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96th Academy Awards

96th Academy Awards:

The highly anticipated 96th Academy Awards ceremony concluded with flair at the Ovation Hollywood in Los Angeles.

  • Academy Awards are popularly known as the Oscars given for artistic and technical merit in the film industry.
  • These are given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
  • The awards are an international recognition of excellence in cinematic achievements.
  • The awards were first presented in 1929 and winners receive a gold-plated statuette commonly called Oscar.
  • The various category winners are awarded a copy of a golden statuette, officially called the “Academy Award of Merit”. Winners are chosen from the 24 categories: best picture, actor, actress, supporting actor, supporting actress, directing, original screenplay and adapted screenplay etc.
  • Only members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences may nominate and vote for candidates for the Oscars.
  • The academy is divided into various branches of film production, and the nominees in each award category are chosen by the members of the corresponding branch.
  • The entire academy membership nominates the candidates for best picture and votes to determine the winners in most of the categories.