An award is given to a individual, foundation or a group of people to honor the assistance made by them in a fastidious field. An award could be in the form of money, a trophy, certificate, medal, badge, title or plaque. The status of the awarder, be it an personality, government or an organization, and for which reason it is being given are some of the deciding factors for the popularity of the award. Some of the popular awards across the world are Nobel Prize, Oscars, Pulitzer Prize, Booker Prize and Magsaysay awards.
Some of the awards are so accepted that they develop into the identity of their recipient like those who have won Nobel Prize are known as Nobel laureates. Nobel Laureate is added before their name to signify their involvement and status in the society. Awards are given in many fields be it literature, social service, science or entertainment. Some of the eminent entertainment awards are Oscars, Grammy Awards, Emmy Awards, MTV Music Awards, Country Music Awards and Golden Globe Awards. Oscars or Academy Awards: Institute by the Academy of movement Picture Arts and Sciences in 1929, the Academy Awards or Oscars, as it is generally recognized as, honor the assistance made by professional in the film industry in the United States like directors, actors and writers. The Academy award is one of the oldest, most important and most scheduled film award ceremony the world over.
Oscar statuette, measuring 34 cm in length and weighing 3.85 kg, is made of gold-plated Britannia and shows a knight investment a sword and standing on a film reel with five spokes. The Academy has around 6,000 voting members, of which actors represent the largest group, who elect the winners.
These voting members represent 15 disciplines in motion pictures. The members can nominate only in their respective disciplines though they can submit nominees for the Best Picture. In the second round, all the members have to cast their vote in all categories. The nominee getting the most votes is declared the winner. The selection method is tabulated by PricewaterhouseCoopers, an auditing firm.
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Watch Frances McDormand’s Oscar 2018 acceptance speech for Best Actress in THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI at the 90th Academy Awards. She delivered a powerful speech asking all female nominees to stand with her in solidarity. See the acceptance speech transcript below:
“”So, I think this is what Chloe Kim must have felt like after doing back to back 1080s in the Olympic half pipe, did you see that? Okay, that’s what it feels like. I want to thank Martin McDonagh, look what you did. We are a bunch of hooligans, and anarchists, but we do clean up nice. I want to thank every single person in this building. And my sister, Dorothy, I love you, Dot. And I especially want to thank my clan.
Joel and Pedro McCoen, these two stalwart individuals were well-raised by their feminist mothers. They value themselves, each other and those around them. I know you are proud of me, and that fills me with everlasting joy. And now, I want to give some perspective. If I may be so honored to have all the female nominees in every category stand with me in this room tonight. The actors—Meryl, if you do it everyone else will—the filmmakers, the producers, the directors, the writers, the cinematographers, the composers, the song writers, the designers. Come on! Okay, look around everybody, look around, ladies and gentleman because we all have stories to tell and projects we need financed. Don’t talk to us about it at the parties tonight. Invite us into your office in a couple days or you can come to ours, whichever suits you best, and we can tell you all about them. I have two words to leave with you tonight, ladies and gentleman, inclusion rider.””
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