|Awarded for||Excellence in cinematic achievements|
|Presented by||Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences|
|First awarded||May 16, 1929 (to honor achievements of 1927/1928)|
The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are awards of merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize excellence of professionals in the film industry, including directors, actors, and writers. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ( AMPAS) is a professional honorary organization ostensibly dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of Motion The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Events 1204 - Baldwin IX Count of Flanders is crowned as the first Emperor of the Latin Empire. Year 1929 ( MCMXXIX) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ( AMPAS) is a professional honorary organization ostensibly dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of Motion The film industry consists of the technological and commercial institutions of filmmaking i
The formal ceremony at which the awards are presented is among the oldest, most prominent, most prestegious, and most watched film award ceremonies in the world. This is a list of groups organizations and festivals that recognize achievements in cinema, usually by awarding various prizes
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. The 1st Academy Awards were presented on May 16 1929 at a private dinner held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Events 1204 - Baldwin IX Count of Flanders is crowned as the first Emperor of the Latin Empire. Year 1929 ( MCMXXIX) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Roosevelt Hotel is a historic Spanish-style Hotel located at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood California. It was hosted by actor Douglas Fairbanks and director William C. DeMille. Douglas Fairbanks ( May 23 1883 – December 12 1939) was an American Actor, Screenwriter, director Willam C deMille ( July 25 1878 &ndash March 8 1955) was an American Screenwriter and Film director from the The actress Anita Page is apparently the only known still-living person who attended the first ceremony. Anita Pomares, better known as Anita Page ( August 4 1910 &ndash September 6 2008) was an American Film actress The 80th Academy Awards ceremonies, hosted by Comedy Central's The Daily Show host, Jon Stewart, were held on Sunday, February 24, 2008, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. The 80th Academy Awards ceremony honoring the best in film for 2007, was broadcast from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood California on ABC Comedy Central is an American Cable television and Satellite television channel that carries predominantly Comedy programming The Daily Show (known in its current incarnation as The Daily Show Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz; November 28 1962 is an American Comedian, Satirist, Actor, Writer, and Events 303 - Galerius, Roman Emperor, publishes his edict that begins the persecution of Christians in his portion of the 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common The Kodak Theatre is a live theatre in the Hollywood and Highland retail dining and entertainment complex on Hollywood Boulevard and North Highland Avenue 
The 81st Academy Awards honoring the best in film for 2008 will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2009 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The 81st Academy Awards ceremony honoring the best in film for 2008, is scheduled for Sunday February 22, 2009 at the Kodak Theatre in Events 1495 - King Charles VIII of France enters Naples to claim the city's throne This article is about the year For the film see 2009 Lost Memories. 
The official name of the Oscar statuette is the Academy Award of Merit. A statue is a Sculpture in the round representing a person or persons an animal or an event normally full-length as opposed to a bust, and at least close to life-size Made of gold-plated britannium on a black metal base, it is 13. Gold (ˈɡoʊld is a Chemical element with the symbol Au (from its Latin name aurum) and Atomic number 79 Britannia metal is a Pewter -type alloy favoured for its silvery appearance and smooth surface 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. Knight is the English term for a social position originating in the Middle Ages. Art Deco was a popular international design movement from 1925 until 1939 affecting the decorative arts such as Architecture, Interior design, and Industrial The Crusades were a series of military campaigns of a religious character waged by much of Christian Europe against external and internal opponents A reel is an object around which lengths of another material (usually long and flexible are wound for storage The five spokes each represent the original branches of the Academy: Actors, Writers, Directors, Producers, and Technicians.  MGM’s art director Cedric Gibbons, one of the original Academy members, supervised the design of the award trophy by printing the design on scroll. Austin Cedric Gibbons, ( March 23 1893 &ndash July 26, 1960) was an Irish American Art director who was one of the most ----A trophy is a reward for a specific achievement and usually afterwards serves as proof of merit  In need of a model for his statue Gibbons was introduced by his then wife Dolores del Río to Emilio "El Indio" Fernández. Dolores del Río ( August 3, 1905 &ndash April 11, 1983) was a Mexican Film actress. "El Indio" Fernández (born Emilio Fernández Romo; March 26 1904 &ndash August 6 1986) was a Mexican actor screenwriter Reluctant at first, Fernández was finally convinced to pose naked to create what today is known as the "Oscar". Then sculptor George Stanley sculpted Gibbons's design in clay, and Alex Smith cast the statue in 92. 5 percent tin and 7. Tin is a Chemical element with the symbol Sn (stannum and Atomic number 50 5 percent copper and then gold-plated it. Copper (ˈkɒpɚ is a Chemical element with the symbol Cu (cuprum and Atomic number 29 The only addition to the Oscar since it was created is a minor streamlining of the base. 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. Batavia is a city in DuPage and Kane Counties in the US state of Illinois. The Vince Lombardi Trophy is the Trophy awarded each year to the winning team of the National Football League 's annual championship game the Super Bowl Approximately 40 Oscars are made each year in Chicago, Illinois by the manufacturer, R. Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States. S. Owens. If they fail to meet strict quality control standards, the statuettes are cut in half and melted down. In support of the World War II effort between 1942 and 1944, Oscars were made of plaster, to be traded in for golden statuettes after the war. 
