Academy Awards

American awards given annually for excellence in cinematic achievements

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The Academy Awards, also officially and popularly known as the Oscars, are a set of awards for artistic and technical merit in the film industry. Given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), the awards are an international recognition of 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", although more commonly referred to by its nickname "Oscar".

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Before she made it big, Oscar-winner Charlize Theron used to busk. (June 17)
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NASA named a block in front of its headquarters for the Margot Lee Shetterly memoir and subsequent 2016 Oscar-nominated film about the women who helped put U.S...
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Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr. could be charged Thursday for allegedly touching a woman inappropriately at a New York bar. Gooding denies the allegation...
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Oscar-nominated actress and Manhattan socialite Sylvia Miles dies in New York; Mira Sorvino reveals she's a date-rape survivor; more. (June 13)
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Hidden Figures Way is named after the African-American women featured in the Oscar-nominated film.
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In 1895, Oscar-winning actress Hattie McDaniel was born in Wichita, Kansas. (June 10)
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