Oscar awards were held recently.
About the awards:
- These awards are also known as the Academy Awards.
- These are given for artistic and technical merit for the American film industry.
- It is given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
- 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.
SOURCE: THE HINDU, THE ECONOMIC TIMES, PIB