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Academy Award
82nd Academy Awards
An Academy award statuette
Awarded for Excellence in cinematic achievements
Presented by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Country United States
First awarded May 16, 1929
Official website Oscars.org
.The Academy Awards (frequently known as the Oscars) are accolades presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS)[1] to recognize excellence of professionals in the film industry, including directors, actors, and writers.^ The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), a professional honorary organization, maintains a voting membership of 5,835 as of 2007.
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^ Academy to Launch Annual Documentary Film Program The documentary film will be the subject of an annual event presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences beginning next month.
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^ Every year only one film is deemed Best Picture of the Year by ; the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

.The formal ceremony at which the awards are presented is one of the most prominent award ceremonies in the world.^ The formal ceremony at which the awards are presented is one of the most prominent award ceremonies in the world.
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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.
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^ I thought from last year's ceremony Amanda ("Mamma Mia") had been one of the Youth Presenters?
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.It is also the oldest award ceremony in the media, and many other award ceremonies such as the Grammy Awards (for music), Golden Globe Awards (all forms of visual media), and Emmy Awards (for television) are often modeled from the Academy.^ List of Golden Globe Award winners .
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^ He won many other such polls.

^ All in all, a very impressive awards ceremony.
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.The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences itself was conceived by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio boss Louis B. Mayer.^ WikiAnswers - Oscars Questions including "How does the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences determine the recipients of an Oscar at the Annual Academy Awards" English▼ English▼ Deutsch Español Français Italiano Tagalog Search unanswered questions...
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^ The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Tuesday that 300 bleacher seats will be up for grabs in an online lottery.

^ Films that receive their first public exhibition or distribution in any manner other than as a theatrical motion picture release are not eligible for Academy Awards in any category.
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.The 1st Academy Awards ceremony was held on Thursday, May 16, 1929, at the Hotel Roosevelt in Hollywood to honor outstanding film achievements of 1927 and 1928. It was hosted by actor Douglas Fairbanks and director William C. deMille.^ Bill Maher hosts the Academy Awards .
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^ In 1929, the 1st Academy Awards were presented at a banquet dinner at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
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^ The first awards were presented on May 16, 1929, at a private brunch in Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel with an audience of about 270 people.
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.The 82nd Academy Awards, honoring the best in film for 2009, was held on Sunday, March 7, 2010, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, with actors Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin hosting the ceremony.^ What was the last comedy film to win the Academy Award as best film?
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^ Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2009 will be presented on Sunday, March 7, 2010, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network.
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^ Did Steve Martin ever win an academy award?
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History

.The first awards were presented on May 16, 1929, at a private brunch at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel with an audience of about 270 people.^ The first Academy Awards of Merit were presented on May 16, 1929, at a banquet held in the Blossom Room of the Hollywood...
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^ In 1929, the 1st Academy Awards were presented at a banquet dinner at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
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^ The first awards were presented on May 16, 1929, at a private brunch in Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel with an audience of about 270 people.
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.The cost of guest tickets for that night's ceremony was $5. Fifteen statuettes were awarded, honoring artists, directors and other personalities of the filmmaking industry of the time for their works during the 1927-1928 period.^ Other regional industries also had their 'Golden Age' during this period.
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^ The 17th Annual USC Scripter Award Ceremony "Million Dollar Baby" author F.X. Toole and screenwriter Paul Haggis were honored at the 17th annual USC Scripter Award ceremony on Sunday, February 20.
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^ Minutes before, Gandolfini took the first trophy of the night in a star-studded ceremony — something of an anomaly in this strike-hobbled awards season.
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.Winners had been announced three months earlier of their triumphs; however that was changed in the second ceremony of the Academy Awards in 1930. Since then and during the first decade, the results were given to newspapers for publication at 11pm on the night of the awards.^ Academy Award winners previously announced this year: .
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^ The l998 Academy Awards will be given out later this month.
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^ Academy Awards: Backstage moments with the winners...
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[3] .This method was used until the Los Angeles Times announced the winners before the ceremony began; as a result, the Academy has used a sealed envelope to reveal the name of the winners since 1941.[3] Since 2002, the awards have been broadcast from the Kodak Theatre.^ Academy Award winners previously announced this year: .
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^ Since 2004, Academy Award nomination results have been announced to the public in late January.
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^ In 2002, Hollywood's Kodak Theatre became the permanent home of the awards.
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.The first Best Actor awarded was Emil Jannings, for his performance in The Last Command and The Way of All Flesh.^ What was the last comedy film to win the Academy Award as best film?
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^ While the plot lacked and the acting was fairly par for the course, the visuals and the shooting were amazing, and for that Avatar deserves not only all the technical awards, but also Best Director.
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^ Although the Academy often appears to award actors for their careers, it appears there is no stopping Christoph Waltz for his breakout performance in Inglourious Basterds .
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.He had to return to Europe before the ceremony, so the Academy agreed to give him the prize earlier; this made him the first Academy Award winner in history.^ Academy Awards: Backstage moments with the winners...
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^ Who hosted the first Academy Awards?
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^ The latter won him an Academy Award.
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.The honored professionals were awarded for all the work done in a certain category for the qualifying period; for example, Emil Jannings received the award for two movies he starred during that period.^ Advertising is somewhat restricted, however, as traditionally no movie studios or competitors of official Academy Award sponsors may advertise during the telecast.
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^ Born in 1920, Mickey Rooney, the star of such movies as "Boys Town" and "National Velvet" is still alive and continues to work in...
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^ I do agree that it was a good movie all around but I highly doubt it took half the time and preparation to create the sound that Trans.2 and Star Trek took.
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.Since the fourth ceremony, the system changed, and the professionals were honored for a specific performance in a single film.^ But in the mid-1940s, the system changed to its present five films, and five films it's been ever since.
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^ Madonna tried to tone down this provocative image by releasing the single "I'll Remember", which she recorded for Alek Keshishian's film With Honors .
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^ The ceremony was packed with ; musical performances to honor the three inductees.

.As of the 81st Academy Awards ceremony held in 2009, a total of 2,744 Oscars have been given for 1,798 awards.^ Oscars Academy Awards 82d Oscars 9:54 p.m.
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^ Oscars Academy Awards 82d Oscars 8:50 p.m.
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^ Academy Awards 81st Oscars 10:13 p.m.
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[4] .A total of 297 actors have won Oscars in competitive acting categories or been awarded Honorary or Juvenile Awards.^ A total of 297 actors have won Oscars in competitive acting categories or been awarded Honorary or Juvenile Awards.
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^ The film was nominated for 7 total Oscars, and won 2.
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^ And she has also won the most acting Oscars of any other actor, 4 of them.

.At the 29th ceremony, held on March 27th, 1957, the Best Foreign Language Film category was introduced; until then, foreign language films were honored with the Special Achievement Award.^ Academy Award as Best Foreign Language Film in 1994, this ; feature is a .
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^ Antonia won for Best Foreign Language Film.
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^ Best Foreign Language Film, and Best Actress, ; this film combines .
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Oscar statuette

Design

.Although there are seven other types of awards presented by the Academy (the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, the Gordon E. Sawyer Award, the Scientific and Engineering Award, the Technical Achievement Award, the John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation, and the Student Academy Award), the best known one is the Academy Award of Merit more popularly known as the Oscar statuette.^ Academy Honorary Award : 1929 to present Academy Scientific and Technical Award : 1931 to present Gordon E. Sawyer Award : 1981 to present Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award : 1956 to present Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award : 1938 to present Retired special awards .
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^ "OSCAR.com - 80th Annual Academy Awards - Oscar Statuette" .
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^ Academy Awards for Scientific and Technical achievements for 2006 are: .
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.Made of gold-plated britannium on a black metal base, it is 13.5 in (34 cm) tall, weighs 8.5 lb (3.85 kg) and depicts a knight rendered in Art Deco style holding a crusader's sword standing on a reel of film with five spokes.^ Mass : 13 kg (28 lb).

^ Made of gold -plated britannium on a black metal base, it is 13.5 in (34 cm) tall, weighs 8.5 lb (3.85 kg) and depicts a knight rendered in Art Deco style holding a crusader's sword standing on a reel of film with five spokes.
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^ The ; statuette has a green-black patina finish and stands on a base of polished black ; granite.

