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  Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Academy Award   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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
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 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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 Endless Love (song) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
While the film Endless Love was a failure, the song became the biggest-selling single of the year in the U.S. and landed at number one on Billboard magazine's Pop chart, where it stayed for nine weeks from August 9 to October 10, 1981.
The song was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song for Richie, and was the second song with which Ross was involved that was nominated for an Oscar.
At the 1995 Grammy Awards, the song was nominated in the new category of Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals, losing to "Funny How Time Slips Away" by Al Green and Lyle Lovett.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Academy Award for Costume Design   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This Academy Award was first given for movies made in 1948 when separate awards were given for fl-and-white and color movies.
Academy Award 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.
With a Song in My Heart is a 1952 biographical film which tells the story of actress and singer Jane Froman, who was paralyzed by an airplane crash but entertained the troops in World War II despite having to walk with crutches.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Academy Award
The Academy Awards, commonly known as The Oscars, are the most prominent film awards in the world.
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.
The greatest number of Academy Awards won by a film is 11, this distinction is shared by 3 films: Ben-Hur, Titanic, and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.
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 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 Song - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Academy Award for Best Song 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 songwriters and composers.
The winners are chosen by the Academy membership as a whole.
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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!").
Such influence isn'thing new - it is widely believed that the early media mogul William Randolph Hearst ran a campaign to ensure that Citizen Kane, a film regarded by many as the greatest of all time - did not receive Oscars (it received only one, despite nominations in nine categories).
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 Notablog: Song of the Day #558
Song of the Day: Charade is another magnificent collaboration between composer Henry Mancini and lyricist Johnny Mercer.
It was nominated for a 1963 Academy Award for Best Song, featured on the beautiful score for the classic Cary Grant-Audrey Hepburn film of the same title, the best Hitchcock movie Hitchcock never directed.
One of my favorite versions of this song is an instrumental rendering by jazz guitarist Joe Pass, who plays it on the 12-string guitar.
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 Search Results for: academy award
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 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.
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...
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Dory Previn was a successful lyricist for motion picture theme songs during the 1960s and early 1970s, earning three Academy Award nominations for best song; in the mid-1970s and early 1980s, she published books of memoirs and wrote and performed in musical theater works.
But she remains best known for the six albums of original songs and one live album she released in a confessional, singer-songwriter style between 1970 and 1976.
That year, the Previn-Langdon song "The Faraway Part Of Town," sung in the film Pepe by Judy Garland, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song.
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 Curse word to make debut on Oscar broadcast - More Academy Award news - MSNBC.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
At the request of the Academy and ABC, which is broadcasting the Oscars show, the authors of best song nominee “It’s Hard Out There for a Pimp” from the film “Hustle and Flow” have substituted less offensive words for the song’s profanity-laced lyrics.
While rapper Eminem won the best song Oscar in 2003 for ”Lose Yourself” from the film8 Mile,” he skipped the ceremony and the song was not performed.
Aaron Rosenberg, lawyer for Three 6 Mafia, said it was a milestone for the Academy to recognize hip-hop’s influence on American culture and the group is extremely sensitive to decency concerns after the baring of Janet Jackson’s breast during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show.
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 "Moon River" Song Information - Branson Tourism Center
is a song composed by Johnny Mercer and Henry Mancini in 1961.
The success of the song was responsible for re-launching Mercer's career as a songwriter, which had stalled in the mid-1950s as rock and roll replaced jazz standards as the popular music of the time.
Mercer and Mancini originally wrote the song for Hepburn to fit the actress' limited vocal range (Hepburn was not an accomplished and established singer).
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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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 Academy Award Nominees - A Great Resource of Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Academy Awards/Oscar Winners and Nominees Archive I thought it'd be a nice addition to the site to archive Academy Award winner history for everyone to search through when they feel the need.
Two of this year's Academy Award nominees for best picture were adapted from books (John Irving's "Cider House Rules" and Stephen King's "The Green Mile.") Current films with roots on a bookshelf...
Academy Award Speculation 2002 Speculation by ANTHONY KUSICH Nominees are ranked top-to-bottom from most likely winner to least likely winner.
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 FMS: Feature [That Win For "Lose Yourself"]
Academy officials never release vote counts (although in recent years there has been a growing number of calls to report the numbers), so there is no way to know precisely how many of the organization's 5,800 voting members actually checked off 8 Mile on the ballot.
The new song in Chicago might have been a good alternate choice, but the Kander and Ebb tune played literally like an afterthought over the film's end titles and barely registered with most listeners despite the commercial success of the soundtrack album.
