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The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) 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 film award ceremonies in the world. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences itself was conceived by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio boss Louis B. Mayer.
The 1st Academy Awards ceremony was held on Thursday, May 16, 1929, at the Hotel Roosevelt in Hollywood to honor outstanding film achievements of 1927 and 1928. It was hosted by actor Douglas Fairbanks and director William C. deMille.
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Anti-war sentiments were running high in 1974, and some of this passion found itself onstage while British actor David Niven was preparing to introduce Elizabeth Taylor as the Best Picture presenter. Things went awry when a man wearing an impressive mustache, and nothing else, streaked across the stage – unbeknownst, at first, to Niven.
Niven casually turned his head to the right, took in the naked spectacle that was this ‘70s man, then returned his attention to his audience – as if the whole thing had been set up and he’d just been waiting to drop his punchline. His extemporaneous response was better than any of the written jokes that night: “Well ladies and gentlemen, that was almost bound to happen. But isn’t it fascinating to think that probably the only laugh that man will ever get in his life is by stripping off and showing his shortcomings?” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IIl3zSYL8k
Embedding of the clip has been prevented; but, what a great moment. After being practically kicked out of Hollywood, he did come back to receive his honourary Oscar. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3Pl-qvA1X8
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Tatum O'Neal was 10 in this photo...she was given the Best Supporting Actress award in 1973. Shirley Temple, when 6 yrs old, in 1934, was awarded an HONORARY Oscar for her achievements in film
From the 2001 Oscar awards http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bj%C3%B6rk
Sacheen Littlefeather refusing to accept the Best Actor Oscar® on behalf of Marlon Brando for his performance in "The Godfather" in protest of the treatment of American Indians by the film industry. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QUacU0I4yU
Director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck adopted for the Stasi drama "The Lives of Others" the Oscar for best foreign language film opposite.
David Letterman presented Oprah Winfrey to Uma Thurman, wise-cracking, “Uma, Oprah! Oprah, Uma!” He proceeded to repeat this joke ad nauseum.
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I agree. And I liked the show being more about what they were judging(for the viewer's sake), than the winner's themselves. A special touch utilized this year, that I enjoyed, was when introducing each nominee in a category, a previous winner of that category stood on stage and recited what they thought of the nominee in their role, ie: Sophia Loren spoke to and about Meryl Streep.
My wife missed not watching it. I just am starting to feel overly inundated by celebrity fanfare. Something about not congratulating them too much felt nice.
It actually was more entertaining than usual. Like him or not, Hugh Jackman made the difference, in my opinion(which has a little more clout today).
Did anyone actually watch the Academy Awards this year? (I just feel like it's too boring to have to sit through.)
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