Portal:Academy Award

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The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. Awarded annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since 1929 in Los Angeles, it recognizes excellence in many aspects of motion picture making, such as acting, directing, and screenwriting.

Academy Awards are granted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), a professional honorary organization, which as of 2007 had a voting membership of 5,830. Actors, with a membership of 1,311, make up the largest voting bloc at 22 percent. The votes have been tabulated and certified by the auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers and its predecessor Price Waterhouse for 72 years, since close to the awards' inception.

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Matt Damon

Matt Damon (born 1970) is an American actor, writer, and philanthropist whose career was launched following the success of the film Good Will Hunting, from a screenplay he co-wrote with friend Ben Affleck. The pair won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and the Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay for the work and Damon garnered multiple nominations for Best Actor, including the Academy Award, for his lead performance in the same film. Damon went on to star in films such as Saving Private Ryan, The Talented Mr. Ripley, the Ocean's series, the Bourne series, Syriana, The Good Shepherd, The Departed, The Informant! and Invictus. He has received multiple award nominations for his film performances and has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Damon is one of the top thirty-five highest grossing actors of all time. (more...)

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Current Awards for Merit Best PictureBest Leading Actor Best Leading Actress Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress Best Animated Feature Best Art Direction Best Cinematography Best Costume Design Best Director Best Documentary Feature Best Documentary Short Subject Best Film Editing Best Foreign Language Film Best Makeup Best Original Score Best Original Song Best Animated Short Film Best Live Action Short Film Best Sound Mixing Best Sound Editing Best Visual Effects Best Adapted Screenplay Best Original Screenplay
Current Special Awards Academy Honorary AwardAcademy Special Achievement Award Academy Award, Scientific or Technical The Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian AwardGordon E. Sawyer Award
Retired Awards of Merit Best Assistant Director Best Dance Direction Best Engineering Effects Best Score—Adaptation or Treatment• Best Original Musical or Comedy Score • Best Short Film—Color Best Short Film—Live Action—2 Reels Best Short Film—NoveltyBest Original Story Best Unique and Artistic Quality of Production
Retired Special Awards Academy Juvenile Award
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