Best Supporting actress for Kramer vs. Kramer (1980).

Meryl Streep has been nominated a record 18 times, winning two Best Actress Oscars for Sophie's Choice and The Iron Lady and one Best Supporting actress for Kramer vs.

Every Oscar Best Actor winner

Every Oscar Best Actor winner

Most nominated male With 12 Oscar nominations, Jack Nicholson is the most nominated male actor.

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