Definitions for academy award
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Trademark.an annual award given to a performer, director, technician, etc., of the motion-picture industry for superior achievement in a specific category: judged by the voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and symbolized by the presentation of a statuette
Category: Motion Pictures, Showbiz
Academy Award, Oscar(noun)
an annual award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for achievements in motion picture production and performance
An award in any of various fields related to moviemaking, most prominently acting, generally awarded at a televised gala to winners who then speak.
Origin: Official name, named after its awarding organization, the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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