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What does AMPAS stand for?
The award presented during the ceremony—a statuette in the form of a gold-plated figure—is called an Academy Award and is popularly known as an Oscar. The event itself is most commonly referred to as the Oscars.
The abbreviation AMPAS is not that commonly used. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is commonly called the Academy for short. Many Academy Award recipients are known for starting their acceptance speeches with “I’d like to thank the Academy.”
Where does AMPAS come from?
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was established in 1927 by prominent film industry members, including Louis B. Mayer and Douglas Fairbanks. The first Academy Awards ceremony was held in 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. The event was first fully televised in 1953.
Nominations for Academy Awards in most categories are made by active members of the Academy with a specialty in the field that relates to that category. For example, cinematographers make nominations in the category of cinematography. All voting members of the Academy can nominate for best picture. The nominations are then voted on by the entire voting body, and votes are tallied by a third party that keeps the results secret until the ceremony.
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How is AMPAS used in real life?
Use of the abbreviation AMPAS for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is not all that common. It is most popularly referred to as the Academy.
— Variety (@Variety) May 19, 2020
The news comes just as AMPAS revealed that it would begin to set inclusion requirements for eligibility "to develop and implement new representation and inclusion standards for #Oscars eligibility" https://t.co/mV2i2L1rNW
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) June 12, 2020
I did not think AMPAS would ever go near this type of a comedic performance. Maria Bakalova has continuously surpassed expectations & now that she’s nominated…I really want her to win #Oscars #FilmTwitter https://t.co/o7eYw5AwZn
— Matt Neglia (@NextBestPicture) March 30, 2021
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The awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are commonly called AMPAS.
Example sentences from the Web for AMPAS
And I also read that you were only the second black female director to be accepted into the directing branch of AMPAS.Ava DuVernay on ‘Selma,’ the Racist Sony Emails, and Making Golden Globes History|Marlow Stern|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That would keep the speeches short OR raise a lot of money for AMPAS—either way, everyone wins.The Oscars: 21 Fixes for the Show So It’s Less Boring|Evan Shapiro|February 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Their aunt Maïla had a chalet and a little farm over on the green slopes towards Dorp Ampas.The Nrnberg Stove|Louisa de la Ram (AKA Ouida)
Dimasangkay married also Ampas, the sister of Sandab, and begot Umbūrung.Studies in Moro History, Law, and Religion|Najeeb M. Saleeby