What's The Deal With The Oscars? 15 Facts For Winners And Losers

Every year, we tune in as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences gives the Academy Awards of Merit to the Outstanding Achievers In Motion Pictures - or, to translate all that official terminology into words people actually use, we watch the Oscars. But how much do you really know about the life and times of that little gold man?

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what's the deal with the Oscars THE ACADEMY DOESN'T TEACH ANYONE CRACKED The AMPAS founded was by MGM founder Louis B. Mayer in 1927, to avoid having labor unions in Hollywood (it didn't work).

Source: AMPAS

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what's the deal with the Oscars GIVING OUT AWARDS WAS IMAGE REHABILITATION akland Cribune LAST EDITION SEESES FATTY ARBUCKLE CHARGED WITH ACTRESS' MURDE FILM STAR iTragedy Wipes Smile from Arbuckle's Face IRISH AGREE Pontuauste BRIOGE WIT DENIES ALL TO THiet. ORESUMING 200 CRASHE DEATHBLAME PEACE TALK SCORES DE San Dead

Source: The Conversation

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what's the deal with the Oscars NO ONE'S CERTAIN WHY THEY'RE CALLED OSCARS MOTION PICTURE ARTS & SCIENCES 1997 VOL-1 NOVEMBER NO. GRAGKED The most popular story goes that founding Academy member Margaret Herrick said the statue looked like her uncle Oscar.

Source: AMPAS

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what's the deal with the Oscars THE OSCAR STANDS ON TOP OF A GOLD REEL OF FILM CRACKED The 5 spokes in the reel represent the 5 founding divisions of the Academy: Actors, writers, directors, producers and technicians.

Source: LA Mag

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what's the deal with the Oscars MULTIPLE CATEGORIES HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED CRACKED Scrapped awards include Best Dance Direction, Best Title Writing, and Best Musical, which last went to Purple Rain in 1985.

Source: Mental Floss

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what's the deal with the Oscars THE OSCAR VOTING PROCESS IS BEYOND CONVOLUTED Choosing a Winner IConducting and deciding a vote using an instant runoff STAGE1 Leader STAGE? Tied Winner STAGE3 V Voters A B C D A B C A C Voters 1 D 4 3 has the Now

Source: Vox

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what's the deal with the Oscars A COUPLE OSCARS WERE CUSTOM-MADE FOR WINNERS CRAGKED Legendary ventriloquist Edgar Bergen got a wooden statue with a removable jaw, and Disney got seven dwarf Oscars for Snow White.

Source: AMPAS

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what's the deal with the Oscars FAKE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN NOMINATED AND WON CRACKED Most for were pseudonyms blacklisted writers during the McCarthy but both twins from era, Adaptation got Best Screenplay nominations in 2002.

Source: Mental Floss

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what's the deal with the Oscars MULTIPLE GREATS HAVE DECLINED THEIR OSCARS CRACKED George C. Scott, who hated awards, refused to accept Best Actor in 1971. Marlon Brando did the for same The Godfather, 2 years later.

Source: History Channel

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what's the deal with the Oscars THE FIRST BLACK WINNER BARELY GOT TO ACCEPT GRAGKED 1940 Best Supporting Actress winner Hattie McDaniel needed special permission to attend the ceremony - it in hotel. was a segregated

Source: THR

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what's the deal with the Oscars NOT WINNING AN OSCAR CAN SHIFT THE AWARD GRAGKED bd The Dark Knight losing out on a Best Picture nomination of was one the primary reasons the Academy added 5 more nominees in 2009.

Source: Variety

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what's the deal with the Oscars THE MOST POPULAR HOSTS KEEP COMING BACK CRACKED Bob Hope appeared 19 times from 1940 to 1978, and Billy Crystal hosted 9 times from 1990 to 2012, together accounting for 1 1/3 of all host duties.

Source: The Independent

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what's the deal with the Oscars A YEAR WITH NO HOST WAS A BIG PROBLEM CRAGKED The Academy was cautious to get rid of a single host after the disastrous 1989 Oscars, featuring Rob Lowe & Snow White singing Proud Mary.

Source: AV Club

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what's the deal with the Oscars BEST DIRECTOR IS STILL A MALE-DOMINATED AWARD GRAGKED This year, Emerald Fennell and Chloe Zhao became only the sixth and seventh women to ever be nominated in the category.

Source: Indiewire

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what's the deal with the Oscars ONE MAN HAS 17 NOMINATIONS AND O WINS CRACKED Sound mixer Greg P. Russell has been nominated for Best Sound regularly since 1989, but never won - an 18th nomination was disqualified in 2017.

Source: LA Times