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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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No Country for Old Men is a 2007 American crime thriller film adapted for the screen and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, and starring Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, and Josh Brolin. Adapted from the Cormac McCarthy novel of the same name, No Country for Old Men tells the story of an ordinary man to whom chance delivers a fortune that is not his, and the ensuing cat-and-mouse drama, as three men crisscross each other's paths in the desert landscape of 1980 West Texas. The film examines the themes of fate and circumstance the Coen brothers have previously explored in Blood Simple and Fargo. No Country for Old Men was honored with numerous awards, garnering three British Academy of Film awards, two Golden Globes, and four Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director (Joel and Ethan Coen), Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor (Javier Bardem). Upon its release, many critics praised it as the best film of the year, and it has since been acclaimed as one of the best films of the decade. (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
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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