Held on an annual basis, Oscar Award is considered as the most prestigious award ceremony not only of Hollywood but also of the entire world. The first Academy Awards were distributed in 1929. Looking back into the history of Oscars, head of the powerful MGM film studio Louis B. Mayer first conceived the idea and the Academy was organized in May 1927 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and improvement of the film industry. The formation of the academy was a collaborative effort of 36 most prominent individual of the motion picture industry.

The popularity of the award was reached such an extent that not only the winners but also the Oscar-nominated legends have also become equally famous. The media hype, the worldwide following, amount of viewers and the mass-market appeal of the Academy Awards are simply unrivaled to any other entertainment show. Take a look at some of the top categories of Academy Awards:

• Best Actor/Actress in a Leading Role
• Best Actor/Actress in a Supporting Role
• Best Picture
• Best Director
• Best Costume Design
• Best Music
• Best Visual Effects
• Best Animated Feature Film
• Best Cinematography
• Best Film Editing
• Best Foreign Language Film
• Best Production Design
• Best Visual Effects
• Best Sound Editing
• Best Sound Mixing

The popularity of the awards ceremony reached insurmountable heights. Today, Oscars are telecasted internationally, reaching movie fans in over 200 countries. Meryl Streep, Katharine Hepburn, Jack Nicholson, Bette Davis are the Oscar-nominated legends who got the maximum number of nominations individually.

Three movies hold the distinction of bagging maximum number of Oscars. Titanic (1997), Ben-Hur (1959) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) each nabbed 11 Academy Awards in the years in which they were nominated, the highest number of Oscars for one movie. The films All About Eve (1950) and La La Land (2016), with 14 Oscar nominations each, join Titanic as the most Oscar-nominated movies in the Academy’s history.