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Quite simple: Midnight Cowboy is not a pornographic film. What we have here is a misunderstanding of the original intent of the X rating, which gave rise to the NC-17 rating. Several films from the late 1960s through the 1980s had the X rating applied, including A Clockwork Orange, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, Fritz the Cat (an animated feature), Last ...


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When everyone else does - when the winners are announced. I can't find an answer originating directly from the Academy on this, but Time covers the 2014 Oscars and had an article which stated: • A small team of people (about six people, not including Rosas and Cullinan) split up the ballots so that nobody is counting an entire category, which means ...


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Here's a Variety article on this very thing with 5 reasons: “Lego” landed just one mention — in the song category for its infectious “Everything Is Awesome” anthem — but not in the animated feature category, where many were predicting that the toon blockbuster might win. That oversight comes as a total shock to Oscar pundits — arguably the year’s ...


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I don't have the minute count for the film but the rules require: An animated feature is defined by the academy as a film with a running time of more than 40 minutes in which characters' performances are created using a frame-by-frame technique, a significant number of the major characters are animated, and animation figures in no less than 75 percent of ...


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The Oscars are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which hires producers to create the awards ceremony. The producers are in charge of the entire production, including selecting a host. For the past few years Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have been the producers of the Oscars. A recent article in The Hollywood Reporter briefly ...


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As you can imagine, most Best Actor/Actresses make their appearances very early in their films. The latest entry I've found so far is Ron Moody as Fagin in Carol Reed's Oliver! He doesn't appear until 36:54 into the film (and then proceeds to steal the show.) Caveat #1: I've only looked at Actors, not Actresses so far. Caveat #2: I've checked out every ...


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Your answer lies in how the Academy defines the Original Screenplay category. Over the years, that definition has itself shuttled back and forth. For instance, here's how the category was viewed in the 70s. 1973 & 1974: Writing (Story and Screenplay–based on factual material or material not previously published or produced) 1975 & 1976: ...


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Here is what the official website of the Oscars says: Officially named the Academy Award of Merit, the statuette is better known by its nickname, Oscar. While the origins of the moniker aren’t clear, a popular story has it that upon seeing the trophy for the first time, Academy librarian (and eventual executive director) Margaret Herrick remarked that it ...


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They go backstage, where they absorb their triumph and are also photographed and congratulated. Just Google Oscars 2016 backstage and you will see many links. A few pics are of Brie Larson and Alicia Vikander with trophies in their hands and displaying emotions. http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/pictures/oscars-2016-candid-backstage-show-moments-...


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These are the relevant rules from the submission guidelines, especially Rule Two: Eligibility: Paragraph 2 explains the physical characteristics of the film itself: A. feature length (defined as over 40 minutes), B. publicly exhibited by means of 35mm or 70mm film, or [...]. C. for paid admission in a commercial motion picture theater in ...


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The Oscars website has an Academy Awards Acceptance Speech Database with transcripts and video clips. Unfortunately it currently only covers 1966 onwards. This page suggests other ways of viewing video from Oscar ceremonies: Watch a video: It may be possible to view a videotaped segment of the Awards telecast at the Academy Film Archive in Hollywood. To ...


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Nominated : The actor has not yet received the award, but will receive it. No, it means the actor is one of several who is being considered for the single award. 4-8 may be nominated, but only one wins it.


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According to Access Hollywood: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has ruled that only Graham King will get the credit for the crime drama “The Departed,” leaving Brad Pitt and Paramount Pictures studio chief Brad Grey out in the cold. [...] When a film wins an Oscar, it’s the producer who accepts the golden statuette and ...


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Here's my thoughts on the Animated shorts: TL;DR : Content is probably fine... better with 10+ probably? Minor spoilers below. Me and My Moulton - About a kid. If you're extremely puritanical, there's a short sequence of nude, animated, barely anatomical male and female bodies... and a granny in underwear. Non-sexual. There's also a brief moment of gun ...


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Unknown, currently. This isn't an issue the Academy has to address yet, and they've not published any guidance on it. As so few people identify as transsexual/gender queer and, more importantly, almost no major films have cast transsexual/gender queer people in high profile roles. The statistics all show a tendency for white men to get the most Oscar ...


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Because, she's a Mexican National by birth under Jus Soli, the common law concept of Nationality by soil, enshrined in Article 30 of the Mexican Constitution. From Wiki: Nyong'o was born in Mexico City, Mexico, to Kenyan parents, Dorothy and Peter Anyang' Nyong'o, a college professor turned politician. Nyong'o identifies as Kenyan-Mexican. It is a Luo ...


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I don't believe so. I'm happy to be corrected, but I don't believe this has been addressed. However, this isn't that rare. There are many award shows that distinguish between gender. Talent shows distinguish between male and female singers. Sports differentiate male and female athletes. So whilst this segregation at first stands out, when we look at other ...


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No, I don't believe it matters to him. There are several sites that carried a story in 2007 where he's quoted as having stated "I don't want to get up in front of all these people and thank them. It scares the s***t out of me! The nomination was enough for me. I felt very honored. It's not really about the awards, though, it's about the work for me. I ...


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Midnight Cowboy was controversial for its time due to its nude scenes and its depiction of a male prostitute, but did not show penetration (which would have garnered it a Triple-X rating). As this quote points out, the rating was lowered to R when it was re-released the following year. As pointed out by MattD, this was not a pornographic movie, it just ...


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Nominated means he is nominated for award but for the same category multiple person get selected but only one can won it. For example Assume for best actor in Oscar 2015, 5 actor has been nominated but only one of them can won it so the rest 4 will always be mentioned as nominee only.


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I'm not positive of your location, but if you're ever in NYC you can go to the Paley Center for Media and request a copy to view. I'm not positive if they can actually make you a copy or not, but their library is massive and it works like any public library; you request certain clips by catalog number and you can watch them on a monitor in a cubicle.


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Actually, the very first "Best Actor" Oscar ever awarded, which was for the years 1927/28 went to Emil Jannings for his performance in two films, one of which was The Last Command, arguably a "war film" as it centers on a man who was a former Imperial Russian General. The Last Command is a 1928 silent film directed by Josef von Sternberg, and written by ...


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There's a couple of very detailed articles online describing this process, including this one over at Click Online which is well worth reading. A shorter version of a similar article, hosted on News.Com.Au, also describes the process: As soon as someone wins an Academy Award, they’re ushered off stage where they’re handed a glass of champagne and ...


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I would tend to believe that Johnny Depp doesn't want the awards, he just wants the work. He has taken many off-beat roles over the years and turned those characters into some very memorable ones, from Willy Wonka to Edward Scissorhands to the wolf in Into The Woods. In this interview for Today in 2014, Depp states: Being asked questions like that is ...


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With deference to Ms. Johansson, she's not a particularly strong singer. WHile that hasn't stopped other performers on Oscar programs in the past, it's safe assumption to believe that Ms. Johansson has people around her who wouldn't like to see her possibly embarrassed by singing during an awards program alongside people with greater measures of talent than ...



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