Audio Assessment 2. News report. The Oscars


One of the biggest and most awaited event of year in the film industry is The Academy Awards. In other words, “Oscars”, is a group of twenty-four artistic and technical honors given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements in the United States film industry as assessed by the Academy’s voting membership. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a statuette, officially called the Academy Award of Merit, which has become commonly known by its nickname “Oscar.”

It shares recognition of the entertainment industry as that of the other performance awards such as the Emmy Awards (television), the Tony Awards (stage performance), or Grammy Award (org. Gramophone Award to recognize outstanding achievement in the mainly English-language music industry).

Not only actors, directors and producers, but also celebrities and the rest of the world has eyes on the event.  The awards, first presented in 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, are overseen by AMPAS. This year iconic event ceremony, honoring the best films of 2016, was held on February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre. The ceremony was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and was broadcast on ABC.

The complete list of winners was posted shortly afterwards the ceremony and could be founded everywhere, from the official page, to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and even Snapchat. The next morning 89th Academy Awards ceremony was covered by the newspapers all over the world, however, not only winners and best or worst dressed guests were reviewed. 2017 Oscars will be remembered not only for memorable or beautiful moments, but for the mistakes and other following weird and funny events or unusual celebrities behavior, such as Nicole Kidman’s Grinch clapping. For sure, whole world is talking about the film world event of the year.

(Newspapers headlines in the UK the morning after the 89th Academy Awards)

The biggest and the most scandalous mistake in the Oscars history was when La La Land was wrongly named Best Picture winner, when the real winner was Moonlight.


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