The Academy Awards, commonly known as The Oscars, are an annual American awards ceremony honoring achievements in the film industry since 1929.

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Where does all Gender-queer fall for the gender specific awards in Oscar?

I didn't follow Oscar much, So I have not noticed any Gender-queer as a nominee. But I am curious to know how does Gender-queer get nominated for gender specific awards when there is only two options ...
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At what point is the orchestra told who the Academy Award winner will be?

During the Oscars, the presenter says who wins a particular award and then the orchestra immediately begins playing part of the score from the associated movie. In years where there is a live ...
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Where does an Oscar winner go when they leave stage after accepting their award?

I actually don't understand. Where does the winner go immediately after receiving their Academy Award and giving their speech? He\she is not going to his\her chair, they simply go somewhere. Where ...
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Has The Academy ever addressed the issue with acting categories being gender separated?

Acting categories are separated by gender since they have been established (1929 for leading role and 1936 for supporting). I've seen several articles questioning keeping this gender separation on the ...
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How is Lupita Nyong'o the first Mexican actress to win an Oscar?

Lupita Nyong'o is said to be the first Mexican actress to win an Oscar, but I wasn't aware that she's Mexican. Is she actually Mexican and is the statement that she's the first Mexican to win an Oscar ...
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Why are the Oscars so named?

Why are the Academy Awards called the Oscars? Presumably they're named after somebody called Oscar. I once heard a story that someone looked at the statuette and said "hey, that looks like my Uncle ...
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Who chooses the host for the Oscar show?

This year Barney, I mean Neil Patrick Harris, hosted the Oscars award show. Who produces the show and who gets to choose the host? It seems like quite a responsibility.
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Why was The Lego Movie not nominated at the Oscars?

Given that The Lego Movie displayed a new style of animation, was there any specific technical reason why it was not nominated in the category of "Best Animated Feature Film" at the 87th Academy ...
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Are the 2015 Academy Nominated Animated Shorts family friendly?

The 2015 Academy Nominated Animated Shorts are making the rounds in theaters right now. I can't find any specific information on the age appropriateness of the content. Does anyone know if this is ...
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Is it important to Johnny Depp that he win a best-actor Oscar? [closed]

Johnny Depp has been nominated for the best-actor Oscar three times: Jamie Foxx (Ray) beat Johnny (Finding Neverland) in 2005 Sean Penn (Mystic River) beat Johnny (Pirates of the Caribbean) in 2004 ...
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Why didn't Brad Pitt win Best Picture Oscar Award for Departed, even though he served as producer for the film?

Why was Bard Pitt not nominated for the Oscar for Departed (2006)? Bradley Cooper's name is listed for Best Picture for Oscars because he served as producer for American Sniper: Then why was Brad ...
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Why would a movie that appears pornographic via it's rating (X) receive an Academy Award?

When looking at the IMDb page for Midnight Cowboy, it says that the movie is rated X but won 3 Oscars. I always assumed an X-rated movie is a pornographic movie. Does this mean that Oscars can also be ...
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Nomination vs Won

I would like to know the difference between "nominated" and "won" with regards to movie awards. From what I understand: Won : The actor has received the award. Nominated : The actor has not yet ...
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Which Best Actor/Actress Oscar nominee shows up the latest in his/her movie?

Frances McDormand was nominated for best actress for “Fargo,” which she doesn't appear in until 33 minutes into the film. Is that the latest a best actor/actress Oscar nominee has appeared in their ...
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Is it possible to optain clips or transcripts from previous Oscar ceremonies? (38th to be speciffic)

My wife's grandmother just told us that Petro Vlahos, in his Oscar acceptance speech during the 38th oscar ceremony thanked my wife's grandfather for his technical help. Is there any way to confirm ...
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Why hasn't Scarlett Johansson performed either of her Oscar-nominated songs at the Oscars?

This might be too tangential for the Movies Stack Exchange, but I think it's an interesting question. Scarlett Johansson is a singer as well as an actress. She's made two albums and been nominated for ...
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Why is Before Midnight considered an “Adapted Screenplay?”

Before Midnight has been nominated for a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar. As there is no other source material (like a book or play), why is this not an "Original Screenplay?" From The New York Times: ...
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What is the criteria for selecting a foreign movie for the main category awards in Oscars?

As the title state, what is the criteria for selecting a foreign movie (i.e. not made in Hollywood like in Asia or Australia or Europe) for the main category of Oscar awards (i.e. other than foreign ...