80 Years of the Oscar: The Official History of the Academy Awards

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Abbeville Press Publishers, 2008 - Antiques & Collectibles - 439 pages
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For the film industry, the Academy Awards is the most celebrated and most significant night of the year: everyone longs for the recognition of being nominated to win a little golden statuette. For most of us, however, even a walk down the red carpet is just a dream. 80 Years of the Oscar puts readers into those iconic plush seats for the thrill of the Academy Awards, from the first show in 1928, shortly after the introduction of the talking picture, to this yearG«÷s eightieth anniversary.With hundreds of photographs and an informative text by Hollywood insider Robert Osborne, 80 Years of the Oscar is the official history of the Academy Awards. Organized by year, 80 Years of the Oscar chronicles the ceremonies themselves, as well as the accomplishments, trends, developments, and events that occurred, both within the Academy and for the film industry as a whole. Osborne comments on each yearG«÷s most important films and shares the stories behind them. He also transports readers into the awards show, quoting from notable acceptance speeches and celebrity reactions, as well as regaling readers with anecdotes from each year. All award nominees and winners are included, with a special listing of Oscar record-holders.An indispensable and encyclopedic reference for the amateur and expert alike, from the struggling actor to the film critic, this book has been a popular favorite since its first edition was published twenty years ago, just after the sixtieth awards ceremony. The authoritative 80 Years of the Oscar provides a depth of coverage found nowhere else, and it is sure to please movie-goers around the world.

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Great Coffee Table Book

User Review  - pmmtm - Overstock.com

Although, I was purchased on behalf of another - in looking @ the book (it's quite large) it has a wealth of pictures & great history of the Oscars. Any movie buff would enjoy this. The price was ... Read full review

History of Academy Awards book

User Review  - editormate - Overstock.com

Bought this book as a gift. The recipient loves it; and so do I. It is packed with statistics and Oscar information. It is also well laid-out. Good "Coffee Table Book." ... Read full review

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by Robert Osborne; photography by Beth Powning

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