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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

Jennifer Garner
'Man of Steel 2' New Batsuit: Ben Affleck's Wife Jennifer Garner Under Fire for Revealing Details on Costume

By IBTimes IN

The untitled Superman-Batman film, currently referred to as "Man of Steel 2" or "Batman vs Superman", has been in the news ever since Ben Affleck was cast as Bruce Wayne/Batman. (Apr 12)

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Miranda Kerr and son Flynn. Image - Facebook/zackylicious
Miranda Kerr Reunites with Flynn after Asian Tour

By IBTimes AU

Miranda Kerr was reunited with her son Flynn after getting back from her Asian tour. (Apr 09)

MORE TOPICS: JAPAN, NEW YORK, HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES

Jennifer Lawrence, best supporting actress nominee for her role in the film "American Hustle", peeks around an Oscar statue on the red carpet as actor Brad Pitt looks on at the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood
Jennifer Lawrence Nearly Died From Choking; Saved by ‘Mockingjay’ Co-star

By IBTimes AU

Jennifer Lawrence nearly died from choking while taking her vitamins during the set of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2.” Thankfully, the actress was saved by co-star Woody Harrelson. (Apr 08)

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Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom Split
Miranda Kerr, Orlando Bloom Divorce Update: Actor Admits he has not Dated Since Split

By IBTimes AU

British actor Orlando Bloom revealed that he has not dated since his split with wife Miranda Kerr. (Mar 31)

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Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom Separation
Miranda Kerr, Orlando Bloom Divorce Update: Actor Still Loves Ex-Wife?

By IBTimes AU

Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom’s divorce may be going smoothly but the actor admitted that he still feels a deep love to ex-wife. (Mar 30)

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Jared Leto arrives at the 86th Academy Awards nominees luncheon in Beverly Hills
Jared Leto Receives Human Body in the Mail - Whole or in Parts?

By IBTimes AU

While on tour in Australia, "Thirty Seconds to Mars" frontman Jared Leto presents his fans with a whole lot of things, including his charisma, his talent and his long hair. With all that being said, the surprise that the actor admits he had... (Mar 28)

MORE TOPICS: JAPAN, AUSTRALIA, HOLLYWOOD, FASHION WEEK

Miranda Kerr at the beach
Miranda Kerr Treats Fans With Another Naked Photo and Spends Time With Flynn

By IBTimes AU

Miranda Kerr treats her fans with another naked photo in her Facebook and Instagram accounts. (Mar 26)

MORE TOPICS: M&A, FACEBOOK, NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES

Jimmy Kimmel, Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton discuss Clinton Global Initiative University during closing plenary session on second day of the 2014 Meeting of Clinton Global Initiative University at Arizona State University in Tempe
Kimmel and DeGeneres Selfie War: Jimmy Kimmel Uses Political Strategy and Poses with the Clintons; Who Will Win?

By IBTimes AU

The Kimmel and DeGeneres "selfie" war has began when host Jimmy Kimmel took a selfie shot with the three Clintons - Bill, Hillary and Chelsea - after wrapping up the closing session at the 2014 Meeting of Clinton Global Initiative University at Arizona State University in the U.S. (Mar 24)

MORE TOPICS: HILLARY CLINTON, TWITTER, NEW YORK, ARIZONA

A ‘Cheap Stunt’ – Obama on Ellen’s Viral Oscar Selfie
A ‘Cheap Stunt’ – Obama on Ellen’s Viral Oscar Selfie

By IBTimes AU

President Barack Obama was on Ellen DeGeneres show and spoke on a whole range of issues including raising two teenage daughters. Ellen could not resist bragging about her viral Oscar selfie, which broke the President’s retweet record. It was a “pretty cheap stunt” he quipped. (Mar 21)

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Ellen Degeneres takes the stage to host the show at the start of the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood
President Barack Obama Talks Television, Parenting and Bashes Ellen's Oscar Sefie as 'Pretty Cheap Stunt' [VIDEOS]

By IBTimes AU

The United States of America's President Barack Obama appeared on the The Ellen DeGeneres Show for the second time in row and called her historic Oscar selfie a "pretty cheap stunt." Apart from that the interview was quite fun and ente... (Mar 21)

MORE TOPICS: BRAD PITT, BARACK OBAMA, MICHELLE OBAMA, TWITTER