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  • n. An award in any of various fields related to moviemaking, most prominently acting, generally awarded at a televised gala to winners who then speak.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an annual award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for achievements in motion picture production and performance

Etymologies

Official name, named after its awarding organization, the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Al and I laughed, both at Samantha and at each other, over what we called the Academy Award performance of the summer.

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  • And in turn, receiving the Academy Award was a key into a career that I honestly didn't think I would have.

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  • "The Academy Award was a highlight because it meant an acceptance from my peers and that was an amazing night for me," she says.

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  • In the U.S., the lure of the Academy Award is a powerful force in the film industry.

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  • Yeah, I’ll admit it, the idea of Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges drawling and duding his way through the almost-three-decades-too-late sequel to Tron, Disney’s stab at Cyberpunk Lite, does have its appeal.

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  • They nonetheless remain essential to the production of almost every cartoon film made in the Czech Republic and still participate in the work of the leading animators in this part of the world, such as Academy Award nominee Michaela Pavlátová.

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  • School officials said celebrities such as Academy Award winning actors Denzel Washington and Jamie Foxx will be among the estimated 150 to 200 fans holding sideline passes for Saturday's game between top-ranked USC and fifth-ranked Ohio State.

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  • Steve Lopes, a senior associate athletic director, said celebrities such as Academy Award winning actors Denzel Washington and Jamie Foxx will be among the estimated 150 to 200 fans holding sideline passes for Saturday's game between top-ranked USC and fifth-ranked Ohio State.

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  • celebrities such as Academy Award winning actors Denzel Washington and Jamie Foxx will be among the estimated 150 to 200 fans holding sideline passes

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  • Many of those who have received the accolade of an Academy Award ® nomination or victory in recent years were once struggling to be heard.

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