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February 28, 2016
The Academy Awards, also known as Oscars, is an annual American Award Ceremony, hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements in the film industry as assessed by the Academy’s voting membership. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a statuette, officially called the Academy Award of Merit, which has become commonly known by the nickname Oscar. The awards were first presented in 1929.