Top 10 Trivia with Jack DeRue

Greetings! Jack DeRue, your accumulator of archives, here for another round of trivia. This week, we’re focusing on the Academy Awards/Oscars.

1. The Oscar statuette once was made in Crystal Lake.

2. When Tatum O’Neal won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, she was only 10 years old.

3. Bob Hope hosted the Oscars the most of any host.

4. Oscar winners cannot sell their statuette without first offering it to the Academy for $1.

5. Walt Disney won the most Oscars.

6. In 1929, a ticket to the Oscars cost $5.

7. “Gone with the Wind” was the first color film to win Best Picture.

8. A number of winners have misplaced their Oscar and cannot find it, including Matt Damon and Jennifer Lawrence.

9. It is thought that the statuette got the name “Oscar” when an Academy librarian said it looked like her uncle, Oscar.

10. All of the Best Picture-nominated movies this year combined earned less than 2017’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

Stay inquisitive, my trivial friends!

• Jack DeRue is an award-winning author and syndicated columnist. He can be reached at

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