Oscar nominations 2018: Here’s all you need to know

The Academy Awards 2018 will be presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) will honor the best films of 2018, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel for the second time at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood on Sunday, March 4. The Oscars live streaming air on ABC TV channel at 5 p.m ET.

Academy President John Bailey was joined by Tiffany Haddish and Andy Serkis to reveal the nominees in 24 categories. “The Shape of Water” leads the field with 13 nominations. “Dunkirk” and “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri” were also among the top nominees with 8 and 7 nominations each, respectively.

Here is the full list of Oscar nominations 2018:

Best Picture for 2018 Oscars:

Call Me by Your Name, Darkest Hour, Dunkirk, Get Out, Lady Bird, Phantom Thread, The Post, The Shape of Water, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Lead Actor:

Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq. Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name, Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread, Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out, Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour.

Lead Actress:

Meryl Streep, The Post, Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water, Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Margot Robbie, I, Tonya Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

best Director:

Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan, Get Out, Jordan Peele, Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig, Phantom Thread, Paul Thomas Anderson, The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro

Supporting Actor:

Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project, Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water, Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World, Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Supporting Actress:

Mary J. Blige, Mudbound, Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread, Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird, Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water.

Animated Feature:

The Boss Baby, Tom McGrath, Ramsey Ann Naito, The Breadwinner, Nora Twomey, Anthony Leo
Coco, Lee Unkrich, Darla K. Anderson, Ferdinand, Carlos Saldanha, Loving Vincent, Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman, Sean Bobbitt, Ivan Mactaggart, Hugh Welchman.

Animated Short:

Dear Basketball, Glen Keane, Kobe Bryant, Garden Party, Victor Caire, Gabriel Grapperon, Lou, Dave Mullins, Dana Murray, Negative Space, Max Porter, Ru Kuwahata, Revolting Rhymes, Jakob Schuh, Jan Lachauer.

Adapted Screenplay:

Call Me by Your Name, James Ivory, The Disaster Artist, Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber, Logan, Scott Frank & James Mangold and Michael Green, Molly’s Game, Aaron Sorkin
Mudbound, Virgil Williams and Dee Rees.

Original Screenplay:

The Big Sick, Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani, Get Out, Jordan Peele, Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig
The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Martin McDonagh.

Cinematography:

Blade Runner 2049, Roger Deakins, Darkest Hour, Bruno Delbonnel, Dunkirk, Hoyte van Hoytema, Mudbound, Rachel Morrison, The Shape of Water, Dan Laustsen.

Best Documentary Feature:

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, Steve James, Mark Mitten, Julie Goldman, Faces Places, JR, Agnès Varda, Rosalie Varda, Icarus, Bryan Fogel, Dan Cogan, Last Men in Aleppo, Feras Fayyad, Kareem Abeed, Soren Steen Jepersen, Strong Island, Yance Ford, Joslyn Barnes.

Best Documentary Short Subject:

Edith+Eddie, Laura Checkoway, Thomas Lee Wright, Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405, Frank Stiefel, Heroin(e), Elaine McMillion Sheldon, Kerrin Sheldon, Knife Skills, Thomas Lennon
Traffic Stop, Kate Davis, David Heilbroner.

Best Live Action Short Film:

DeKalb Elementary, Reed Van Dyk, The Eleven O’Clock, Derin Seale, Josh Lawson
My Nephew Emmett, Kevin Wilson, Jr., The Silent Child, Chris Overton, Rachel Shenton
Watu Wote/All of Us, Katja Benrath, Tobias Rosen.

Best Foreign Language Film:

A Fantastic Woman (Chile), The Insult (Lebanon), Loveless (Russia), On Body and Soul (Hungary), The Square (Sweden).

Film Editing:

Baby Driver, Jonathan Amos, Paul Machliss, Dunkirk, Lee Smith, I, Tonya, Tatiana S. Riegel
The Shape of Water, Sidney Wolinsky, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Jon Gregory.

Sound Editing:

Baby Driver, Julian Slater, Blade Runner 2049, Mark Mangini, Theo Green, Dunkirk, Alex Gibson, Richard King, The Shape of Water, Nathan Robitaille, Nelson Ferreira, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Ren Klyce, Matthew Wood.