.The five spokes each represent the original branches of the Academy: Actors, Writers, Directors, Producers, and Technicians.^ The five spokes each represent the original branches of the Academy: Actors, Writers, Directors, Producers, and Technicians.
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^ Don't forget, Academy was originally formed as a union busting enterprise, with the awards being created as a kind of sop to the artists (seriously--the producers thought they could win over the guild-forming writers and directors by handing out pretty statues and holding a party).
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^ Did you see the caliber of actors, directors, writers and producers that were in attendance?
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.MGM's art director Cedric Gibbons, one of the original Academy members, supervised the design of the award trophy by printing the design on a scroll.^ MGM 's art director Cedric Gibbons , one of the original Academy members, supervised the design of the award trophy by printing the design on a scroll.
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^ Sadly, this great movie was the last one Leone directed before dying in 1989 at age 60 from a heart attack (and without a single Academy Award).
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^ Memoirs of a Geisha is sweeping everyone else, winning three technical trophies, for art direction, costume design and cinematography.
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[6] .In need of a model for his statuette Gibbons was introduced by his then wife Dolores del Río to Mexican film director and actor Emilio "El Indio" Fernández.^ The film was nominated for 9 total Oscars, and won 5, the "Big Five", a rare feat, winning Picture, Actor, Actress, Director, and Screenplay.
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^ Screen Actors Guild will not know how many of The Actor statuettes it will need ; until the awards presenters open the envelopes on Jan.

^ So tell us: Which actor, actress, director or film did the Academy overlook?

.Reluctant at first, Fernández was finally convinced to pose nude to create what today is known as the "Oscar". Then, sculptor George Stanley (who also did the Muse Fountain[7] at the Hollywood Bowl) sculpted Gibbons's design in clay and Sachin Smith cast the statuette in 92.5 percent tin and 7.5 percent copper and then gold-plated it.^ Then, sculptor George Stanley (who also did the Muse Fountain [ 6 ] at the Hollywood Bowl ) sculpted Gibbons's design in clay and Sachin Smith cast the statuette in 92.5 percent tin and 7.5 percent copper and then gold-plated it.
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^ Reluctant at first, Fernández was finally convinced to pose nude to create what today is known as the "Oscar".
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^ E-mail entry The entry "If the Oscars were held today, Week 14 (The Final Week)" has no entry tags.

.The only addition to the Oscar since it was created is a minor streamlining of the base.^ The only addition to the Oscar since it was created is a minor streamlining of the base.
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^ And since Howard the Duck is the only one with a winning record, it ; stands to reason that they will win the Oscar as well.
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^ The Oscars are scarred that since books can be more powerful then movies from scratch or based off actual events.
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.The original Oscar mold was cast in 1928 at the C.W. Shumway & Sons Foundry in Batavia, Illinois, which also contributed to casting the molds for the Vince Lombardi Trophy and Emmy Awards statuettes.^ The original Oscar mold was cast in 1928 at the C.W. Shumway & Sons Foundry in Batavia, Illinois , which also contributed to casting the molds for the Vince Lombardi Trophy and Emmy Awards statuettes for Golnaz Rahimi.
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^ Another claimed origin is that of the Academy's Executive Secretary, Margaret Herrick , who first saw the award in 1931 and made reference to the statuette reminding her of her "Uncle Oscar" (a nickname for her cousin Oscar Pierce).
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^ "OSCAR.com - 80th Annual Academy Awards - Oscar Statuette" .
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.Since 1983,[8] approximately 50 Oscars are made each year in Chicago, Illinois by manufacturer R.S. Owens & Company.^ Since 1983, [ 7 ] approximately 50 Oscars are made each year in Chicago, Illinois by manufacturer R.S. Owens & Company.
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^ After all, the year of Titanic the Oscars got more than 17 million more viewers than it did the year before and more than 10 million more than it has any year since.
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^ Katherine Hepburn won four best actress Oscars over a span of more than 50 years and never showed up to accept a single one of them.
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.In support of the American effort in World War II, the statuettes were made of plaster and were traded in for gold ones after the war had ended.^ World War II veteran.
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^ World War II, and their grandchildren.
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^ World War II, improved ; methods of mass production, prosperity of national economies, etc.
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Naming

.The root of the name Oscar is contested.^ The root of the name Oscar is contested.
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.One biography of Bette Davis claims that she named the Oscar after her first husband, band leader Harmon Oscar Nelson;[11] one of the earliest mentions in print of the term Oscar dates back to a Time magazine article about the 1934 6th Academy Awards[12] and to Bette Davis's receipt of the award in 1936.[13] Walt Disney is also quoted as thanking the Academy for his Oscar as early as 1932. Another claimed origin is that the Academy's Executive Secretary, Margaret Herrick, first saw the award in 1931 and made reference to the statuette's reminding her of her "Uncle Oscar" (a nickname for her cousin Oscar Pierce).^ Latest Academy News: Producer Named, and More Ok, time to get back to news about the next Academy Awards!
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^ Oscars Academy Awards 82d Oscars 11:02 p.m.
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^ Academy Awards Oscar nominations!
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[14] .Columnist Sidney Skolsky was present during Herrick's naming and seized the name in his byline, "Employees have affectionately dubbed their famous statuette 'Oscar'".[15] The trophy was officially dubbed the "Oscar" in 1939 by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.^ The Academy began officially calling the award Oscar in 1939.
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^ The trophy was officially dubbed the "Oscar" in 1939 by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.
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^ How does the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences determine the recipients of an Oscar at the Annual Academy Awards?
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[16] Another legend reports that the Norwegian-American Eleanor Lilleberg, executive secretary to Louis B. Mayer, saw the first statuette and exclaimed, "It looks like King Oscar II!".[17] At the end of the day she asked, "What should we do with Oscar, put him in the vault?" and the name stuck. A more recent theory comes from a Peruvian-born Californian residing in Hollywood whose birth name is actually "Oscar". He claims to be the original Oscar after whom the award was named.[18]

Ownership of Oscar statuettes

.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 US$1. If a winner refuses to agree to this stipulation, then the Academy keeps the statuette.^ Judge for yourself which film should have won the coveted statuette or simply sit back and enjoy the best films Hollywood has to offer.
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^ Meanwhile, viewers thirsting for laughs welcomed their favorites back in their first shows since the strike took them off the air Nov.
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^ Included in the free review archive are all films reviewed since 1983, reviews of all Best Picture Academy Award winners, as well as a selective list of the 1,000 Best Movies.

.Academy Awards not protected by this agreement have been sold in public auctions and private deals for six-figure sums.^ Academy Awards not protected by this agreement have been sold in public auctions and private deals for six-figure sums (Levy 2003, pg 28).
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^ Films that receive their first public exhibition or distribution in any manner other than as a theatrical motion picture release are not eligible for Academy Awards in any category.
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^ Since 2004, Academy Award nomination results have been announced to the public in late January.
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.This rule is highly controversial, since while the Oscar is under the ownership of the recipient, it is essentially not on the open market.^ This rule is highly controversial, since while the Oscar is under the ownership of the recipient, it is essentially not on the open market.
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[20] .The case of Michael Todd's grandson trying to sell Todd's Oscar statuette illustrates that there are many who do not agree with this idea.^ The case of Michael Todd 's grandson trying to sell Todd's Oscar statuette illustrates that there are many who do not agree with this idea.
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^ When Todd's grandson attempted to sell Todd's Oscar statuette to a movie prop collector, the Academy won the legal battle by getting a permanent injunction.
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^ Rodat, who earned ; an Oscar® nomination for his screenplay for Saving Private Ryan, wrote the pilot ; from an idea he co-conceived with Spielberg.

.When Todd's grandson attempted to sell Todd's Oscar statuette to a movie prop collector, the Academy won the legal battle by getting a permanent injunction.^ When Todd's grandson attempted to sell Todd's Oscar statuette to a movie prop collector, the Academy won the legal battle by getting a permanent injunction.
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^ Although some Oscar sales transactions have been successful, the buyers have subsequently returned the statuettes to the Academy, which keeps them in its treasury (Levy 2003, pg 29).
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^ 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 US$1.
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.Although some Oscar sales transactions have been successful, the buyers have subsequently returned the statuettes to the Academy, which keeps them in its treasury.^ Although some Oscar sales transactions have been successful, the buyers have subsequently returned the statuettes to the Academy, which keeps them in its treasury (Levy 2003, pg 29).
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^ When Todd's grandson attempted to sell Todd's Oscar statuette to a movie prop collector, the Academy won the legal battle by getting a permanent injunction.
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^ If a winner refuses to agree to this stipulation, then the Academy keeps the statuette.
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Nomination

.Since 2004, Academy Award nomination results have been announced to the public in late January.^ Prior to 2004, nomination results were announced publicly in early February.
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^ Since 2004, Academy Award nomination results have been announced to the public in late January.
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^ Annual Academy Award nominations will be announced this upcoming Tuesday!
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.Prior to 2004, nomination results were announced publicly in early February.^ Prior to 2004, nomination results were announced publicly in early February.
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^ The results were announced at the 37th Annie Awards Ceremony on February 6, 2010 and the film won three of them.
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^ Real nominations will be announced Tuesday, February 2, 2010 (according to the official Oscar website).
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Voters

