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Academy Award
Academy Award

The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. Awarded annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since 1929 in Los Angeles, it recognizes excellence in motion picture making, such as acting, directing and screenwriting. Image File history File links Oscar2. ... Image File history File links Oscar2. ... Founded on May 11, 1927 in California, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) is a professional honorary organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of motion pictures. ... Nickname: City of Angels Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: State California County Los Angeles County  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Area    - City 1290. ... This article is about motion pictures. ...

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General information

Academy Awards are granted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), a professional honorary organization, which as of 2007 had a voting membership of 5,830. Actors (with a membership of 1,311) make up the largest voting bloc. The votes have been tabulated and certified by the auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers and its predecessor Price Waterhouse for 72 years, since close to the awards' inception.[1]They are intended for the films and persons the Academy believes have the top achievements of the year.[2] Founded on May 11, 1927 in California, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) is a professional honorary organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of motion pictures. ... A PwC office building (Southwark Towers) in London, England. ...


The 78th Academy Awards was the most recent ceremony, and the next ceremony, the 79th Academy Awards, will take place on February 25, 2007, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, produced by Laura Ziskin and will be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres. The annual Oscar presentation has been held since 1929.[3] The 78th Academy Awards, honoring the best in film for 2005, were held on March 5, 2006 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California. ... The 79th Academy Awards ceremony, honoring the best in film for 2006, is scheduled to be held on February 25, 2007 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California. ... February 25 is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. ... ... Laura Ziskin is an American film producer. ... Ellen Lee DeGeneres (born January 26, 1958) is an American actress, stand-up comedian, and currently the Emmy Award-winning host of the syndicated talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show. ...


The Oscar

The official name of the Oscar statuette is the Academy Award of Merit. Made of gold-plated britannium on a black metal base, it is 13.5 inches (34 cm) tall, weighs 8.5 lb (3.85 kg) and depicts a knight holding a crusader's sword standing on a reel of film with five spokes, signifying the original branches of the Academy: Actors, Writers, Directors, Producers and Technicians.[4]MGM’s art director Cedric Gibbons, one of the original Academy members, supervised the design of the award trophy[5]by printing the design on scroll. Then sculptor George Stanley sculpted Gibbons' design in clay, and Alex Smith cast the statue in tin and copper and then gold-plated it over a composition of 92.5 percent tin and 7.5 percent copper (Levy 2003). The only addition to the Oscar since it was created is a minor streamlining of the base (Levy 2003). Charlie Chaplin Statue A statue is a sculpture depicting a specific entity, usually a person, event, animal or object. ... General Name, Symbol, Number gold, Au, 79 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 6, d Appearance metallic yellow Atomic mass 196. ... Britannium is an alloy of tin, copper, and antimony. ... The silver Anglia knight, commissioned as a trophy in 1850, intended to represent the Black Prince. ... This article is about the medieval crusades. ... Swiss longsword, 15th or 16th century Look up Sword in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This movie film reel has film wrapped around it. ... MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ... Cedric Gibbons in Dublin, Ireland, (23 March 1893 - 26 July 1960 was the art director at MGM studios. ... Some trophies seen in the London Irish clubhouse at Sunbury in 2002. ... General Name, Symbol, Number tin, Sn, 50 Chemical series poor metals Group, Period, Block 14, 5, p Appearance silvery lustrous gray Atomic mass 118. ... General Name, Symbol, Number copper, Cu, 29 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 4, d Appearance metallic pinkish red Atomic mass 63. ...


The root of the name "Oscar" is contested. One biography of Bette Davis claims that she named the Oscar after her first husband, bandleader Harmon Oscar Nelson.[6] Another claimed origin is that of the Academy’s Executive Secretary, Margaret Herrick, who first saw the award in 1931 and made reference of the statuette reminding her of her Uncle Oscar (Levy 2003). Columnist Sidney Skolsky was present during Herrick’s naming and seized the name in his byline, "Employees have affectionately dubbed their famous statuette 'Oscar'" (Levy 2003). Bette Davis (April 5, 1908 – October 6, 1989), born Ruth Elizabeth Davis, was a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress of film, television and theater. ... Margaret Herrick, (September 27, 1902-June 21, 1976) was the librarian and director of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. ...


However it came to be, both Oscar and Academy Award are registered trademarks of the Academy, and are fiercely protected by the Academy through litigation and threats thereof. The Academy's domain name is oscars.org and the official Web site for the Awards is at oscar.com.


