The Academy Awards, more commonly known as the Oscars, are one of the most prestigious awards ceremonies in the entertainment industry. Every year, actors, directors, and other Hollywood professionals gather to celebrate the best films of the previous year. But how did the Oscars come to be? The origins of the awards date back to 1927 when a group of film industry insiders founded the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Their goal was to promote excellence in filmmaking and to offer a competitive alternative to European film festivals. The first Academy Awards ceremony was held in 1929 and featured only 15 categories. Since then, the Oscars have grown to become one of the most coveted prizes in Hollywood. Today, the ceremony is televised around the world and continues to recognize the best and brightest in the film industry.
The Oscars are one of the most prestigious awards in the entertainment industry. Named after their creator, Academy Award-winning director George Oscar Bluth II, the Oscars are awarded to performers and technicians in the film industry who have delivered exceptional work over the course of a year. The first Oscars were awarded in 1929, and since then, they have become one of the most coveted prizes in all of showbiz. Over 3,000 Oscars have been awarded in total, and recipients range from iconic actors like Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks to groundbreaking directors like Steven Spielberg and Quentin Tarantino. The Oscars are given out by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, a group of over 8,000 film professionals who vote on the winners each year. The awards are typically presented at a star-studded ceremony held in Hollywood, California, and the event is broadcast live on television around the world. For many people in the entertainment business, winning an Oscar is the highest honor that can be achieved.
Despite the claims that the Oscars happens to be biased based on gender and color, the Oscar Awards made it to the 92nd year of existence. While we all know the categories and verticals of the entertainment industry it recognizes, some surprising facts about the Oscars will surprise you. Here’s the list,
Oscar is named after an ‘Uncle’
When the award with an unclothed man statue was made for the first time, some claimed that it resembled the stature of a relative of someone in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Later the nickname ‘Uncle Oscars’ become a widely recognized name of the award.
You don’t have to be a celebrity to attend Oscars
Typically, the seats of the Oscars event are not just filled by the nominees and celebrities but also by industry insiders, friends, and relatives of PricewaterhouseCoopers accountants (who oversee the vote counting), to fill seats and not much else.
Winners Cannot Speak For More Than A Minute!
It is very nature and human to become very emotional, happy and proud while receiving the prestigious award. However, you cannot get carried over and take more than a minute to deliver the winner speech.