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The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars,[1] are a set of 24 awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a golden statuette, officially called the "Academy Award of Merit", which has become commonly known by its nickname "Oscar". The sculpture was created by George Stanley.[2] The awards, first presented in 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, are overseen by AMPAS.[3][4]

The awards ceremony was first broadcast on radio in 1930 and televised for the first time in 1953. It is now seen live in more than 200 countries and can be streamed live online.[5] The Academy Awards ceremony is the oldest worldwide entertainment awards ceremony. Its equivalents – the Emmy Awards for television, the Tony Awards for theater, and the Grammy Awards for music – are modeled after the Academy Awards.[6]

The 90th Academy Awards ceremony, honoring the best films of 2017, was held on March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre, in Los Angeles, California. The ceremony was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and was broadcast on ABC. A total of 3,072 Oscars have been awarded from the inception of the award through the 90th.[7]

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Moonlight
 
Moonlight is a 2016 American coming-of-age drama film written and directed by Barry Jenkins, based on Tarell Alvin McCraney's unpublished semi-autobiographical play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue.
Titanic
 
Titanic is a 1997 American epic romance-disaster film directed, written, co-produced and co-edited by James Cameron.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
 
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is a 2003 New Zealand-American epic high fantasy adventure film produced, written and directed by Peter Jackson based on the second and third volumes of J.
Slumdog Millionaire
 
Slumdog Millionaire is a 2008 British drama film directed by Danny Boyle, written by Simon Beaufoy, and produced by Christian Colson.

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Most Oscars Won By An Individual

Walter Elias Disney (/ˈdɪzni/;[1] December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966) was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations. He was presented with two Golden Globe Special Achievement Awards and an Emmy Award, among other honors. Several of his films are included in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.

Born in Chicago in 1901, Disney developed an early interest in drawing. He took art classes as a boy and got a job as a commercial illustrator at the age of 18. He moved to California in the early 1920s and set up the Disney Brothers Studio with his brother Roy. With Ub Iwerks, Walt developed the character Mickey Mouse in 1928, his first highly popular success; he also provided the voice for his creation in the early years. As the studio grew, Disney became more adventurous, introducing synchronized sound, full-color three-strip Technicolor, feature-length cartoons and technical developments in cameras. The results, seen in features such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Fantasia, Pinocchio (both 1940), Dumbo (1941) and Bambi (1942), furthered the development of animated film. New animated and live-action films followed after World War II, including the critically successful Cinderella (1950) and Mary Poppins (1964), the latter of which received five Academy Awards.

In the 1950s, Disney expanded into the amusement park industry, and in 1955 he opened Disneyland. To fund the project he diversified into television programs, such as Walt Disney's Disneyland and The Mickey Mouse Club; he was also involved in planning the 1959 Moscow Fair, the 1960 Winter Olympics, and the 1964 New York World's Fair. In 1965, he began development of another theme park, Disney World, the heart of which was to be a new type of city, the "Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow" (EPCOT). Disney was a heavy smoker throughout his life, and died of lung cancer in December 1966 before either the park or the EPCOT project were completed.

Disney was a shy, self-deprecating and insecure man in private but adopted a warm and outgoing public persona. He had high standards and high expectations of those with whom he worked. Although there have been accusations that he was racist or anti-Semitic, they have been contradicted by many who knew him. His reputation changed in the years after his death, from a purveyor of homely patriotic values to a representative of American imperialism. He nevertheless remains an important figure in the history of animation and in the cultural history of the United States, where he is considered a national cultural icon. His film work continues to be shown and adapted; his studio maintains high standards in its production of popular entertainment, and the Disney amusement parks have grown in size and number to attract visitors in several countries.

Most Oscars Won For Acting

Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003) was an American actress. Known for her fierce independence and spirited personality, Hepburn was a leading lady in Hollywood for more than 60 years. She appeared in a range of genres, from screwball comedy to literary drama, and she received four Academy Awards—a record for any performer—for Best Actress. In 1999, Hepburn was named by the American Film Institute as the greatest female star of Classic Hollywood Cinema.

Raised in Connecticut by wealthy, progressive parents, Hepburn began to act while studying at Bryn Mawr College. After four years in the theatre, favorable reviews of her work on Broadway brought her to the attention of Hollywood. Her early years in the film industry were marked with success, including an Academy Award for her third picture, Morning Glory (1933), but this was followed by a series of commercial failures that led her to be labeled "box office poison" in 1938. Hepburn masterminded her own comeback, buying out her contract with RKO Radio Pictures and acquiring the film rights to The Philadelphia Story, which she sold on the condition that she be the star. In the 1940s, she was contracted to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, where her career focused on an alliance with Spencer Tracy. The screen-partnership spanned 25 years and produced nine movies.

