Academy Awards

The Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars,[1] are awards for artistic and technical merit for the American and international film industry.

Academy Awards
Current: 94th Academy Awards
The Academy Award statuette (the "Oscar")
Awarded forExcellence in the American and International film industry
CountryUnited States
Presented byAcademy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
First awardedMay 16, 1929; 93 years ago (1929-05-16)
Websiteabc.com/shows/oscars
Television/radio coverage
NetworkList of broadcasters

The awards are regarded by many as the most prestigious, significant awards in the entertainment industry worldwide.[2][3][4] Given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), the awards are an international recognition of excellence in cinematic achievements, as assessed by the Academy's voting membership. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a golden statuette as a trophy, officially called the "Academy Award of Merit", although more commonly referred to by its nickname, the "Oscar". The statuette depicts a knight rendered in the Art Deco style.

The award was originally sculpted by George Stanley from a design sketch by Cedric Gibbons.[5] AMPAS first presented it in 1929 at a private dinner hosted by Douglas Fairbanks in The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in what would become known as the 1st Academy Awards.[6][7] The Academy Awards ceremony was first broadcast by radio in 1930 and was televised for the first time in 1953. It is the oldest worldwide entertainment awards ceremony and is now televised live worldwide.[8] It is also the oldest of the four major annual American entertainment awards; its equivalents – the Emmy Awards for television, the Tony Awards for theater, and the Grammy Awards for music – are modeled after the Academy Awards.[9] A total of 3,140 Oscar statuettes have been awarded since its inception in 1929.[10]

Most recent Academy Award winners
 2020/21 Best in films in 2021 2022 
 
Award Best Actor Best Actress
Winner Will Smith
(King Richard)
Jessica Chastain
(The Eyes of Tammy Faye)
 
Award Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Winner Troy Kotsur
(CODA)
Ariana DeBose
(West Side Story)
 
Award Best Director Best Original Screenplay
Winner Jane Campion
(The Power of the Dog)
Kenneth Branagh
(Belfast)

Previous Best Picture

Nomadland

Best Picture

CODA


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