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  ACADEMY AWARDS OSCAR
The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent film awards in the United States and most watched awards ceremony in the world.
Academy membership may be obtained by a competitive nomination (however, the nominee must be invited to join) or a member may submit a name.
A related criticism is that actors and actresses who came to prime primarily in comedy films have to succeed in dramatic films in order to be seriously regarded by the Academy.
www.solarnavigator.net /films_movies_actors/academy_awards.htm   (1742 words)

  
  Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses.
Following the Academy's practice, the films below are listed by release year: for example, the Oscar for "Best Supporting Actor in 1999" was announced during the award ceremony held in 2000.
The trophy for the award was originally a plaque.
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 Academy Award for Best Actor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Academy Award for Best Actor is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses.
The prize is for an actor's performance in a particular film, not for the actor's performance in all films he or she has played in in the relevant year.
Following the Academy's practice, the films below are listed by release year: for example, the Oscar for "Best Actor in 1999" was announced during the award ceremony held in 2000.
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 Academy Award
The Awards are granted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, a professional honorary organization which as of 2003 had a voting membership of 5816, with actors, with a membership of 1311, making up the largest voting block.
Academy Awards are nicknamed "Oscars", which is also the nickname of the statuette (the name is said to have been born when Academy librarian Margaret Herrick saw the statuette on a table and said: "It looks just like my uncle Oscar!").
The awards were first given at a banquet in the Blossom Room of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on May 16, 1929 but there was little suspense since the winners of the awards had already been announced three months earlier on February 18.
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 Penn, Sean - MSN Encarta
In 2004 Penn won an Academy Award for best actor for his role in Mystic River (2003).
Penn earned an Academy Award nomination for best actor for his portrayal of a convicted killer on death row in Dead Man Walking (1995; directed by Tim Robbins).
Penn was also nominated for best actor Oscars for his performances as a fictional 1930s jazz genius in Sweet and Lowdown (1999; directed by Woody Allen) and as a mentally disabled parent fighting a child custody battle in I Am Sam (2001).
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 John Huston - MSN Encarta
Huston's first venture as a director, the film version of The Maltese Falcon, a detective story written in 1930 by American writer Dashiell Hammett, was nominated for best picture at the 1941 Academy Awards.
He made three documentaries for the United States Army during World War II (1939-1945), for which he was awarded the Legion of Merit and was promoted to the rank of major.
Also notable are his final two pictures, Prizzi's Honor (1985), for which his daughter, Anjelica Huston, won an Academy Award for best supporting actress, and The Dead (1987), based on a short story by Irish writer James Joyce and adapted for the screen by Huston's son Tony, and which also starred Anjelica.
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 Richard Farnsworth at tedstrong.com
The 80-year-old actor, who won the nomination for his portrayal of Alvin Straight, an elderly man who drove his lawnmower from Iowa to Wisconsin to see his dying brother, had terminal cancer, said Lincoln Sheriff Tom Sullivan.
In Canada, he was nominated for that country's best actor award for his role in the 1982 film, "The Gray Fox.'' Farnsworth was born on Sept. 1, 1920 in Los Angeles and began his film career at the age of 16 as a stuntman.
And somehow she had heard of this film, known as a "sleeper," at the time, and recommended it to me. I found it a bit slow at the time, but I was 14.
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 My Books, My Ou Toppies Movie star book and the Sewing Book.
If the controversial “auteur” theory were ever to be applied to the role of actor in the development of a film, surely the first contemporary American performer to be considered would have to be to Marlon Brando.
Academy Award for best actor in four successive years.
Academy Award for best actor, but he refused to accept it, in protest against the industry’s treatment of American Indians in films, on TV and in movie reruns.
www.busyhands.co.za /movies_marlon_brando.htm   (407 words)

  
 Academy Awards® - The Oscars
Oscar® and Academy Awards® and Oscar® design mark are the trademarks and service marks and the Oscar© statuette the copyrighted property, of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
A full and complete history and commentary on the Academy Awards from its early beginnings to the present is available, by decade and by individual year.
The establishment of the Academy (and its awards system) has had a major effect and influence upon the film industry, due to the enormous boost a nomination or award (for a film or actor) creates, by giving prestige and bottom-line profits to a studio or performer.
www.filmsite.org /oscars.html   (942 words)