Since 1950 the statuettes have been legally encumbered by the requirement that neither winners nor their heirs may sell the statuettes without first offering to sell them back to the Academy for $1. If a winner refuses to agree to this then the Academy keeps the statuette.[7] Academy Awards not protected by this agreement have been sold in public auctions and private deals for six figure sums (Levy 2003).


Membership

Academy membership may be obtained by a competitive nomination (however, the nominee must be invited to join) or a member may submit a name. The Academy does not publicly disclose its membership, although past press releases have announced the names of those who have been invited to join. If a person not yet a member is nominated in more than one category in a single year, he/she must choose which branch to join when he/she accepts membership.


Nominations

Today, according to Rules 2 and 3 of the official Academy Awards Rules, a film has to open in the previous calendar year (from midnight at the start of January 1 to midnight at the end of December 31) in Los Angeles County, California, to qualify.[8]Rule 2 states that a film must be "feature-length" (defined as at least 40 minutes) to qualify for an award (except for Short Subject awards, of course). It must also exist either on a 35mm or 70mm film print OR on a 24fps or 48fps progressive scan digital film print with a native resolution no lower than 1280x720. For other uses, see Midnight (disambiguation) Midnight, literally the middle of the night, is a time arbitrarily designated to determine the end of a day and the beginning of the next in some, mainly Western, cultures. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Los Angeles County is a county in California and is the most populous county in the United States. ... 35 mm film frames. ... 70 mm film (or 65 mm film) is a high-resolution film stock, of superior quality to standard 35 mm motion picture film format. ... Progressive scan Progressive or noninterlaced scanning is any method for displaying, storing or transmitting moving images in which the lines of each frame are drawn in sequence. ... Digital film refers to cinema production and performance systems which work by using a digital representation of the brightness and colour of each pixel of the image. ... 720p is the shorthand name for a category of HDTV video modes. ...


The members of the various branches nominate those in their respective fields (actors are nominated by the actors' branch, etc.) while all members may submit nominees for Best Picture. The winners are then determined by a second round of voting in which all members are then allowed to vote in all categories.[9]


Awards night

The major awards are given out at a live televised ceremony, most commonly in February or March following the relevant calendar year, and six weeks after the announcement of the nominees. This is an elaborate extravaganza, with the invited guests walking up the red carpet in the creations of some of the most prominent fashion designers of the day. Black tie dress is normally required for men, although fashion may dictate not wearing a bowtie, and musical performers typically don't adhere to this (nominees for Best Original Song quite often perform those songs live at the awards ceremony, and the fact that they are performing is often used to promote the television broadcast). It is estimated that over one billion people watch the Academy Awards either live or recorded each year (Levy 2003). If this is true, few other events outside of the Olympics and FIFA World Cup draw a higher global audience. Like the Super Bowl, this means that the broadcast event itself draws attention, and counter programming, and the TV commercials broadcast during breaks is notable in the ad industry. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (880x2304, 2767 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Academy Award Kodak Theatre ... The term fashion usually applies to a prevailing mode of expression, but quite often applies to a personal mode of expression that may or may not apply to all. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... One option to tie a bowtie The bowtie is a fashion accessory, popularly worn with other formal attire, such as suits or dinner jackets. ... Olympic Games Summer Olympic Games Medal count Winter Olympic Games Medal count Olympic sports Medal counts Participating NOCs Olympic symbols Olympics WikiProject Olympics Portal Athens 2004 • Beijing 2008 Torino 2006 • Vancouver 2010 ... The FIFA World Cup Trophy, which has been awarded to the world champions since 1974. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... In broadcast media, counterprogramming is the practice of offering programs to attract an audience from another station airing a major event. ... From the earliest days of the medium, television has been used as a vehicle for advertising in some countries. ...


The Awards show was first televised on NBC in 1953. NBC broadcast them until 1960 when the ABC Network took over the broadcasting job until 1971 when NBC reassumed the broadcast. ABC again took over broadcast duties in 1976 and is under contract to do so through the year 2014.[10] NBC (an abbreviation for National Broadcasting Company, its former corporate name) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... NBC (an abbreviation for National Broadcasting Company, its former corporate name) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... NBC (an abbreviation for National Broadcasting Company, its former corporate name) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ...


After more than fifty years of being held in late March or early April, the ceremonies were moved up to late February or early March starting in 2004 to help disrupt and shorten the intense lobbying and ad campaigns associated with Oscar season in the film industry. The earlier date is also of advantage to ABC, as it usually occurs during the highly profitable and important February sweeps period. When TV viewers or entertainment professionals in the United States mention ratings they are generally referring to Nielsen Ratings, a system developed by Nielsen Media Research to determine the audience size and composition of television programming. ...


