Oscar awards were held recently.

About the awards:

  1. These awards are also known as the Academy Awards.
  2. These are given for artistic and technical merit for the American film industry.
  3. It is given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
  4. It is the oldest worldwide entertainment awards ceremony.

What is the Academy?

  • The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is made up of more than 9,000 motion picture professionals.
  • It was established in 1927.
  • Theoretically, any artiste involved in the business of production of theatrically-released films can be a member of the Academy.
  • Potential members cannot apply per se, they just need two individuals in the same branch who can sponsor them.
  • Nominees are considered for membership automatically and do not need any sponsorship.

Oscar nomination process

  • Oscar nominations, conducted using both paper and online ballots, are selected by members of a particular branch voting for artistes from their own category.


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