  
 Academy Awards Best Actor
The Best Actor award should actually be titled "the best performance by an actor in a leading role." The same rules that govern the Best Actor category apply to the Best Actress category.
The film with the most Best Actor nominations (3) was Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), for Clark Gable, Franchot Tone, and Charles Laughton.
Laurence Olivier, Best Actor for Hamlet (1948), and Vivien Leigh, Best Actress for
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 SignOnSanDiego.com Photo Galleries :: 77th Annual Academy Awards
Actor Morgan Freeman, winner of the Academy Award for best supporting actor for his role in the film "Million Dollar Baby," gives his acceptance speech at the 77th annual Academy Awards.
Best actress Oscar winner Hilary Swank (2nd R), best actor winner Jamie Foxx (R) hold their Oscar statuettes with best supporting actor Morgan Freeman (L) and best supporting actress winner, Australian Cate Blanchett (2nd L), as they pose for photographers in the press room.
Academy Award Winner Charlize Theron walks onstage to present the award for best actor.
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 77th Academy Awards Press Photo Pack | Academy Press Photo Area | AMPAS
Best Actor Academy Award nominee Jamie Foxx poses with his daughter Corrine before the 77th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 27, 2005.
Academy Award host Chris Rock and Adam Sandler present the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay during the 77th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 27, 2005.
Best Supporting Actor Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman poses backstage with his Oscar during the 77th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 27, 2005.
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 American Indian Movement of Colorado: Marlon Brando-Blood brother to the Redman.
This Academy Award Presentation was held on March 27, 1973.
Rather than accept the Academy Award, Brando sent Sacheen Little Feather to decline the award and read a brief statement in support of the people in Wounded Knee.
No actor ever may. Just as the era of activism in the 60's and 70's may never be duplicated, so may the conscientous actions of Marlon Brando be consigned to the past.
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 village voice > film > by
Was he an actor, or a cultural eruption, an all-American zeitgeist with two legs, one swinging dick, and the appetite of a tartar?
For the hungry heart of the 20th century, Marlon Brando was the world's most important and influential movie performer, a rock 'n' roll re-personification of the national self-image.
Following Marlon Brando's rejection of the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for The Godfather in 1973, The Village Voice's Molly Haskell wrote a nine-part examination of the actor's roles and his contradictory public persona.
www.villagevoice.com /issues/0427/brando.php   (753 words)

  
 Academy Award Winners
Winner of 4 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, A Beautiful Mind is directed by Academy Award winner Ron Howard and produced by long-time partner and collaborator, Academy Award winner Brian Grazer.
Four-time Academy Award nominee Jeff Bridges and Academy Award winner Kim Basinger give stellar performances in this critically acclaimed film, adapted from the #1 best-selling novel, A Widow for One Year, by Academy Award winner John Irving.
Academy Award winner Denzel Washington, Academy Award nominee Clive Owen and Academy Award winner Jodie Foster star in this intense and explosive crime thriller.
www.oscarbravo.com /academy-award-winners.htm   (187 words)

  
 Wag The Dog
In 1974, DeNiro received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of the young Vito Corleone in The Godfather, Part II, and in 1980, he won his second Oscar as Best Actor for his extraordinary portrayal of prize fighter Jake La Motta in another Scorsese film, Raging Bull.
Her critically acclaimed performance earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress, the Blockbuster Video Award for Best Supporting Newcomer, an MTV Award for Best Breakthrough Artist, the Saturn Award for Best Young Actress and the Hollywood Reporter's Best Young Actress award.
She won the Chicago Critic's Award and the Society of Boston's Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress for her roles in both films.
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 Best Actor Oscars of the 1930's - filmsandtv.com
"Disraeli" was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Picture, and George Arliss won the Oscar for Best Actor in his role of the British prime minister who acquired rights to the Suez Canal, among many successes.
Lionel Barrymore won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of the boozing lawyer, Stephen Ashe, whose daughter (Norma Shearer) becomes part of a romantic triangle with gangster Ace Wilfong (Clark Gable) and her fiance, Dwight Winthrop (Leslie Howard).
An Academy Award nomination was received for Best Picture.
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 Newsvine - academy-award
At the first Academy Award presentations of the year, 20 computer geeks graciously accepted honors for their work on particle flow simulation technology — stuff that makes water scenes in the movies look more realistic.
Academy Award winners Charlize Theron and Christopher Walken will add another trophy to their collection — a Hasty Pudding award.
Now that George Clooney's an Academy Award winner, he and his crew are returning to their thieving ways.
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 Blockbuster Online - Academy Award: Best Supporting Actor
James Coburn) won an Academy award for Best Supporting Actor for his work in Affliction, while Nick Nolte was nominated for Best Actor (he lost to Roberto Benigni).
Racked with guilt, Schanberg does his best to arrange for Dith Pran's escape, but the Cambodian is captured by the dreaded Khmer Rouge.
The Killing Fields won Academy Awards for Hang S. Ngor (a Cambodian doctor who lived through many of the horrific events depicted herein), cinematographer Chris Menges, and editor Jim Clark; an Oscar nomination went to Roland Joffe, who made his directorial debut with this film.
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 Actor - Bruce Campbell Online   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Academy Award for Best Actor is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and
Actor Jessica Lange was among the celebrities who spoke out against the war at Saturday's AMY GOODMAN: Actor Jessica Lange also addressed the crowd.
Popular actor and Oregon resident Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, Army of Darkness) is set to star and direct.
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 News10 - Best Actor Academy Award Winners   (Site not responding. Last check: )
year's Academy Awards telecast promises to be one of the best ever.
And of course, don't forget to catch the Academy Awards telecast, which gets underway on News10 at 5:00 p.m.
The films chosen as the best in the world for the last 75 years.
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 Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Best American Actor Today)
His performance received numerous high-profile accolades and awards, including the Academy Award for Best Actor, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama, the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture, and the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
In 2007, Hoffman was nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for playing Gust Avrakotos, a CIA officer who helps Congressman Charlie Wilson support a covert war in Afghanistan in the movie Charlie Wilson's War.
In 2008, he was also nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the same role.
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 Motivation
The movie was nominated for 4 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actor--Robin Williams, and Best (Original) Screenplay and won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
Richard Dreyfuss received an Academy Award Nomination for Best Actor.
Edward James Olmos received an Academy Award nomination for: Best Actor for his performance.
people.uncw.edu /imperialm/UNCW/PLS_500/PLS_500_motivation.htm   (875 words)

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