The root of the name Oscar is contested. One biography of Bette Davis claims that she named the Oscar after her first husband, bandleader Harmon Oscar Nelson;one of the earliest mentions in print of the term Oscar dates back to a TIME Magazine article about the 1934 6th Academy Awards and to Bette Davis's receipt of the award in 1936. Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis (April 5 1908 – October 6 1989 was an American actress of Film, Television and Theatre. Time (trademarked in capitals as TIME) is a weekly American Newsmagazine, similar to Newsweek and The 6th Academy Awards were held on March 16, 1934 at The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles California.  Walt Disney is also quoted as thanking the Academy for his Oscar as early as 1932. Walter Elias Disney (December 5 1901 – December 15 1966 was a multiple Academy Award -winning American Film producer, director, Screenwriter 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. Margaret Herrick ( September 27, 1902 - June 21, 1976) was the librarian and director of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Columnist Sidney Skolsky was present during Herrick’s naming and seized the name in his byline, "Employees have affectionately dubbed their famous statuette 'Oscar'" (Levy 2003). Both Oscar and Academy Award are registered trademarks of the Academy, fiercely protected through litigation and threats thereof.
As of the 80th Academy Awards ceremony held in 2008, a total of 2,696 Oscars have been awarded. The 80th Academy Awards ceremony honoring the best in film for 2007, was broadcast from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood California on ABC  A total of 293 [different] actors have won an acting Oscar (including Honorary Awards and Juvenile Awards).
AMPAS, a professional honorary organization, maintains a voting membership of 5,829 as of 2007.  Actors constitute the largest voting bloc, numbering 1,311 members (22 percent) of the Academy's composition. Votes for Oscars have been tabulated and certified by the auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (and its predecessor Price Waterhouse) for the past 73 annual awards ceremonies. PricewaterhouseCoopers (or PwC is one of the world's largest Professional services firms PricewaterhouseCoopers (or PwC is one of the world's largest Professional services firms 
All AMPAS members must be invited to join. Invitation comes from the Board of Governors, on behalf of Academy Branch Executive Committees. 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. Although winning an Academy Award usually results in an invitation to join, membership is not automatic.
New membership proposals are considered annually. 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. The 2007 release also stated that it has just under 6,000 voting members. While the membership had been growing until 2003, stricter policies have kept its size steady since then. 
Academy membership is divided into 15 branches, representing different disciplines in motion pictures. Members whose work does not fall within one of the branches may belong to a group known as "Members at Large. "
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. Midnight is literally "the middle of the night" In most systems it is when one day ends and the next begins when the date changes New Year See also New Year The Ancient Romans began their consular year on January 1st since 153 BC Events 406 – Vandals, Alans and Suebians cross the Rhine, beginning an invasion of Gallia. Los Angeles County is a county in California and is by far the most populous county in the United States.  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 on 24 frame/s or 48 frame/s progressive scan digital film print with native resolution not less than 1280x720. 35 mm film is the basic Film gauge most commonly used for both still Photography and Motion pictures, and remains relatively unchanged since its 70 mm film (or 65 mm film) is a wide high-resolution film gauge of superior quality to standard 35 mm motion picture film format. Progressive or noninterlaced scanning is a method for displaying storing or transmitting Moving images in which all the lines of each frame are drawn in 720p is the shorthand name for a category of HDTV video modes
The members of the various branches nominate those in their respective fields while all members may submit nominees for Best Picture. The winners are then determined by a second round of voting in which all members are then allowed to vote in most categories, including Best Picture. 
