10 Facts About Academy Awards

1. Academy Awards are regarded by many as the most prestigious, significant awards in the entertainment industry worldwide.

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2. The Academy Awards earned enforcement of its statuette contract by gaining a permanent injunction against the sale.

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3. In May 2011, the Academy Awards sent a letter advising its 6,000 or so voting members that an online system for Oscar voting would be implemented in 2013.

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4. Since the 90th Academy Awards, presented in 2018, multi-part and limited series have been ineligible for the Best Documentary Feature award.

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5. Finally, a film that is selected as a gold, silver, or bronze medal winner in an appropriate category of the immediately previous Student Academy Awards is eligible.

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6. In 2021, for the 2022 Oscars, the Academy Awards banned all physical screeners and in-person screenings, restricting official membership viewing to the Academy Awards Screening Room.

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7. Academy Awards is the world's longest-running awards show televised live from the US to all-time zones in North America and worldwide, and gathers billions of viewers elsewhere throughout the world.

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8. On March 30, 1981, the 53rd Academy Awards was postponed for one day, after the shooting of President Ronald Reagan and others in Washington, DC.

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9. In 1929, the first Academy Awards were presented at a banquet dinner at The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

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10. Special Academy Awards are voted on by special committees, rather than by the Academy membership as a whole.

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