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the Oscars

The Academy Award (informally known as the Oscar) is an accolade bestowed by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize excellence of professionals in the film industry, including directors, actors, and writers. The formal ceremony at which the awards are presented is one of the most prominent award ceremonies in the world and is televised live in more than 200 countries annually. It is also the oldest award ceremony in the media; its equivalents, the Grammy Awards (for music), Emmy Awards (for television), and Tony Awards (for theatre) are modeled after the Academy. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences itself was conceived by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio boss Louis B. Mayer.The first Academy Awards ceremony was held on May 16, 1929, at the Hotel Roosevelt in Hollywood to honor outstanding film achievements of the 1927/1928 film season. It was hosted by actor Douglas Fairbanks and director William C. deMille. Opting for a younger face for the 83rd Academy Awards scheduled for February 27, 2011, younger actors Anne Hathaway and James Franco were named as hosts in November 2010 by producers Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer.

Articles About the Oscars

Actor Robert Downey Jr. and his wife Susan pose at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) 2013 Art+Film Gala in Los Angeles
Hollyood's 5 Highest Paid Actors in 2014

By IBTimes AU

Here is the year's highest earning actors, according to Forbes. (Jul 24)

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"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" in this publicity photo released to Reuters June 30, 2014.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Worthy of Oscar Nominations - Reviews

By IBTimes AU

The action-filled blockbuster movie "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" have received positive reviews from various critics even pointing out that it is worthy of Oscar nominations. (Jul 10)

Tina Fey in 2014 Tony Awards
2014 Tony Awards: Broadway's Hottest Red Carpet Look

By IBTimes AU

Hosted by Australian actor Hugh Jackman, the 68th Tony Awards was a star-studded event featuring the "X-Men: Days of Future Past" star hopping and rapping around the stage. Not as dramatic as the Oscars, this year's award show delivere... (Jun 10)

MORE TOPICS: HUGH JACKMAN, GOLD, NEW YORK, HOLLYWOOD, SILVER, AMERICAN IDOL

Jennifer Aniston Running Out of Confidence, Actress Scared of Seeing 'Brangelina' at George Clooney’s Wedding

By IBTimes AU

Thanks to the highly anticipated wedding of one of Hollywood's serial dater George Clooney, exes Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt are going to have their face to face meeting after their greatly publicized divorce. (Jun 10)

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Jennifer Lawrence
'Hunger Games'' Jennifer Lawrence Drunk, Trashes Madonna's Party

By IBTimes AU

Jennifer Lawrence guest-starred on NBC’s “Late Night With Seth Meyers” Wednesday and shared her experience of getting drunk and puking all over after the Oscars. (May 23)

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File photo of actor and director George Clooney arriving for the UK premiere of his film "The Monuments Men" in London
George Clooney Shifting Base to UK, Fiancée Amal Alamuddin to Continue London Career

By IBTimes AU

George Clooney has reportedly decided to move to UK so that his fiancée Amal Alamuddin may continue her career in London. (May 16)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, UKRAINE, HOLLYWOOD, LAWYER, LONDON

Actress Reese Witherspoon arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit
MET Gala 2014: Video of Drunk Reese Witherspoon with Cara Delevingne Trends

By IBTimes AU

The 2014 MET Gala was one of the fashion highlights of the year and stars come in their best dress as the event is organized by the Vogue editor herself, Anna Wintour. This event is very exclusive and celebrities Kate Upton, Cara Delevingne, Reese Wi... (May 14)

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One Direction Second Movie Confirmed, Continues with 'Where We Are' Tour

By IBTimes AU

Morgan Spurlock confirms that One Direction will have a follow up to their first box office documentary movie, according to Entertainment Wise. This time, the team is hoping for greater success as they look up for a spot in Oscars. (May 12)

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Jennifer Lawrence (Reuters)
‘Hunger Games’ Star Jennifer Lawrence Worries Fans Might Get Sick of Her Red Carpet Antics

By IBTimes AU

The "Hunger Games" star Jennifer Lawrence is worried that her fans might get annoyed at her due to all of her red carpet antics. (May 08)

Melissa Doyle’s 7pm News Bulletin Taken Off The Air

By IBTimes AU

Melissa Doyle’s schedule has just gotten lighter. Her 7pm news show has reportedly been pulled off the air, not even a year after she took the assignment. (May 06)