Some Academy members have quietly confessed that they now feel so out of touch with modern music that they confer with their children about what's hot before completing their ballots.
www.filmmusicsociety.org /news_events/features/2003/041803.html   (574 words)

  
 ‘It’s Hard Out Here’ for a good Oscar song - More Academy Award news - MSNBC.com
The low number of song nominees is on account of newfangled Academy rules.
In an uncharacteristically-hip decision by the Academy, this song will be performed on Oscar night by composers Three 6 Mafia.
And the award for best speech goes to...
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 Drexler opens doors
Uruguayan musician Jorge Drexler, the dark-horse winner of the Academy Award for best song, was delighted to discover just how quickly, and literally, Oscar opens doors in Hollywood.
Drexler's popularity took another leap when one of his songs, "Me Haces Bien (You Do Me Good)" from his 2001 album, "Sea," was used in an Argentine TV commercial for Knorr's alphabet soup.
Jorge Drexler accepts the Oscar for the best original song "Al Otro Lado Del Rio" from the motion picture "The Motorcycle Diaries" during the 77th Academy Awards Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, in Los Angeles.
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 The Washington Post 4495676
Publication Date: 2006-03-07 - Washington, DC When Juaquin Jessup heard queen latifya announce that a song that laments the difficulty of a pimp's life as the winner of the academy award for best song last night, he almost fell of his sofa.
he is among many african amerians who are incensed that the song was given the coveted title.
Juaquin Jessup (cq), a former professional musician, is among many African Americans who are incensed about the song that won the Academy Award for Best Song on Monday night.
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 Best Song, Developer Choice Awards, and Peter Pan on the Big Screen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Competing against the Sting song from The Emperor's New Groove are songs from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Dancer in the Dark, Meet the Parents, and Wonder Boys.
This is the first year that the BAFTA awards, by The Orange British Academy Film Awards, have occurred before the Academy Awards.
The awards ceremony will be held during the Game Developers Conference in San Jose, California on March 23, 2001 at the Civic Auditorium, starting at 7:30 p.m.
www.digitalmediafx.com /News2001/February/022701p.html   (705 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Randy Newman finally gets his Oscar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The singer-songwriter won the Academy Award for best song for his duet If I Didn't Have You from Monsters, Inc. But he lost the award for best score to Howard Shore, who won for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.
Newman's loss for score pushed his total Oscar misses to 15, a record for most nominations without a trophy that was shared by the late art director Roland Anderson and the late composer Alex North.
On Sunday night, he defeated Sting's love song Until from Kate & Leopold; Enya's ethereal melody May It Be from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring; Paul McCartney's folk song Vanilla Sky from Vanilla Sky; and songwriter Diane Warren's ballad There You'll Be from Pearl Harbor.
www.usatoday.com /life/movies/oscar2002/2002-03-25-newman.htm   (398 words)

  
 Eminem Gives Oscar Thanks - Mar 25, 2003 - E! Online News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
According to reports, the controversial rapper was more surprised than anybody that his hard-charging rap hit, "Lose Yourself," off the soundtrack to his blockbuster film 8 Mile, scored an Academy Award for Best Original Song on Sunday night, besting the likes of baby-boomer faves U2 and Paul Simon.
In fact, his was the one Best Song contender not performed during the ceremony.
The official line from the Academy and his spokesman, however, had Mathers taking a break from the spotlight, opting to stay home with his infant daughter Hailie (and reportedly repair his relationship with his estranged ex-wife, Kim).
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 Bug Music
Bug client T Bone Burnett has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song.
The nomination is for his song "Scarlet Tide," which he co-wrote with Elvis Costello for the film "Cold Mountain." This is the first Academy Award nomination for either writer.
The Academy Awards will air on ABC on Sunday, February 29th, 2004.
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 OSCAR.com - 78th Annual Academy Awards - Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song)
These are the first Academy Award nominations for Jordan Houston, Cedric Coleman and Paul Beauregard.
ACADEMY AWARD(S)®, OSCAR(S)®, OSCAR NIGHT® and OSCAR® statuette design mark are the registered trademarks and service marks, and the OSCAR® statuette the copyrighted property, of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The Official Academy Awards web site is produced by ABC.com in partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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 Disney Online - Disney Insider: Tale As Old As Time...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
He married her in 1925 and Walt and his beloved Lilly were starry-eyed for the next four decades, until his demise in 1966.
The song "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" was used twice in the film "The Lion King," in two different versions.
Phil Collins wrote and performed the song "You’ll Be In My Heart" in "Tarzan" and was rewarded with an Academy Award for Best Original Song of 1999.
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