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 their performances as 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 1948 Oscar nominations for Best Actor recognized excellent performances by Ronald Colman, John Garfield, Gregory Peck, William Powell, and Michael Redgrave.
In 1944, the Academy Award nominations for Best Actor went to Humphrey Bogart, Gary Cooper, Paul Lukas, Walter Pidgeon, and Mickey Rooney. These five stars played memorable characters in great movies.
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 honorary award that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has presented to 36 individuals to date. The honorees, selected by the Academy's Board of Governors, are "creative producers" who have demonstrated "a consistently high quality of motion picture production” over the course of their careers. The list of Thalberg Award winners comprises a "who's who" of Hollywood's elite. So far, all honorees have been men.
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.