Sound Mixing:

Baby Driver, Mary H. Ellis, Julian Slater, Tim Cavagin, Blade Runner 2049, Mac Ruth, Ron Bartlett, Doug Hephill, Dunkirk, Mark Weingarten, Gregg Landaker, Gary A. Rizzo, The Shape of Water, Glen Gauthier, Christian Cooke, Brad Zoern, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Stuart Wilson, Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick.

Production Design:

Beauty and the Beast, Sarah Greenwood; Katie Spencer, Blade Runner 2049, Dennis Gassner, Alessandra Querzola, Darkest Hour, Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer, Dunkirk, Nathan Crowley, Gary Fettis, The Shape of Water, Paul D. Austerberry, Jeffrey A. Melvin, Shane Vieau.

Original Score:

Dunkirk, Hans Zimmer, Phantom Thread, Jonny Greenwood, The Shape of Water, Alexandre Desplat, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, John Williams, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Carter Burwell.

Original Song:

Mighty River from Mudbound, Mary J. Blige, Mystery of Love from Call Me by Your Name, Sufjan Stevens, Remember Me from Coco, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, Stand Up for Something from Marshall, Diane Warren, Common, This Is Me from The Greatest Showman, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul.

Makeup and Hair:

Darkest Hour, Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski, Lucy Sibbick, Victoria and Abdul, Daniel Phillips and Lou Sheppard, Wonder, Arjen Tuiten

Costume Design:

Beauty and the Beast, Jacqueline Durran, Darkest Hour, Jacqueline Durran, Phantom Thread, Mark Bridges, The Shape of Water, Luis Sequeira, Victoria and Abdul, Consolata Boyle.

Visual Effects:

Blade Runner 2049, John Nelson, Paul Lambert, Richard R. Hoover and Gerd Nefzer. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Jonathan Fawkner and Dan Sudick, Kong: Skull Island, Stephen Rosenbaum, Jeff White, Scott Benza and Mike Meinardus.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Ben Morris, Mike Mulholland, Chris Corbould and Neal Scanlan
War for the Planet of the Apes, Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett and Joel Whist.

Oscars 2018: Why Call Me By Your Name Should Win the Best Picture

The “Call Me By Your Name”  a movie directed by Luca Guadagnino and written by James Ivory is one of the most spectacular films ever to have been produced based on romance. The movie based on the 2007 novel of the same name by André Aciman is a coming of age love story about two lovers that are in a gay relationship. Elio is an American-Italian boy who is Jewish and lives in the Italian countryside with his parents. Oliver, an American graduate who also happens to be Jewish, is invited over to Elio’s home for academic work. At first, Elio does not seem to like the idea of giving up his bedroom to a total stranger, but the situation changes after some time. The two boys grow fond of each other and what seems to be genuine friendship develops into something more than just what two friends can share. Why Call Me By Your Name Should Win the Best Picture for Oscar 2018.

Sensuality and Passion

One brilliant fact about this film is its sensuality. The chemistry and dynamism that the two lovers share are aspects that make the film incredibly sensual which is just what an audience needs. Unlike other romantic movies, Call Me by Your name is not really about the personalities of the two characters but the power that they show when they are in each other’s presence. In conjunction to that, the music the type of music used in the film brings out the kind of warmness that comes with passionate romance. The sensual feeling keeps escalating with every scene, and that may just be what makes the audience stay glued to the scenes until the end.

Impact

Movies that depict gay relationships rare cause an effect on viewers. One reason is that such films never bring out the feeling of intense romance that happens between opposite-sex lovers. On the other hand, Call Me by Your Name has stolen the attention of many just by the emotion it arises on its viewers. Most people that are in straight relationships never bother watching gay relations movies, but when Luca Guadagnino’s piece was released, the circumstances were different. The film makes one believe that true love happens regardless of gender. Who would have thought that the film would capture the attention of viewers who are not gay? The viewers’ reaction to the movie points out that the piece is one of a kind. Call Me by Your Name is not just a fiction story but a film that has the power to change the view of society regarding love and gay relationships.

