AND THE OSCAR GOES TO…
Posted febrero 20, 2009on:
They’ve been going since 1929.
They’re called the Oscars after the golden statue which is given out to the winners. No one’s quite sure why the statue’s called Oscar, but it’s rumoured to be because one of the Academy members thought the statue looked a bit like her Uncle Oscar, and it stuck.
What is the Academy?
The Academy Award nominations
The Oscars are organised by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, known as ‘the Academy’. It’s made up of professional people in the film biz.
It was set up in 1927 with just 36 members, but now there’s more than 6,000 members.
The members are the ones who vote for the Oscars. Everyone who wins an Oscar is automatically asked to be an Academy member.
What categories are there?
The most important Oscar is the Best Picture prize, given to the best film.
But the best actor and best actress in a leading role are really important too.
Oscars are also given out for things like direction, music, costumes, make-up, writing and sound.
Why are they so important?
It can really help a film’s success or an actor’s career if they win an Oscar.
An actor often gets offered lots more work and better films once they’ve won an Oscar, as people take them more seriously.
And “arty” films which haven’t done that well at the box office suddenly get really popular once they’ve won an Oscar.
This animated film “OKTAPODI” was nominated to the 2009 AcademyAward. Hope you like it.