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 Mystic River - MSN Encarta
Mystic River, motion picture released in 2003 and nominated for an Academy Award for best picture.
Penn won the 2003 Academy Award for best actor for his role, and Robbins won the 2003 Academy Award for best supporting actor for his.
In addition, Harden was nominated for an Academy Award for best supporting actress, and Eastwood was nominated for best director.
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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: March 23, 2003
The Academy Award for Best Picture 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.
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 Academy Award for Best 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.
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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 2002 had over 6000 members.
Academy Awards are nicknamed "Oscars", which is also the nickname of the statuette (the name is said to have been born when 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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  Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Academy Award   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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 5,816.
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 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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 Academy Award for Best Picture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Academy Award for Best Motion Picture is one of the Academy Awards, awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which are voted on by others within the industry.
This is the year before the ceremony at which the award is given; for example, a film exhibited theatrically during 2005 was eligible for consideration for the 2005 Best Picture Oscar, awarded in 2006.
Thus the Academy Award for Best Picture is practically the "Academy Award for English-language Best Picture".
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 Academy Awards Best Pictures
The Academy Awards®, affectionately known as the Oscars®;, have been presented annually since 1927 (the first awards ceremony was held in May 1929) by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
Gone With the Wind's Best Picture Oscar was officially presented to Selznick International Pictures, not to David O. Selznick.] Thereafter, the 'Best Picture' Oscar was given to the producer(s).
Five Best Picture films are tied for second place with 13 nominations (see below), and eight Best Picture films are tied for third place with 12 nominations (see below).
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Academy Award for Best Cinematography
The Academy Award for Best Cinematography is awarded each year to a cinematographer for his work in one particular motion picture.
A cinematographer (from cinema photographer) is one photographing with a motion picture camera (the art and science of which is known as cinematography).
Schindlers List is an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and Grammy winning 1993 movie based on the book Schindlers Ark by Thomas Keneally, published in the United States as Schindlers List and subsequently re-issued in Commonwealth countries under that name as well.
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 WebWire® | 311 Feature Films Vie for 2005 Oscar®   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Academy Credits Coordinator Howard Loberfeld attributed the sharp jump partly to an increase in the number of feature-length documentaries playing theatrically (35 versus 15 in 2004), and partly to some distributor reorganizations which led to the release of an unusual number of long-delayed projects.
According to Academy rules, to qualify for consideration a feature-length motion picture must have a running time of more than 40 minutes and have been exhibited theatrically on 35mm or 70mm film, or a qualifying digital format.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements for 2005 will be presented on March 5, 2006, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland, and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5 p.m.
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 Religion of Best Picture Academy Award Winners
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has awarded an Academy Award for Best Picture annually since 1928.
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.
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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 Best Picture Oscars of the 1900's - 2000's - filmsandtv.com
This early sound film won the Academy Award for Best Picture and is based on Edna Ferber's novel about the hardships faced by a family staking a land claim during the Oklahoma land rush.
This film, an Oscar winner for Best Picture, is Noel Coward's story of the effects of World War I on the British Marryot family (Diana Wynyard and Clive Brook) over a 30 year period–before, during, and after the war.
One of the best films ever, this Oscar winner for Best Picture stars Humphrey Bogart as the owner of a Moroccan bar during the German occupation of Northern Africa in WWII.
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 Academy Establishes Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature Could be Given for Next Year's Films
Beverly Hills, CA - An Academy Award category for feature-length animated films, the first new award category since 1981, was created last night (9/26) by the board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
As with all awards, the board of governors will make the final determination if an award is to be presented in the category in any given year.
The last time new Academy Award categories were established was in 1981, and that year the Academy governors voted two new categories: Makeup and a new honorary Oscar, the Gordon E. Sawyer Award, given for a career of technological contributions that have brought credit to the industry.
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 CNN.com - Best picture goes to gritty drama 'Crash' - Mar 6, 2006
I'm proud to be a part of this academy, proud to be a part of this community and proud to be out of touch," he said.
Most of the best picture nominees had something else in common: They were "small" movies, released by indies or the major studios' independent arms.
In fact, critics of this year's Oscars have pointed out that none of the best picture nominees has come close to $100 million at the box office (a standard benchmark for a film's success) nor have they necessarily played well in the heartland.
