Oscars 2017

The Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars, were held on February 26. They are one of the world’s most famous movie awards and are held annually in Los Angeles, U.S.A. The movie ‘Moonlight’ won the Best Picture award. The Best Actress in a Leading Role award went to  Emma Stone for her role in the movie ‘La La Land’. The Best Actor in a Leading Role award went to Casey Affleck for his role in the movie ‘Manchester by the Sea’. The Best Animated Feature Film award was won by ‘Zootopia’. You can see the other winners here.

 

There were some mix-ups at this year’s ceremony. The Best Picture was first awarded to the wrong film ‘La La Land’. Also, while remembering famous artists who died this past year, the Australian costume designer Janet Patterson was mentioned. However, the photograph shown was of another person who is very much alive.

 

The first Oscars were held in 1929. The winners at the Awards are given an “Oscar”, a 13½ inches tall statuette of a knight on a reel of film holding a sword. It is unclear how the nickname came about, but one popular story is that a librarian who worked for the Academy mentioned that the statuette looked like her Uncle Oscar.

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The Razzie Awards, also known as the Golden Raspberry Awards, were held a day before the Oscars in Los Angeles. These are considered to be an “Academy Awards spoof”. Oscars celebrate the best in films, whereas Razzies pick the worst. The worst picture award went to ‘Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party’.

Image Credits: http://razzies.com for the Razzies’ image, oscars.org for the Oscars’ images, https://www.facebook.com/MoonlightMov for Moonlight’s image
Sources: http://www.cnn.com, http://www.oscars.org, http://razzies.com