The Academy Awards are heavily regarded as the most prestigious and famous honors in the entertainment industry. The first ceremony debuted in 1929, and it is the oldest of the four annual American entertainment awards. Let's take a closer look at some fun facts about the Oscars.
The 91st Academy Awards ceremony is due to take place on Sunday 24th February at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood with no formal host for the first time in three decades.
I was invited to attend a preview of the 2016 Television Academy 68th Emmy Awards Governors Ball. I had the opportunity to see, touch, taste and learn about the biggest party in LA. Here's a glimpse -
Eight actors have been nominated for Academy Awards for portraying Roman Catholic priests. Three won the Oscar: Spencer Tracy for "San Francisco" and Bing Crosby and Barry Fitzgerald for "Going My Way." Each of the actors is profiled here, with summaries of their roles and clips from the movies.
The 20th Academy Awards in 1948 featured Best Actor Oscar nominations for Ronald Colman, John Garfield, Gregory Peck, William Powell, and Michael Redgrave. This article profiles these actors along with summaries of the 1947 movies for which they were nominated.
The 16th Academy Awards in 1944 featured Best Actor Oscar nominations for Humphrey Bogart, Gary Cooper, Paul Lukas, Walter Pidgeon, and Mickey Rooney. This article profiles these actors along with summaries of the 1943 movies for which they were nominated.
Every year the Academy Award nominations and winners spark a lot of controversy, as many Oscar winners on paper do not match what is in the hearts of the public. Here is a list of when the critics at the Academy Awards really got it wrong!
The Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award is a prestigious award that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents to "creative producers" who have demonstrated "a consistently high quality of motion picture production” over the course of their careers. This article profiles the winners.
In the long history of the Academy Awards, it has been very rare for a movie to sweep the so-called "Big Five" Oscars. "It Happened One Night" (1934), "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975), and "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991) are the only films to win all five awards.