As of the 79th Academy Awards, 847 members (past and present) of the Screen Actors Guild have been nominated for an Oscar (in all categories). The 79th Academy Awards ceremony (also known as the Oscars) honoring the best in film for 2006, took place on February 25 2007 500 p The Screen Actors Guild ( SAG) is an American labor union representing over 120000 Film and television principal performers and background
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. 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. Fashion refers to styles of dress (but can also include cuisine literature art architecture and general comportment that are popular in a culture at any given time Black tie dress is the most common outfit for men, although fashion may dictate not wearing a bowtie, and musical performers typically do not adhere to this. Black tie is a dress code for semi-formal evening events and is worn to many types of social functions The bow tie is a men's Necktie popularly worn with Formal attire, such as suits or Dinner jackets It consists of a ribbon of fabric tied around (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 Academy has for several years claimed that the award show has a billion viewers internationally, but this has so far not been confirmed by any independent sources. Neither has the Academy explained how it has reached this figure.
The Academy Awards is televised live across the United States (excluding Alaska and Hawaii) and gathers millions of viewers worldwide. Alaska ( Аляска Alyaska) is a state in the United States of America, in the northwest of the North American continent The State of Hawaii ( or həˈwaɪʔiː Hawaiian: Mokuāina o Hawaii) is a state in the United States located on an Archipelago in the  The 2007 ceremony was watched by more than 40 million Americans.  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. The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and Television programs given out each year during a formal dinner The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards)—or Grammys —are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
The Awards show was first televised on NBC in 1953. The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's 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. The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network. The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's ABC once again took over broadcast duties in 1976; it has contracted to do so through the year 2014. The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network. 
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. For Your Consideration is a heading frequently used in Advertisements in Entertainment trade publications such as Variety and The 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. The NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship is a single elimination Tournament held each spring featuring 65 College basketball teams in the The earlier date is also to the advantage of ABC, as it currently usually occurs during the highly profitable and important February sweeps period. Nielsen Ratings are audience measurement systems developed by Nielsen Media Research to determine the Audience size and composition of television The Awards show holds the distinction of having won the most Emmys in history, with 38 wins and 167 nominations. 
On March 30, 1981, the awards ceremony was postponed for one day after the shooting of President Ronald Reagan and others in Washington, D.C. On October 16, 2006, the awards event itself was designated a National Special Security Event by the United States Department of Homeland Security. Events 240 BC - 1st recorded Perihelion passage of Halley's Comet. Year 1981 ( MCMLXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 The Reagan assassination attempt occurred on March 30 1981 just 69 days into the presidency of Ronald Reagan. The President of the United States is the Head of state and Head of government of the United States and is the highest political official in United States by Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D Events 456 - Magister militum Ricimer defeats the Emperor Avitus at Piacenza and becomes master of the western Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. A National Special Security Event ( NSSE) is a status declared by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS for certain eventsusually because an event
Movie studios are strictly prohibited from advertising films during the broadcast. A movie studio (aka film studio) is in the established sense of the term a company that distributes films.
Since 2002, celebrities have been seen arriving at the Academy Awards in hybrid vehicles; 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. A hybrid vehicle is a vehicle that uses two or more distinct power sources to propel the vehicle Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio (born November 11 1974 is a three-time Academy Award -nominated and Golden Globe -winning American film actor. Albert Arnold Gore Jr (born March 31 1948 is an American environmental Activist, author Businessperson, former Politician, and former 
Critics like Lisa De Moraes from the Washington Post, Tom O'Neill from the Los Angeles Times, and Richard Corliss from TIME have pointed out that the ceremony telecast has an interesting history of unusual up-and-down ratings trend since Nielsen Ratings were measured for the ceremony since 1967 and audience size was recorded since 1974. The Washington Post is the largest and most circulated Newspaper in Washington D The Los Angeles Times (also known as the LA Times) is a daily Newspaper published in Los Angeles California and distributed Richard Nelson Corliss (born 1943 is a writer for Time magazine who focuses on Movies, with the occasional article on music or sports Time (trademarked in capitals as TIME) is a weekly American Newsmagazine, similar to Newsweek and Nielsen Ratings are audience measurement systems developed by Nielsen Media Research to determine the Audience size and composition of television The 39th Academy Awards, honoring the best in film for 1966, were held on April 10, 1967 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica The 46th Academy Awards were presented April 2, 1974 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles.