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), a professional honorary organization, maintains a voting membership of 5,835 as of 2007.[22]
.Actors constitute the largest voting bloc, numbering 1,311 members (22 percent) of the Academy's composition.^ Actors constitute the largest voting bloc, numbering 1,311 members (22 percent) of the Academy's composition.
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^ Thu 12/31/09 12:22 PM the academy loves when actors play “real” folks.
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^ As I remember at the time Academy members were saying they were shocked and amazed at the public reaction to Titanic and just wanted to be a part of the nostalgia and thus why they voted for it.
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.Votes have been certified by the auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (and its predecessor Price Waterhouse) for the past 73 annual awards ceremonies.^ The 17th Annual USC Scripter Award Ceremony "Million Dollar Baby" author F.X. Toole and screenwriter Paul Haggis were honored at the 17th annual USC Scripter Award ceremony on Sunday, February 20.
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^ The Best Oscar Acceptance Speech of all Time So many acceptance speeches for Academy Awards over the past 73 years ...
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^ Official Announcements for the Next Academy Awards This past week, the Academy made the official announcement of the date for the next Academy Awards, as well as confirmation of the location for the 74th Annual Oscars.
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.All AMPAS members must be invited to join by the Board of Governors, on behalf of Academy Branch Executive Committees.^ All AMPAS members must be invited to join by the Board of Governors, on behalf of Academy Branch Executive Committees.
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^ Says: February 26th, 2009 at 7:01 am The Academy is made up of over 6000 members all who work in the Hollywood film industry.
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^ Kanin Re-Elected President of Academy Foundation Fay Kanin, a governor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences representing the writers branch, has been re-elected president of the Academy Foundation, the educational and cultural arm of the Academy.
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.Membership eligibility may be achieved by a competitive nomination or a member may submit a name based on other significant contribution to the field of motion pictures.^ Membership eligibility may be achieved by a competitive nomination or a member may submit a name based on other significant contribution to the field of motion pictures.
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^ Films that receive their first public exhibition or distribution in any manner other than as a theatrical motion picture release are not eligible for Academy Awards in any category.
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^ The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), a professional honorary organization, maintains a voting membership of 5,835 as of 2007.
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.New membership proposals are considered annually.^ New membership proposals are considered annually.
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.The Academy does not publicly disclose its membership, although as recently as 2007 press releases have announced the names of those who have been invited to join.^ See Press Release , May 9, 2007.

^ The Academy does not publicly disclose its membership, although as recently as 2007 press releases have announced the names of those who have been invited to join.
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^ Strawberry Field (the name used in the song "Strawberry Fields forever") is a home for ; children in care (those who have been taken away from their parents for some reason).
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.The 2007 release also stated that it has just under 6,000 voting members.^ The 2007 release also stated that it has just under 6,000 voting members.
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^ As I remember at the time Academy members were saying they were shocked and amazed at the public reaction to Titanic and just wanted to be a part of the nostalgia and thus why they voted for it.
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^ In November of that year, he defeated Kansas City State Senator Manvel H. Davis by over 40,000 votes and retained his Senate seat.
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.While the membership had been growing, stricter policies have kept its size steady since then.^ While the membership had been growing, stricter policies have kept its size steady since then.
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Rules

.Today, according to Rules 2 and 3 of the official Academy Awards Rules, a film must 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 (except for the Best Foreign Language Film).^ Pictures qualify for the Awards by playing a regular engagement in a theater in Los Angeles County.

^ "Departures" wins best foreign-language film over "Waltz with Bashir."
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^ Academy Award winners previously announced this year: .
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[25] .For example, the 2010 Best Picture winner, The Hurt Locker, was actually first released in 2008, but did not qualify for the 2009 awards as it did not play its Oscar-qualifying run in Los Angeles until mid-2009, thus qualifying for the 2010 awards.^ Best Picture winners that did not win a screenplay award or Best Director ...

^ A Hurt Locker is a fine film by all accounts but best picture?
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^ The Hurt Locker is perfection and would make a great Best Picture.
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.Rule 2 states that a film must be feature-length, defined as a minimum of 40 minutes, except for short subject awards, and it must exist either on a 35 mm or 70 mm film print or in 24 frame/s or 48 frame/s progressive scan digital cinema format with native resolution not less than 1280x720.^ Under Academy rules, a feature-length motion picture must have a running time of more than 40 minutes and must have been exhibited theatrically on 35mm or 70mm film, or in a qualifying digital format.
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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.
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^ What wasn't compelling, by the way, is that the short was played as though it was the feature and we were "treated" to a 10 minute break afterwards before the main film began.
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.Producers must submit an Official Screen Credits online form before the deadline; in case it is not submitted by the defined deadline, the film will be ineligible for Academy Awards in any year.^ Movies and Films and Academy Awards pages.

^ He is also producing this year's Academy Awards program, which is imperiled by the writers standoff.
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^ The Festival has an attractive film sales and distribution record and is seen by American distributors as one of the best Academy Award campaign marketing tools.
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.The form includes the production credits for all related categories.^ Operations of the fashion retail industry include activities related to the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services.
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.Then, each form is checked and put in a Reminder List of Eligible Releases.^ Even The Secret of Kells could be put on their "to do" list, as BVI has theatrical rights in Ireland and may well have had something to do with a tiny release of the film here.
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.In late December ballots and copies of the Reminder List of Eligible Releases are mailed to around 6000 active members.^ [Wednesday, December 26, 2007] Nominations ballots mailed.
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^ Ballots to choose the recipients were sent to ; the nearly 100,000 active members of Screen Actors Guild on Dec.

^ MT. ; ; Ballots to choose the recipients were sent to the nearly 100,000 active ; members of Screen Actors Guild nationwide.

For most categories, members from each of the branches vote to determine the nominees only in their respective categories (i.e. only directors vote for directors, writers for writers, actors for actors, etc.); there are some exceptions though in the case of certain categories, like Foreign Film, Documentary and Animated Feature Film in which movies are selected by special screening committees made up of member from all branches. .In the special case of Best Picture, all voting members are eligible to select the nominees for that category.^ But it's not just the contenders in the best picture category that are drawing specialized crowds.
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^ I can not believe that the best-picture nominees are!
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^ Films that receive their first public exhibition or distribution in any manner other than as a theatrical motion picture release are not eligible for Academy Awards in any category.
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.Foreign films must include English subtitles, and each country can only submit one film per year.^ English subtitles.,102,FOREIGN LANGUAGE .
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^ It is one of my favorite films of the year.
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^ English subtitles.,106,FOREIGN LANGUAGE .
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.The members of the various branches nominate those in their respective fields while all members may submit nominees for Best Picture.^ It wasn't nominated for best picture.
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^ Twilight should have been nominated for best picture.
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^ I can not believe that the best-picture nominees are!
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.The winners are then determined by a second round of voting in which all members are then allowed to vote in most categories, including Best Picture.^ The winners are then determined by a second round of voting in which all members are then allowed to vote in most categories, including Best Picture.
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^ What happened in the Best Picture category by Puddleglum .
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^ Is Rocky the Best Picture winner with the most sequels?
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[27]

Ceremony

Telecast

31st Academy Awards Presentations, Pantages Theater, Hollywood, 1959
81st Academy Awards Presentations, Hollywood and Highland, Hollywood, 2009
.The major awards are presented 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.^ Academy Awards Presentations, Pantages Theater , Hollywood, 1959 81st Academy Awards Presentations, Hollywood and Highland , Hollywood, 2009 The major awards are presented 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.
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^ The formal ceremony at which the awards are presented is one of the most prominent award ceremonies in the world.
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^ Here are the nominees for the top six awards: .

.It is the culmination of the film awards season, which usually begins during November or December of the previous year.^ December has arrived, and with it, the beginning of the 2002 Film Awards Season!
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^ It is the culmination of the film awards season, which usually begins during November or December of the previous year.
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^ The 2001 Film Awards Season is about to begin.
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.This is an elaborate extravaganza, with the invited guests walking up the red carpet in the creations of the most prominent fashion designers of the day.^ Oscars: Walk the (red carpet) line .
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^ This is an elaborate extravaganza, with the invited guests walking up the red carpet in the creations of the most prominent fashion designers of the day.
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^ And all you HATERS until you win about some academy awards or matter fact walk on a red carpet with ither celebs be QUIET!!!!!!!!
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.Black tie dress is the most common outfit for men, although fashion may dictate not wearing a bow-tie, and musical performers sometimes do not adhere to this.^ Although may be she has always been the brains in the outfit.

