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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 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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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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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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Based on a quantitative rating system what was the most competitive Academy Awards?

Based on a quantitative rating system, like Rotten Tomatoes, what was the most competitive Academy Awards for Best Picture in history? In other words, if you use a particular rating system like ...
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Is Frozen worth an Oscar? [closed]

I just loved watching Frozen. I came to hear that frozen got an Oscar. While the movie is superb, I felt like the story is not worth of Oscar level. So I just like to know what are all the points ...
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Is it important to Johnny Depp that he win a best-actor Oscar?

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 ...