Historically, the "Oscarcast" pulled in a bigger haul when box-office hits were favored to win the Best Picture trophy. More than 57. 25 million viewers tuned to the telecast in 1998, the year of Titanic, which generated close to US$500 million at the box office pre-Oscars. The 70th Academy Awards were noted for their high ratings and the 11 wins racked up by the Best Picture, Titanic. Titanic is a 1997 Disaster film directed written co-produced and co-edited by James Cameron about the sinking of the RMS ''Titanic''  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. The 76th Academy Awards ceremony honoring the best in film for 2003, was broadcast from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood California on ABC beginning This article is about the live-action movie which shares a title with a book, video game, and animated film. 56 million viewers.  The most watched ceremony based on Nielsen ratings to date, however, was the 42nd Academy Awards (Best Picture, Midnight Cowboy) which drew a 43. Nielsen Ratings are audience measurement systems developed by Nielsen Media Research to determine the Audience size and composition of television The 42nd Academy Awards were presented April 7, 1970 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. Midnight Cowboy is a 1969 Drama film based on the 1965 novel of the same name by James Leo Herlihy. 4% household rating on April 7, 1970. 
By contrast, ceremonies honoring films that have not performed well at the box office tend to show weaker ratings. The 78th Academy Awards which awarded low-budgeted, independent film Crash (with a pre-Oscar gross of US$53. The 78th Academy Awards, honoring the best in film for 2005, were held on March 5 2006 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood California Crash is a 2005 Drama film directed by Paul Haggis. It premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September 2004 and was released 4 million) generated an audience of 38. 94 million with a household rating of 22. 91%.  More recently, the 80th Academy Awards telecast was watched by 31. The 80th Academy Awards ceremony honoring the best in film for 2007, was broadcast from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood California on ABC 76 million viewers on average with a 18. 66% household rating, the lowest rated and least watched ceremony to date.  The Best Picture winner of that particular ceremony was another low-budget, independently financed film (No Country for Old Men), which generated US$64. No Country for Old Men is a 2007 crime [[thriller (genre| thriller film]] adapted for the screen and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, starring 3 million prior to the ceremony.
|Number||Ceremony||Date||Best Picture Winner||Duration (not running time)||Number of Viewers||Rating|
|1||70th Academy Awards||March 23, 1998||Titanic||3 hours, 45 minutes||57. The 70th Academy Awards were noted for their high ratings and the 11 wins racked up by the Best Picture, Titanic. Events 1174 - Jocelin, Abbot of Melrose, is elected Bishop of Glasgow. Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) Titanic is a 1997 Disaster film directed written co-produced and co-edited by James Cameron about the sinking of the RMS ''Titanic'' 25 million||35. 32|
|2||71st Academy Awards||March 21, 1999||Shakespeare in Love||4 hours, 2 minutes||45. The 71st Academy Awards ceremony was the last to take place at Los Angeles County Music Center, and was Whoopi Goldberg's third time hosting the Awards Events 630 - Byzantine emperor Heraclius restores the True Cross to Jerusalem. Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) Shakespeare in Love is a 1998 Romantic comedy / Drama Film. The film was directed by John Madden and co-written by playwright 63 million||28. 51|
|3||72nd Academy Awards||March 26, 2000||American Beauty||4 hours, 4 minutes||46. The 72nd Academy Awards ceremony (also known as Oscars 2000) took place at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium, and was Billy Crystal's Events 1026 - Pope John XIX crowns Conrad II as Holy Roman Emperor. 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. American Beauty is a 1999 Drama film set in modern American Suburbia. 53 million||29. 64|
|4||73rd Academy Awards||March 25, 2001||Gladiator||3 hours, 23 minutes||42. The 73rd Academy Awards ceremony was the last to take place at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium. Events 1199 - Richard I is wounded by a crossbow bolt while fighting France which leads to his death on April 6. Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. Gladiator is a 2000 Epic film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen 93 million||25. 86|
|5||74th Academy Awards||March 24, 2002||A Beautiful Mind||4 hours, 23 minutes||40. The 74th Academy Awards, honoring the best in film for 2001, were held on March 24 2002, for the first time at the Kodak Theatre in Events 1401 - Mongol emperor Timur sacks Damascus. 1603 - James VI of Scotland See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. A Beautiful Mind is a 2001 American Biographical film about John Forbes Nash, the Nobel Laureate in Economics. 54 million||25. 43|
|6||75th Academy Awards||March 23, 2003||Chicago||3 hours, 30 minutes||33. The 75th Academy Awards, honoring the best in film for 2002, were held on March 23 2003, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood California Events 1174 - Jocelin, Abbot of Melrose, is elected Bishop of Glasgow. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Chicago is a Musical film adaptation of the satirical stage musical Chicago, the film explores the themes of 04 million||20. 58|
