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

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Abbeville Press, 1999 - Performing Arts - 384 pages
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"This expanded and updated edition is the only official history of the Academy Awards and includes the titanic achievements of the 1997 Awards. 70 Years of the Oscar opens with a history of the founding of the Academy, details the organization's aims, and covers the background of the establishment of these highly coveted awards. The rest of the book is divided into decades, with lively overviews that document trends, track new developments, and capture the thrills of the film industry's most significant and popular event." "For each year Robert Osborne presents the range of movies in competition and contemporary speculation on possible winners, and describes memorable moments of the evening's events. Each year concludes with a complete list of nominees in all categories, plus the winners in each. The annual illustrations include evocative stills from many of the best films and candid shots of the celebrities in attendance. Altogether the book is illustrated with nearly 700 rare photographs in black-and-white and color, and also includes the original movie posters for every year's best picture." --Book Jacket.

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User Review  - mirikayla - LibraryThing

Grabbed this as I walked past a display at the library; not sure why, to be honest, as I've only ever watched one Oscars ceremony in my life and it was just last year. It was somehow less interesting ... Read full review

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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 laidout. Good Coffee Table Book. Read full review

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Robert Osborne is Professor of Applied Policy Studies and Director of the Social and Policy Research Institute at the University of Ulster.

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