The Oscars is the oldest entertainment awards ceremony.
The Oscars is the oldest entertainment awards ceremony; its equivalents, theEmmy Awardsfor television, theTony Awardsfor theatre, and theGrammy Awardsfor music and recording, are modeled after the Academy Awards.
A few facts about Oscars
- Oscar ceremony always takes place in Los Angeles.
- An Oscar costs several hundred dollars to produce.The reason the award is so expensive is because of the gold plating on the outside of each statuette. If it did not contain any gold, an Oscar would be worth less than $100!
- No woman had won an Oscar for best director until 2008.Kathryn Bigelow won for her 2008 film The Hurt Locker, dealing with an American bomb disposal team in Iraq.
- During World War II, the Oscars were made of plaster.
- Since 1950, the Academy has required Oscar winners to sign an agreement stipulating that neither they–nor their heirs–will sell their statuettes without first offering to sell them back to the Academy for a buck.
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