Hepburn challenged herself in the latter half of her life, as she regularly appeared in Shakespearean stage productions and tackled a range of literary roles. She found a niche playing middle-aged spinsters, such as in The African Queen (1951), a persona the public embraced. Three more Oscars came for her work in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967), The Lion in Winter (1968), and On Golden Pond (1981). In the 1970s, she began appearing in television films, which became the focus of her career in later life. She remained active into old age, making her final screen appearance in 1994 at the age of 87. After a period of inactivity and ill health, Hepburn died in 2003 at the age of 96.

Hepburn famously shunned the Hollywood publicity machine and refused to conform to society's expectations of women. She was outspoken, assertive, athletic, and wore trousers before it was fashionable for women to do so. She was briefly married as a young woman, but thereafter lived independently. A 26-year affair with her co-star Spencer Tracy was hidden from the public. With her unconventional lifestyle and the independent characters she brought to the screen, Hepburn epitomized the "modern woman" in the 20th-century United States and is remembered as an important cultural figure.

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At The 90th Academy Awards, An Object Lesson In Diversity
  –  March 6, 2018
Like what you read here? Sign up for our twice-weekly newsletter. One thing you could say unequivocally about Sunday night’s Academy Awards ceremony: It was a showcase of diversity. Presenters, nominees and winners alike reflected a wide mix of races and ...
7 of the most important moments from last night's Academy Awards
  –  March 6, 2018
LAST NIGHT SAW Hollywood’s biggest and brightest gather at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles to honour the year’s stand-out films and performances. By all accounts, it was the typical glittering event it has been for the best part of a century, however ...
2018 Oscars: Ratings for 90th Academy Awards down to lowest since 2008
  –  March 6, 2018
Even more troubling is the anemic performance among the demographically desirable 18-49 year olds. Early numbers look to be down from the 89th annual Academy Awards, which merited a mere 9.1 rating among these advertiser friendly folks. That was a drop of ...
‘Shape of Water’ best picture at 90th Academy Awards
  –  March 6, 2018
Bringing an end to one of the most wide open best picture races in years, “The Shape of Water” — a fantastical fable about a mute woman who falls in love with an aquatic creature — claimed the top prize Sunday night at the 90th Academy Awards ...
Viewership of 2018 Academy Awards hits all-time low
  –  March 6, 2018
The 90th Academy Awards on Sunday was the least-watched Oscars ceremony on American television in history, according to data from media research company Nielsen. The 2018 Oscars had an all-time-low viewership of 26.5 million in the United States of America ...
Review: Everything that happened at the 90th Academy Awards
  –  March 6, 2018
On Sunday, March 4, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science held its 90th Annual Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars. This year’s show was just like all the rest: a star-studded event filled with lots of nerves, joy and great fashion.
2018 Oscars: The hottest couples of the Academy Awards
  –  March 6, 2018
The hottest couples to step onto the 90th Annual Academy Awards red carpet had our hearts racing. Keep clicking to check out all the stunning pairs, starting with Salma Hayek, who looked gorgeous in a lavender Gucci gown, and her husband, Francois-Henri ...
The Best Behind-The-Scenes Beauty Moments From The Academy Awards
  –  March 6, 2018
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Oscar moments: A whiff of change, of many kinds, at post-Weinstein Academy Awards
  –  March 6, 2018
"Look around, ladies and gentlemen," Frances McDormand said Sunday during her best actress acceptance speech, "We all have stories to tell." She was referring to the female Oscars nominees in the Dolby Theatre, all of whom she'd asked to stand in unison.
'The Shape of Water' wins best picture at 90th Academy Awards
  –  March 6, 2018
Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. "The Shape of Water," a whimsical science-fiction fable set during the Cold War, won best picture at an Academy Awards fueled by stirring calls for ...
Diversity, representation awarded at Oscars, defined 90th Annual Academy Awards
  –  March 6, 2018
All eyes were on the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles Sunday night as Hollywood’s finest came out to celebrate the year in film at the 90th Annual Academy Awards. This year’s ceremony capped off an awards season defined by the #MeToo movement, which went ...
2018 Academy Awards Recap with Film Critic, Grace Randolph on LIVE
  –  March 6, 2018
Sunday night’s Oscars may have had the lowest ratings in the show’s history, but it’s still giving us lots to talk about today with some exciting wins, memorable moments, and confusing controversies. Film critic and host of the popular youtube ...
All the ways the 90th annual Academy Awards made history
