Daciana Miron, 10A
Most of us sit comfortably on our couch with a bowl of popcorn every year just to watch some celebrities get awards and be nominated for the roles they played in movies, but has anyone wondered when all of this began?
Founded by Louis B Mayer, the head of MGM studious, in 1927, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science was first intended as a non-profit organization. Its goal was to advance the film industry and the first premiere took place at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on 16 May 1929. This was known as the 1st Academy Awards, later on, in 1930 to be first broadcasted and then televised in 1953.
The academy of motion picture arts and sciences presented the 94th academy awards this year at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood honouring the best films of the previous year from the 1st of March to 31 December 2021. This event took place on 27 March 2022 but had his shortlists that were to compete for the nominalizations at 10 categories were published as soon as 21 December 2021. The nominalizations were then announced on 8 February 2022.
‘Dune’ was one of 2021 best movies and that also showed in the nominalizations they received. They won 6 Oscars for ‘best cinematography’, ‘best production’, ‘best visual effects, ‘best film editing’, ‘best original score’, and ‘best sound’. This movie was a huge success at its premiere and everyone adored it once they saw it.
Every great event has to have a blunder and at this exclusive event, two actors, Will Smith and Chris Rock made a huge fiasco. After Chris Rock went on stage, some heavy language and some physical violence happened. Will Smith got violent after the comedian made a statement to Will's wife and then he proceeded to go on stage and slap him, later on telling him not to mention his wife’s name anymore. This scandal was a huge one in the celebrity world for a few days because no one thought Will Smith could do such a thing, especially on a live stream event.
To conclude with, Oscars are very exclusive events that are looked upon from above by everyone with appreciation, since they are tremendously important for celebrities and for usual people as well, since they get to experience a part of their favourite actor or actress’s lives.