^ Black tie dress is the most common outfit for men, although fashion may dictate not wearing a bow-tie , and musical performers sometimes do not adhere to this.
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^ He composes music for some of Hollywood's most creative directors, and performs in a Los Angeles club every Friday night in front a sellout crowd.
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.(The artists who recorded the 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.^ (The artists who recorded the 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.
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^ Best new conservation song in a ; live performance in a pickup truck.
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^ The original songs were filmed as live performances.
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)
.The Academy Awards is televised live across the United States (excluding Alaska and Hawaii), Canada, the United Kingdom, and gathers millions of viewers elsewhere throughout the world.^ Alaska is thus an exclave of the United States.
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^ It was then released in the United States in 2009 and will be eligible for the upcoming Academy Awards.
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^ It was chosen as Canada's entry to the Academy Awards.
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[28] .The 2007 ceremony was watched by more than 40 million Americans.^ The 2007 ceremony was watched by more than 40 million Americans.
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^ More than 57.25 million viewers tuned to the telecast in 1998 , the year of Titanic , which generated close to US$600 million at the North American box office pre-Oscars.
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^ More recently, the 80th Academy Awards telecast was watched by 31.76 million viewers on average with an 18.66% household rating, the lowest rated and least watched ceremony to date, in spite of celebrating 80 years of the Academy Awards.
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[29] .Other awards ceremonies (such as the Emmys, Golden Globes, and Grammys) are broadcast live in the East Coast but are on tape delay in the West Coast and might not air on the same day outside North America (if the awards are even televised).^ Central; and will be tape delayed to air at 8 p.m.
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^ Other awards ceremonies (such as the Emmys, Golden Globes, and Grammys ) are broadcast live in the East Coast but are on tape delay in the West Coast and might not air on the same day outside North America (if the awards are even televised).
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^ It is also the oldest award ceremony in the media, and many other award ceremonies such as the Grammy Awards (for music), Golden Globe Awards (all forms of visual media), and Emmy Awards (for television) are often modeled from the Academy.
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.The Academy has for several years claimed that the award show has up to a billion viewers internationally, but this has so far not been confirmed by any independent sources.^ Academy Award winners previously announced this year: .
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^ Tuesday: “I am very pleased that ‘The Departed’ has been honored with five nominations for this year’s Academy Awards.
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^ Anthony Minghella is the Academy Award-winning director and screenwriter for several films, including The English Patient and The Talented Mr. Ripley .
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.The usual extension of this claim is that only the Super Bowl, Olympics Opening Ceremonies, and FIFA World Cup Final draw higher viewership.^ The usual extension of this claim is that only the Super Bowl , Olympics Opening Ceremonies, and FIFA World Cup Final draw higher viewership.
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^ But only the largest of television's "events" — such as the Super Bowl, the Olympics, the Oscars and the Grammys — have the muscle to pull in tens of millions of people in real time.
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^ The ceremony was scheduled well after its usual late-February date to avoid coinciding with the 2010 Winter Olympics .

.The Awards show was first televised on NBC in 1953. NBC continued to broadcast the event until 1960 when the ABC Network took over, televising the festivities through 1970, after which NBC resumed the broadcasts.^ NBC continued to broadcast the event until 1960 when the ABC Network took over, televising the festivities through 1970, after which NBC resumed the broadcasts.
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^ The Awards show was first televised on NBC in 1953.
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^ With the advent of television, the 1953-1957 awards took place simultaneously in Hollywood and New York first at the NBC International Theatre (1953) and then at the NBC Century Theatre (1954–1957), after which the ceremony took place solely in Los Angeles.
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ABC once again took over broadcast duties in 1976; it is under contract to do so through the year 2014.[30]
.After more than sixty 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.^ (Some years, the ceremony is moved into early March in deference to the Winter Olympics .
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^ I deserve the Oscar much more than her!
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^ After more than sixty 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.
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.Another reason was because of the growing TV ratings success of the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship, which would cut into the Academy Awards audience.^ Okay this is just a prediction list because the Academy Awards would not overpass two masterpieces.
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^ One option is moving the fish into another tank, but he may also grow and stay peaceful.

^ The difference being that Idol was until recently growing in the ratings and has a recent history of selling CDs, whereas the Academy Awards...
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.The earlier date is also to the advantage of ABC, as it now usually occurs during the highly profitable and important February sweeps period.^ The earlier date is also to the advantage of ABC, as it now usually occurs during the highly profitable and important February sweeps period.
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^ The release dates of February 2010, [14] April 21, 2010, and April 23, 2010, had been earlier reported.
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.(Some years, the ceremony is moved into early March in deference to the Winter Olympics.^ (Some years, the ceremony is moved into early March in deference to the Winter Olympics .
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^ "Oscars ceremony moved to prevent clash with Winter Olympics" .

^ After more than sixty 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.
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) .Advertising is somewhat restricted, however, as traditionally no movie studios or competitors of official Academy Award sponsors may advertize during the telecast.^ (Hubley Studio) wins the Academy Award.

^ Advertising is somewhat restricted, however, as traditionally no movie studios or competitors of official Academy Award sponsors may advertise during the telecast.
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^ These awards are voted on by special committees, rather than by the Academy membership as a whole, but the individual selected to receive the special award may decline the offer.
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.The Awards show holds the distinction of having won the most Emmys in history, with 38 wins and 167 nominations.^ TDK didn't win the awards where it was nominated for.
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^ Containing numerous examples of cinematic excellence, here ; is a comprehensive collection of the Academy Award winning ; and nominated titles that are currently available on DVD, ; spanning seven decades of Oscar™ history.

^ James Whitmore was nominated for an Academy Award for his portrayal of Truman in the one-man show Give 'em Hell , Ed Flanders won an Emmy Award for playing Truman in Harry S. Truman: Plain Speaking, and the pop band Chicago recorded a nostalgic song, " Harry Truman " (1975).
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.After many years of being held on Mondays at 9:00 p.m.^ Handicapping this year's Best Motion Picture Of the Year or many other categories is about as tough as picking the Superbowl winner after the big game is already held.
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^ Baikal many years after his being jailed for his beliefs.
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^ If HBO wanted Polanski to be a true theatrical release, it should have held the TV release until next year… just as it has with so many of its eventual Oscar nominees.
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.Eastern/6:00 p.m Pacific, in 1999 the ceremonies were moved to Sundays at 8:30 p.m.^ The first swath was begun as the orbiter crossed over southern Asia and continued until Endeavour flew over the continent's eastern coast and moved over the northern Pacific Ocean.

Eastern/5:30 p.m. Pacific.[32] .The reasons given for the move were that more viewers would tune in on Sundays, that Los Angeles rush-hour traffic jams could be avoided, and that an earlier start time would allow viewers on the East Coast to go to bed earlier.^ "We started moving the planes as quickly as we could.
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^ A jam session between John Lennon and Paul McCartney was recorded on ; March 31 , 1974 , when McCartney visited Lennon in Los Angeles, ; California .
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^ A record-breaking seventy-three million viewers — approximately ; 40% of the U. S. population at the time — tuned in to the first Sullivan ; appearance on February 9.
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[33] .For many years the film industry had opposed a Sunday broadcast because it would cut into the weekend box office.^ It might help the box office for those films at the end of the year.
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^ The King & The Clown received much hype last year not only because of its high box office but because its gay theme is something of an anomaly in Asian cinema.
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^ In 1932, the name " Tollywood " was coined for the Bengali film industry due to Tollygunge rhyming with " Hollywood " and because it was the center of the Indian film industry at the time.
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[34]
.On March 30, 1981, the awards ceremony was postponed for one day after the shooting of President Ronald Reagan and others in Washington DC.^ The Golden Globe Awards will be seen in more than 150 countries worldwide and is one of the few awards ceremonies that span both television and motion picture achievements.
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^ Only four days until the 75th Annual Academy Award nominations are finally revealed, and there's some final bits of business with some other precursor awards, plus we discuss the possibility of war postponing the awards, and finally ...
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^ We’ll see how the awards derby unfolds for “Dreamgirls,” but the studio has been on the ball from day one on this one, ever since that set visit back in February.
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.In 1993 an In Memoriam section was introduced,[35] honoring those who had made a significant contribution to cinema who had died in the preceding 12 months.^ Golden Globe winner and Oscar-nominee Jan Sterling , who has died in 2004, was not shown during the "In Memoriam" segment.
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^ In 2009, in honor of Linda Ronstadt, the Martin Guitar Company has made a 12-fret, 00-42 model "Linda Ronstadt Limited Edition" acoustic guitar.
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^ Obviously, ROBOTS' stellar, award-winning cast made significant contributions ; to breathing life into the characters.
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.This section has led to some criticism for omission of notable persons such as Leonard Schrader and Malcolm Arnold in 2007[36] and Gene Barry, Farrah Fawcett, Henry Gibson, and Bea Arthur in 2010.[35] The list of names chosen to be included in the Memoriam segment is compiled by a small committee of the Academy and not the producers of the show.^ Oscar® Pre-show Producer Named .
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^ By SANDY COHEN, Associated Press The executive director of the film academy says Farrah Fawcett wasn't included in the Academy Awards In Memoriam segment because the actress was better known as a TV star.
  • Oscars: Hollywood's war against itself (continued) - Oscar Nominations, Academy Awards 2010 - Salon.com 14 May 2010 5:24 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: General]

