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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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Diane Keaton

Diane Keaton (born 1946) is an American film actress, director, and producer. Keaton began her career on stage, and made her screen debut in 1970. Her first major film role was as Kay Adams-Corleone in The Godfather (1972), but the films that shaped her early career were those with director and co-star Woody Allen beginning with Play It Again, Sam in 1972. Her next two films with Allen, Sleeper (1973) and Love and Death (1975), established her as a comic actress. Her fourth, Annie Hall (1977), won her the Academy Award for Best Actress. Keaton subsequently expanded her range to avoid becoming typecast as her Annie Hall persona. She became an accomplished dramatic actress, starting in Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977) and received Academy Award nominations for Reds (1981) and Marvin's Room (1996). Some of her popular later films include Baby Boom (1987), Father of the Bride (1991), The First Wives Club (1996), Something's Gotta Give (2003) and The Family Stone (2005). Films Keaton has been in have earned a cumulative gross of over USD$1.1 billion in North America. (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 (list of winners & nominees) • 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
Other topics List of Academy Award-winning films List of actors who have appeared in multiple Best Picture Academy Award winners List of Asian Academy Award winners and nominees List of Black Academy Award winners and nominees List of films receiving six or more Academy Awards List of films receiving the Academy Award "Big Five" List of oldest and youngest Academy Award winners and nominees List of people who have won multiple Academy Awards in a single year List of presenters of Best Picture Academy Award List of Puerto Rican Academy Award winners and nominees List of superlative Academy Award winners and nominees List of Best Actor winners by age at win List of Best Actress winners by age at win List of Best Supporting Actor winners by age at win List of Best Supporting Actress winners by age at win

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