80 Years of the Oscar

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The only official history of the Academy Awards, 80 Years of the Oscar captures the thrill of the film industry's most significant and popular event with hundreds of photographs and informative text by a Hollywood insider.

Author Robert Osborne traces the history of the Awards from the formative years of the film industry to the present. He illustrates how the Oscars have been influenced by changing world events and how each year's ceremony – and the movies honored that year – are a reflection of their time.

Meticulously researched and written in association with the Academy, the book details each award ceremony, decade by decade, with a complete listing of the nominees and winners in every category. Over 700 movie stills, candid photos from the ceremonies, and reproductions of the original posters of the Best Picture winners from each year round out this sweeping history. 80 Years of the Oscar is the most accurate, definitive book ever published on the subject.

About the Author

The author, Robert Osborne, is a columnist and critic for The Hollywood Reporter and primetime host and anchor of the Turner Classic Movies cable television network. He has written a dozen books on the film world, many of them focused on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

80 Years of the Oscar is published by Abbeville Press with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and is available at Amazon.com and wherever books are sold.
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