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?
When 100-year-old film pioneer Hal Roach
was honored, the producers decided to have him give his acceptance speech from his seat. However, he didn't have a microphone and, not realizing this, proceeded to speak anyway. The home audience (and 95% of those in the auditorium) watched him speak though they heard nothing. The gaffe was quickly covered by host Billy Crystal
, who said, "I think that's appropriate because Mr. Roach started in silent films." See more
[accepting the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor
Billy Crystal; I crap bigger'n him!
Followed by The Oscars
The Prince of Tides
To the tune of "Don't Rain on My Parade" (from "Funny Girl")
Music by Jule Styne
Performed by Billy Crystal See more