Academy Awards

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The Academy Awards, more popularly known as the Oscars, are awards for artistic and technical merit in the film industry.wikipedia
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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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Given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), the awards are an international recognition of excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership.
The Academy is known around the world for its annual Academy Awards, now officially and popularly known as "The Oscars".

List of people who have won Academy, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Awards

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It is also the oldest of the four major annual American entertainment awards; its other three equivalents – the Emmy Awards for television, the Tony Awards for theater, and the Grammy Awards for music – are modeled after the Academy Awards.
EGOT, an acronym for the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Awards, is the designation given to people who have won all four awards.

Cedric Gibbons

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The award was originally sculpted by George Stanley from a design sketch by Cedric Gibbons. Sculptor George Stanley (who also did the Muse Fountain at the Hollywood Bowl) sculpted Cedric Gibbons' design.
Gibbons designed the Oscar statuette in 1928, but tasked the sculpting to George Stanley, a Los Angeles artist.

91st Academy Awards

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The 91st Academy Awards ceremony, honoring the best films of 2018, was held on February 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre, in Los Angeles, California.
During the ceremony, AMPAS presented Academy Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) in 24 categories.

Tony Award

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It is also the oldest of the four major annual American entertainment awards; its other three equivalents – the Emmy Awards for television, the Tony Awards for theater, and the Grammy Awards for music – are modeled after the Academy Awards.
The Tony Awards are considered the highest U.S. theatre honor, the New York theatre industry's equivalent to the Academy Awards (Oscars) for film, the Emmy Awards for television, and the Grammy Awards for music.

Grammy Award

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It is also the oldest of the four major annual American entertainment awards; its other three equivalents – the Emmy Awards for television, the Tony Awards for theater, and the Grammy Awards for music – are modeled after the Academy Awards.
It is considered one of the four major annual American entertainment awards along with the Academy Awards (film), the Emmy Awards (television), and the Tony Awards (theater).

Film industry

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The Academy Awards, more popularly known as the Oscars, are awards for artistic and technical merit in the film industry.
Hollywood's award ceremony, the Academy Awards, officially known as The Oscars, is held by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) every year and as of 2019, more than 3,000 Oscars have been awarded.

61st Academy Awards

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It was the first ceremony since 1989 without a host.
During the ceremony, AMPAS presented Academy Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) in 23 categories.

Emil Jannings

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The first Best Actor awarded was Emil Jannings, for his performances in The Last Command and The Way of All Flesh.
He was the first Oscar recipient, honored with the Academy Award for Best Actor at the 1929 ceremony.

Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

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At the 29th ceremony, held in 1957, the Best Foreign Language Film category was introduced.
The Academy Award for Best International Feature Film (given as Best Foreign Language Film prior to 2020) is one of the Academy Awards handed out annually by the U.S.-based Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).

Academy Award for Best Picture

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Since 1973, all Academy Awards ceremonies have ended with the Academy Award for Best Picture.
The Academy Award for Best Picture is one of the Academy Awards (Oscars) presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) since the awards debuted in 1929.

1st Academy Awards

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AMPAS first presented it in 1929 at a private dinner hosted by Douglas Fairbanks in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in what would become known as the 1st Academy Awards.
During the ceremony, AMPAS presented Academy Awards – now known as the Oscars – in 12 categories.

George Stanley (sculptor)

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The award was originally sculpted by George Stanley from a design sketch by Cedric Gibbons. Sculptor George Stanley (who also did the Muse Fountain at the Hollywood Bowl) sculpted Cedric Gibbons' design.
He designed the Academy Award of Merit, also known as the Oscar, as well as sculpting the Muse Statue at the Hollywood Bowl.

Los Angeles

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The 91st Academy Awards ceremony, honoring the best films of 2018, was held on February 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre, in Los Angeles, California.
Other events in the city during the 1970s included the Symbionese Liberation Army's South Central standoff in 1974, the Hillside Stranglers murder cases in 1977–1978, Daryl Gates becoming Los Angeles Police Department's 49th-and as controversially outspoken as his predecessor Edward Davis-police chief in 1978 and also in 1978 the 50th Academy Awards ceremony at the city's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and Jimmy Carter's first ever presidential visit and in 1979, the decade ending with the 50th anniversary of the Academy Awards (51st ever ceremony, also at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion), President Carter's second visit to the city and the City Council's and Bradley's respective passing and signing of the city's first homosexual rights bill.

Walt Disney

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In the ceremonies that year, Walt Disney was the first to thank the Academy for his "Oscar" during his acceptance speech.
As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations.

Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay

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In December 2011, Orson Welles' 1941 Oscar for Citizen Kane (Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay) was put up for auction, after his heirs won a 2004 court decision contending that Welles did not sign any agreement to return the statue to the Academy.
The Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay is the Academy Award for the best screenplay not based upon previously published material.

Dolby Theatre

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The 91st Academy Awards ceremony, honoring the best films of 2018, was held on February 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre, in Los Angeles, California.
Since its opening on November 9, 2001, the theater has been the venue of the annual Academy Awards ceremony.

Hollywood Bowl

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Sculptor George Stanley (who also did the Muse Fountain at the Hollywood Bowl) sculpted Cedric Gibbons' design.
Sculptor George Stanley, designer of the Oscar statuette, designed the Muse Fountain which has stood outside the Hollywood Bowl's main entrance since 1940.

Emilio Fernández

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The model for the statuette is said to be Mexican actor Emilio "El Indio" Fernández.
Fernández was the model for the Oscar statuette.

Academy Honorary Award

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The award celebrates motion picture achievements that are not covered by existing Academy Awards, although prior winners of competitive Academy Awards are not excluded from receiving the Honorary Award.

92nd Academy Awards

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The 92nd Academy Awards ceremony, which honors the best films of 2019, will be held on February 9, 2020.
During the ceremony, AMPAS will present Academy Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) in 24 categories.

Harold Russell

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In 1992, Harold Russell needed money for his wife's medical expenses.
Harold John Avery Russell (January 14, 1914 – January 29, 2002) was a Canadian-born American World War II veteran who became one of only two non-professional actors to win an Academy Award for acting (the other being Haing S. Ngor).

Academy Scientific and Technical Award

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The Scientific and Technical Awards are three different Honorary Awards that are given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) during the annual Academy Awards season.

The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

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AMPAS first presented it in 1929 at a private dinner hosted by Douglas Fairbanks in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in what would become known as the 1st Academy Awards.
The first Academy Awards ceremony was held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on May 16, 1929, inside the Blossom Ballroom.

Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting

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The Academy also awards Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting.
1992 fellow Susannah Grant was the first nominated for an Academy Award, for the screenplay for Erin Brockovich.