The awards event itself is a National Special Security Event by the United States Department of Homeland Security. A National Special Security Event (NSSE) is a desgnation given by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to particular special events. ... The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), commonly known as Homeland Security, is a Cabinet department of the Federal Government of the United States with the responsibility of protecting the territory of the United States from terrorist attacks and responding to natural disasters. ...


Movie studios are strictly prohibited from advertising movies during the broadcast.


The Kodak Theatre

The Kodak Theatre has been the home of the Academy Awards since 2002, and is the first permanent home of the awards. The Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. ...


The Kodak Theatre is connected to the Hollywood Highland Center, which contains 640,000 square feet of space including retail, restaurants, nightclubs, other establishments and a six-screen movie theatre. The Hollywood & Highland Center is a entertainment, retail and hotel complex at Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue in the Hollywood district in Los Angeles. ...


Several films that currently have wide critical approval were not named Best Picture;[11] the most obvious example is Citizen Kane (nominated for nine Oscars but winner of only one, Best Original Screenplay) which has since come to be regarded by many as one of the greatest American films of all time. Citizen Kane is a 1941 mystery/drama film released by RKO Pictures, the first feature film directed by Orson Welles. ... The Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay is the Academy Award for the best script not based upon previously published material. ... While it is impossible to objectively determine the greatest film of all time, it is possible to discuss the films that have been regarded as the greatest ever. ...


It has been suggested that actors are at a disadvantage in comedic roles, as few acting awards have been given for performances in films that could be considered primarily comedic.[12][13] Comedy has a classical meaning (comical theatre) and a popular one (the use of humour with an intent to provoke laughter in general). ...


It has been suggested that actors occasionally win awards that are given more in commemoration of a career or past parts than for the role the actor is nominated for; one example is Judi Dench's relatively brief appearance in Shakespeare in Love, for which she won the Best Supporting Actress award, the year after she was unsuccessful in the Best Actress category for Mrs. Brown. Dame Judith Olivia Dench, CH, DBE (born 9 December 1934) known as Dame Judi Dench, is an Academy Award-winning and Golden Globe nominated English actress. ... Shakespeare in Love is a 1998 motion picture. ... Categories: Movie stubs | 1997 films | Best Actress Oscar Nominee (film) ...


Studios also lobby heavily for their films to be considered, leading to the complaint that nominations and awards may be largely a result of this lobbying rather than the quality of the material.[14]


The Academy's voting process has also been cited for many flaws, including the fact that assistants to Academy Members often vote on the official Oscar ballots.[citation needed]


