The Academy Awards: The Complete Unofficial History

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Black Dog & Leventhal, 2008 - Performing Arts - 359 pages
THE definitive guide to the Academy Awards, from the very first ceremony to this year's 80th anniversary spectacular, includes EVERY nominee and winner in EVERY category—and has been fully updated to include the most recent winners and losers, unforgettable photographs, and highlights.

Written by film experts who are sought out every year for their insider knowledge of movies and Hollywood, this book is both a comprehensive reference and a detailed history of the Academy Awards, complete with each year's facts, highlights, and controversies—all told with authority and attitude.

Packed with more than 500 photographs from the Oscar ceremonies and red carpet as well as the movies themselves, it outdoes any other book on the market in both information and illustrations. And compared to boring "official" books with less reportage and much less color, this "unauthorized" book delivers what fans want most: ALL the facts, enhanced by juicy commentary and pictures galore.

Now in its fourth edition, it's the most popular, comprehensive, lavishly illustrated, and enjoyable Oscar book out there.

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This is a great book for different kins of trivia facts. It shows any unusual occurances that might have happened during ech respective year of the oscars and if there were any firsts they tell them ... Read full review

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Not a bad book on The Oscar, it just has to many factual errors.

About the author (2008)

Gail Kinn is the author of Be My Baby and the co-author of Four-Star Movies: The 101 Greatest Films of All Time and The Academy Awards: The Complete Unofficial History. She ha also conceived and edited a wide range of movie books. She resides in New York City.

Jim Piazza is an essayist, screenwriter, and playwright whose personal essays and writings about the media have appeared in The Village Voice and Out magazine. He has been a script analyst for Columbia, Fox, and Paramount Pictures. With Gail Kinn, he is the coauthor of The Greatest Movies Ever (BD&L). He lives in New York City.nbsp;

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