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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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 Academy Award: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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 Academy Award for Directing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Academy Award for Directing is an accolade given to the person that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences feels was best director of the past year.
The expression of approval is given, along with an Oscar Statuette and a chance for the director to speak, at an annual Academy Awards ceremony.
While the award is considered a good way to sum up the most successful and talented American film directors, several revered directors such as Akira Kurosawa, Ingmar Bergman, Stanley Kubrick, John Cassavetes, Orson Welles, and Alfred Hitchcock never won the award.
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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 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 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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 Academy Awards® Oscars Winners
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.
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.
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.
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 Academy Award for Directing
In the majority of years, this award has gone to the director of the eventual winner for Best Picture, although in recent years this trend has weakened.
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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 Encyclopedia article on Academy Award [EncycloZine]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Academy Awards are nicknamed "Oscars", after the nickname of the statuette (the name alledgedly came about when Academy librarian Margaret Herrick saw the statuette on a table and said: "It looks just like my uncle Oscar!").
In the past few decades, the advent of VHS tape and DVDs have given Academy Awards a new level of importance, as the attachment of a win (or even nomination) in a prominent category can dramatically increase sales and rentals.
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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 OSCAR.com - 78th Annual Academy Awards - Honorary Academy Award
The Honorary Award will be given to Altman to honor "a career that has repeatedly reinvented the art form and inspired filmmakers and audiences alike."
He moved to Hollywood and found work directing episodes of television series such as "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" and "Bonanza." In 1969 he was offered the script of M*A*S*H, the success of which galvanized his feature film career.
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.
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 Academy's Diamond Anniversary Screening Series to Feature "A Beautiful Mind" | Academy Press Photo Area | AMPAS
Academy Award®-winning actor Russell Crowe starred in the 2001 Oscar®-winning film "A Beautiful Mind." Crowe was nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Actor category for his performance as real life mathematical genius John Nash.
Academy Award®-winning director and producer Ron Howard (left) joined Oscar®-winning producer Brian Grazer at a screening of their film, the 2001 Best Picture winner "A Beautiful Mind," on Monday, December 1, 2003, at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills.
Academy Award®-winning writer Akiva Goldsman, who wrote the screenplay for the Oscar®-winning drama "A Beautiful Mind," attended a screening of the film on Monday, December 1, 2003, at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills.
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 Frank Capra - QuickSeek Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
His Academy Award-winning documentary series, Why We Fight, is widely considered a masterpiece of propaganda, surpassed only by Leni Riefenstahl's Triumph of the Will; Capra was faced with the task of convincing an isolationist nation to enter the war, desegregate the troops, and ally with the Russians, among other things.
Capra won an Academy Award for Directing in 1934 for It Happened One Night, in 1936 for Mr.
Frank Capra passed away in La Quinta, California of a heart attack in his sleep in 1991 at the age of 94 and was interred in the Coachella Valley Cemetery, Coachella, California.
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 Marty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Marty is a 1955 film directed by Delbert Mann, based on a teleplay by Paddy Chayefsky.
It is a romance about a butcher in the Bronx, who finds himself unattractive, and his difficulties in finding the right mate.
Academy Award for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White - Ted Haworth, Robert Priestley, Walter M. Simonds
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 Robert Altman to Receive Honorary Academy Award®
The Award, an Oscar® statuette, will be presented at the 78th Academy Awards® Presentation on March 5, 2006.
Altman has received five Academy Award nominations for directing — for "M*A*S*H," "Nashville," "The Player," "Short Cuts" and "Gosford Park" — as well as two additional nominations as a producer of Best Picture nominees "Nashville" and "Gosford Park — but has never taken home the Oscar.
Altman's Honorary Oscar will be presented, along with other Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2005, on Sunday, March 5, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood and Highland®.
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 Traffic (2000 film) -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Traffic is a film directed by Steven Soderbergh that explores the intricacies of the illegal drug trade from a number of perspectives: user, enforcer, politician and trafficker.
Del Toro won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Benicio Del Toro is one of only four actors to have won an Academy Award for a part spoken mainly in a foreign language (most of Del Toro's dialogue is in Spanish).
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 Trivia Quiz #1
Alfred Hitchcock never won an Academy Award for directing, but one of his films did win the Best Picture statue.
John Ford won the directing honors for The Grapes of Wrath (one of his 4 oscars).
It was Wings, directed by William A. Wellman (who is the subject of a documentary in contention for the Best Documentary feature award this year) and starred Clara Bow, Charles Buddy Rogers, Richard Arlen, Jobyna Ralston, Gary Cooper, Arlette Marchal, and El Brendel.
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 Sidney Lumet to Receive Honorary Academy Award®
The Award, an Oscar® statuette, will be presented at the 77th Academy Awards® Presentation on February 27, 2005.
