четверг, 28 февраля 2013 г.

It's interesting to know. Oscar.

It is well-known that Oscars are awarded by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. It is a professional honorary organization composed of over 6,000 motion picture artists and craftsmen and women. The Academy was organized in May, 1927, as a nonprofit corporation chartered under the laws of California.

A popular story has been that an Academy librarian and eventual executive director, Margaret Herrick, thought the statuette resembled her Uncle Oscar and said so, and that as a result the Academy staff began referring to it as Oscar. No hard evidence exists to support that tale, but in any case, by the sixth Awards Presentation in 1934, Hollywood columnist Sidney Skolsky used the name in his column in reference to Katharine Hepburn’s first Best Actress win. The Academy itself didn’t use the nickname officially until 1939.

The Oscar is a tin and copper statuette of a naked man holding a sword and standing on a reel of film. The award weighs 8 1/2 pounds and is plated with gold. Since the list of winners is kept secret until the telecast, the awards handed out on television are blanks. The Academy reclaims the statuettes the morning after the telecast and has them engraved before they are shipped back to the anxious recipients. The personalized engraving is on a small plaque attached to the pedestal on which Oscar stands. The engraving includes the year, the award category and the name of the recipient.
The winner of this year is "Argo" (Ben Affleck)/ genre: drama & thriller.

Всем известно, что Оскар вручает Академия кинематографа. Она была создана в 1927. Существует история, что исполнительный продюсер Маргарет Херрик как-то сказала, что эта статуэтка очень напоминает ее дядюшку по имени Оскар. Так это имя и "прилипло" к всемирно-известной награде.
Статуэтка сделана из сплава меди и железа с золотым покрытием, имеет форму человека, держащего меч и стоящего на кинопленке( вес - 8,5 фунтов).

В этом году победителем стал фильм Бена Аффлека "Операция "Арго"" (жанр: драма и триллер).

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