In a welcome throwback to the old-school Oscars
, the Academy aired a full 20-second film clip for each of the acting nominees.
Since the red carpet fashion and awards receive a majority of the attention when it comes to Oscar
coverage, it's easy to look past details you may need to know before watching the program.
Hollywood lore has it that the Academy Award was nicknamed Oscar
after Academy librarian Margaret Herrick - who eventually became executive director - saw the trophy for the first time and thought it looked like her uncle Oscar
Bungles include a retreat in September over a proposed new "popular film" category, the withdrawal in December of Oscars
host Kevin Hart because of past homophobic tweets, and an accusation in January by the US actors union that the academy was pressuring celebrities not to appear or present at award ceremonies other than the Oscars
are the last in a long Hollywood season that sees award shows and celebrity-packed red carpets every week over two months.
Nowadays, the Oscars
are a set of 24 awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, to recognise excellence as assessed by the Academy's voting membership.
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nomination and win for the actor.
The three awards have agreed 10 times since 2000, and come up with the same pick as the Oscars
At the 69th Oscars
Madonna's film Evita was nominated for was nominated in five categories, and went on to win Best Original Song for You Must Love Me.
Tom McCarthy's film "Spotlight" won the best picture award at the 2016 Oscars
Which brings us back to Oscar
's face-lift--or, rather, his most recent face-lift.
"The Revenant" with 12 nominations, and "Mad Max: Fury Road" with 10, rang up the largest number of Oscar
notices this year, largely due to success across the Academy's various artisan categories.