Year the Oscars were first televised:

On March 19, 1953, NBC broadcast the first Academy Awards shown on television, hosted by Bob Hope (with Ronald Reagan as the announcer).
Source: Los Angeles Times, 3/29/2003

  Record for most people thanked in an Oscar acceptance speech:

After winning the Oscar for Best Actress in 1947 for her role in To Each His Own, Olivia de Havilland thanked 27 people in her acceptance speech, the most in Academy Award history.
Source: Toronto Star, 2/17/2010

  Number of Oscars won by Paul Newman:

Paul Newman was nominated for an Academy Award ten times, but won just once, for his role as an aging liquor salesman in 1986's The Color of Money.
Source: Entertainment Weekly, 10/10/2008

  Longest film ever to win the Best Picture Oscar:

222 minutes
"Gone With The Wind", at 222 minutes, is the longest film ever to win the Oscar for Best Picture.
Source: The Sunday Telegraph (LONDON), 4/27/2008