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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.
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.
The awards night itself is an elaborate extravaganza, with the invited guests walking up the red carpet in the creations of the most prominent fashion designers (who usually loan them to the stars to gain publicity).
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 Academy Award - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Academy Awards (nicknamed The Oscars) are the most prominent film awards in the United States.
The Academy Award statuette was allegedly nicknamed Oscar when Academy librarian Margaret Herrick saw it on a table and said, "it looks just like my uncle Oscar!" The nickname stuck and is used almost as commonly as Academy Award, even by the Academy itself.
The awards night itself is an elaborate extravaganza, with the invited guests walking up the red carpet in the creations of the most prominent fashion designers.
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 77th Academy Awards | Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
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.
The 77th Academy Awards were presented on Sunday, February 27, 2005, and was telecast live from the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood and Highland by the ABC Television Network.
The 77th Academy Awards Set-Up Steve Miessner and Patrick Stockstill unpack and prepare Oscar statuettes for for tonight's broadcast.
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 Academy Award Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Academy Awards, commonly known as The Oscars, are the most prominent film awards in the United States.
The official name of the Oscar statuette is the "Academy Award of Merit." Made of gold-plated britannium, it is 13.5 inches (34 cm) tall and depicts a knight holding a crusader's sword standing on a reel of film.
The awards night itself is an elaborate extravaganza, with the invited guests walking up the red carpet in the creations of the most prominent fashion designers of the day.
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 Academy Award for Directing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Academy Award for Directing is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; the awards are voted on by other people within the industry.
While the award is considered a good way to sum up the most successful and talented American film directors, it is interesting to note that several revered directors such as Stanley Kubrick, Orson Welles, and Alfred Hitchcock never won the award.
Martin Scorsese, who has been nominated for the award five times as of 2005, is typically considered the most notable living American director without an Oscar, with Robert Altman running a close second.
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 The Diary of Anne Frank (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White - William C. Mellor
Academy Award for Best Picture - George Stevens Jr.
Academy Award for Best Director - George Stevens
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 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress 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 Actress in 1999" was announced during the award ceremony held in 2000.
Originally, the trophy for this award was a plaque.
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 77th Annual Academy Awards Presentation | Academy Press Photo Area | AMPAS
Academy Award-winner Renee Zellweger presents an award during the 77th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 27, 2005.
Academy Award nominee Cate Blanchett reads the name of the winner of the Academy Award for Achievement in Makeup during the 77th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 27, 2005.
Academy Award winner Tim Robbins presents the Academy Award for Best Actress to Cate Blanchett during the 77th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 27, 2005.
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 CNN.com - 'Chicago' director wins top guild award - Mar. 2, 2003
Marshall, 42, a Tony-winning Broadway director and choreographer, appeared as shaken as he was grateful after claiming the award.
All but Jackson are up for best director at the upcoming Oscar ceremony March 23, with "Talk to Her" filmmaker Pedro Almodovar taking up the fifth spot.
Among other awards at the DGA ceremony, Bryan Gordon claimed the comedy series honor for directing an episode of HBO's Hollywood satire "Curb Your Enthusiasm," which happened to feature Scorsese in a guest role as himself.
www.cnn.com /2003/SHOWBIZ/Movies/03/02/sprj.aa03.director.awards.ap   (657 words)

  
 Academy Awards Best Directors
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In the first year of the Academy Awards, there were two awards for directorship: one for direction of a dramatic film, another for comedy direction.
Runner-up is Billy Wilder with eight Best Director nominations.
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 the f-word - Hollywood Women
People all over the world were watching the televised Academy Awards ceremony with great interest as always, but the winner of the Best Director category was especially eagerly awaited this year.
Although it would have been wonderful to see her take the prize, it was no surprise when she went home with Best Screenplay instead as, with five previous female winners, the odds in that category were always a little more in her favour.
It would help if the pool of directors that those compiling the short list had to choose from wasn't so testosterone heavy but, when 93% of the directors of 2002's top 100 grossing movies were men, it looks like it will be a while before that happens.
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 Mendes, Sam --  Encyclopædia Britannica
In March 2000 British director Sam Mendes won the Academy Award for best director for his work on the widely acclaimed and commercially successful film American Beauty, a satire that attempted to expose the seamy underbelly of life in modern American suburbia.
He was also named best director by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, the Directors Guild of America, and...
U.S. film director and screenwriter Sam Peckinpah was best known for directing Westerns, which he enlivened with spectacular scenes of violence.
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 CNN.com - A perfect, golden 'Rings' - Mar. 2, 2004
Aside from best picture and director, the awards "Return of the King" won were: adapted screenplay (Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens), song ("Into the West"), score (Howard Shore), visual effects, art direction, costume design, makeup, sound mixing and film editing.
Sean Penn won best actor for his performance in "Mystic River." The actor, known for skipping awards shows, gave a subdued, heartfelt speech, singling out his fellow nominees and director Clint Eastwood in particular.
Tim Robbins won the first Oscar of the night, an award for best supporting actor for his performance in "Mystic River." He made a plea for victims of abuse -- people like his character in the film -- to seek help.