^ Fawcett and actor Gene Barry were both omitted from the necrology sequence.
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[37]
.Since 2002, celebrities have been seen arriving at the Academy Awards in hybrid vehicles;[38] during the telecast of the 79th Academy Awards in 2007, Leonardo DiCaprio and former vice president Al Gore announced that ecologically intelligent practices had been integrated into the planning and execution of the Oscar presentation and several related events.^ Oscars Academy Awards 82d Oscars 9:54 p.m.
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^ Now for the 2002 ACADEMY AWARDS .
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^ Oscars Academy Awards 82d Oscars 8:50 p.m.
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[38][39]
.In 2010, the organizers of the Academy Awards announced that winners' acceptance speeches must not run past 45 seconds.^ Academy Award winners previously announced this year: .
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^ Academy Awards 81st Oscars 6:45 p.m.
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^ Academy Awards: Backstage moments with the winners...
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.This, according to organizer Bill Mechanic, was to ensure the elimination of what he termed "the single most hated thing on the show" - overly long and embarrassing displays of emotion.^ Though the glitzy gala of its most prominent precursor — the Golden Globes — was scuttled this week, the Academy Awards show will go on, organizers insisted on Tuesday.
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^ As fashion is driven by trends and fashion blogs provide new ways to follow these trends, it is most certainly they will have a considerable long-term influence on the fashion retail industry.
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^ "Looking into the future, this is really the right thing to do for the long-term health of the character."
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[40]

Ratings

.Historically, the "Oscarcast" has pulled in a bigger haul when box-office hits are favored to win the Best Picture trophy.^ Avatar wins best picture for sure!
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^ I was rooting for Avatar to win Best Picture.
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^ For me, the integrity of a Best Picture win is that it is their passions.
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.More than 57.25 million viewers tuned to the telecast in 1998, the year of Titanic, which generated close to US$600 million at the North American box office pre-Oscars.^ Titanic” had more than just money to it.
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^ I deserve the Oscar much more than her!
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^ After all, the year of Titanic the Oscars got more than 17 million more viewers than it did the year before and more than 10 million more than it has any year since.
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[41] .The 76th Academy Awards ceremony in which The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (pre-telecast box office earnings of US$368 million) received 11 Awards including Best Picture drew 43.56 million viewers.^ The Academy lets the producer nominate the best picture award, the directors nominate the best director award and so on.
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^ Academy Awards, including Best Picture of 1962.,217,DRAMA .
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^ "Box-office numbers for Oscar best-picture nominees" .

[42] The most watched ceremony based on Nielsen ratings to date, however, was the 42nd Academy Awards (Best Picture Midnight Cowboy) which drew a 43.4% household rating on April 7, 1970.[43]
.By contrast, ceremonies honoring films that have not performed well at the box office tend to show weaker ratings.^ But the ratings are not about quality anymore than movie box office is.
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^ Her hair is messy and unkempt, in contrast with the beautiful braids she wears earlier in the film when she is boxing.
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^ At the time of the announcement on February 2, Avatar was the highest-grossing film among the Best Picture nominees with $596 million in domestic box office receipts.

.The 78th Academy Awards which awarded low-budgeted, independent film Crash (with a pre-Oscar gross of US$53.4 million) generated an audience of 38.64 million with a household rating of 22.91%.^ Academy Awards , Academy Awards , nominations , Oscars .

^ 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.
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^ Categories: Awards , Critic's Corner , Local film festivals , Oscars .

[44] .In 2008, the 80th Academy Awards telecast was watched by 31.76 million viewers on average with an 18.66% household rating, the lowest rated and least watched ceremony to date, in spite of celebrating 80 years of the Academy Awards.^ Ledger was mentioned at the 80th Academy Awards (not last year @ 38).
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^ Oscars Academy Awards 82d Oscars 8:31 p.m.
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^ Among total viewers, the telecast averaged .
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[45] .The Best Picture winner of that particular ceremony was another low-budget, independently financed film (No Country for Old Men).^ No Country For Old Men (2007) ; ; 339.

