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Oscar nod ballots due back Friday

Oscar nod ballots due back Friday

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Thousands of voting members of Hollywood's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences returned their Oscar nomination ballots by Friday's deadline.
Jeremy Jordan to reprise 'Newsies' role on Broadway

Jeremy Jordan to reprise 'Newsies' role on Broadway

NEW YORK, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Jeremy Jordan is to lead the cast of "Newsies" when the musical moves from New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse to Broadway in March.
Seven films eligible for Makeup Oscar

Seven films eligible for Makeup Oscar

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says seven films remain in competition in the Makeup category for the 84th Academy Awards.
Paramount to release Cirque du Soleil 3D film

Paramount to release Cirque du Soleil 3D film

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Paramount Pictures says it has acquired the worldwide distribution rights to the 3D feature film "Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away."
Jennifer Lawrence to read Oscar nominations

Jennifer Lawrence to read Oscar nominations

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Jennifer Lawrence is to help announce the names of this year's Oscar nominees, Hollywood's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Monday.
U.S. film critics honor 'Melancholia'

U.S. film critics honor 'Melancholia'

NEW YORK, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Lars von Tier's end-of-the world tale "Melancholia" was named best film of 2011 at this weekend's National Society of Film Critics event in New York.
Fox, Williams appear in Oscars trailer

Fox, Williams appear in Oscars trailer

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has produced its trailer for the 84th Academy Awards in conjunction with the Funny or Die Web site.
10 qualify for effects Oscar nominations

10 qualify for effects Oscar nominations

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says 10 films are eligible for nomination in the Visual Effects category for the 84th Academy Awards.

Report: Oscars show could move in 2014

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- The Academy Awards presentation program could have a new home beginning in 2014, The Hollywood Reporter says.
Oscar nomination ballots mailed out

Oscar nomination ballots mailed out

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Nomination ballots for the 84th Academy Awards were mailed Tuesday to the 5,783 voting members of Hollywood's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
97 eligible for Best Score Oscar

97 eligible for Best Score Oscar

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- The scores from 97 feature-length motion pictures are in contention for nominations in the Original Score category for Hollywood's 84th Academy Awards.
Welles' Oscar statuette sells for $861K

Welles' Oscar statuette sells for $861K

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The only Oscar statuette Orson Welles won for his classic drama "Citizen Kane" was sold for $861,542 at a Los Angeles auction this week, officials said.
265 films eligible for Best Picture Oscar

265 films eligible for Best Picture Oscar

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says 265 feature films are in contention for the 2011 Best Picture Oscar.
10 qualify for live-action short Oscar nod

10 qualify for live-action short Oscar nod

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday 10 live-action short films will advance in the voting process for the Oscars.
15 films qualify for Visual Effects Oscar race

15 films qualify for Visual Effects Oscar race

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Monday 15 films released in 2011 are eligible for nomination for the Visual Effects Oscar.
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A statue of Oscar overlooks the crowd as members of the media get a glimpse of the which will be served at the Governors Ball following the 83rd annual Academy Awards in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on February 24, 2011. The Oscars will be presented on Sunday February 27. UPI/Phil McCarten
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An Academy Award, also known as an Oscar, is an accolade bestowed by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS)[1] to recognize excellence of professionals in the film industry, including directors, actors, and writers. The formal ceremony at which the awards are presented is one of the most prominent award ceremonies in the world, and is televised live in more than 100 countries annually. 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 AMPAS was originally conceived by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio boss Louis B. Mayer as a professional honorary organization to help improve the film industry’s image and help mediate labor disputes. The Oscar itself was later initiated by the Academy as an award "of merit for distinctive achievement" in the industry.[2] 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 most recent ceremony, honoring films in 2010, was held at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011. History Gary Cooper and Joan Fontaine holding their Oscars at the Academy Awards, 1942 The first awards were presented on May 16, 1929, at a private brunch at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel with an audience of about 270 people. The post Academy Awards party was held at the Mayfair Hotel.[3] The cost of guest tickets for that night's ceremony was $5. Fifteen statuettes were awarded, honoring artists, directors and other personalities of the filmmaking industry of the time for their works during the 1927–1928 period. Winners had been announced three months earlier of their triumphs; however that was changed in the second ceremony of the Academy Awards in 1930. Since then and during the first decade, the results were given to newspapers for publication at 11 pm on the night of the awards.[3] This method was used until the Los Angeles Times announced the winners before the ceremony began; as a result, the Academy has used a sealed envelope to reveal the name of the winners since 1941.[3] For the first six ceremonies, the eligibility period spanned two calendar years. For example, the 2nd Academy Awards presented on April 3, 1930, recognized films that were released between August 1, 1928 and July 31, 1929. Starting with the 7th Academy Awards, held in 1935, the period of eligibility became the full previous calendar year from January 1 to December 31. The first Best Actor awarded was Emil Jannings, for his performances in The Last Command and The Way of All Flesh. He had to return to Europe before the ceremony, so the Academy agreed to give him the prize earlier; this made him the first Academy Award winner in history. The honored professionals were awarded for all the work done in a certain category for the qualifying period; for example, Emil Jannings received the award for two movies in which he starred during that period. Since the fourth ceremony, the system changed, and the professionals were honored for a specific performance in a single film. As of the 82nd Academy Awards ceremony held in 2010, a total of 2,789 Oscars have been given for 1,825 awards.[4] A total of 302 actors have won Oscars in competitive acting categories or been awarded Honorary or Juvenile Awards. The 1939 film Beau Geste is the only movie that features as many as four Academy Award winners for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Gary Cooper, Ray Milland, Susan Hayward, Broderick Crawford) prior to any of the actors receiving the Best Actor Award. At the 29th ceremony, held on March 27, 1957, the Best Foreign Language Film category was introduced. Until then, foreign language films were honored with the Special Achievement Award.

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