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89th Academy Awards
When: Sunday, February 28th, 2017; 7:00 PM ET
Where: Dolby Theater, Los Angeles, CA
The Academy Awards were first heard on the radio in 1930, and then it was televised for the first time in 1953, making it the oldest of the Big Four in terms of awards (the Emmy Awards for television, the Tony Awards for theatre and the Grammy Awards for music make up the rest). They are to recognize the best in film in 2016, and this year’s show will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, who is hosting the Academy Awards for the first time. The Academy Award will also be referred to as the Oscar, named after the famous statuette that is given to each winner. Best Picture is the centerpiece of the show and the final award to be given out. Best Director and the acting awards (Best Actor and Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Actress) are also major awards, but there are 24 categories in all as the Academy recognizes animated films, foreign-language films, and the technical aspects of the industry such as production, writing, sound and visual effects and makeup, among others. Continue