^ The criteria was Oscar winners just a appearing in 3 best picture films.
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^ Coens win for 'No Country for Old Men' .
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Academy Awards ceremonies and ratings [46][47][48]
Ceremony Date Best Picture Winner Length of Broadcast Number of Viewers Rating Host
1st Academy Awards May 16, 1929 Wings No Broadcast 15 min -- -- Douglas Fairbanks, William C. deMille
2nd Academy Awards April 3, 1930 The Broadway Melody Radio -- -- William C. deMille
3rd Academy Awards November 5, 1930 All Quiet on the Western Front -- -- -- Conrad Nagel
4th Academy Awards November 10, 1931 Cimarron -- -- -- Lawrence Grant
5th Academy Awards November 18, 1932 Grand Hotel -- -- -- Lionel Barrymore,Conrad Nagel
6th Academy Awards March 16, 1934 Cavalcade -- -- -- Will Rogers
7th Academy Awards February 27, 1935 It Happened One Night -- -- -- Irvin S. Cobb
8th Academy Awards March 5, 1936 Mutiny on the Bounty -- -- -- Frank Capra
9th Academy Awards March 4, 1937 The Great Ziegfeld -- -- -- George Jessel
10th Academy Awards March 10, 1938 The Life of Emile Zola -- -- -- Bob Burns
11th Academy Awards February 23, 1939 You Can't Take It With You -- -- -- No Host
12th Academy Awards February 29, 1940 Gone with the Wind -- -- -- Bob Hope
13th Academy Awards February 27, 1941 Rebecca -- -- -- Bob Hope
14th Academy Awards February 26, 1942 How Green Was My Valley -- -- -- No Host
15th Academy Awards March 4, 1943 Mrs. Miniver -- -- -- Bob Hope
16th Academy Awards March 2, 1944 Casablanca -- -- -- Jack Benny
17th Academy Awards March 15, 1945 Going My Way -- -- -- Bob Hope,John Cromwell
18th Academy Awards March 7, 1946 The Lost Weekend -- -- -- Bob Hope,James Stewart
19th Academy Awards March 13, 1947 The Best Years of Our Lives -- -- -- Jack Benny
20th Academy Awards March 20, 1948 Gentleman's Agreement -- -- -- No Host
21st Academy Awards March 24, 1949 Hamlet -- -- -- Robert Montgomery
22nd Academy Awards March 23, 1950 All the King's Men -- -- -- Paul Douglas
23rd Academy Awards March 29, 1951 All about Eve -- -- -- Fred Astaire
24th Academy Awards March 20, 1952 An American in Paris -- -- -- Danny Kaye
25th Academy Awards March 19, 1953 The Greatest Show on Earth -- 40million -- Bob Hope,Conrad Nagel
26th Academy Awards March 25, 1954 From Here to Eternity -- 43million -- Donald O'Connor,Fredric March
27th Academy Awards March 30, 1955 On the Waterfront -- -- -- Bob Hope,Thelma Ritter
28th Academy Awards March 21, 1956 Marty -- -- -- Jerry Lewis,Claudette Colbert,Joseph L. Mankiewicz
29th Academy Awards March 27, 1957 Around the World in 80 Days -- -- -- Jerry Lewis,Celeste Holm
30th Academy Awards March 26, 1958 The Bridge on the River Kwai -- -- -- Bob Hope,David Niven,James Stewart,Jack Lemmon,Rosalind Russell
31st Academy Awards April 6, 1959 Gigi -- -- -- Bob Hope,David Niven,Tony Randall,Mort Sahl,Laurence Olivier,Jerry Lewis
32nd Academy Awards April 4, 1960 Ben-Hur 1 hour, 40 minutes -- -- Bob Hope
33rd Academy Awards April 17, 1961 The Apartment -- -- -- Bob Hope
34th Academy Awards April 9, 1962 West Side Story 2 hours, 10 minutes -- -- Bob Hope
35th Academy Awards April 8, 1963 Lawrence of Arabia -- -- -- Frank Sinatra
36th Academy Awards April 13, 1964 Tom Jones -- -- -- Jack Lemmon
37th Academy Awards April 5, 1965 My Fair Lady -- -- -- Bob Hope
38th Academy Awards April 18, 1966 The Sound of Music -- -- -- Bob Hope
39th Academy Awards April 10, 1967 A Man for All Seasons 2 hours, 31 minutes -- -- Bob Hope
40th Academy Awards April 10, 1968 In the Heat of the Night -- -- -- Bob Hope
41st Academy Awards April 14, 1969 Oliver! -- -- -- No Host
42nd Academy Awards April 7, 1970 Midnight Cowboy 2 hours, 25 minutes -- 43.4% No Host
43rd Academy Awards April 15, 1971 Patton -- -- -- No Host
44th Academy Awards April 10, 1972 The French Connection -- -- -- Helen Hayes,Alan King,Sammy Davis, Jr.,Jack Lemmon
45th Academy Awards March 27, 1973 The Godfather 2 hours, 38 minutes -- -- Carol Burnett, Michael Caine,Charlton Heston,Rock Hudson
46th Academy Awards April 2, 1974 The Sting 3 hours, 23 minutes -- -- John Huston,Burt Reynolds,David Niven,Diana Ross
47th Academy Awards April 8, 1975 The Godfather Part II -- -- -- Sammy Davis, Jr.,Bob Hope,Shirley MacLaine,Frank Sinatra
48th Academy Awards March 29, 1976 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 3 hours, 12 minutes -- -- Goldie Hawn,Gene Kelly,Walter Matthau,George Segal, Robert Shaw
49th Academy Awards March 28, 1977 Rocky 3 hours, 38 minutes -- -- Warren Beatty,Ellen Burstyn,Jane Fonda,Richard Pryor
50th Academy Awards April 3, 1978 Annie Hall 3 hours, 30 minutes 39.73 million 31.1% Bob Hope
51st Academy Awards April 9, 1979 The Deer Hunter 3 hours, 25 minutes -- -- Johnny Carson
52nd Academy Awards April 14, 1980 Kramer vs. Kramer 3 hours, 12 minutes -- -- Johnny Carson
53rd Academy Awards March 31, 1981 Ordinary People 3 hours, 13 minutes -- -- Johnny Carson
54th Academy Awards March 29, 1982 Chariots of Fire 3 hours, 24 minutes -- -- Johnny Carson
55th Academy Awards April 11, 1983 Gandhi 3 hours, 15 minutes -- -- Liza Minnelli,Dudley Moore,Richard Pryor,Walter Matthau
56th Academy Awards April 9, 1984 Terms of Endearment 3 hours, 42 minutes -- 38.0 Johnny Carson
57th Academy Awards March 25, 1985 Amadeus 3 hours, 10 minutes -- -- Jack Lemmon
58th Academy Awards March 24, 1986 Out of Africa 3 hours, 2 minutes 38.65 million 25.71 Alan Alda, Jane Fonda, Robin Williams
59th Academy Awards March 30, 1987 Platoon 3 hours, 19 minutes 39.72 million 25.94 Chevy Chase, Goldie Hawn, Paul Hogan
60th Academy Awards April 11, 1988 The Last Emperor 3 hours, 33 minutes 42.04 million 27.80 Chevy Chase
61st Academy Awards March 29, 1989 Rain Man 3 hours, 19 minutes 42.77 million 28.41 N/A
62nd Academy Awards March 26, 1990 Driving Miss Daisy 3 hours, 37 minutes 40.22 million 26.42 Billy Crystal
63rd Academy Awards March 25, 1991 Dances with Wolves 3 hours, 35 minutes 42.79 million 28.06 Billy Crystal
64th Academy Awards March 30, 1992 The Silence of the Lambs 3 hours, 33 minutes 44.44 million 29.84 Billy Crystal
65th Academy Awards March 29, 1993 Unforgiven 3 hours, 30 minutes 45.84 million 32.85 Billy Crystal
66th Academy Awards March 21, 1994 Schindler's List 3 hours, 18 minutes 46.26 million 31.86 Whoopi Goldberg
67th Academy Awards March 27, 1995 Forrest Gump 3 hours, 35 minutes 48.87 million 33.47 David Letterman
68th Academy Awards March 25, 1996 Braveheart 3 hours, 38 minutes 44.81 million 30.48 Whoopi Goldberg
69th Academy Awards March 24, 1997 The English Patient 3 hours, 34 minutes 40.83 million 25.83 Billy Crystal
70th Academy Awards March 23, 1998 Titanic 3 hours, 47 minutes 57.25 million 35.32 Billy Crystal
71st Academy Awards March 21, 1999 Shakespeare in Love 4 hours, 2 minutes 45.63 million 28.51 Whoopi Goldberg
72nd Academy Awards March 26, 2000 American Beauty 4 hours, 4 minutes 46.53 million 29.64 Billy Crystal
73rd Academy Awards March 25, 2001 Gladiator 3 hours, 23 minutes 42.93 million 25.86 Steve Martin
74th Academy Awards March 24, 2002 A Beautiful Mind 4 hours, 23 minutes 40.54 million 25.13 Whoopi Goldberg
75th Academy Awards March 23, 2003 Chicago 3 hours, 30 minutes 33.04 million 20.58 Steve Martin
76th Academy Awards February 29, 2004 The Lord of the Rings:
The Return of the King
3 hours, 44 minutes 43.56 million 26.68 Billy Crystal
77th Academy Awards February 27, 2005 Million Dollar Baby 3 hours, 14 minutes 42.16 million 25.29 Chris Rock
78th Academy Awards March 5, 2006 Crash 3 hours, 33 minutes 38.64 million 22.91 Jon Stewart
79th Academy Awards February 25, 2007 The Departed 3 hours, 51 minutes 39.92 million 23.65 Ellen DeGeneres
80th Academy Awards February 24, 2008 No Country for Old Men 3 hours, 21 minutes 31.76 million 18.66 Jon Stewart
81st Academy Awards February 22, 2009 Slumdog Millionaire 3 hours, 30 minutes 36.94 million 21.68 Hugh Jackman
82nd Academy Awards March 7, 2010 The Hurt Locker 3 hours, 37 minutes 41.62 million 24.75 Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin

Venues

.In 1929, the 1st Academy Awards were presented at a banquet dinner at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.^ The first awards ceremony was held in 1929 at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood.

^ The 81st Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, February 22nd at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood with a live telecast airing on ABC starting at 8 PM (EST).
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^ Among the Hollywood bold-face names of this year's Academy Award nominations is one that deserves special mention: Megan Mylan .

.From 1930–1943, the awards were presented first at the Ambassador Hotel in Hollywood, and later the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.^ The first awards ceremony was held in 1929 at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood.

^ LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hollywood's striking writers said on Monday they will grant an "interim agreement" to organizers of the Grammy awards allowing the ceremony honoring musicians to be written by union members.
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^ He composes music for some of Hollywood's most creative directors, and performs in a Los Angeles club every Friday night in front a sellout crowd.
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.Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood then hosted the awards from 1944 to 1946, followed by the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles from 1947 to 1948. The 21st Academy Awards in 1949 were held at the Academy Award Theater at what was the Academy's headquarters on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood.^ The 81st Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, February 22nd at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood with a live telecast airing on ABC starting at 8 PM (EST).
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^ Movie Music 2008: Oscar-Nominated Scores 80th Annual Academy Awards, held in 2008: Oscar-Nominated Film Scores NPR Weekend Edition Sunday .
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^ SCARED STRAIGHT,01073,Peter Falk hosts this Academy Award and ; Emmy Award winning .
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[49]
.From 1950 to 1960, the awards were presented at Hollywood's Pantages Theatre.^ The 81st Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, February 22nd at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood with a live telecast airing on ABC starting at 8 PM (EST).
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^ Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2006 will be presented on Sunday, February 25, 2007, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network at 5 p.m.
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^ Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2009 will be presented on Sunday, March 7, 2010, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network.
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.With the advent of television, the 1953–1957 awards took place simultaneously in Hollywood and New York first at the NBC International Theatre (1953) and then at the NBC Century Theatre (1954–1957), after which the ceremony took place solely in Los Angeles.^ The first awards ceremony was held in 1929 at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood.