  –  March 6, 2018
The 90th Academy Awards was one for the history books. From Jordan Peele's historic win for best original screenplay to Guillermo del Toro nabbing best director, only the third Mexican to claim the prize, diversity was a big winner Sunday night. The ...
Tuesday’s Morning Buzz: Academy Awards Voter Thinks ‘Get Out’ Played Race Card, Former Trump Aide Asks to be Arrested
  –  March 6, 2018
Jordan Peele (L) and Daniel Kaluuya pose during the 49th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on January 15, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for NAACP) Top news for March 6, 2018 includes an Academy ...
Kojima Congrats del Toro For The Academy Awards, He Sends A Selfie With MGS Movie Director
  –  March 6, 2018
Guillermo del Toro has just won four Academy Awards with "The Shape of Water", a massively successful fantasy tale of equality, friendship and love, and his friend Hideo Kojima offered his congratulations on Twitter. From his Japanese Twitter account ...
2018 Academy Awards Dare to Ask #OscarsSoWhat
  –  March 6, 2018
The Oscars happened last night. They were fine. Some talented people won awards. Some more-deserving people didn't. There were jokes. Some were kind of funny. There were earnest moments. They were kind of touching. On the whole, people searching for an ...
On the Academy Awards
  –  March 6, 2018
Though I never thought this day would come, I figure now is the time to be candid and admit that I had much more fun watching the Golden Globes than I did the Academy Awards this year. Could that be because there were no appearances by shady Natalie ...
Cadillac Will Preview the New XT4 During Sunday's Academy Awards
  –  March 6, 2018
Cadillac has a habit of spending money on commercials during the Oscars. This year will mark the fifth consecutive year that the company is the official automotive partner and vehicle provider of the awards. It has three commercial spots running, focusing ...
Oklahomans made impact at the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday
  –  March 6, 2018
Oklahoma actor Wes Studi was a presenter at Sunday’s Academy Awards who was selected because of his military service and who finished his speech by speaking in Cherokee. Ahead of a montage of scenes from military movies, meant to honor American veterans ...
Del Toro reigns, Mcdormand rallies women: Here's a rundown of Sunday's Academy Awards
  –  March 6, 2018
Every year, film lovers across the globe gather around their televisions to watch the biggest award show of the film industry: The Academy Awards. This year marked the 90th annual Academy Awards, largely known as the Oscars, an award show that provides ...
What Called for Cheers and What Disappointed at the 90th Academy Awards
  –  March 6, 2018
Many at the Oscars 2018 highlighted the need for Hollywood to be a more inclusive, safe place that tells stories of different kinds, of blacks, Muslims and other groups rendered to the margins. The Academy Awards are, among other things, an annual reminder ...
90th Academy Awards: Banal, conformist and 10,000 miles from reality
  –  March 6, 2018
The 90th Academy Awards ceremony Sunday night, as one media commentator observed, “passed off without a hitch.” How unfortunate. No award presenter or recipient spoke “off-message.” No one had anything trenchant to say about American society or ...
Michael Shannon watched the Academy Awards from a Chicago dive bar
  –  March 6, 2018
Last night, as director Guillermo del Toro took the stage to accept The Shape of Water’s Academy Award for Best Picture, his star actor, Michael Shannon, was 2,000 miles away, celebrating in a Chicago dive bar. Rather than dress up in a tux and walk the ...
Academy Awards Pull In Record-Low Ratings
  –  March 6, 2018
The Academy Awards were a flop for ABC, pulling in a record-low 26.5 million viewers Sunday night. The television audience for the 90th Oscars fell 19% from last year’s broadcast, which drew 32.9 million viewers, according to Nielsen. Walt Disney Co.’s ...
Photos: Highlights of the 90th annual Academy Awards Oscar acceptance speeches
  –  March 6, 2018
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Academy Awards Viewership Hit A Record Low This Year
  –  March 5, 2018
Viewership of the 90th Oscars, broadcast Sunday evening on ABC, hit a record low at just 26.5 million, according to data from Nielsen. That was down 19.5 percent from 32.9 million viewers who watched the show last year, and fell beneath the previous low ...
9 take-aways from the quietly political 90th Academy Awards show
  –  March 5, 2018
The late Chicago film critic Roger Ebert's words about movies generating empathy and fostering understanding became part of an Oscar night montage celebrating the power of film to bring different people together, and Sunday's telecast did that quite well.
List of winners for the 90th Academy Awards
  –  March 5, 2018
List of winners for the 90th Academy Awards presented Sunday by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences: Best Picture: "The Shape of Water." Actor: Gary Oldman, "Darkest Hour." Actress: Frances McDormand, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

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