Fashion at the Academy Awards
Academy of Motion
Picture Arts and Sciences was founded to advance the arts and
sciences of motion pictures; foster cooperation among creative leaders
for cultural, educational and technological progress; recognize
outstanding achievements; cooperate on technical research and improvement
of methods and equipment; provide a common forum and meeting ground
for various branches and crafts; represent the viewpoint of actual
creators of the motion picture; and foster educational activities
between the professional community and the public-at-large.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts is a professional honorary organization
of over 6,000 motion picture professionals.
The Oscars! has
become the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' most famous
At the beginning of every year the attention
of the entertainment community and of film fans around the world
turns to the upcoming Academy Awards. Oscar Fever hits, building
to the crescendo of the annual presentation of golden statuettes,
when hundreds of millions of cinema lovers glue themselves to their
television sets to learn who will receive the highest honor in filmmaking.
During the months of January and February
Hollywood is engrossed in the emotion of the upcoming Academy Awards.
During this time of year, the fashion community is equally a buzz.
Certainly we have interest in learning who will win the awards.
However, our hearts are beating faster because we are anxious to
see what the stars will be wearing. As the
exit their limos, we eagerly await the first peak at their clothing
The fashion photographers flash
their cameras and the fashion columnist's jot down their notes.
The world is very anxious to see which designer label is being worn
as the celebrities strut down the red carpet. Who will make
the best dressed list and who will become a mockery
In addition to be a star studded spectacular,
The Academy Awards Presentation is also the activity that enables
the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to maintain its
varied year-round calendar of programs and events and a wide-ranging
educational and cultural agenda.
If you were not sure how the system works:
All voting for Academy Awards is conducted
by secret ballot and tabulated by an international auditing firm.
Secrecy is maintained by the auditors - the results of balloting
are not revealed until the famous envelopes are opened on stage
during the live television program. Because the Academy numbers
among its members the ablest artists and craftsmen in the motion
picture world, the Oscar represents the best achievements of the
year in the opinion of those who themselves reside at the top of
The annual Oscar presentation has been held
since 1929. In their first year, the Academy Awards were presented
at a private dinner in the Blossom Room of the Hollywood Roosevelt
Hotel, with fewer than 250 persons attending. Public interest proved
so great, however, that the following year the Academy permitted
radio broadcasting of the event. Television added a new dimension
in 1953, enabling millions throughout the United States and Canada
to watch the ceremonies. Telecasting in color was begun in 1966,
bringing home viewers the full sparkle and glamour of the event.
Since 1969, the Awards program has been telecast throughout the
world, by the mid-1990s reaching movie fans in over 100 countries.
You can learn more about the
Academy Awards and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
at their website located at
Fashion at the Academy Awards
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