Trivia

The Nobel Prizes (pronounced no-BELL or no-bell) are awarded annually to people who have done outstanding research, invented groundbreaking techniques or equipment, or made outstanding contributions to society. ... George Bernard Shaw (George) Bernard Shaw[1] (born Dublin, 26 July 1856 – died 2 November 1950 in Hertfordshire) was an Irish playwright based in England. ... Nobel Prize in Literature medal. ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... For the company founded by Disney, see The Walt Disney Company. ... John Towner Williams (born February 8, 1932) is an Academy Award-winning American composer and conductor. ... Alfred Newman (March 17, 1900 – February 17, 1970) was a major American composer of music for films. ... Jessica Tandy, christened Jessie Alice Tandy (June 7, 1909 – September 11, 1994) was a noted Academy Award-winning English theatre, film and TV actress who became an American citizen. ... Driving Miss Daisy is a 1987 play by Alfred Uhry adapted into a 1989 Warner Bros. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Titanic is a romantic drama film written, directed and co-produced by James Cameron. ... Tatum Beatrice ONeal (born November 5, 1963 in Los Angeles, California) is an Academy Award-winning American actress best known for her film work as a child actress in the 1970s. ... Paper Moon is an American motion picture comedy that was released in 1973 and was directed by Peter Bogdanovich. ... Justin Henry (born May 25, 1971 in Rye, New York) was an American child actor in Kramer vs. ... Kramer vs. ... Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003) was an iconic four-time Academy Award-winning American star of film, television and stage, widely recognized for her sharp wit, New England gentility and fierce independence. ... Year 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Look up morning glory in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Guess Whos Coming to Dinner is a 1967 Academy Award-winning comedy-drama film starring Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Sidney Poitier, and Katharine Houghton. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... The Lion in Winter is a 1968 historical costume drama made by Embassy Pictures, based on the Broadway play by James Goldman. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... On Golden Pond (1981) was a successful Broadway play written by playwright Ernest Thompson which was turned into a successful and popular movie starring Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda. ... James Byron Dean (February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955) was an American film actor. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... East of Eden is a 1955 movie, directed by Elia Kazan, and based on the novel of the same name by John Steinbeck. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Giant is a 1956 film which tells the story of rival ranchers and oilmen in West Texas in the middle years of the 20th century. ... It Happened One Night is a 1934 romantic comedy in which an elite socialite (Claudette Colbert) tries to get out from under her fathers thumb, and falls in with a rogue reporter (Clark Gable). ... One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest is a 1975 film directed by MiloÅ¡ Forman. ... The Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 film directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins. ... Annie Hall is a 1977 romantic comedy film directed by Woody Allen from a script he co-wrote with Marshall Brickman. ... Woody Allen (born Allan Stewart Konigsberg on December 1, 1935) is a three-time Academy Award-winning American film director, writer, actor, musician, and comedian. ... Gigi is a 1958 motion picture musical set in Paris, France. ... This acticle is related to a 1987 film. ... Ward Bond (April 9, 1903 - November 5, 1960) was an American film actor. ... John Frank Charles Cazale (August 12, 1935 – March 12, 1978) was a distinguished Golden Globe Award nominated American film and stage actor whose brief career spanned several acclaimed films of the 1970s. ... Donald Crisp as Sir Charles Emery in MGMs Dr. Jekyll and Mr. ... Harry Davenport (January 19, 1866 – August 9, 1949) was an actor who appeared in small roles in many famous films of the early 1900s. ... Morgan Freeman (born June 1, 1937) is an Academy Award-winning American actor, film director, and regular film narrator. ... William Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 – November 16, 1960) was an Academy Award-winning American film actor and the biggest box office star of the early sound film era. ... John Gielgud as photographed in 1936 by Carl Van Vechten Sir Arthur John Gielgud OM, CH (14 April 1904 – 21 May 2000), known as Sir John Gielgud, was an English theatre and film actor, regarded by many as one of the greatest British actors in history. ... Hugh Emrys Griffith (May 30, 1912 – May 14, 1980) was a film actor. ... John Edward Jack Hawkins (September 14, 1910 - July 18, 1973) was a British film actor of the 1950s and 1960s. ... Bernard Hill as King Théoden of Rohan in the Peter Jackson film The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Bernard Hill is an English actor, born December 17, 1944 in Manchester, England. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Diane Keaton (born January 5, 1946) is an American film actress, director, and producer. ... Shirley MacLaine (born Shirley MacLean Beaty April 24, 1934) is an Academy Award-winning American film and theatre actress, well-known not only for her acting, but for her devotion to her belief in reincarnation. ... Talia Shire (born April 25, 1946), is an American actress. ... Joe Spinell (October 28, 1936 – January 13, 1989) was an American actor who played bit roles in a few famous movies in the 1970s. ... Meryl Streep (born Mary Louise Streep on June 22, 1949) is a two-time Academy Award winning American actress who has worked in theatre, television, and film. ... They Shoot Horses, Dont They? is a 1969 film which tells the story of several contestants in a Depression-era dance marathon. ... Charles Chaplin redirects here. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... 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Main or Supporting?

There have been occasions when an actor has been nominated as leading even though many considered the role to be supporting and vice versa. Performances are eligible in both categories (lead and supporting), and placement is based upon which category the voting members of the academy's acting branch deemed most appropriate. During their nomination campaigns, studios try to promote the actors for the categories in which they think they have more possibilities to be successful.


Awards

Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received five honorary Oscars for contributions to cinema and humanitarian work.
Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received five honorary Oscars for contributions to cinema and humanitarian work.

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Academy Award of Merit

Current Awards

Some awards are for a film as a whole, some are for an aspect of a film.

