The Oscars Are Upon Us

STACY CANNON

Staff Writer

On Sunday March 2, 2014, the 86th Oscars will be presented on ABC. So why are the Oscars so important? The Oscars have been a tradition of America’s history since 1929. A time where actors and actresses come together to have dinner and to celebrate each others accomplishments. On May 16, the 1st Academy Awards were held in the Blossom Room of the Hotel Roosevelt honoring movies released from August 1, 1927 to August 1, 1928.

What is in store for the Oscars this year? The Best Animated Movie award nominations are: The Croods, Despicable Me 2, Ernest and Celestine, Frozen and The Wind Rises.

The biggest award of the night is the Best Picture award. The movie Wings won the first best picture award, and since then, the list of movies that have won Best Picture have been growing. From Gone with the Wind, to Titanic, all the way to last year’s winner Argo. The nominees for this year’s award are: American Hustle, Her, Nebraska, Philomena, 12 Years a Slave, Dallas Buyer’s Club, Gravity and The Wolf of Wall Street.

It was a well done film,” said senior Kayleigh Murphy about The Wolf of Wall Street. “Great cinematography and very well done characters. It was dramatic and it touched me.”

Even with all the fame the actors and movies get, they are making history one step at a time. For example, the movie Gone with the Wind was the first movie to utter a swear word and had the first African American actress to win an Oscar. The Oscars will continue making history from now until forever. Go watch the Oscars and see if your favorite movie, song, actor, director, or actress make history with an Oscar win.

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