the Academy Awards


The Academy Awards, or "Oscars", is an annual American awards ceremony hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements in the United States film industry as assessed by the Academy's voting membership.

The film industry or motion picture industry comprises the technological and commercial institutions of filmmaking, i.e., film production companies, film studios, cinematography, film production, screenwriting, pre-production, post production, film festivals, distribution; and actors, film directors and other film crew personnel.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a professional honorary organization with the stated goal of advancing the arts and sciences of motion pictures.

The Opening of the Academy Awards: 1965 Oscars by Oscars


The various category winners are awarded a copy of a statuette, officially called the Academy Award of Merit, which has become commonly known by its nickname "Oscar."

The Opening of the Academy Awards: 1978 Oscars by Oscars


The awards, first presented in 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, are overseen by AMPAS.

The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel is a historic hotel located at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.


The awards ceremony was first broadcast to radio in 1930 and televised for first time in 1953.


It is now seen live in more than 200 countries and can be streamed live online.


The Oscars is the oldest entertainment awards ceremony; its equivalents, the Emmy Awards for television, the Tony Awards for theatre, and the Grammy Awards for music and recording, are modeled after the Academy Awards.

An Emmy Award, or simply Emmy, recognizes excellence in the television industry, and corresponds to the Academy Award, the Tony Award, and the Grammy Award.

A Grammy Award, or Grammy, is an honor awarded by The Recording Academy to recognize outstanding achievement in the mainly English-language music industry.

The Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre, more commonly known as the Tony Award, recognizes achievement in live Broadway theatre.


The 88th Academy Awards ceremony was held in Los Angeles on February 28, 2016 and hosted by Chris Rock.

The 88th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, honored the best films of 2015 and took place on February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, 5:30 p.m.

Los Angeles, officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the second-most populous city in the United States, the most populous city in California and the county seat of Los Angeles County.

The 8th Academy Awards were held on March 5, 1936, at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California.


The 89th Academy Awards ceremony will be held on February 26th, 2017 at the Dolby Theater and will be hosted by longtime ABC late night host of the Jimmy Kimmel Live show, Jimmy Kimmel.

The Dolby Theatre is a live-performance auditorium in the Hollywood and Highland Center shopping mall and entertainment complex, on Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue, in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles, United States.

James Christian Kimmel, commonly known as Jimmy Kimmel, is an American television host, producer, writer, comedian, and voice actor.


A total of 2,947 Oscars have been awarded from the inception of the award through the 87th.

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