80 Years of the Oscar: The Official History of the Academy Awards

Years of the Oscar The Official History of the Academy Awards For the film industry the Academy Awards is the most celebrated and most significant night of the year everyone longs for the recognition of being nominated to win a little golden statuette For most

  • Title: 80 Years of the Oscar: The Official History of the Academy Awards
  • Author: Robert Osborne
  • ISBN: 9780789209924
  • Page: 368
  • Format: Hardcover
  • For the film industry, the Academy Awards is the most celebrated and most significant night of the year everyone longs for the recognition of being nominated to win a little golden statuette For most of us, however, even a walk down the red carpet is just a dream 80 Years of the Oscar puts readers into those iconic plush seats for the thrill of the Academy Awards, fromFor the film industry, the Academy Awards is the most celebrated and most significant night of the year everyone longs for the recognition of being nominated to win a little golden statuette For most of us, however, even a walk down the red carpet is just a dream 80 Years of the Oscar puts readers into those iconic plush seats for the thrill of the Academy Awards, from the first show in 1928, shortly after the introduction of the talking picture, to this yearGCOs eightieth anniversary.With hundreds of photographs and an informative text by Hollywood insider Robert Osborne, 80 Years of the Oscar is the official history of the Academy Awards Organized by year, 80 Years of the Oscar chronicles the ceremonies themselves, as well as the accomplishments, trends, developments, and events that occurred, both within the Academy and for the film industry as a whole Osborne comments on each yearGCOs most important films and shares the stories behind them He also transports readers into the awards show, quoting from notable acceptance speeches and celebrity reactions, as well as regaling readers with anecdotes from each year All award nominees and winners are included, with a special listing of Oscar record holders.An indispensable and encyclopedic reference for the amateur and expert alike, from the struggling actor to the film critic, this book has been a popular favorite since its first edition was published twenty years ago, just after the sixtieth awards ceremony The authoritative 80 Years of the Oscar provides a depth of coverage found nowhere else, and it is sure to please movie goers around the world.

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    1. Grabbed this as I walked past a display at the library; not sure why, to be honest, as I've only ever watched one Oscars ceremony in my life and it was just last year. It was somehow less interesting than I thought it'd be, but maybe I was just turned off by being unable to lift the book off the table while I was reading it. Damn book weighs more than my coffee table.

    2. this was so good i wasn't expecting ti to be so BIG but i LOVE Robert Osborne and classic hollywood and if you do also then this is for you. It was so highly detailed with wonderful photos in it. Bravo!

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