Prizes given annually in Hollywood by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for excellence in film performance and production. The symbol (see also symbol) of the award is a small statue called an Oscar. The academy's top awards are for best picture, best director, best actor and actress, and best supporting actor and actress.
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Andy Serkis, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Do you want to be on the wrong side of history, Academy?Oscars 2015: The Daily Beast’s Picks, From Scarlett Johansson to ‘Boyhood’|Marlow Stern|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
There was no mistaking this for the gaudiness and gilt of made-for-TV awards shows.
No artist had ever done anything like that at an awards show.Bow Down, Bitches: How Beyoncé Turned an Elevator Brawl Into a Perfect Year|Kevin Fallon|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He spoke of the present-day tragedies and turmoil that struck the city while he and his classmates were in the academy.
And the series was implausibly shut out by both the Golden Globe and SAG Awards.‘The Comeback’ Finale: Give Lisa Kudrow All of the Awards|Kevin Fallon|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The collection in the Academy I thought much better, but still far enough behind similar galleries in Rome.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
He was distinguished as an oriental scholar, and died while delivering an oration at the academy of Caen.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Ladies and gentlemen, he falteringly said, Signor Diotti left his hotel at seven oclock and was driven to the Academy.The Fifth String |John Philip Sousa
This assembly, to which Boileau and Racine afterwards belonged, soon became an academy of itself.
The least opulent in the Academy were the first to reject his offers, and to prefer liberty to pensions and honors.