驚爆奧斯卡 冷知識大搜秘 Part 1

2013

驚爆奧斯卡 冷知識大搜秘 Part 1

作者 Sean O’Sullivan

紅毯、光采奪目的晚禮服、A咖名流! 奧斯卡金像獎是好萊塢歷史最悠久、最具盛名的電影頒獎典禮,已舉行近九十年之久。這些年來,金像獎陸續有諸多變革,其中不乏許多令人意外的演變,但,以下一些奧斯卡真相,也許是你從不知道的喔。

The red carpet; glamorous dresses; A-list celebrities! The Oscars are the oldest and most prestigious movie awards in Hollywood, dating back almost 90 years. There have been many changes to the awards over the years, and many surprises as well, but here are some facts that you may not have known.

奧斯卡金像獎獎項及名單是由美國影藝學院遴選,學院由逾6,000名電影界的專業或資深人士組成,負責評選奧斯卡提名名單和獲獎名單。傑克尼克遜(Jack Nicholson)和梅麗史翠普(Meryl Streep)是奧斯卡史上獲提名次數最多的演員,分別獲12次及19次提名。然而,從未有人在演員獎項能獲獎超過四次,也有人雖屢獲提名卻也屢屢摃龜。例如,李奧納多迪卡皮歐(Leonardo DiCaprio) 今年已是第五次得到金像獎最佳演員提名,卻還在苦等他的第一個金像獎入袋。

The awards are decided by The Academy, a group of about 6000 film industry professionals, who choose both the nominations and winners. Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep are the most nominated actors in history, with 12 and 19 total nominations, respectively. However, no one individual has ever won more than 4 awards for acting, and some people are nominated again and again without winning. For instance, Leonardo DiCaprio received his 5th acting nomination this year, but is still waiting for his first triumph!

不管誰得獎,金像獎獲獎名單可是有名地保密到家。頒獎典禮前只有兩個人會事先知道結果,而且這兩個人必須牢牢記住得獎名單上所有24個獎項結果。萬一典禮中途發生任何狀況,或是裝著得獎名單的信封臨時弄丟了,這兩位仁兄就得馬上上臺處理,確保典禮順利進行下去(不過這倒是還沒發生過啦)。如此滴水不漏的保密功夫意謂著金像獎名單從未外流,全世界都要屏息等到頒獎揭曉的那一刻才知道獎落誰家。

Regardless of who wins, the award results are one of the best kept secrets in the world. The winners are known by only two people before the show, and they both have to memorize the entire list of 24 categories. If something goes wrong during the announcement, or the winning envelope gets lost, these two individuals can step on stage and ensure that the show goes on (although this has never happened!). The intense secrecy of the results means there has never been a leak, and the whole world must wait until the official ceremony to know who will be recognized.

熠熠生輝的大場面無疑是奧斯卡典禮的重頭戲,不過並非一開始就是如此哩。1929年首屆奧斯卡金像獎典禮是在一間酒店以私人晚宴的方式進行,參加者僅約270人。相較之下,1998年,全球共有近9千萬人觀看金像獎典禮,創下所有典禮觀賞人數的紀錄。當然,時尚裝扮也是吸引許多人觀看金像獎的一大重點。一位好萊塢造型師指出,奧斯卡晚禮服平均每件造價高達一萬五千元美金!而且這些禮服大多就只穿那麼一次!

The glamour is a big part of the Oscars, but this was not always the case. The first ceremony in 1929 was a private dinner party in a hotel for about 270 people. In contrast, nearly 90 million people watched the show in 1998, the highest number for any ceremony. The fashion is also a big part of why people like to tune in. According to one Hollywood stylist, the average cost of an Oscar night gown is $15,000 U.S. dollars! And in most cases, the dresses are only worn once!

 

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