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American awards given annually for excellence in cinematic achievements

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Academy Awards: American awards given annually for excellence in cinematic achievements
The Academy Awards, also officially and popularly known as the Oscars, are awards for artistic and technical merit in the film industry. Given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), the awards are an international recognition of excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a golden statuette, officially called the "Academy Award of Merit", although more commonly referred to by its nickname "Oscar". The statuette depicts a knight rendered in Art Deco style.

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Videos for Academy Awards

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Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:25Published

Morgan Freeman says money was the motivation for latest film role [Video]Morgan Freeman says money was the motivation for latest film role

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Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:33Published

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Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

'Easy Rider' actor Peter Fonda dead at age 79 [Video]'Easy Rider' actor Peter Fonda dead at age 79

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Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:52Published

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Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:21Published

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Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:27Published

Dame Helen Mirren based Fast & Furious role on her working class roots [Video]Dame Helen Mirren based Fast & Furious role on her working class roots

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Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:31Published

 

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