Wednesday, February 29, 2012

And the Oscar goes to...

An Academy Award is an award bestowed by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize excellence of professions in the film industry, including directors, actors and writers. The Oscar statuette is officially named the Academy Award of Merit and is one of nine types of Academy Awards. The formal ceremony at which the Awards of Merit are presented is one of the most prominent award cereemonies in the world, and is televised live in more than 100 countries annually, however, the first broadcast was not televised. It is also the oldest award ceremony in the media! Its equivalents, the Grammy Awards (for music), Emmy Awards (for television) and Tony Awards (for theatre) are modeled after the Academy. The first Academy Awards ceremony was held on May 16, 1929, at the Hotel Roosevelt in Hollywood to honor outstanding film achievements of the 1927/1928 film season. The 84th Academy Awards, honoring films in 2011, was held at the Hollywood and Highland Center on February 26, 2012.
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If you want to know more about the Academy Awards History, dive in and explore the ultimate Oscar timeline of past winners and memotable moments @Oscar History

This year's winners: 
Christopher Plummer, best supporting actor for his role in 'Beginners';
Octavia Spencer, best supporting actress for her role in 'The Help';
Meryl Streep, best actress for her role in 'The Iron Lady';
Jean Dujardin, best actor for his role in 'The Artist'.

Found pictures @ oscar.go.com 

To know more about the winners, the Red Carpet, 2012 Oscar highlights, official portraits, best dressed and In Memoriam, go to oscar.go.com

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