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Oscars 2018 "90th Academy Awards"

By Heidi Sameh
Whether you're a movie freak or just a person who likes to watch a movie from time to time, you probably are waiting for the Academy Awards like the rest of the world. It's more than just an award, it's a worldwide event that is not created only for the related fields it honors, but also with many other considerations. Before we get involved with the 2018 (coming soon) Oscars, let's have a quick brief about it's history. The first Academy Awards presentation was held on May 16, 1929 at a private dinner at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel with an audience of about 270 people while the post-awards party was held at the Mayfair Hotel. The cost of guest tickets for that night's ceremony was $5 ($71 in 2018 dollar terms). Fifteen statuettes were awarded; honoring artists, directors, and other participants in the film-making industry of the time for their works during the 1927 till 1928 and the ceremony ran for 15 minutes. After having a quick note on the history, let me ask if you ever wondered why is it called the Oscars? If you ever did I'm here to answer you, but keep in mind that the origin of the name Oscar is disputed. One biography of Bette Davis, who was a president of the Academy, claims she named the Oscar after her first husband; band leader Harmon Oscar Nelson. Another claimed origin is the Academy's Executive Secretary; Margaret Herrick who first saw the award in 1931 and made reference to the statuette's reminding her of her "Uncle Oscar" (a nickname for her cousin Oscar Pierce). Nowadays the Oscars is more popular than in the past, people love to watch the Oscars for many reasons. Some watch it for fashion, some for entertainment, others for knowledge, but the majority wants to have the pleasure of knowing who won the awards. According to the nominees "The Shape Of Water" has 13 nominations - which is a big number. The Oscars will honor the best films of 2017 and will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California at 5:00 P.M on March 4, 2018. During the ceremony the Academy Awards will be presented in 24 categories. Don't miss it!!

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