Academy Awards Month is celebrated every March. Most people know the Academy Awards as the Oscars. They are awarded for technical and artistic merit in the film industry. The Oscars are considered to be the most prestigious and significant awards in the entertainment industry worldwide. These awards were first presented in 1929. Award winners receive a gold-plated statuette commonly called an Oscar. Winners are chosen from the following 24 categories: production design, editing, original score, original song, costume design, makeup and hairstyling, sound mixing, sound editing, visual effects, foreign-language film, animated feature film, animated short, live-action short, documentary feature, best picture, actor, actress, supporting actor, supporting actress, directing, original screenplay, adapted screenplay, cinematography, and documentary short.
History of Academy Awards Month
The first Academy Awards ceremony was presented on May 16, 1929. A banquet at the Roosevelt Hotel’s Blossom Room with 270 attendees took place. However, at that time they had announced the award recipients three months earlier. The following year the Academy kept the results secret but gave an advance list to newspapers for publication at 11 p.m. This system continued until 1940 when the “Los Angeles Times” published the winners in its evening edition. This system prompted the sealed envelope in use today. By the second year, the Los Angeles radio station produced a live broadcast due to the public enthusiasm for the Awards.
The Academy Awards were first televised in 1953 in the United States, and since 1969 they have been broadcast internationally. By the 20th century, the ceremony had become a major event since it is viewed by millions and attended by notable hosts. Interviews on the red carpet also became an integral part of the event, with much attention focused on the attendees’ ensembles. Viewership started to decline in the late 2010s; therefore, the academy announced several changes to the ceremony’s broadcast, which included a limit of three hours, beginning in 2019, and an earlier air date, beginning in 2020.
To be eligible for an award, a film must be publicly exhibited for paid admission for at least one week at a commercial theater in Los Angeles between January 1 and midnight of December 31, except for foreign-language films, which are submitted by their country of origin and need not have been shown in the United States. Documentaries and short films are eligible on a different level since they have other requirements and are officially submitted by their producers, whereas music awards require the musical artist to file a submission form.
Academy Awards Month timeline
The Academy Awards are presented on May 16, at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
A documentary category appears on the ballot for the first time.
The Academy Awards are broadcasted on television for the first time in the United States.
Due to the declining viewership, a limit of three hours is set on the Oscars show.
Academy Awards Month FAQs
How are the Golden Globes different from the Oscars?
The Golden Globe Awards are given to all forms of media, but the Academy Awards are given only to motion pictures.
Are the Oscars made of real gold?
Traditionally, the Oscar statuettes were cast in solid bronze and then plated in 24-karat gold.
Do Oscar winners get any money?
Oscar winners do not receive any money the night they take home the award.
Academy Awards Month Activities
Watch the Oscars on T.V.
The Academy Awards season starts in March with a list of exciting events scheduled. Keep yourself updated on the celebrations that are going to be held and do not miss watching them on T.V.
Plan an Oscar party on your own
Invite family and friends, pull out your favorite recipes, and get some sparkling decorations for a night of fun and games. Try to follow the Oscars theme as much as you can to make the get-together memorable.
Create the Oscars buzz on social media
Share and post videos and articles on Oscar-nominated and Oscar-winning movies on your social media to soak in the Oscars’ mood. Connect with other cinephiles online to discuss the probable award winners.
5 Celebrities Who Have Won More Than One Oscar
He won three Oscars, the first one for playing painter Christy Brown in “My Left Foot,” the second in 2008 for Paul Thomas Anderson’s critically acclaimed “There Will Be Blood,” and the third in 2013 for “Lincoln,” a presidential biopic.
She has also won three Oscars and is the most nominated actress of all time.
He won two Oscars and won Best Lead Actor in 2021 for his performance in “The Father.”
America’s sweetheart has won two Oscars.
Frances McDormand, one of Hollywood’s most admired stars, has won three Oscars.
Why We Love Academy Awards Month
The Oscars are synonymous with prestige
The Academy Awards are bestowed to recognize artistic and technical merit in the film industry. They are considered to be one the most prestigious and significant awards in the entertainment industry worldwide.
The Oscars offer a great show
People watch the Oscars because they are fascinated with Hollywood. The chance of seeing their favorite stars in a few rare semi-unscripted moments is something no fan would want to miss!
It’s when stars are out to shine
The Oscars are an opportunity to watch famous actors and actresses wear beautiful designer creations from some of the biggest brands in the world. Their elegance and glamor are enough to bedazzle anybody.
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