James Cameron’s hit movie Titanic won the whopping 11 Academy Awards, but none of them was for acting!
Back in the late 1990s when James Cameron started shooting his iconic Titanic, the project became the most expensive movie for its time. The $200 million, which were invested as a budget, paid off royally. The movie grossed over $2.18 billion, received tons of awards and shot the cast and the crew to a global stardom level.
Titanic became such a hit amongst the public from all across the world that it received a total of 14 Academy Award nominations. Even nowadays Titanic and 1950’s All About Eve are the only two films, which have received so many Oscar nominations. Not only that, but Titanic managed to win a total of 11 of those nominations. Thus, it tied the first spot for the movie with most won Academy Awards with 1959’s Ben-Hur, directed by William Wyler.
During the Academy Awards ceremony in 1998 Titanic gathered the 11 Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Sound, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Film Editing, Best Effects (both sound and visual effects), Best Score and Best Original Song. What’s strange is the fact that none of these awards was for acting! The other 3 Academy Award nominations were for Best Leading Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Make-up. Kate Winslet and Gloria Stuart (both portraying the leading role of Rose) couldn’t win an Oscar. Leonardo DiCaprio wasn’t even nominated for an Academy Award, although he did receive a few nominations for his portrayal of Jack Dawson for Golden Globes, SAGA, ACCA, MTV Movie Awards, and so on.
Apart from Titanic, Cameron has also received 3 other Academy Award nominations for his 2009 movie Avatar, although he didn’t win any Oscars for it.