Academy Awards

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The Academy Awards, commonly known as the Oscars,[1] are awards for artistic and technical merit for the film industry. They are presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences located in Beverly Hills, California, United States, in recognition of excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership.[2] The Academy Awards are regarded by many as the most prestigious, significant awards in the entertainment industry in the United States and worldwide.[3][4][5] The Oscar statuette depicts a knight rendered in the Art Deco style.[6]

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Academy Awards
Current: 95th Academy Awards
The Academy Award of Merit
(the Oscar statuette)
Awarded forExcellence in the American and International film industry
LocationBeverly Hills, California
CountryUnited States
Presented byAcademy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
First awardedMay 16, 1929; 94 years ago (1929-05-16)
Television/radio coverage
NetworkList of broadcasters

The major award categories are presented during a live televised Hollywood ceremony that is typically held in February or March. It is the oldest worldwide entertainment awards ceremony.[7] The 1st Academy Awards were held in 1929,[8] the second ceremony in 1930 was the first one broadcast by radio, and the 1953 ceremony was the first one televised.[7] It is also the oldest of the four major annual American entertainment awards; its equivalents – the Emmy Awards for television, the Tony Awards for theater, and the Grammy Awards for music – are modeled after the Academy Awards.[9]

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