^ The 81st Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, February 22nd at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood with a live telecast airing on ABC starting at 8 PM (EST).
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^ Minutes before, Gandolfini took the first trophy of the night in a star-studded ceremony — something of an anomaly in this strike-hobbled awards season.
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.The Oscars moved to the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California in 1961. By 1969, the Academy decided to move the ceremonies back to Los Angeles, this time to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Los Angeles County Music Center.^ He composes music for some of Hollywood's most creative directors, and performs in a Los Angeles club every Friday night in front a sellout crowd.
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^ The Peacock confirmed Monday it will proceed with airing the 65th annual installment of the pre-Oscar kudofest live from Los Angeles as planned on Jan.
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^ Keep in mind the Oscar on Rachel Weisz’s mantle, which she won exclusively by being in person for a month in Los Angeles and charming the hell out of everyone she met.
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.In 2002, Hollywood's Kodak Theatre became the permanent home of the awards.^ The 81st Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, February 22nd at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood with a live telecast airing on ABC starting at 8 PM (EST).
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^ Sunday night is the night when the 81st Academy Awards will be announced at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood.
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^ Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2006 will be presented on Sunday, February 25, 2007, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network at 5 p.m.
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Academy Awards of Merit

Current awards

.In the first year of the awards, the Best Director award was split into two separate categories (Drama and Comedy).^ BEST DOCUMENTARY (Award given to the director) .
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^ First was the limitation on the Best Song award.
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^ Each show was split into two parts.

.At times, the Best Original Score award has also been split into separate categories (Drama and Comedy/Musical).^ Paramount's "The Great McGinty" was written for radio by Frank Wilson, with an original musical score composed and conducted by Leith Stevens.
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^ Oscar Music Part II 71st Annual Academy Awards, held in 1999: Oscar-Nominated Film Scores NPR Weekend Edition .
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^ Academy Awards, including Best Picture of 1962.,217,DRAMA .
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.From the 1930s through the 1960s, the Art Direction, Cinematography, and Costume Design awards were likewise split into two separate categories (black-and-white films and color films).^ Each show was split into two parts.

^ Any knowledge on when/where costume design awards will be/were presented?
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^ Categories: Awards , Critic's Corner , Local film festivals , Oscars .

Retired awards

Proposed awards

.The Board of Governors meets each year and considers new awards.^ Academy President Sid Ganis said at a news conference that the academy's board of governors made the decision to expand the slate.

^ He is elected ; governor of New Jersey, then narrowly wins the Presidency, accomplishing a ; remarkable agenda of reform in his first two years.
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^ Quietly creeping up on us is the Governor's Awards , this year's spin-off of the honorary awards traditionally featured during the Oscar telecast.
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To date, the following proposed awards have not been approved:
  • Best Casting: rejected in 1999
  • Best Stunt Coordination: rejected in 1999; rejected in 2005[50]
  • Best Title Design: rejected in 1999

Special Academy Awards

.These awards are voted on by special committees, rather than by the Academy membership as a whole, but the individual selected to receive the special award may decline the offer.^ Films that receive their first public exhibition or distribution in any manner other than as a theatrical motion picture release are not eligible for Academy Awards in any category.
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^ Films submitted in the Animated Feature Film category also may qualify for Academy Awards in other categories, including Best Picture, provided they meet the requirements for those categories.
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^ Among the Hollywood bold-face names of this year's Academy Award nominations is one that deserves special mention: Megan Mylan .

They are not always presented on a consistent annual basis.

Current special awards

Retired special awards

Criticism

.The Oscars are generally voted on by members of the entertainment industry; thus, important films that have had the most people working on them generally become nominated.^ As with the Golden Globes, the Writers Guild has made it clear that its members would not be allowed to work on the Oscars.
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^ Ledger most recently appeared in "I'm Not There," in which he played one of the many incarnations of Bob Dylan — as did Cate Blanchett, whose performance in that film earned an Oscar nomination Tuesday for best supporting actress.
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^ When did the Academy lose the gall to nominate films that actually deserved it and chose to start nominating movies that are "important art-pieces"?
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Director William Friedkin, an Oscar winner and producer of the Academy Awards, spoke critically of the awards at a conference in New York in 2009. He characterized the Academy Awards as "the greatest promotion scheme that any industry ever devised for itself".[51]
.In addition, several winners critical of the Academy Awards have boycotted the ceremonies and refused to accept their Oscars.^ Oscars Academy Awards 82d Oscars 9:28p.m.
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^ Academy Awards 81st Oscars 6:45 p.m.
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^ Academy Awards 81st Oscars 7:04 p.m.
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The first to do so was Dudley Nichols (Best Writing in 1935 for The Informer). .Nichols boycotted the Eighth Academy Awards ceremony because of conflicts between the Academy and the Writer's Guild.^ Yet the Academy Awards are a big step above the Golden Globes and other honors jeopardized by the writers strike, so some in Hollywood think the guild might relent and let the Oscars go on as planned if the strike lingers until then.
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^ Verrone, the writers guild president, has lauded the move by actors to boycott the Globes and said the awards show season is being jeopardized by the "intransigence" of media corporations.
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^ While the nominations from the guild aren't exact precursors for the Academy Awards, a majority of guild members are also Academy voters.
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[52] .George C. Scott became the second person to refuse his award (Best Actor in 1970 for Patton), at the 43rd Academy Awards ceremony.^ And the award for best actor goes to...
  • 2009 Academy Award Nominations Are In!!! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 14 May 2010 5:24 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Academy Awards' best supporting actress and best supporting actor categories.

^ South Korea has chosen the gay-themed The King & The Clown as its official submission for Best foreign Language Film at this year's Academy Awards: .
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Scott explained, "The whole thing is a goddamn meat parade. .I don't want any part of it."^ Gushy: I don't want to hear actors gush about other actors as part of the best actor awards.
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[53][54][55] .The third winner, Marlon Brando, refused his award (Best Actor in 1972 for The Godfather), citing the film industry's discrimination and mistreatment of Native Americans.^ And the award for best actor goes to...
  • 2009 Academy Award Nominations Are In!!! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 14 May 2010 5:24 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Oscar Best Score: Part 3 73rd Annual Academy Awards, held in 2001: Oscar-Nominated Film Scores NPR Weekend Edition .
  • Film Music 14 May 2010 5:24 UTC www.esu.edu [Source type: General]

^ The only place that the Academy Award the wrestler hasn't exactly so best supporting actor and the nominations are -- who -- did the same time.
  • Jilted - Taken, Coraline, King's Bounty, Academy Award picks - The Totally Rad Show 14 May 2010 5:24 UTC revision3.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.At the 45th Academy Awards ceremony, Brando sent Sacheen Littlefeather to read a 15-page speech detailing Brando's criticisms.^ Academy Awards 81st Oscars 8:15 p.m.
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^ Academy Awards , Chats Post-Oscars chat with critic Ty Burr (March 8 at noon) .
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^ Officially, the academy says it is moving ahead with the red carpet and awards ceremony as usual.
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[52]
.It has been observed that several of the Academy Award winners – particularly Best Picture – have not stood the test of time or had defeated worthier efforts.^ The Academy lets the producer nominate the best picture award, the directors nominate the best director award and so on.
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^ Winner: This award goes with Best picture usually.
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^ But is that worthy of a best cinematography award?
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.On They Shoot Pictures, Don't They's comprehensive database of the 1,000 most acclaimed films of all time, only eight of the first hundred ranked films have won the Best Picture award.^ But they don't have an Academy Award.

^ A Hurt Locker is a fine film by all accounts but best picture?
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^ First was the limitation on the Best Song award.
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[56] Tim Dirks, editor of AMC's filmsite.org, has written of the Academy Awards,
.
Unfortunately, the critical worth, artistic vision, cultural influence, and innovative qualities of many films are not given the same voting weight.^ But many others may vote AGAINST the film for the same reason.
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^ The Criterion Collection Catalog presents a ; diverse series of artistically superior films, created with the ; highest quality digital transfers to DVD and presented with ; insightful commentary.