// The Academy Award for Best Motion Picture is one of the Academy Awards, awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which are voted on by others within the industry. ... The Academy Award for Directing is an accolade given to the person that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences feels was best director of the past year. ... The Academy Award for Best Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to actresses, or female actors, working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... The Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay is the Academy Award for the best script not based upon previously published material. ... The Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay is one of the Academy Awards, the most prominent film awards in the United States. ... The Academy Awards are the oldest awards given to achievements in film; the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature was given the first time for the 2001 film year. ... The Academy Awards are the oldest awards ceremony for achievements in motion pictures. ... The Academy Award for Best Cinematography is awarded each year to a cinematographer for his work in one particular motion picture. ... This Academy Award was first given for movies made in 1948 when separate awards were given for black-and-white and color movies. ... The Academy Award for Documentary Feature is one of the most prestigious awards for documentary films. ... This is a list of films that have received an Oscar and nomination for best documentary short subject. ... The Academy Award for Film Editing was first given for films issued in 1934. ... The Academy Award (Oscar) for Best Foreign Language Film is a yearly US award for the best non-English film released in the period October - September in the country of origin. ... These are the Academy Award for Makeup winners and nominees: 1980s 1982 Quest for Fire Gandhi 1983 none given 1984 Amadeus 2010: The Year We Make Contact Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle 1985 Mask The Color Purple 1986 The Fly The Clan of the Cave Bear... The Academy Award for Best Original Song is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are songwriters and composers. ... From Rule Sixteen of the Special Rules for The Music Awards Original Score: An original score is a substantial body of music in the form of dramatic underscoring written specifically for the film by the submitting composer. ... This class was known as Short Subjects, cartoons from 1932 until 1970, and as Short Subjects, animated films from 1971 to 1973. ... This name for the Academy Award for Live Action Short Film was introduced in 1974. ... The Academy Award for Sound Mixing is an Academy Award that recognizes the finest or most aesthetic sound mixing or recording, and is generally awarded to the production sound mixers and re-recording mixers of the winning film. ... This is a list of films that have won or been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Sound Effects (1963-1967, 1975), Sound Effects Editing (1977, 1981-1999), or Sound Editing (1979, 2000-present). ... The Academy Award for Visual Effects is an Oscar given to one film each year that shows highest achievement in visual effects. ...

Retired Awards

In the first year of the awards, the Best Director category was split into separate Drama and Comedy categories. At times, the Best Original Score category has been split into separate Drama and Comedy/Musical categories. Today, the Best Original Score category is one category. From the 1930s through the 1960s, the Cinematography, Art Direction, and Costume Design awards were split into separate categories for black and white and color films. In the first year only of this award it was not made in respect of any specific movie. ... The Academy Awards for Best Dance Direction (1935-1937 only) 1935 Dave Gould - Broadway Melody of 1936 (Ive Got a Feeling Youre Fooling) and Folies Bergere (Straw Hat) Busby Berkeley - Gold Diggers of 1935 (Lullaby of Broadway) and (Words Are in My Heart) Bobby Connolly - Broadway Hostess (Playboy... The Academy Award for Engineering Effects was just a little ahead of its time. ... This is a list of short films that have received an Oscar for best color. ... This is a list of short films that have received an Oscar or a nomination for best live action. ... The Academy Award for Short Film _ Novelty was awarded from 1932 to 1935. ... The Academy Award for Best Story was the Academy Award that was the predecessor to the Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay which was introduced in 1940. ... The Academy Award for Unique and Artistic Production has also been known as Best Artistic Quality of Production. It was only awarded during the first year of the Oscars, and may be considered as a redundant variation of Best Picture. ...


Special Awards

These awards are voted on by special committees, rather than by the Academy membership as a whole.


Current Awards

The Academy Honorary Award is given irregularly by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to celebrate motion picture achievements that are not covered by existing Academy Awards. ... The Special Achievement Award is an Academy Award given for an achievement which makes an exceptional contribution to the motion picture for which it was created, but for which there is no annual award category. ... Since 1931, an Academy Award for Scientific or Technical work in motion pictures has been given in three categories: Scientific or Technical Merit - a statuette Scientific and Engineering Achievement - a plaque Technical Achievement - a citation Categories: Academy Awards ... The Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award is awarded periodically (although not every year) at the Academy Awards ceremonies to Creative producers, whose bodies of work reflect a consistently high quality of motion picture production. ... The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award is awarded periodically at the Academy Award ceremonies for outstanding contributions to humanitarian causes. ... The Gordon E. Sawyer Award is an accolade given each year by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to an individual in the motion picture industry whose technological contributions have brought credit to the industry. ...

Retired Awards

This award is officially called the Honorary Juvenile Award. ...

