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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Academy Award, Oscar(noun)

    an annual award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for achievements in motion picture production and performance


  1. Academy Award(Noun)

    An award in any of various fields related to moviemaking, most prominently acting, generally awarded at a televised gala to winners who then speak.

  2. Origin: Official name, named after its awarding organization, the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


  1. Academy Award

    The Academy Awards, now officially known as The Oscars, are a set of awards given annually for excellence of cinematic achievements. The Oscar statuette is officially named the Academy Award of Merit and is one of nine types of Academy Awards. Organized and overseen by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the awards are given each year at a formal ceremony. The AMPAS was originally conceived by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio executive Louis B. Mayer as a professional honorary organization to help improve the film industry’s image and help mediate labor disputes. The awards themselves were later initiated by the Academy as awards "of merit for distinctive achievement" in the industry. The awards were first given in 1929 at a ceremony created for the awards, at the Hotel Roosevelt in Hollywood. Over the years that the award has been given, the categories presented have changed; currently Oscars are given in more than a dozen categories, and include films of various types. As one of the most prominent award ceremonies in the world, the Academy Awards ceremony is televised live in more than 100 countries annually. It is also the oldest award ceremony in the media; its equivalents, the Grammy Awards for music, the Emmy Awards for television, and the Tony Awards for theater, are all modeled after the Academy Awards.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of academy award in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of academy award in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Michael Caine:

    Well for a start it was Paolo who just won an Academy Award, and it was written for me.

  2. Anna Held:

    I hadn't even dreamed of getting another Academy Award, and there I was unhappy in my private life and miserable, i remember Clifford Odets drove me three times around the Biltmore, where the Oscars were given out, because I was so full of tears.

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