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 Academy Award Best Picture Winners
This Best Picture winner is essentially the classic tale of an initially honest man who's newfound self awareness and then boundless ambition drives him to "prove" the old adage that "absolute power corrupts absolutely".
Best selling author Ken Kesey said he would never watch the movie version of his story about life in a mental hospital and even sued the movie's producers because it wasn't shown from Chief Bromden's perspective, like the novel.
The best thing I can say about this film is that in lieu of just filming a popular stage musical with more elaborate sets, the director and editor for this film really used the medium well to tell the story with the action of its stars (in lieu of doubles), e.g.
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 CTV.ca | Chicago wins Best Picture, not that other jazz
Aside from Best Picture, Chicago took in five other awards -- including best costume design and art direction -- but its star, Renee Zellweger and supporting players John C. Reilly and Queen Latifah were all shut out.
As she claimed her award, the tears flowed (unlike the nose, these didn't appear to be fake) though Kidman said previous Best Actor winner and fellow Australian Russell Crowe had warned her not to cry.
The award is Kidman's first-ever Oscar -- the culmination of back-to-back Academy nods.
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 News | Victoria University of Wellington
Academy Award-winning Wellington scriptwriter Fran Walsh is to be awarded an honorary Doctor of Literature from Victoria University at its May graduation ceremonies.
Membership of the Academy is by invitation of the Board of Governors and is limited to those who have achieved distinction in the arts and sciences of motion pictures.
In 2002, she was again nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Picture category as a producer of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.
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 NPR : Make 'Em Laugh: Why No Oscar for Best Comedy?
Perhaps this year's best movies, the movies that reflect the collective anxiety of an industry coping with lagging box office and shrinking cultural dominance, really do all focus on willful and ultimately solitary characters who struggle with their respective visions of integrity in the face of interference from the larger, and crueler, world.
Although the academy has given nominations here and there to a few "laughter through the tears" comic dramas, the group has long shown a perplexing shyness when it comes to recognizing movies that, you know, make people laugh.
An award for best comedy gives Oscar's preening half the opportunity to recognize profound, well-crafted, seriously funny films that will go down as classics not just of the genre, but of the form.
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Academy Award winners for Best Motion Picture of 2005 Cathy Schulman (left) and Paul Haggis for the film "Crash" during the 78th Annual Academy Awards.
The film also won a Best Original Screenplay Oscar® for director/cowriter/coproducer Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco and an Academy Award® for Achievement In Film Editing for Hughes Winborne.
Lionsgate, the leading independent filmed entertainment studio, has earned 25 Academy Award® nominations (and four victories) over the past seven years, more than any other independent studio, but “Crash” marked the Company's first Academy Award® for Best Motion Picture.
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 Academy Award For Best Picture Update And Webpage   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Adam sandler present the academy award for best adapted screenplay during the 77th annual academy awards.
Academy award best picture winners collection introduction although winning the best picture oscar does not necessarily guarantee a film classic status the relatively recent triumphs of driving miss.
Academy award winners for best pictures year title posters 2003 the lord of the rings return of kings posters 2002 chicago posters 2001 a beautiful mind posters 2000 gladiator posters 1999 american.
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 All Oscars of the 1930's - filmsandtv.com
While this film was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Writing, it was Norma Shearer who walked away with the Oscar for Best Actress for 1929/30 for her role as Jerry, the wife of an unfaithful husband, Ted (Chester Morris).
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).
Marie Dressler won the Academy Award as Best Actress for her role as Min, the salty owner of a seaside inn who goes to extremes protecting those she loves.
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 Academy Awards Best Picture
Four of the ten Best Pictures in the 1960s were musicals (all based on previous Broadway hits).
Because of the creation of the Best Animated Feature category in 2001, Beauty and the Beast (1991) may ultimately be noted as the ONLY animated film ever nominated for Best Picture.
Pure love stories (not including musicals) which often have strong romantic subplots are popular Best Picture winners and nominees during escapist periods in American history, such as the Depression Era and World War II, the 50's, and the turn of the modern century.
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 Ivars Peterson's MathTrek - Predicting Oscar
Winner of a Directors Guild of America award for best director or a Producers Guild of America award for best producer.
Curiously, in the best director category, it turns out that the number of previous best director wins tends to worsen the model's predictions, even though the number of previous nominations helps.
It was 81 percent for the span from 1975 to 2004.
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