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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 previewPoking a Dead Frog (2014)

Conversations with Today's Top Comedy Writers by Mike Sacks

The Academy Awards is a strange show to work on as a comedy writer. You're writing jokes for over one billion people, of all ages, countries, backgrounds. How do you determine what is and what is not appropriate without sapping out all the ...

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 previewInternational Dictionary of Broadcasting and Film (2017)

by Desi Bognar

Academy Awards (the Oscar) Annual presentation by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with awards given in more than 20 categories (USA). The first Academy Awards celebration was held on May 16, 1929, at Hollywood's ...

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.

Google previewThe Thinking Person's Royal Encyclopedia (2011)

by King Roman

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences decides the Academy Awards annually for best picture, director, actor, actress, etc.

Google previewThe Jerome Kern Encyclopedia (2013)

by Thomas S. Hischak

The Academy Awards (also known as the “Oscars”) are given for Kern's films. Can't Help Singing (1944 film) Academy Award Nominations Best Song: “More and More” (Kern, E. Y. Harburg) Best Scoring ofa Musical Picture: Kern, Salter ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Holocaust Cinema (2012)

by Robert C. Reimer, Carol J. Reimer

released in 1997, wins three Academy Awards, including best foreign language film, best actor ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Irish Cinema (2007)

by Roderick Flynn, Patrick Brereton

9 ACADEMY AWARDS elsewhere: In the United States, for example, it was limited to an 11print release, which ended after three weeks with just $160,000 earned. ACADEMY AWARDS. Given the lack of continuity of production un— til the ...

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

TV viewers is believed to have been for the 42nd Academy Awards in 1970, when Midnight Cowboy won Best Picture, with a ...

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 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 ...

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Academy Awards Sign Language Lesson with EverydayASL.com

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A couple of guys won Academy Awards for the things that I turned down. Today, after coming to terms with everything, after being in therapy for a long time-there are areas where I will compromise. (Mickey Rourke)
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