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Academy Award for Best Short Film - Color (1936-1937)
Academy Award for Best Short Film - Live Action - 2 Reels (1936-1956)
Academy Award for Short Film - Novelty (1932-1935)
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 DGA
The winners of the 2002 Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards and the recipients of the DGA's 2003 Lifetime Achievement Awards were announced tonight at the 55th Annual DGA Awards Dinner at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.
The DGA's Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film has traditionally served as a near-perfect barometer for the Academy Award for Best Director.
Only five times since the DGA Award's inception in 1949 has the winner not gone on to receive the Academy Award for Best Director.
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 Close-Up | Visionaries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Her early film work was aligned with gay director Derek Jarman in such films as Caravaggio, War Requiem, Edward II, and Blue.
Director Cheryl Dunye has fashioned a cinematic career out of investigating the intersections of race, gender and sexuality.
She is now best known for her lesbian history trilogy, which includes the films Nitrate Kisses, Tender Fictions and History Lessons.
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 Religion of Best Picture Academy Award Winners
Originally the award was called "Best Production." Originally the award was presented to a production company (i.e., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer), but since 1951 the Best Picture Academy Award has been awarded to the producer(s) of the winning film.
Sometimes a director also served as one of the producer, and hence wins the award anyway.
An award for "Best Production" went to "Wings." Additionally, "Sunrise" won for the award for "Best Picture, Unique and Artistic Production." The "Unique and Artistic Production" award was dropped the next year.
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 Reel.com: Awards
Feature films that win the Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement at the Directors Guild Awards will most likely win the Best Director Academy Award only a few weeks later.
The WGA has announced the winners of the 57th Annual Writer's Guild Awards.
ACADEMY AWARDS and OSCAR(S) are registered trademarks of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.
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 Zap2it: Academy Goes to the Hills with the 'Sound of Music'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Julie Andrews had won the Academy Award for Best Actress the previous year for her work on "Mary Poppins." She was nominated in the Best Actress category again in 1983 for "Victor/Victoria." This year, she lost to Julie Christie in "Darling."
The best actress award was an odd race between frontrunner Julie Andrews, who won the year before for "Mary Poppins" and was now playing a love-sick nun, vying with newcomer Julie Christie for "Darling," playing a shallow jet-setter who popularized the mini-skirt with her character.
Last year, best achievement in make-up went to Peter Owen and Richard Taylor for the first part of the trilogy: "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring," and the other nominees were best picture winner "A Beautiful Mind," Greg Cannom and Colleen Callaghan and "Moulin Rouge," Maurizio Silvi and Aldo Signoretti.
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 1973 in film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Best Director : George Roy Hill - The Sting
Best Actress: Glenda Jackson - A Touch of Class
Best Supporting Actor : John Houseman - The Paper Chase
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 77th Annual Academy Awards Presentation | Academy Press Photo Area | AMPAS
Academy Award winner Tim Robbins presents the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress during the 77th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 27, 2005.
Jamie Foxx accepts the Academy Award for Best Actor from Academy Award winner Charlize Theron during the 77th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 27, 2005.
Jamie Foxx accepts the Academy Award for Best Actor from Oscar winner Charlize Theron during the 77th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 27, 2005.
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 1976 in film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In one of the best business decisions in film history, Lucas cuts his directing fee by $500,000 to gain ownership of merchandising and sequel rights
March 17 - Luchino Visconti, Italian theatre and cinema director.
Academy Award for Best Foreign Picture, Ivory Coast
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 Actor Bios/Fun Facts
He was an Academy Award winner for his roles as a single dad in
In 1963 he made his debut as a Broadway director, scoring a hit with "Barefoot in the Park." He has since been known as a man with the Midas touch.
Although The Graduate lost out to In the Heat of the Night for Best Picture at the 1967 Academy Awards, Mike Nichols won the Oscar for Best Director that year for his breakthrough work on The Graduate.
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 AN EVERLASTING PIECE - Cast or Crew Bio...CinemaReview.com
He won an Academy Award® for Best Director, as well as the Directors Guild of America Award, for Rain Man, which won a total of four Oscars®, including Best Picture.
In addition, he has been honored with Academy Award nominations for Best Screenplay for the films …And Justice for All, Diner, and Avalon, the latter two of which he also directed.
He won an Emmy Award for Best Director for an episode of the series Homicide: Life on the Street, which he executive produced.
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 Barry Levinson @ Filmbug
Levinson also received Academy Award nominations for Best Director and Best Picture for Bugsy, which garnered ten Oscar nominations in all.
He has earned additional Academy Award nominations for Best Screenplay for the films And Justice for All; Avalon, which he also directed; and Diner, which marked his feature film directorial debut.
For his television work, Levinson won an Emmy Award for Best Director for an episode of the series Homicide: Life on the Street, which he executive produced.
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 CLOSER - Cast or Crew Bio...CinemaReview.com
MIKE NICHOLS (Director, Producer) is a legend in the entertainment industry, honored for his contributions to both stage and screen, in front of and behind the camera.
He was recently honored by the Directors Guild of America with its annual Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his contributions to the film medium over the past four decades.
As a theatrical producer, he presented “Whoopi Goldberg on Broadway” and won the Tony for his blockbuster show “Annie.” In 1987, Nichols received the George Abbott Award and in 1990 was honored by the American Museum of the Moving Image for his contribution to the film industry.
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