He has earned three additional directing nominations, for "Dog Day Afternoon" in 1975, "Network" in 1976 and "The Verdict" in 1982, as well as a nomination for adapted screenplay (with Jay Presson Allen) for "Prince of the City" in 1981.
Lumet's Honorary Oscar will be presented, along with other Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2004, on Sunday, February 27, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood and Highland®.
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 James Moll Bio
In 1997, Moll received an Emmy Award and the prestigious Peabody Award for producing "Survivors of the Holocaust," a two-hour documentary that aired on TBS and CNN International.
The CD-ROM was nominated for the CODIE Award, and is being distributed free to schools worldwide.
Moll is a member of the Director's Guild of America, the Television Academy, the Motion Picture Academy, and serves on the Executive Committee of the Documentary Branch of the Motion Picture Academy.
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 Academy's Diamond Anniversary Screening Series to Feature "Forrest Gump" | Academy Press Photo Area | AMPAS
The film was nominated for 13 Academy Awards® and won six including Best Picture of the year.
Academy Award®-nominated actor Haley Joel Osment attended a screening of his film, the 1994 Oscar®-winning drama "Forrest Gump," on Monday, October 13, 2003, at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills.
"Oscar®," "Oscars®," "Academy Awards®," "Academy Award®," "A.M.P.A.S. ®" and "Oscar Night®" are the trademarks, and the ©Oscar® statuette is the registered design mark and copyrighted property, of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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 TSRI - News and Publications
He is the recipient of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' highest honor, the Irving G. Thalberg Award and nominated for 15 Oscars for acting, directing, writing and producing.
He won the Academy Award for directing Reds, which was nominated for 12 Academy Awards, four of which went to Beatty himself–Best Actor, Best Original Screenplay.
He has received the Eleanor Roosevelt Award from Americans for Democratic Action and the Brennan Legacy Award from The Brennan Center for Justice at The New York University School of Law.
www.scripps.edu /news/press/111403a.html   (556 words)

  
 Robert Redford Biography
In 1981, the first film Redford directed, Ordinary People, won the Academy Award for Directing; his 1994 film Quiz Show was nominated for the award but lost to Forrest Gump.
In 1980, the first film Redford directed, Ordinary People, won him the Academy Award for Directing; his 1994 film Quiz Show was nominated for the award but lost to Forrest Gump.
Along with Warren Beatty, Clint Eastwood, Mel Gibson, Richard Attenborough, and Kevin Costner, Redford is one of 6 people to win and Academy Award for "Best Director" though they are primarily known as actors.
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 Ridley Scott - QuickSeek Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
After "Blade Runner," Scott directed the classic "1984" commercial announcing the Apple Macintosh, which aired during the 1984 Super Bowl.
Scott has been nominated for three Academy Awards for Directing.
His latest movie, named "All the Invisible Children", is an ambitious multi-national project consisting of 7 short movies directed by 7 different directors from different countries, Scott is supposedly directing the British segment with his daughter, Jordan.
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 San Francisco Film Society
He received the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ highest honor, the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award in 2000 and a Golden Lion for Career Achievement from the Venice Film Festival in 1998.
The award is named after the great Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa, who was the first recipient of the award in 1986.
The 45th San Francisco International Film Festival is presented by the San Francisco Film Society, a nonprofit arts organization whose goal is to lead in expanding the knowledge and appreciation of international film art and its artists by showcasing the most compelling, thought-provoking international films, special tributes and major restorations, and today’s brightest stars.
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 DGA
The Griffith Award, honoring distinguished career achievement in motion picture directing, is the Guild’s highest honor.
Coppola’s directing career has spanned more than three decades and includes films such as The Conversation, Rumble Fish, The Outsiders, The Cotton Club, Peggy Sue Got Married, Gardens of Stone, Tucker:The Man and His Dream, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Jack and most recently, John Grisham’s The Rainmaker.
He is perhaps best known for helming The Godfather trilogy and Apocalypse Now, and received the DGA Award for Feature Film Directing for both The Godfather and The Godfather, Part II, an Academy Award for directing The Godfather, Part II and a Golden Globe for Apocalypse Now.
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 The Horse Whisperer - About The Cast
Redford won the Best Director Academy Award® for his feature directing debut on the intensely emotional family drama "Ordinary People." He was also nominated for an Academy Award® for directing "Quiz Show." As an actor, he received an Academy Award® nomination for his performance in "The Sting."
He has also directed and produced "The Milagro Beanfield War" and "A River Runs Through It," and served as executive producer and narrator of a documentary about the Native-American activist Leonard Peltier, which was released in 1992 by Miramax.
In 1983, she won the Obie, Clarence Derwent and Theater World Awards for Best Actress for her off-Broadway performance in "The Art of Dining." She made her stage directing debut in "Not About Heroes" at the Williamstown Playhouse in 1985, and has starred in "In The Summer House," presented at Lincoln Center.
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