|7||76th Academy Awards||February 29, 2004||The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King||3 hours, 38 minutes||43. The 76th Academy Awards ceremony honoring the best in film for 2003, was broadcast from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood California on ABC beginning Leap years Although the modern calendar counts a year as 365 days a complete revolution around the sun takes approximately 365 days and 6 hours "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " This article is about the live-action movie which shares a title with a book, video game, and animated film. 56 million||26. 68|
|8||77th Academy Awards||February 27, 2005||Million Dollar Baby||3 hours, 14 minutes||42. The 77th Academy Awards, honoring the best in film for 2004, were held on February 27, 2005, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood California Events 1560 - The Treaty of Berwick, which would expel the French from Scotland, is signed by England and the Congregation Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Million Dollar Baby is a 2004 Film directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Eastwood Hilary Swank, and Morgan 16 million||25. 29|
|9||78th Academy Awards||March 5, 2006||Crash||3 hours, 33 minutes||38. The 78th Academy Awards, honoring the best in film for 2005, were held on March 5 2006 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood California Events 363 - Roman Emperor Julian moves from Antioch with an army of 90000 to attack the Sassanid Empire, in a Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Crash is a 2005 Drama film directed by Paul Haggis. It premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September 2004 and was released 94 million||22. 91|
|10||79th Academy Awards||February 25, 2007||The Departed||3 hours, 51 minutes||39. The 79th Academy Awards ceremony (also known as the Oscars) honoring the best in film for 2006, took place on February 25 2007 500 p Events 138 - The Emperor Hadrian adopts Antoninus Pius, effectively making him his successor Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The Departed is a 2006 crime thriller Film directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, 92 million||23. 65|
|11||80th Academy Awards||February 24, 2008||No Country for Old Men||3 hours, 21 minutes||31. The 80th Academy Awards ceremony honoring the best in film for 2007, was broadcast from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood California on ABC Events 303 - Galerius, Roman Emperor, publishes his edict that begins the persecution of Christians in his portion of the 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common No Country for Old Men is a 2007 crime [[thriller (genre| thriller film]] adapted for the screen and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, starring 76 million||18. 66|
The 1st Academy Awards were presented at a banquet dinner at the Hotel Roosevelt in Hollywood. The 1st Academy Awards were presented on May 16 1929 at a private dinner held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. The Roosevelt Hotel is a historic Spanish-style Hotel located at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood California. Subsequent banquet ceremonies in the 1930s and early 40s were held in Los Angeles at either The Ambassador Hotel or the Biltmore Hotel. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West The Ambassador Hotel was a landmark hotel in Los Angeles California and location of the Cocoanut Grove Nightclub. The Biltmore Hotel is a hotel located in downtown Los Angeles, California.
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. Grauman's Chinese Theatre is a movie theatre located at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood. The Shrine Auditorium is a landmark large-event venue in Los Angeles California, USA. The 21st Academy Awards in 1949 were held at the Academy Award Theater at the Academy's then-headquarters on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood. The 21st Academy Awards features numerous firsts It was the first time a non-Hollywood production won Best Picture Hamlet. 
From 1950 to 1960, the awards were presented at Hollywood's Pantages Theater. The Pantages Theatre, formerly known as RKO Pantages Theatre, is located at Hollywood and Vine (6233 Hollywood Boulevard) Hollywood California The Oscars then moved to the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California in 1961. Santa Monica Civic Auditorium is a multipurpose Convention center in Santa Monica California. By 1969, the Academy decided to move the ceremonies back to Los Angeles, this time at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in the Los Angeles Music Center. The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion is one of the halls in the Los Angeles Music Center (which is one of the three largest performing arts centers in the United States The Music Center (officially named the Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County) is one of the three largest performing arts centers in the nation The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion hosted 19 consecutive Oscar ceremonies until 1988, when the Academy started to alternate between the Music Center and the Shrine Auditorium.
