All about the Oscars: What are the Oscars? Which famous personalities have won an Oscar in the past?

All about the Oscars: What are the Oscars? Which famous personalities have won an Oscar in the past?

The Oscars also referred to as the Academy Awards, are given out annually to recognise excellent work in the film industry. They rank among the highest honours given in the entertainment sector. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) presents an Oscar statuette to the winners of the Academy Awards.


On May 16, 1929, a private dinner event at The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel hosted the first Academy Awards ceremony, which was attended by roughly 270 people.


The Mayfair Hotel hosted the post-awards gathering. Tickets for the ceremony that evening cost $5 ($85 in 2020 dollars). 15 statuettes were given out to recognise the contributions made by the 1927–1928 period's artists, directors, and other members of the film industry. The 15-minute ceremony took place.

The winners were revealed to the media three months prior to this first ceremony. The results were supplied to newspapers for publication at 11:00 p.m. on the night of the awards for the second ceremony in 1930 and the remainder of the first decade. The Los Angeles Times announced the winners before the ceremony started in 1940; as a result, the Academy began revealing the names of the winners in a sealed envelope the following year.


Although "Oscar" is a registered trademark of the AMPAS, it is often used informally, regardless of the field, to refer to any award or award ceremony in Italian.


Over the years, a lot of well-known people have won Oscars. Among the prominent winners are:

With four Best Actress victories, Katharine Hepburn has won the most Academy Awards.

Meryl Streep: She has taken home three Oscars, including Best Actress for her roles in "Kramer vs. Kramer" and "Sophie's Choice."

Daniel Day-Lewis is the only actor to have received three Best Actor Oscar nominations for his performances in the films "My Left Foot," "There Will Be Blood," and "Lincoln."

For "Schindler's List" and "Saving Private Ryan," among other nominations and successes, Steven Spielberg was named Best Director.


The major awards are presented live on television six weeks after the candidates are revealed, usually in late February or early March of the following calendar year. The film awards season, which typically starts in November or December of the preceding year, comes to a close with this event. The invited guests are dressed in the most well-known fashion designers designs of the day as they make their way up the red carpet in this spectacular display. The most popular male attire is black tie, though some musicians may defy this fashion rule (the artists who recorded the nominees for Best Original Song frequently perform those songs live at the awards ceremony, and the fact that they are performing is frequently used to promote the television broadcast).


Instead of the Academy membership as a whole, special committees vote on the Special Academy Awards. They are not usually made available annually.


The Present-Day Special Categories

Established 1929, the Academy Honorary Award

Since 1931, three separate Academy Scientific and Technical Awards have been given out.

Since 1981, the Gordon E. Sawyer Award

Since 1957, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

Since 1938, the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award

Award for Special Achievement in the Arts: 1972–1995 and 2017


Withdrawn Special Categories

Oscar for Best Young Actor: 1934–1960


The Oscars are the dream of every person who works in the Film and Television industries. The Oscars are the highest award one can achieve in his or her lifetime while working as an actor.