What Is an Oscar Award?

Answer An Oscar is Hollywood's highest honor, an award given to the best films and filmmakers each year. These awards, also known as the Academy Awards, are given out during a televised, star-studded gala... Read More »

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What is an oscar award made of?

The Oscar statuette is made of a metal mixture called Britannia. Britannia is made up of 93 percent tin, 5 percent antimony, and 2 percent copper. The Oscar is coated in a 24-karat gold plating. It... Read More »

What year did halle berry win an oscar award?

Halle Berry became the first black woman to win an Academy Award for best actress on March 24, 2002. She earned the Oscar for her role as Leticia Musgrove in "Monster's Ball," released in 2001.Sour... Read More »

What movie won the Oscar award for Best Picture in 1994?

Forrest Gump won the 1994 Oscar award for Best Picture. The film won a total of six Academy Awards including Best Director, Best Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay. As of 2010, the picture had the s... Read More »

How did the award called Oscar get its name?

It's officially called the "Academy Award of Merit," and it may be the single most recognizable trophy on the planet. At under 14 inches tall, the award's recipients are chosen by a vote of the Ac... Read More »