An Academy Award is an award bestowed by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize excellence of professionals in the film industry, including directors, actors and writers. The Oscar statuette is officially named the Academy Award of Merit and is one of nine types of Academy Awards. The formal ceremony at which the Awards of Merit are presented is one of the most prominent award ceremonies in the world, and is televised live in more than 100 countries annually. It is also the oldest award ceremony in the media; its equivalents, the Grammy Awards (for music), Emmy Awards (for television), and Tony Awards (for theatre) are modeled after the Academy. The AMPAS was originally conceived by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio boss Louis B. Mayer as a professional honorary organization to help improve the film industry’s image and help mediate labor disputes. The Oscar itself was later initiated by the Academy as an award "of merit for distinctive achievement" in...
Few insights about Oscars:
· British actor Daniel Day-Lewis has made Oscars history as the first man to win three best actor awards. Alongside this year's honour for Lincoln, he won for There Will be Blood and My Left Foot· Argo won the award for best picture, despite the fact that Ben Affleck was not nominated in the best director category - the first time this has happened since Driving Miss Daisy in 1 more »
Life of Pi
Life of Pi bagged four Academy Awards this year including Best director to Lee Ang. Lee Ang accepted the award with a warm "Namaste". In true essence, this is a remarkable example of simplicity & easiness to imbibe our great Indian culture. Also, it is really an amazing achievement for the Indian Actors that year on year we represent something from our land on the global platform. A true respect to the Indian Artists! more »