In 2002, Hollywood's Kodak Theater became the first permanent home of the awards. The Kodak Theatre is a live theatre in the Hollywood and Highland retail dining and entertainment complex on Hollywood Boulevard and North Highland Avenue It is connected to the Hollywood & Highland Center, which contains 640,000 square feet (59,000 m²) of space including retail, restaurants, nightclubs, other establishments and a six-screen cinema. The Hollywood & Highland Center is an entertainment retail and hotel complex at Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue in the Hollywood district In fact, the Grand Staircase columns at the Kodak Theater showcase every movie that has won the Best Picture title since the first Academy Awards in 1929. The Kodak Theatre is a live theatre in the Hollywood and Highland retail dining and entertainment complex on Hollywood Boulevard and North Highland Avenue
Critics have noted that many Best Picture Academy Award winners in the past have not stood the test of time. Several of these films, such as Around the World in 80 Days, Grand Hotel and Cecil B. DeMille's The Greatest Show on Earth are often considered to have aged poorly and to have little of the impact they had on their initial release. Grand Hotel is a 1932 MGM Pre-Code Art Deco Film that won the Best Picture Oscar. Cecil Blount DeMille ( August 12, 1881 – January 21, 1959) was an Academy Award -winning American Film director The Greatest Show on Earth is a 1952 Drama film set in the Ringling Bros  Several films that currently have wide critical approval were not named Best Picture, such as the highly acclaimed Citizen Kane, directed by Orson Welles; and Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, A Clockwork Orange, and Barry Lyndon all directed by Stanley Kubrick. Citizen Kane ( 1941) is an American Dramatic film, and the first Feature film directed by Orson Welles, who also co-authored George Orson Welles (May 6 1915 – October 10 1985 was an Academy Award -winning director, writer actor and producer for film stage radio and television A Clockwork Orange is a 1971 Satirical Science fiction Film adaptation of a 1962 novel of the same name, by Anthony Barry Lyndon ( 1975) is a Period film by Stanley Kubrick based on the novel The Luck of Barry Lyndon (1844 by William 
It has been suggested that actors are at a disadvantage in comedy roles, as relatively few acting awards have been given for performances in films considered primarily comedic. Comedy (from the Greek κωμωδίαkomodia has a popular meaning (any discourse generally intended to amuse especially in Television, Film, and Jack Black, John C. Reilly, and Will Ferrell joked about this at the 79th Academy Awards ceremony. Thomas Jack Black Jr (born August 28 1969 is an American Actor, Comedian and Musician. John Christopher Reilly (born May 24, 1965) is an Academy Award - and two-time Golden Globe -nominated American Actor. John William "Will" Ferrell (ˈfærəl born July 16, 1967) is an American Comedian, Actor, Voice actor, The 79th Academy Awards ceremony (also known as the Oscars) honoring the best in film for 2006, took place on February 25 2007 500 p  Nonetheless, each of the acting categories boasts notable examples of Oscar-winning performances in comedic roles. These include Best Actors James Stewart in The Philadelphia Story and Jack Nicholson in As Good as It Gets; Best Actresses Judy Holliday in Born Yesterday, Glenda Jackson in A Touch of Class and Helen Hunt in As Good as It Gets; Best Supporting Actors Jack Lemmon in Mister Roberts and Kevin Kline in A Fish Called Wanda; and Best Supporting Actresses Josephine Hull in Harvey, Marisa Tomei in My Cousin Vinny, Goldie Hawn in Cactus Flower and Jessica Lange in Tootsie. James Maitland Stewart (20 May 1908 – 2 July 1997 popularly known as Jimmy Stewart, was an American Film and stage Actor The Philadelphia Story is a romantic Comedy film starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, and James Stewart, and directed by John Joseph "Jack" Nicholson (born April 22 1937) is an American Actor, internationally renowned for his often dark-themed portrayals As Good as It Gets is a 1997 film from TriStar Pictures that tells the story of an obsessive-compulsive, misanthropic, and bigoted Judy Holliday (June 21 1921 – June 7 1965 was an American Academy - and Tony Award -winning Actress. For the 1950 film version see Born Yesterday (1950 film For the 1993 remake see Born Yesterday (1993 film Glenda May Jackson, CBE, (born 9 May, 1936) is a British actress and Politician, currently Labour Helen Elizabeth Hunt (born June 15, 1963) is an American Emmy - Golden Globe - and Academy Award -winning actress As Good as It Gets is a 1997 film from TriStar Pictures that tells the story of an obsessive-compulsive, misanthropic, and bigoted John Uhler "Jack" Lemmon III (February 8 1925 &ndash June 27 2001 was an American Actor known principally for his comedic roles Kevin Delaney Kline (born October 24 1947 is an American Academy Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and two time Tony Award -winning stage and film A Fish Called Wanda is a 1988 Comedy film released by MGM. It was written by John Cleese and Charles Crichton and directed Josephine Hull ( January 3, 1886 – March 12, 1957) was an Academy Award and Golden Globe winning American Marisa Tomei (born December 4 1964 is a American Actress of stage and screen. My Cousin Vinny is a 1992 Comedy film directed by Jonathan Lynn, starring Joe Pesci and Marisa Tomei. Goldie Jean Hawn (born November 21 1945 is an American Academy Award -winning Actress, director and producer. Cactus Flower is a Farce by Abe Burrows. It played for years on Broadway before being adapted by I Jessica Phyllis Lange (born April 20 1949) is an American stage and screen actress who among many other accolades has won two Academy Tootsie is a 1982 Comedy film that tells the story of a talented but volatile Actor whose reputation for being difficult forces him to go to
Studios also lobby heavily for their films to be considered, leading to the complaint that nominations and awards may be largely a result of this lobbying rather than the quality of the material. 
