Academy Awards (The Oscars)
The Academy Awards famous as The Oscars Started in 1929, first held at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, supervised by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science(AMPAS). This Academy Awards ceremony conducted on annual basis. It is the oldest,the most distinguished and prestigious Awards Ceremony.
The Background of Academy Awards
The first ceremony of Academy Awards was held on May 16, 1929.The first ceremony was attended by 270 people at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Emil Janning won the first Academy Award for the Best Actor for his appearance in The Last Command and The Way of All Flesh. In 1957, category of Best Foreign Language Film was acknowledged for the first time in the history of Academy Awards. The 86th Ceremony of Academy Awards was held at Dolby Theater in Hollywood, Los Angeles in 2014, where total recognition were 2809.
Origin of the Oscar and Ownership
Lot of people claimed that Oscar origin belongs to their names, Bette Davis Claims in biography that Oscar is named after her husband Harmon Oscar Nelson. Walt Disney also claimed the origin of the Oscar belongs to them. Another claim regarding the origin of the Oscar was quoted by the executive secretary of the Academy that Oscar is named after her uncle “Uncle Oscar”. There are legal restrictions from the Academy that the Oscar Statuette cannot be auctioned or sold. The Oscar winners or their heirs are not legally authorized to sale the Oscar Statuette.The Oscar Statuette is made of gold-plated britannium.
Criticism on Oscar
According to the allegations from the Critics that Oscar is predominant by its marketing campaign rather than its characteristic, because lot of money is used on the publicity and marketing. There is also criticism which Oscar received is about selecting of limited kind of films. Another allegation about Oscar is that it is being awarded on the basis of personal reputation.