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Definition of the noun Academy Awards

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proper noun

  1. prizes given each year in Hollywood by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for excellence in film performance and production; the Oscars

Explanation

  1. The Academy Awards or The Oscars is an annual American awards ceremony honoring cinematic achievements in the film industry. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a statuette, officially the Academy Award of Merit, that is better known by its nickname Oscar. The awards, first presented in 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, are overseen by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
  2. Academy Awards a.k.a. The Academy Awards ceremony (The Oscars): Academy Award Ceremony is a recurring event held every year.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Academy Awards

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Google previewCoping with Anti-Americanism (2011)

A Guide to Getting the Most Out of Studying Abroad by Carol Madison Graham

For example, coverage of the Academy Awards is a relatively apolitical exercise, so if you are living abroad, ...

Google previewThe Bridesmaid Guide (2011)

Modern Advice on Etiquette, Parties, and Being Fabulous by Kate Chynoweth

Academy Awards is a registered trademark of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Corp. Altoids is a registered trademark of Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. American Idol is a registered trademark of FremantleMedia North America, Inc. Amnesty ...

Google previewFeet and Footwear (2009)

A Cultural Encyclopedia by Margo DeMello

Having a famous actress, model, or singer wear one's shoes at a high- profile event like the Academy Awards is a guaranteed way to get one's shoes into the public eye and to drive sales. High-end designers like Manolo Blahnik and Jimmy ...

Google previewPop Culture Places: An Encyclopedia of Places in American Popular Culture [3 volumes] (2014)

An Encyclopedia of Places in American Popular Culture [3 volumes] by Gladys L. Knight

Historical Perspectives The Academy Awards ceremony was the brainchild of an organization (AMPAS) founded by influential leaders in America's burgeoning film industry based in California. In 1927, Louis B. Mayer, a studio head of the ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Economics and Society (2015)

by Frederick F. Wherry, Juliet B. Schor, Consulting Editor

The Academy Awards, or Oscars, annual ceremony is held in the United States of America to acknowledge...

The Academy Awards is the awards ceremony of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, founded by Louis B. Mayer to ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica Almanac 2010 (2010)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was formed in 1927 and first awarded the Academy Awards of Merit in May 1929. The honored categories have varied over the years, but best picture, actor, actress, and director have been ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African American Society (2005)

by Gerald D. Jaynes

From 1929, the first year the awards were given, to 2002, African Americans won eight Academy Awards, also known as “Oscars,” in major categories and three honorary awards. The first African American to be nominated for an Academy ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Film Studies (2012)

by Annette Kuhn, Guy Westwell

Academy Awards A series of annual commendations awarded by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to film industry personnel . AMPAS is an honorary professional organization set up in 1927 to provide a ...

Google previewThe New Historical Dictionary of the American Film Industry (2014)

by Anthony Slide

Behindthe Oscars:The Secret History ofthe Academy Awards. New York:Simon &Schuster, 1993. Levy, Emanuel. Andthe WinnerIs...

Google previewGold: A Cultural Encyclopedia (2011)

A Cultural Encyclopedia by Shannon L. Kenny

Behind the Oscar: The Secret History of the Academy Awards. New York: Simon and Schuster. Kinn, Gail, and Jim Piazza. 2002.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Global Studies (2012)

by Helmut K. Anheier, Mark Juergensmeyer

The Academy Awards, nicknamed the Oscars, given for film achievements by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), is an American event but has been universally embraced as the ultimate symbol of success and ...

Google previewBlumenfeld's Dictionary of Acting and Show Business (2009)

by Robert Blumenfeld

Among the many film, television, and recording awards are the Oscar®, or Academy Awards, given by the American Academy of Film and Television Arts; the Golden Globe awards, given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association; the Emmy ...

Google previewDictionary of Film Finance and Distribution (2013)

A Guide for Independent Filmmakers by John W. Cones

Academy Awards * Film industry honors (along with statuettes called Oscars) presented each Spring since the late 1920's by the Acad/ emy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for excellence in a variety of categories. In recent years, the fact ...

Google previewThe Rodgers and Hammerstein Encyclopedia (2007)

by Thomas S. Hischak

The Academy Awards (also known as the ''Oscars'') are given for films, the Grammy Awards for the music record business, and the Emmy Awards for television. Other honors or awards not given for a particular musical are listed at the end.

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