What is an Academy Award?

Answer The Academy Awards are honors granted in the film industry. The awards are given out annually, usually on an evening in February or March, in a ceremony televised live.FunctionThe Academy Awards re... Read More »

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What was the first movie to win an Academy Award?

According to Judy Stone in a May 2009 article for SF360, the first movie to win an Academy Award was the 1927 film "Wings." John Monk Saunders wrote "Wings," which was also the first silent film wi... Read More »

What actor won an Academy Award after death?

As of 2010, only two actors in history have won an Academy Award after their death. The most famous is Heath Ledger, who won Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of the Joker in 2008's "The Dark... Read More »

What movie won the first academy award in 1929?

The 1929 Academy Award ceremony featured two categories that are comparable to the modern "Best Picture" category. "Wings" won the award for "Best Production" while "Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans"... Read More »

Who won the 1939 Best Actor Academy Award& what was the movie he performed in?

In 1939, Robert Donat won the Best Actor Academy Award for his performance as Mr. Charles Chipping in the film, "Goodbye Mr. Chips." Other actors nominated for the award that year were Clark Gable,... Read More »