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Wed, 31 Oct 2012 17:04:00 GMT | By Bárbara Bação, Catarina Amaral & Marta Gama
Fun Oscar facts and trivia

Things you never knew about the Academy Awards!

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Every year, the film world waits with excitement to find out which movies the Academy has honoured with a much-coveted Oscar.

In preparation for this year's big night, MSN has prepared some tantalizing pieces of trivia to whet your appetite, including everything from the weight of the famous statue to the longest speech in Oscar history.

Click on to find out the amazing facts that have helped make the Oscars the most famous awards ceremony in the world!