In 1932, Disney's Mickey Mouse was the first non-human to win an Oscar. The Oscar was received by Walt Disney for the creation of Mickey Mouse as an Academy Honorary Award. That year, Disney's Mickey's Orphans was also nominated in the Best Animated Short Film category, but the Oscar went to another Disney film: Flowers and Trees.
More about the Oscars:
- The first Oscars were presented in 1929 in a ceremony that lasted only 15 minutes.
- The statuette awarded to winners is 13.5 inches (34 cm) tall and weighs 8.5 pounds (3.85 kg).
- In 2003, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King won all 11 categories in which it was nominated.