^ This film examines the influence of traditional ; Khmer Buddhism and culture on the adjustment of Cambodian refugees to life ; in America.
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.Especially since the 80s, moneymaking 'formula-made' blockbusters with glossy production values have often been crowd-pleasing titans (and Best Picture winners), but they haven't necessarily been great films with depth or critical acclaim by any measure.^ If so, they are justified in withholding noms for best picture both both films.
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^ Slumdog Millionaire deserved the wins and respect but felt envious since I wanted to be up there celebrating when they won best picture, but a man can dream.
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^ Good, not great - they could have lost the production number in the middle - but far from a disaster.
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[57]
In his review of The Lives of Others, Nick Davis argued,
.
Generally speaking, if you drop the adjective "Best" and replace it with "Most," you come to a better understanding of what the Academy Awards are often about.^ That’s like a best case scenario at awards shows, generally speaking.
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^ That’s like a best case scenario at awards shows, generally speaking.” .
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^ Films submitted in the Animated Feature Film category also may qualify for Academy Awards in other categories, including Best Picture, provided they meet the requirements for those categories.
  • The Hot Blog: Oscar Archives 6 February 2010 12:59 UTC www.mcnblogs.com [Source type: General]

."Most Editing" would be an apt label for the kinds of movies that win trophies for being so obviously "edited," particularly through action scenes or across multiple plot-strands, that even audiences who rarely think about film editing sit up and take notice.^ We wonder what the Phantom would think about that.
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^ Who knows what kinds of films would be on display then?
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^ Congressman Paul: Well, I think he was asking about, you know, who ultimately is to blame and whether or not it deserves more investigation.
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."Most Sound" and "Most Sound Effects" would explain the lingering fascination with explosions and submarine pings rather than subtler work connected to mood or character, and "Most Visual Effects" is even more self-explanatory.^ Music lovers worldwide have enjoyed the sounds of Grammy and Academy Award-winning singer and songwriter Carly Simon for more than four decades.
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^ Obesity is more than a loss of self-control.
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^ Even if Avatar wasn’t in the mix this year it would lose to a more successful picture like IB or Up in the Air.
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."Most Original Score" works if we parse "Most" not onto "Original" but onto "Score," since the compositions possessed of the greatest uniqueness and creativity rarely win or even get nominated, but movies crammed with music often do, even when the winning composer wrote almost none of it (see: Babel).^ His most recent work is the score for the movie Tango.
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^ Last week Elmer Bernstein, who had composed music for a wide array of movies and television programs in a career that lasted over six decades, died at the age of 82.
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^ Oscar Music Part III 71st Annual Academy Awards, held in 1999: Oscar-Nominated Film Scores NPR Weekend Edition .
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.Actors are often rewarded for doing the Most Acting, especially in the Supporting divisions, since "Most" connotes both the fussiness of one's thesping (just ask Renée Zellweger and Tim Robbins) and the awful-lotta screen time that nominees like Jamie Foxx, Jake Gyllenhaal, Cate Blanchett, and Natalie Portman tend to have over truly "supporting" actors.^ What the Hell…..I still enjoyed TDK 4 times at the Cinema like most fans on here, however I will still watch the awards as I always do, and disagree with most of the winners.
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^ Cate Blanchett won the first award of the night, taking the supporting actress Globe for the Bob Dylan tale "I'm Not There."
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^ I'm starting to second-guess my confidence in Cate Blanchett's spot in the best actress field, though I have had her in the mix since I started my predicting .

[58]
.The Academy Awards have also come under criticism for having a bias towards certain types of performances and film genres.^ Categories: Awards , Critic's Corner , Local film festivals , Oscars .

^ Films that receive their first public exhibition or distribution in any manner other than as a theatrical motion picture release are not eligible for Academy Awards in any category.
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^ Films submitted in the Animated Feature Film category also may qualify for Academy Awards in other categories, including Best Picture, provided they meet the requirements for those categories.
  • The Hot Blog: Oscar Archives 6 February 2010 12:59 UTC www.mcnblogs.com [Source type: General]

The Best Picture prize has never been given to a film noir, science fiction or an animated film; and rarely are horror, fantasy, comedy and westerns recognized by AMPAS.
.Acting prizes in certain years have been criticized for not recognizing superior performances so much as being awarded for sentimental reasons,[59] personal popularity,[60] atonement for past mistakes,[61] or presented as a "career honor" to recognize a distinguished nominee's entire body of work.^ The way the acting awards were presented will be ridiculed for years.
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^ There's a reason why the Academy almost always uses short clips from the Oscar-nominated performances in handing out the acting awards.
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^ That is being worked out between the women and Bill Condon, who is staging the performances.
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[62]

Other major events surrounding the Academy Awards

Major events held annually leading up to the awards show include:
  • 25th Independent Spirit Awards (in 2010) usually held in Santa Monica the Saturday before the Oscars, 2010 marked the first time it was moved to a Friday and a change of venue to L.A. Live, the newly built recreation developed in Downtown Los Angeles
  • The 8th annual "Night Before" traditionally held at The Beverly Hills hotel (8 years running in 2010) known as “THE” party of the season, benefits the Motion Picture and Television Fund Foundation which pays for and runs a retirement home for SAG actors in San Fernando valley
  • Elton John's AIDS fundraiser viewing party airs the awards live at the nearby Pacific Design Center
  • The Governors' Ball is the official after party put on by the Academy that serves dinner and is held adjacent to the awards
  • The Vanity Fair after party (historically held at the former Morton's restaurant, now is at the Sunset Towers for the 2nd year)

See also

Sources

  • Cotte, Oliver (2007). .Secrets of Oscar-winning animation: Behind the scenes of 13 classic short animations..^ E-mail entry The entry "Oscars: Wall-E wins Oscar for Best Animated Film " has no entry tags.

    ^ Nice to see Dallas' Owen Wilson presenting the best short animated film Oscar.

    ^ SECRET MECCA, THE,02032,This program offers behind-the-scenes ; visits to Medina, .
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    Focal Press. .ISBN 978-0240520704. 
  • Gail, K. and Piazza, J. (2002) The Academy Awards the Complete History of Oscar. Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc.^ Academy executives and ABC, which airs the Oscars, hold out hope the strike might be over before the awards.
    • anythingbut.com: January 2008 Archives 14 May 2010 5:24 UTC anythingbut.com [Source type: General]

    ^ There's a reason why the Academy almost always uses short clips from the Oscar-nominated performances in handing out the acting awards.
    • The Oscars are outsourced - Roger Ebert's Journal 14 May 2010 5:24 UTC blogs.suntimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Movie Music 2008: Oscar-Nominated Scores 80th Annual Academy Awards, held in 2008: Oscar-Nominated Film Scores NPR Weekend Edition Sunday .
    • Film Music 14 May 2010 5:24 UTC www.esu.edu [Source type: General]

    .ISBN 157912240X
  • Levy, Emanuel (2003) All About Oscar: The History and Politics of the Academy Awards. Continuum, New York.^ And if New York or L.A. or both went for Iwo Jima as their Best Picture, suddenly it is in serious Oscar play.
    • The Hot Blog: Oscar Archives 6 February 2010 12:59 UTC www.mcnblogs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Eventually the Academy Awards are just going to strictly nominated all the movies that (practically) no one has ever seen.
    • 81st Academy Awards Nominees Announced! « FirstShowing.net 10 February 2010 10:11 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Academy Awards Tomorrow's Oscar nominees today .
    • Movie Nation - Wesley Morris and Ty Burr - Boston Globe Movie Critics - Boston.com 14 May 2010 5:24 UTC www.boston.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .ISBN 0826414524
  • Wright, Jon (2007) The Lunacy of Oscar: The Problems with Hollywood's Biggest Night Thomas Publishing, Inc.
  • Brokaw, Lauren (2010) Wanna see an Academy Awards invite?^ Academy Awards , Chats Post-Oscars chat with critic Ty Burr (March 8 at noon) .
    • Movie Nation - Wesley Morris and Ty Burr - Boston Globe Movie Critics - Boston.com 14 May 2010 5:24 UTC www.boston.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Sunday for the 81st Annual Academy Awards" is tagged: 81st annual Academy Awards , Academy Awards , Oscar nominations , Oscars .

    ^ Academy Awards 81st Oscars 11:26 p.m.
    • Movie Nation - Wesley Morris and Ty Burr - Boston Globe Movie Critics - Boston.com 14 May 2010 5:24 UTC www.boston.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .We got it along with all the major annual events surrounding the Oscars
    The Daily Truffle, Los Angeles.^ Africas best Amazon.com publishes 'Africa's Best Stories' - American Chronicle Amazon.com publishes 'Africa's Best Stories' - Los Angeles Chronicle Oprah Winfrey endorses new book, 'Africa's Best Stories' for 2010 - Los Angeles Chronicle Explore All .

    ^ The 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony will be simulcast live on ; TNT and TBS from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center on Saturday, Jan.

    ^ The Peacock confirmed Monday it will proceed with airing the 65th annual installment of the pre-Oscar kudofest live from Los Angeles as planned on Jan.
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    The Daily Truffle

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  1. prizes given each year in Hollywood by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for excellence in film performance and production; the Oscars







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