Academy awards

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

“He lived through the academy awards and died about 18 months later of a stroke,” Hunt said.
The Cult of Linda Hunt Jace Lacob September 25, 2011

James Franco and Anne Hathaway were not halfway through their academy awards opening monologue when the tweets started flying.
When Twitter Attacks Richard Rushfield March 5, 2011

The night before the academy awards, IFC broadcasts the Independent Spirit Awards—a celebration of indie film by Film Independent.
The Oscars: 21 Fixes for the Show So It’s Less Boring Evan Shapiro February 19, 2012

Either way, the 2014 academy awards should be an interesting experiment.
Did the Academy Snub Robert Redford Because He’s So Damn Handsome? Andrew Romano January 16, 2014

Is there anything we look forward to and dread as much as the academy awards?
Breaking: The Oscars Might Not Suck This Year Kevin Fallon February 26, 2014

Enter: Elie Saab Haute Couture (2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards) and Jean-Paul Gaultier Haute Couture (2008 academy awards).
Stars Without Stylists Linlee Allen March 22, 2010

Yes, the grotesque pamper-athon of excess that is the run-up to the academy awards is under way.
Dead Cool: Anna May Wong Simon Doonan February 27, 2010

At the academy awards this year, a smiling 16-year-old Rachel Mwanza walked down the red carpet in a colorful Ankara dress.
‘War Witch’ Filmmaker Kim Nguyen on Africa’s Child Soldiers Jean Trinh February 28, 2013

At the lackluster 2014 AVN Awards, an event long-billed as the academy awards for the adult industry, things got a little weird.
My Night at the NSFW Oscars Richard Abowitz January 21, 2014

Fast forward to the 2012 academy awards, where Streep took home the Oscar for her performance in The Iron Lady.
Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton Forget to Thank Each Other (Video) Brittany Jones-Cooper April 1, 2012

the official name for an Oscar

Prizes given annually in Hollywood by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for excellence in film performance and production. The symbol of the award is a small statue called an Oscar. The academy’s top awards are for best picture, best director, best actor and actress, and best supporting actor and actress.

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