an annual award given to a performer, director, technician, etc., of the motion-picture industry for superior achievement in a specific category: judged by the voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and symbolized by the presentation of an Oscar.
- Compare Oscar.
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How to use Academy Award in a sentence
The film is sort of a powerhouse of acting, with Gene Hackman, two-time Academy Award winner Dianne Wiest, and anchored by one of the biggest box-office stars of the time, Robin Williams.
Perhaps it’s not actually surprising that legendary actor Glenn Close got a Best Supporting Actress nomination—her eighth Academy Award nom ever—for an Oscar-bait adaptation of a bestselling memoir.The Snubs, Surprises and History-Making Nods of the 2021 Oscar Nominations | Eliana Dockterman | March 15, 2021 | Time
Although the performance earned her an Academy Award nomination, great film roles didn’t automatically tumble her way.Cicely Tyson Didn't Just Open Doors—She Opened Whole Worlds | Stephanie Zacharek | January 29, 2021 | Time
This is a one-of-a-kind program featuring performances by Academy Award-winning film composer Hans Zimmer, Israel Philharmonic Music Director Lahav Shani, and musicians of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.
Emma Stone earned Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for her great performances in two very different films.
He won the Academy Award for Best Director in 2007, for The Departed .
It took home the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance en route to four Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture.Life After ‘Winter’s Bone’: Debra Granik on Finding J. Law and the Plight of the Female Director | Marlow Stern | October 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
After making three pictures for RKO, he starred in The Story of G.l Joe, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award.The Stacks: Mr. Bad Taste and Trouble Himself: Robert Mitchum | Robert Ward | July 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
All I need is an Academy Award and a British rock star spouse and I should be good to go.
The 83-year-old icon has won an Academy Award, four Golden Globes, and an Emmy.Robert Duvall on His Storied Career, His New Movie, and Why He’s Ditching the GOP | Marlow Stern | March 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for Academy Award
the official name for an Oscar
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