Origin of Oscar2
Origin of Oscar3
or Oskar II
Examples from the Web for oscar
And the Absinthe House has a full list: Other famous imbibers include P.T. Barnum, Oscar Wilde, and General Robert E. Lee.
How do you push yourself to be better when you get an Oscar for buying breakfast in the morning?
One example would be how fascinating it must be to be Martin Scorsese and have an Oscar at home for The Departed.
Then, Rogen convinces Franco to drink some contaminated water from a stream—which causes the 127 Hours Oscar nominee to dry-heave.James Franco and Seth Rogen Get ‘Naked and Afraid’… And It’s Hilarious|Marlow Stern|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You even went out and bought the fabric for your own Oscar dress, which would be unthinkable for an actress to do today.All Eyes on Anjelica Huston: The Legendary Actress on Love, Abuse, and Jack Nicholson|Alex Suskind|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"That's just fine, Oscar," commented the scout master, as though pleased at so great a show of forethought in two of his charges.Camp Fires of the Wolf Patrol|Alan Douglas
Oscar had sneaked in and had not been observed by them, so intensely were they engrossed in their talk.Cad Metti, The Female Detective Strategist|Harlan Page Halsey
Oscar seemed to revel in the storm of conflicting opinions which the paper called forth.Oscar Wilde, Volume 1 (of 2)|Frank Harris
I give Oscar's view of the trial just to show how his romantic imagination turned disagreeable facts into pleasant fiction.Oscar Wilde, Volume 2 (of 2)|Frank Harris
Oscar rose but little hurt, for Herbert used no unnecessary force, and recommenced the assault.Try and Trust|Horatio Alger
Word Origin for oscar
- any of several small gold statuettes awarded annually in the United States by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for outstanding achievements in filmsOfficial name: Academy Award
- (sometimes not capital)an award made in recognition of outstanding endeavour in any of various other fieldsthe TV Oscars
Word Origin for Oscar
The statuette awarded for excellence in film acting, directing, etc., given annually since, 1928, first so called 1936. The name is said to have sprung from a 1931 remark by Margaret Herrick, secretary at Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, on seeing the statuette: "He reminds me of my Uncle Oscar." Thus the award would be named for Oscar Pierce, U.S. wheat farmer and fruit grower.
A small statue given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to winners of its annual awards. (See Academy Awards.)