Academy Awards

American awards given annually for excellence in cinematic achievements

The Academy Awards, more popularly known as the Oscars, are awards for artistic and technical merit in the film industry. Given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), the awards are an international recognition of excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a golden statuette, officially called the "Academy Award of Merit", although more commonly referred to by its nickname "Oscar". The statuette depicts a knight rendered in Art Deco style.

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Actor Danny Aiello, known for roles in major motion pictures like "The Godfather Part II" and "Do The Right Thing," has died at the age of 86.
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A memorable character actor on stage and screen, Mr. Aiello won an Academy Award nomination for his role in Spike Lee’s 1989 film.
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Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. faces groping charges involving 3 women. Prosecutors also want 19 accusers of uncharged crimes to testify against him.
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At the premiere of the latest "Jumanji" movie in L.A., stars Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart say they would consider hosting the Oscars, while Nick Jonas..
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