Award of the American academy of cinematographic arts and sciences, from 1940th known as "Oscar", - American film award created in 1929 and traditionally handed to the figures of cinematographic art for their contribution to creation of movies.
Did You Know?
Columbia Pictures would not issue Larry Flynt
a ticket to the awards (his biography The People vs. Larry Flynt
(1996) was up for two Oscars) because they were afraid that he would pull some kind of vulgar stunt and embarrass them. Flynt became angry and began railing against the studio for allowing the film to be made but then censoring him in real life. At the very last minute, Woody Harrelson
(who played him in the film) gave him his agent's ticket. See more
You know you've entered new territory when your outfit cost more than your film.
to the tune of "My Kind of Town" (from "Robin and the 7 Hoods")
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Performed by Billy Crystal See more