Limitlessness

Luca’s movie does not conceal acts that would apparently be hidden in other romantic films. Frankly, most films do limit the view of sensitive, intimate scenes that have the capability of showing the passion between two lovers. Luca’s piece, on the other hand, does not conceal such scenes. For instance, Elio ejaculates in a peach and Oliver tries to take a bite out of it. Such views would be avoided in many romance movies, but Guadagnino shows us true intense physical and emotional intimacy. Call Me by Your Name is a masterpiece that leaves memories in your mind long after the movie is over because it makes one thinks intensively about his or her sexuality.

Contradiction

The only contradiction that appears in this film is that the two lovers are Jewish yet they do not hesitate to engage in gay love. Jews are Christians, and Christians have certain beliefs concerning romance. Christians believe that romantic relationships are strictly meant for opposite-sex partners. Luca’s film does not reveal any conflict that resulted from the relationship between the two lovers. Elio and Oliver did not even think about their religion before getting involved with each other romantically.

Apart from the above contradiction, all the elements in the romantic film have nicely been portrayed. Call Me by Your name is a comparison between cinema and fine art. The film is just on its level judging by the way several themes and aspects are brought out effortlessly. The movie deserves to be awarded the 2018 best picture for Oscar.

Who votes for the Oscars Awards? Rules, Telecast, TV ratings

Who votes for Oscars?

When talking about the Oscars – Academy awards, it basically refers to one of the top and well-known world’s annual movie awards that are celebrated across the globe. Despite the fact that the academy award is well-known all over the world, little is really known when it comes to who exactly decides the winners and nominees in each year. Research indicates that a body by the name Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science does the voting for the nominees and winners.

Importantly, the academy majorly comprised and limited to film artists who work in the production of theatrically-released motion pictures. Furthermore, the body generally has 17 branches in the craft sector ranging from writers to actors. As if not enough, it also has two broad categories, Associates, and Members-at-Large which are basically meant to incorporate individual members who work in the production of motion pictures and do not fit any of the 17 branches.

Additionally, in the recent past, the body actually indicated that by 2020 they will double the number of its female and minority members so that it can be more inclusive and importantly as part and parcel of the measures put in place to eliminate the backlash to the lack of diversity in the past years. Moreover, as of last years, the academy had more than 7000 people and it’s on record that it invited 322 more members for recruitment so that the body can comprise of more diverse faces to its ranks.

How to be a member of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science

The process of being a member of this academy is entirely by sponsorship and not by application. As a candidate, you must be sponsored by a couple of Academy members from the branch which you are seeking admission for.

Crucially, the nominees of the award are automatically considered as members and do not require any form of sponsorship. The branch committee reviews the candidature of the sponsored and the Nominees and importantly the recommendation for the membership is done by the Board of Governors. The board is essential which determines the individuals who will receive an invitation to the Academy. The review of membership normally takes place once a year during the spring season. Currently, the deadline for any interested candidate is March 30th, 2018.

Where do Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science members come from?

In a nutshell, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science is majorly an international organization that represents the best of the global art form. Significantly, the organization has members from different countries across the world.

Sponsorship instructions

One of the most serious elements when it comes to inviting a new member into the Academy is sponsoring a new member. Before you agree to sponsor somebody is sure the candidate has exceptionally demonstrated achievements in the theatrical motion pictures field. Importantly, be well conversant with the criteria of admission in your branch. Some of the branch requirements are as follows:

 Only one candidate can be sponsored by a member per membership cycle.

 Candidate for branch membership must be sponsored by members of the branch in question.

 Members of Associates and Member-at-Large may actually be sponsored by any two members of any branch.

 Associates may only sponsor Associates and Members-at-Large may also only sponsor Members-at-Large.