Since the Oscars have become more popular in recent years, a great deal of film writing on the internet has been disporportionately focused towards the Oscar race. The web sites center around Oscar "buzz" and invite the readers to speculate throughout the year over which films might get selected. Even official media outlets such as the LA Times and Toronto Star have joined the trend and launched their own websites.
In the first year of the awards, the Best Director category was split into separate Drama and Comedy categories. The Academy Award for Best Motion Picture is one of the Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS to artists working The Academy Award for Achievement in Directing (Best Director is one of the Awards of Merit presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS to The Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay is the Academy Award for the best script not based upon previously published material The Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay is one of the Academy Awards, the most prominent Film awards in the United States Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS to recognize Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS to Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS The Academy Awards are the oldest awards ceremony for achievements in motion pictures. The Academy Award for Best Cinematography is an Academy Award awarded each year to a Cinematographer for work in one particular Motion picture. The Academy Award for Film Editing was first given for films issued in 1934 The Academy Award for Visual Effects is an Oscar given to one film each year that shows highest achievement in Visual effects The Academy Award for Sound Mixing is an Academy Award that recognizes the finest or most euphonic Sound mixing or recording The Academy Award of Merit for Best Sound Editing is an Academy Award granted yearly to a film exhibiting the finest or most aesthetic The Academy Award for Best Original Song is one of the awards given annually to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture The Academy Award for Original Music Score is presented to the best substantial body of music in the form of dramatic underscoring written specifically This Academy Award was first given for movies made in 1948 when separate awards were given for black-and-white and color movies The Academy Award for Best Animated Feature is one of the annual Awards given by the Los Angeles -based professional organization the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and The Academy Award for Animated Short Film is an award which has been given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as part of the Academy Awards every year The Academy Award for Documentary Feature is among the most prestigious awards for Documentary films Controversies This is a list of films by year that have received an Oscar together with the other nominations for best documentary short subject The Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film is one of the Academy Awards of Merit, popularly known as the Oscars handed out annually by the U This name for the Academy Award for Live Action Short Film was introduced in 1974 In the first year of this award it referred to no specific film The Academy Awards for Best Dance Direction (1935-1937 only 1935 Dave Gould - Broadway Melody of 1936 ("I've Got a Feeling You're Fooling" The Academy Award for Engineering Effects was just a little ahead of its time This is a list of short films that have received an Oscar for best color This is a list of short films that have received an Oscar or a nomination for best live action short film that consists of 2 reels The Academy Award for Short Film - Novelty was awarded from 1932 to 1935 The Academy Award for Best Story was an Academy Award given from the beginning of the Academy Awards until 1957 when it was eliminated in favor of the Academy Award for The Academy Award for Unique and Artistic Production has also been known as “Best Artistic Quality of Production The Academy Award for Best Title Writing was an Academy Award presented in the early 20th century near the end of the Silent Era of motion pictures. At times, the Best Original Score category has been split into separate Drama and Comedy/Musical categories. Today, the Best Original Score category is one category. From the 1930s through the 1960s, the Cinematography, Art Direction, and Costume Design awards were split into separate categories for black and white and color films.
The Board of Governors meets each year and considers other new categories. To date, the following proposed awards have not been approved:
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 turn down the offer.
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