The Oscars

Roger Walter

Reading — Intermediate Level
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The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are a set of awards for artistic and technical merit in the film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a golden statuette, officially called the "Academy Award of Merit", although more commonly referred to by its nickname "Oscar". AMPAS first presented it in 1929 at a private dinner hosted by Douglas Fairbanks in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

The Academy Awards ceremony was first broadcast on radio in 1930 and televised for the first time in 1953. It is the oldest worldwide entertainment awards ceremony and is now seen live worldwide. Its equivalents – the Emmy Awards for television, the Tony Awards for theater, and the Grammy Awards for music – are modeled after the Academy Awards.
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  1. The Oscars are a set of awards given by which of the following industries?

  2. Who decides which Oscars will be awarded?

  3. When did the first awards ceremony take place?

  4. What is the oldest worldwide entertainment awards ceremony?

  5. Which award ceremonies are modeled after the Oscars?


Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below

  1. Do you like watching the Oscars? Why or why not?

  2. What's the best movie that you've ever seen? Why was it so good?

  3. Have you ever won an award? What was it for?

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      • a thing done successfully, typically by effort, courage, or skill
      • the quality of being particularly good or worthy, especially so as to deserve praise or reward
      • a small statue or figurine, especially one that is smaller than life-size


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