Academy Award statistics

  • Academy Award statistics: Films receiving 10 or more nominations
  • Academy Award statistics: Films receiving 6 or more awards
  • Academy Award statistics: Films receiving awards for Best Picture, Directing, Actor, Actress and Writing
  • Academy Award statistics: Films receiving 2 or more acting awards
  • Academy Award statistics: Films receiving 3 or more acting nominations
  • Academy Award statistics: Actors who have appeared in multiple Best Picture winners
  • Academy Award statistics: Actors receiving 5 or more nominations
  • Academy Award statistics: Actors receiving 2 or more awards
  • Academy Award statistics: Directors receiving 3 or more nominations
  • Academy Award statistics: People receiving 5 or more awards
  • Academy Award statistics: Black Academy Award winners and nominees

The following is a list of black winners and nominees of Academy Awards from 1929 to the present. ...

See also

This is a list of Academy Awards ceremonies, the year in film which they were honoring, their hosts, and their date of the ceremony. ... This is an (incomplete) list of films that won one or more Academy Awards. ...

References

  • Gail, K. & Piazza, J. (2002) The Academy Awards the Complete History of Oscar. Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc.
  • Levy, Emanuel. (2003) All About Oscar: The History and Politics of the Academy Awards. Continuum, New York.

Footnotes

  1. ^ The men who are counting on Oscar
  2. ^ About the Academy Awards - voting
  3. ^ The Oscars
  4. ^ Statuette Legacy
  5. ^ Academy to Commemorate Oscar® Designer Cedric Gibbons
  6. ^ Bette Davis biography
  7. ^ Psst! Wanna Buy An Oscar?
  8. ^ Academy Awards Rules
  9. ^ Voting rules
  10. ^ ABC and Academy Extend Oscar® Telecast Agreement
  11. ^ [1] "Although the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences® has awarded many deserving honors to its nominees over the years (Academy Awards® Winners from 1927/8 to the present), many other Great Films have been entirely overlooked, receiving not even a single Academy Nomination. Other Great Films received Academy Awards® Nominations but failed to win a single award. The same can be said for various great acting performances that were snubbed or passed over." Web page titled "Academy Awards/ Mistakes and Omissions" at "The Greatest Films" Web site, which cites well-known film critic Roger Ebert's endorsement of the site on its home page ( http://www.filmsite.org/ )as an "awesome website (that) contains detailed descriptions of 300 great American films, along with many other riches." Accessed December 14, 2006
  12. ^ Notable examples of actors who have received Oscars for comedic roles are Kevin Kline (A Fish Called Wanda) and Jessica Lange (Tootsie). [2] "comedic roles rarely win"; Clinton, Paul, "Pulling for 'Shakespeare in Love'", undated (although copyright notice was dated 2001) article about the (then upcoming) 71st Academy Awards, Web site for CNN accessed December 14, 2006
  13. ^ [3] "the academy has long held a bias against comedic roles when selecting winners"; By Scott Bowles, Claudia Puig and Susan Wlosczcyna, "Can the favorites go on to win?" article in USA TODAY, January 27, 2004, accessed December 14, 2004
  14. ^ [4] "Aggressive studio lobbying still appears the most powerful indicator of what movie's likely to luck out at the Oscars, not what the British Academy have deemed award-worthy," said Simon Crook, assistant editor of Total Film magazine, as quoted in "How Bafta moved with the times" article by Rebecca Thomason the BBC.co.uk Web site of the British Broadcasting Corporation, February 21, 2003, accessed December 14, 2006

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Academy Award of Merit : Current Awards
Best Picture | Best Leading Actor | Best Leading Actress | Best Supporting Actor | Best Supporting Actress
Best Animated Feature | Best Art Direction | Best Cinematography | Best Costume Design | Best Director
Best Documentary Feature | Best Documentary Short Subject | Best Film Editing | Best Foreign Language Film | Best Makeup
Best Original Score | Best Original Song | Best Animated Short Film | Best Live Action Short Film | Best Sound Mixing
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Academy Award of Merit : Retired awards
Best Assistant Director | Best Dance Direction | Best Director of a Comedy Picture
Best Director of a Dramatic Picture | Best Engineering Effects | Best Short Film - Color
Best Short Film - Live Action - 2 Reels | Best Short Film - Novelty | Best Original Story
Best Title Writing | Best Unique and Artistic Quality of Production
Special Awards : Current Awards
Academy Honorary Award | Academy Special Achievement Award | Academy Award, Scientific or Technical
The Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award | The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award | Gordon E. Sawyer Award
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The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent film awards in the United States and most watched awards ceremony in the world.
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 5,816.
Academy membership may be obtained by a competitive nomination (however, the nominee must be invited to join) or a member may submit a name.
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