Voters

The voting membership of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science is approximated to be about 6000 members. Records indicate that actors constitute the largest number of the voters about 25%-30%. For the past 89 years, the Oscars votes have been certified by an auditing firm by the name Price Water house Coopers. On behalf of the Academy Branch Executive Committee, the AMPAS members must actually be invited to be part and parcel of the Board of Governors. As earlier mentioned, the eligibility for membership is achieved through a nomination that’s normally very competitive. All candidates are usually considered based on their important contribution to motion pictures field. The consideration of proposals of new members is usually done on an annual basis.

Rules

Some of the officials Academy Awards Rules are as follows:

The involved film must always open in the calendar of the previous year which is determined to be the midnight of January 1 to the midnight of December 31. These usually take place in the county of California in Los Angeles and importantly play for a consecutive seven days so that it can qualify for the award nomination. However, there are exceptions which include: Best Foreign Language Film, Best documentary short Subject, and Best Documentary Feature. Films which are selected in the category of gold, silver, and bronze are always eligible for the award.

Additionally, a film must be defined as a minimum of 40 minutes, feature-length, exist in 35mm and 70mm print and minimum projection resolution of 2048 by 10 80 pixels. Importantly, the concerned producers must actually submit an official screen credit online before deadline day else the film will not be eligible for the Oscar award.

Telecast

The event is usually presented at a live televised ceremony and it usually takes place in the late dates of February or early dates of March. This is normally determined by the relevant calendar of the year and importantly 6 weeks after nominees have been announced. The award is basically the only award ceremony that is televised live in Canada, United States, and the United Kingdom and crucially gathers millions and millions of views across the globe. Oscars was actually televised for the first time in 1953 by NBC until 1960 when ABC took over.

TV ratings

The award ceremony has millions of views and this not only helped the show from getting a good television rating but also in generating a good amount of money. According to Nielsen ratings, the most-watched Oscars Ceremony was the 42end Academy Awards which actually got a household rating of 43.4%. It took place on April 7, 1970. The 78th Academy Awards which was not performed well has the lowest household rating of about 22.91%. The award ceremony was low budgeted and it generated about 38.64 million.

What Will Probably Win the Best Film at the 2018 Oscars?

When it comes to the 2018 Oscars for Best Picture there are some years when everyone is pretty certain which film is going to win and they turn out to be right. There are other times when people are sure a film is going to win but then the award is given to another film entirely. This year the favorite seems to be changing all the time but the current front runner is actually quite surprising. All of the nominees are listed below and are ranked by how likely it is that they will win.

Oscars 2018 Best Film nominees who could make history this year. The Shape of Water, Dunkirk and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri were the most nominated films overall, with 13, 8 and 7 nominations respectively, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll win the biggest prizes of the night, take a look at below.

Phantom Thread

This was one of the most surprising inclusions in the list of nominees and as a result it is considered to be a complete outsider. It has not received a Best Picture nomination in any of the other awards shows that have taken place so far. Films that star Daniel Day-Lewis generally tend to do quite well at the Oscars and there is a chance that he could win the Best Actor award. However, the likelihood of the film winning Best Picture is very low and this is why it is the first film mentioned in this list.

Darkest Hour

All of the focus on Darkest Hour has been about Gary Oldman’s performance as Winston Churchill. For this reason it is fairly unlikely that it will win the Oscar for Best Film. It has not yet won any awards for anything else than the acting and this is a trend that is probably going to contnue at the Oscars. There is also a possibility that it might win the award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling. However, the award for Best Picture may just be a step too far for this film considering the competition that it has.

Dunkirk

Dunkirk has been nominated for Best Film but it is more likely that it will win the award in one of the technical categories that it has been nominated in. It is the second most nominated film at this year’s awards but a lot of these nominations are in more technical categories. It was nominated for Best Film Editing which is an award that the winner of Best Picture also usually wins. Overall, Dunkirk is probably not going to walk away from the Oscars empty handed but it is not very likely that the Best Picture award will be in this collection.

The Post

The Post should be much higher on this last simply because it was directed by Stephen Spielberg and stars Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep in a legal drama about The Washington Post defending its publication of the Pentagon Papers. However, it has not featured heavily in any of the previous award ceremonies that have taken place this year. It did not win anything at the Golden Globes where it was expected to do quite well. It may not win anything at the Oscars either as it is only nominated for Best Picture and Best Actress, and Frances McDormand is the clear favorite in that category.

