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Academy Award

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  1. 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.
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Origin of Academy Award

An Americanism dating back to 1940–45
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Academy Award

noun
  1. the official name for an Oscar
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