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Encyclopedia > Academy Award, Scientific or Technical

Since 1931, an Academy Award for Scientific or Technical work in motion pictures has been given in three categories: 1931 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ...

  • Scientific or Technical Merit - a statuette
  • Scientific and Engineering Achievement - a plaque
  • Technical Achievement - a citation

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2006 Scientific & Technical Award Winners | 79th Academy Awards | Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (720 words)
The Scientific and Technical Academy Awards were presented at the Beverly Wilshire hotel on Saturday, February 10.
Scientific and Technical Awards are given for devices, methods, formulas, discoveries or inventions of special and outstanding value to the arts and sciences of motion pictures that also have a proven history of use in the motion picture industry.
Academy Awards for Scientific and Technical achievements for 2006 are:
Academy Award (957 words)
The Awards are granted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, a professional honorary organization which as of 2003 had a voting membership of 5816, with actors, with a membership of 1311, making up the largest voting block.
Academy Awards are nicknamed "Oscars", which is also the nickname of the statuette (the name is said to have been born when Academy librarian Margaret Herrick saw the statuette on a table and said: "It looks just like my uncle Oscar!").
The awards were first given at a banquet in the Blossom Room of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on May 16, 1929 but there was little suspense since the winners of the awards had already been announced three months earlier on February 18.
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