Edited by Gerald Boerner
We have all marveled at the sight of the golden statuette called Oscar. Not only is it beautiful as a work of art, but it signifies special recognition in the professional life of an actor/actress, director, producer, or technician. Thus, this statuette and the Academy Awards ceremony have become intertwined wit each other in our minds. They simply shout “Excellence”!
Today we focus on the first Academy Awards ceremony held in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in 1929. This was the only time that the ceremony would be held in a hotel ballroom; following ceremonies would grow in size beyond the capacity of the ballroom. The ceremony has grown through the media reporting the awards: newpapers, radio, and television.
The Academy Award, also known as the Oscar, is an accolade bestowed by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize excellence of professionals in the film industry, including directors, actors, and writers. The formal ceremony at which the awards are presented is one of the most prominent award ceremonies in the world, and is televised live in more than 200 countries annually. It is also the oldest award ceremony in the media; its equivalents, the Grammy Awards (for music), Emmy Awards (for television), and Tony Awards (for theatre) are modeled after the Academy.
So, let’s get this exploration started… GLB
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Quotations Related to OSCARS:
“Every time an Oscar is given out, an agent gets his wings.”
— Kathy Bates
“Getting the Oscar had the biggest impression on me.”
— Herbie Hancock
“I’d rather make the cut in the Crosby than win another Oscar.”
— Jack Lemon