The various category winners are awarded a copy of a golden statuette, officially called the "Academy Award of Merit", although more commonly referred to by its nickname "Oscar". The first Academy Awards presentation was held on May 16, 1929, at a private dinner function at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel with an audience of about 270 people. The post-awards party was held at the Mayfair Hotel.
List of black Academy Award winners and nominees. This list of black Academy Award winners and nominees is current as of the 91st Academy Awards ceremony which was held on February 24, 2019. Cheryl Boone Isaacs, first African-American president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (but not herself an Oscar winner or nominee). List of African Academy Award winners and nominees. List of African-American Tony nominees and winners.
The 90th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 2017, and took place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. The ceremony was held on March 4, 2018, rather than its usual late-February date to avoid conflicting with the 2018 Winter Olympics. During the ceremony, AMPAS presented Academy Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) in 24 categories.
This also contains a list of earliest surviving Academy Award winners and nominees. This list is current as of the 88th Academy Awards ceremony held on February 28, 2016. 1 Oldest living winners. 2 Oldest living nominees. 3 Earliest surviving winners. 4 Earliest surviving nominees. 5 Former record holders.
Frances McDormand addresses the crowd after winning the Oscar for lead actress in "Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri. Mark Ralston, AFP, Getty Images). Oscars 2018: The complete list of winners and nominees for the 90th Academy Awards. The Shape of Water" won Oscars for best picture and directing at the 2018 Academy Awards. Frances McDormand and Gary Oldman won the lead acting awards. Guillermo del Toro - a frequent winner this awards season - took home the directing trophy. Allison Janney and Sam Rockwell won the supporting acting awards.
The 91st annual Academy Awards was a night of firsts for many Oscar winners and for the categories in which they won. The evening also delivered a surprise win for "Green Book," which took home the Oscar for best picture, defeating strong competition from "Roma," "A Star is Born" and "Bohemian Rhapsody. For the first time awards for best costuming and best production went to African American nominees. Ruth Carter took home the Oscar for best costuming for her work on "Black Panther," and Hannah Beachler for production design, also for her work on the super hero film. Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" won best foreign film, marking the first time a Mexican film has ever won in the category.
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Academy Award: Academy Award, any of a number of awards presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to recognize achievement in the film industry. The awards were first presented in 1929, and winners receive a gold-plated statuette commonly called Oscar. Learn more about the award, its categories, and history.