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The Oscars

The Oscars or Academy Awards are a series of movie awards, which are given to the best actors, movies, directors and more. They are considered the most respected awards in the entertainment industry. Since 2002 they have been awarded in Hollywood and the ceremony is an annual event. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) gives out the awards. The first ever ceremony was held in May 1929. Solid bronze and gold-plated trophies are awarded to the winners in each category and 3140 have been awarded since 1929.

There are 24 distinct categories, with the 5 main categories being best picture, best director, best actor, best actress and best screenplay, also referred to as the “Big Five”. Katharine Hepburn is the actor with the most best actress awards, with 4, more than any other actor or actress and Meryl Streep is the actress with the most Oscars in total, winning 12 across 3 different Oscars ceremonies.

This year the Academy awards were awarded on the 13th of March and honoured the best movies released in 2022. This was the 95th edition of the Oscars and the movie “Everything Everywhere All at Once” won the best picture award. The adventure and sci-fi film is about a Chinese immigrant, played by Michelle Yeoh, who finds herself on an adventure where she has to link different versions of herself in parallel universes. Other nominees were “Top Gun: Maverick”, “Elvis” and “Avatar: The Way of Water”.

Brendan Fraser won the best actor award for his acting in the drama movie “Whale” and other nominees were Austin Butler, Colin Farrell, Paul Mescal and Bill Nighy. The prize for best actress went to Michelle Yeoh for her performance in “Everything Everywhere All at Once”. The nominees that just missed out on the prize were Cate Blanchett, Andrea Riseborough, Michelle Williams and Ana de Armas. The trophy for best director was awarded to Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert for directing “Everything Everywhere All at Once”. “Everything Everywhere All at Once” also won the best screenplay award and in total the movie won seven different Oscars, for example best screenplay and best picture.

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