95th Academy Awards (Oscars)

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The Academy Awards generally referred to as the Oscars, are a yearly ceremony celebrating achievements in the film business. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) bestows the Oscars, which honor excellence in several categories, including acting, directing, writing, and technical accomplishments.

The first Oscars ceremony took place in 1929, and since then, it has grown to be one of the most prestigious honors in the motion picture business. The event is often televised live on television and takes place in late February or early March. Through a complex voting procedure that involves nominations from industry professionals and a final vote by the whole membership, AMPAS members then choose winners.

The awards are called from the nickname for the statuette awarded to winners, which features a knight holding a crusader’s sword standing on a film reel.

Over the years, the number of Best Picture nominations has changed. In 2009, the Academy increased the category’s maximum number of candidates from five to 10. The amount has increased in recent years between eight and 10.

Sidney Poitier became the first black actor to receive an Oscar in 1963 for his performance in “Lilies of the Field.” Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, and Viola Davis are just a few of the black actors and actresses who have received Oscar nominations since that time.

Some Famous Oscar winners

  • Katharine Hepburn: With four Best Actress wins, Hepburn holds the record for the most acting Oscars won by an individual.
  • Meryl Streep: With three wins and a total of 21 nominations, Streep is one of the most celebrated actresses in Oscar history.
  • Daniel Day-Lewis: With three Best Actor wins, Day-Lewis is widely considered one of the greatest actors of his generation.
  • Steven Spielberg: One of the most successful and influential filmmakers of all time, Spielberg has won three Oscars, including Best Director for “Schindler’s List.”
  • Francis Ford Coppola: The director behind the iconic “Godfather” trilogy, Coppola, has won five Oscars, including Best Picture for both “The Godfather” and “The Godfather: Part II.”
  • Jack Nicholson: One of the most recognizable actors in Hollywood, Nicholson has won three Oscars and been nominated for a total of 12.
  • Walt Disney: The legendary animator and entrepreneur Disney won 22 Oscars throughout his career, including several honorary awards.
  • Martin Scorsese: One of the most celebrated filmmakers of all time, Scorsese has won one Oscar and been nominated for many others, including for directing classics such as “Taxi Driver,” “Raging Bull,” and “Goodfellas.”
  • Audrey Hepburn: The beloved Actress won one Oscar for her role in “Roman Holiday” and is still considered a fashion icon and Hollywood legend today.

Satyajit Ray is a renowned Indian filmmaker, screenwriter, music composer, graphic artist, and author. He is widely viewed as one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century, and a pioneer of Indian cinema was awarded by Honorary Academy Award in 1992 for his lifetime achievements and contributions to the world of cinema. Ray’s work was honored with several awards, including the Bharat Ratna (India’s highest civilian award) in 1992, shortly before his death.

The 95th Academy Awards winners

  1. For the Best picture = Everything Everywhere All at Once.
  2. For the Best Actress = Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All at Once.
  3. For the Best actor = Brendan Fraser, The Whale.
  4. For the Best actor name in a supporting role = Ke Huy Quan – Everything Everywhere All at Once.
  5. For the Best Actress in a supporting role = Jamie Lee Curtis – Everything Everywhere All at Once.
  6. For the For Best director = Daniel Kwan with Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All at Once.
  7. For the Best original song = Naatu Naatu, Kaala Bhairava, and Rahul Sipligunj (RRR).
  8. For the Best original score = All Quiet on the Western Front.
  9. For the Best makeup and hairstyling = The Whale.
  10. For the Best costume design = Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
  11. For the Best cinematography = All Quiet on the Western Front.
  12. For the Best original screenplay = Everything Everywhere All at Once.
  13. For the Best adapted screenplay = Women Talking.
  14. For the Best sound = Top Gun: Maverick.
  15. For the Best film editing = Everything Everywhere All at Once.
  16. For the Best production design = All Quiet on the Western Front.
  17. For the Best visual effects = Avatar: The Way of Water.
  18. For the Best international feature film = All Quiet on the Western Front.
  19. For the Best animated feature film = Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio – Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson, Gary Ungar, and Alex Bulkley.
  20. For the Best documentary feature film = Navalny.
  21. For the Best live-action short film = An Irish Goodbye.
  22. For the Best documentary short film = The Elephant Whisperers.
  23. For the Best animated short film = The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse.

Some Facts

  • The Academy Awards have been held annually since 1929, except for the years 1933, 1936, and 1940, when the ceremony was not held due to some logistical or financial reasons.
  • From 1933 to 1939, the ceremony was held in March or April, but starting in 1940, it was moved to late February or early March, where it has remained ever since.

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