The Oscars (Academy Awards) Airs: Sunday
The Oscars (Academy Awards) Status: Break
The Academy Awards or The Oscars (the official title was rebranded as The Oscars in 2013 – changed from The Academy Awards) is an annual American awards ceremony honoring cinematic achievements in the film industry. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a statuette, officially the Academy Award of Merit, that is better known by its nickname Oscar. The awards, are overseen by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
Historically given during the first quarter of the new year, the awards honor achievements for cinematic accomplishments for the preceding year. This lends confusion when chronologically describing the awards. For example, 12 Years a Slave was awarded Best Picture for 2013, although the Oscar ceremony was conducted in 2014.
Since, the Awards show inception back in 1928, 29,053 statuettes have been given out.