Academy award



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 an Oscar.
Contemporary Examples

Which of the 10 will claim the Academy Award on Sunday night?
Oscar’s 10 Best Pictures The Daily Beast Video March 1, 2010

He won the Academy Award for Best Director in 2007, for The Departed .
Scorsese’s Scariest Movies of All Time Martin Scorsese October 30, 2014

All I need is an Academy Award and a British rock star spouse and I should be good to go.
I Went to Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop Pop-Up Shop Andrew Romano May 4, 2014

To come up with our list, we started with all of the producers ever nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture.
Interactive: Hollywood’s 50 Greatest Producers of All Time Brandy Zadrozny, Rachel Bronstein February 28, 2014

The luminous 31-year-old actress who just took home an Academy Award has absolutely nothing to do.
Does Lupita Nyong’o’s Hollywood Fairytale Have a Happily Ever After? Kevin Fallon March 5, 2014

J ulian Schnabel, director of Miral , was nominated for an Academy Award for his film The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.
Peter King Needs to See Our Movie Julian Schnabel, Harvey Weinstein March 11, 2011

In lieu of The Town, indie critical darling Winter’s Bone nabbed an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture.
2011 Oscar Shockers Marlow Stern January 24, 2011

Waltz eventually replaced DiCaprio in the role and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
2012’s Most Anticipated Movies: Dark Knight Rises, Hunger Games, More Marlow Stern January 3, 2012

She was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in the 2003 film The House of Sand and Fog.
Women in the World Speakers The Daily Beast March 7, 2010

The 83-year-old icon has won an Academy Award, four Golden Globes, and an Emmy.
Robert Duvall on His Storied Career, His New Movie, and Why He’s Ditching the GOP Marlow Stern March 12, 2014

noun
the official name for an Oscar

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