The Oscars

Megan Wilson, Staff Writer

The Oscars were first founded in 1929 by Louis B. Mayer. The awards ceremony gets its name from Margaret Herrick, the academy’s executive secretary, because when she first saw the award in 1931 she said the statue reminded her of “Uncle Oscar,” a nickname for her cousin Oscar Pierce. The 2020 Oscars will be held February 9 at 7:00 p.m. at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.

Presenting at the Oscars is Mahershala Ali, Olivia Colman, Regina King and Rami Malek. The categories are:  Best Supporting Actor–Anthony Hopkins, Brad Pitt, Joe Pesci, Al Panico, and Tom Hank; Best Supporting Actress–Margret Robbie, Florence Pugh, Kathy Bates, Scarlet Johansson, and Laura Dern; Best Original Song–Stand Up, I’m Standing With You, I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away, (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again, and Into The Unknown;  Best Costume Design–Mark Bridges, Christopher Peterson, Mayes C. Rubeo, Jacqueline Durran, Arianne Phillips, and Sandy Powell; Best Original Musical–Toy Story 4, Rocketman, Breakthrough, Frozen II, and Harriet. The biggest five categories that everyone looks forward to are Best Picture–1917, Ford v. Ferri, Joker, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Parasite, The Irishman, Little Women, JoJo Rabbit, and Marriage Story; Best Director–Sam Mendes, Quentin Tarantino, Todd Phillips, Bong Joon-Ho, and Martin Scorsese; Best Actor–Jonathon Pryce, Adam Driver, Antonio Banderas, Joaquin Phoenix, and Leonardo DiCaprio; Best Actress–Charlize Theron, Renee Zellwegar, Cynthia Erivo, Scarlet Johansson, Saoirse Ronan; Best Screenplay–Noah Buambach, Bong Joon-Ho, Sam Mendes, Quentin Tarantino, Rian Johnson, Han Jin-Won, and Krysty Wilson- Cairns. 

Walt Disney has the record for winning the most Oscars with 22. Katherine Hepburn has the record of winning the best actress with 4. 


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