Call Me By Your Name

At the moment this romantic drama is falling right in the middle of the pack of potential winners. It has received a lot of nominations at the other ceremonies although it has really won anything as of yet. It cannot be said for certain that it definitely won’t win but there are other films which are stronger contenders. The film that wins Best Picture will usually also will win the Best Director or Best Film Editing or in some cases both. However, this film is not even nominated in either of these categories.

Get Out

The quality of Get Out is immediately made obvious by the fact that horror films are almost never nominated for Best Picture. However, there is far more to this film than just the horror aspect and so it can not completely be discounted as a potential winner. There are a number of social issues that are highlighted by the film and this has people still talking about the film almost a year since it was released. This is the kind of excitement that could just lead to a film winning the Best Picture award although this is probably not going to happen in this case.

Lady Bird

Lady Bird is a very relevant movie at the moment because of the Me Too and Time’s Up campaigns that are running at the moment. All of the major stars of the movie are female and it was also directed by a woman. There was some degree of outcry when Greta Gerwig was overlooked for a Best Director nomination at the Golden Globes. This has not happened at the Oscars and Gerwig is nominated and there have been many occasions when the winner of Best Director goes on to win Best Picture.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

This film was once the frontrunner but it has become embroiled in the race row that has overshadowed the Oscars in the last few years. There has been some backlash over the fact that the issues of a white woman take precedence over abuse of black people by police officers. It has won the Best Picture award at the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Up until a few weeks ago it would have been a dead cert to win the award but now it may just be pipped to the post by the last movie on the list.

The Shape Of Water

There are several things about this film that make it very likely that it will win Best Picture. The Shape of Water is the most utterly ravishing film of the year. It is the most nominated film at the awards with 13 nominations and so it was only one nomination away from equaling the record held by All About Eve, Titanic and La La Land. Although it is yet to win a major award it has won the Critics Choice Award and the PGA. It is nominated for Best Director and Best Film Editing and all three of these awards usually go hand in hand. This is the film that has come out of nowhere and taken everyone by surprise and this surprise could continue if it really does win.

Oscars – Academy Awards

The Academy Awards are awarded every year by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) also name is the Oscars. The 2018 Oscars ceremony is the 90th Academy Awards will host by Jimmy Kimmel.  There are currently 24 awards that are given out at each artistic and technical merit ceremony. There is a voting process within the Academy that determines who the winner is in each category. The golden statue that the winners receive is called the Academy Award of Merit but it is nicknamed Oscar which is why the ceremony is commonly referred to as the Oscars. This statue was designed by George Stanley and the same design has been used since the first ceremony which was held in 1929 and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

oscars

The ceremony was first shown on television in 1953, although it had been broadcast on the radio since 1930. Today it is viewed in more than two hundred countries all around the world and can also be streamed live online. It is one of the oldest awards ceremonies in the world and has also been the inspiration for a number of other awards. This includes some other famous ceremonies such as the Emmy Awards and the Grammy Awards.

The Academy Awards that were held in 2017 were the 89th Awards. Including the awards that were given at this ceremony, a total of 3048 Oscars have been awarded since the time that the Awards began.

History

The first Academy Awards were held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in May 1929 and it was a private dinner. Only 270 people were invited and they had to purchase a ticket for $5. The ceremony only lasted for fifteen minutes and a total of fifteen awards were presented. All the winners received an Oscar statuette.

The media were aware of the winners three months before the ceremony took place. From 1930 this changed so that they only received the results for publication at 11:00 pm on the night that the awards took place. In 1940 the Los Angeles Time published the names of the winners before the ceremony had taken place. This has meant that since 1941 all the winning names are placed into a sealed envelope which is opened by the person presenting the award.

