Saturday, February 2, 2013

Academy Awards | A History


It is officially Academy Award Month here on Imaginative Adventure. Which means for the next few weeks, I will feature all you need to know to be properly prepared for the Oscar viewing on February 24th.

That will feature film reviews, best dressed predictions, all those pesky trailers for the short films, a detailed description of what sound editing and sound mixing actually mean, etc.

We will also take a look back at Academy Awards in years past... the glory days of glamour and glitz.

Academy Awards: A History

This year marks the 85th annual Academy Awards show. The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are the most prestigious awards presented for excellence in cinematic achievements. They are given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). It is composed of over 6,000 motion picture professionals. It was originally separated into five branches of the industry: actors, directors, writers, technicians, and producers. It has since grown to include 15 different branches. To become a member of the academy you have to be invited. (It is my dream to receive an invitation. As of today, I am still waiting. If you know anybody who can extend an invite, please give them my name.)


In 1929 the first EVER Academy Awards... may 16 / The 1st Academy Awards held in the Blossom Room of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel honoring movies released from August 1, 1927 – August 1, 1928

BEST ACTRESS: JANET GRAYNOR




BEST ACTOR: EMIL JANNINGS

OUTSTANDING PICTURE: WINGS




(information sources: wikepedia.com, oscars.go.com)

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