Institutions

The first winner of an Academy Award was Emil Jannings who received Best Actor for The Way of All Flesh and The Last Command. He was given his award before the ceremony as he had to return to Europe. When the awards first began the Best Actor and Actress award were given for all films that they had starred in during the qualifying period. This changed after the fourth ceremony when the awards were given for a specific performance. The eligibility period was two years for the first six ceremonies before it changed to one year.

The award for Best Foreign Language Film was introduced in 1957 which was the 29th ceremony. Before this time they had been included in the Special Achievement Award category.

The last new award to be introduced was the Best Animated Feature. This was first presented at the 74th Academy Awards in 2002.

There are a number of traditions that are associated with the Oscars that still take place today. The award for Best Actor has always been presented by an actress, with an actor presenting the Best Actress award. The award for Best Picture is always the last award to be presented and this has been the case since 1973.

Oscar Statuette

There are nine honorary awards which can be granted by the Academy. These awards are non competitive and not all of them will be awarded every year. The winners of these awards will not always receive an Oscar statuette, although there are some exceptions to this rule.

Academy Award of Merit

All winners of awards that are considered to be Academy Awards Of Merit will be presented with an Oscar statuette. The statue if made of bronze and is gold plated. It weighs 8.5 lb and is 13.5 inches tall. The statue is made in the Art Deco style and portrays a knight holding a sword. The knight is standing on a reel of film with five spokes which represent actors, writers, directors, producers and technicians. These were the five original branches of the Academy.

Cedric Gibbons designed the Oscar statuette and it was then sculpted by George Stanley. The Mexican actor Emilio Fernandez is widely thought to have been the model for the statuette. The Oscars have always been made from metal apart from three years during World War Two when they were made from plaster due to the shortage of metal. When the war was over the winners that had received a plaster award were able to swap them for one that was made on metal. Today fifty statues are ordered for each ceremony and these take approximately three months to make.

Naming

There are two main stories regarding how the statues came to be nicknamed Oscar although it is not known which story, if any, is actually true. Bette Davis was a president of the Academy and her biography claims that the statue was named by her in honor of her husband Harmon Oscar Nelson. Another story credits Margaret Herrick, the Executive Secretary of the Academy, with claiming that the statue reminded her of her cousin Oscar Pierce and that the name just stuck. One of the earliest references to the name Oscar was made by Walt Disney when he thanked the Academy for his Oscar in his acceptance speech. The statue was officially named Oscar by the Academy in 1939.

Current categories

Best Picture: since 1928

Best Director: since 1928

Best Actor in a Leading Role: since 1928

Best Actor in a Supporting Role: since 1936

Best Actress in a Leading Role: since 1928

Best Actress in a Supporting Role: since 1936

Best Animated Feature: since 2001

Best Animated Short Film: since 1931

Best Cinematography: since 1928

Best Costume Design: since 1948

Best Documentary Feature: since 1943

Best Documentary Short Subject: since 1941

Best Film Editing: since 1934

Best Foreign Language Film: since 1947

Best Live Action Short Film: since 1931

Best Makeup and Hairstyling: since 1981

Best Original Score: since 1934

Best Original Song: since 1934

Best Production Design: since 1928

Best Sound Editing: since 1963

Best Sound Mixing: since 1930

Best Visual Effects: since 1939

Best Adapted Screenplay: since 1928

Best Original Screenplay: since 1940

Awards Ceremonies

The Academy Awards are the culmination of the films award season. The season will usually begin in November and ends in late February or early March, depending on when the Oscars is held. Awards at the ceremony will be granted for films that were released in the previous calendar year. The announcement of the nominations is only made six weeks before the ceremony takes place.

The Oscars is known as much for its fashion and glamour as it is for the awards. While men will commonly wear tuxedos and black tie clothing, women will appear in creations by some of the most famous designers in the world. Attendees that arrive at the event will have to walk along the red carpet in order to get to the venue.

Oscars 2018 live air on ABC TV.

The Academy Awards are broadcast live across all time zones in the United States and they are the only major awards ceremony to do this. They also broadcast live in Canada and the United Kingdom. In countries where the time difference makes it difficult to watch live, catch-up TV services are often used to watch the ceremony after it has taken place.