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And the Oscar Goes To... (2014)

The history of the Academy Awards.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anjelica Huston ... Narrator (voice) (archive footage)
Billy Crystal ... Himself - Nine-Time Oscar Host (archive footage)
Tom Hanks ... Himself - Actor
Cher ... Herself - Actress (archive footage)
Robert Osborne ... Himself - Film Historian
Ellen Burstyn ... Herself - Actress
Phil Alden Robinson ... Himself - Director-Screenwriter
George Clooney ... Himself - Actor
Jason Reitman ... Himself - Director-Screenwriter (archive footage)
Jennifer Hudson ... Herself - Actress
Jane Fonda ... Herself - Actress
Benicio Del Toro ... Himself - Actor (archive footage)
Bruce Davis Bruce Davis ... Himself - Academy Executive Director 1989-2011
Whoopi Goldberg ... Herself - Actress
Jon Voight ... Himself - Actor (archive footage)
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On the opening night of its annual 31 Days of Oscar festival, TCM presents the world premiere of "And the Oscar Goes To...", a documentary tracing the history of the Academy Awards. The documentary is one of a series of programming events leading up to the TCM 20th anniversary in April 2014. In telling the story of the gold-plated statuette that became the film industry's most coveted prize, And the Oscar Goes To... traces the history of the Academy itself, which began in 1927 when Louis B. Mayer, then head of MGM, led other prominent members of the industry in forming this professional honorary organization. Two years later the Academy began bestowing awards, which were nicknamed "Oscar" and quickly came to represent the pinnacle of cinematic achievement. Written by Polly_Kat

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Good documentary
2 February 2015 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

Documentary about the Academy Awards. It covers how and why they came into being and how they evolved and changed over the years. It consists of actors, producers and directors talking about getting nominated and getting (or not getting) the award. It also shows footage from Oscar TV telecasts and some of the more memorable acceptance speeches. The most amusing were seeing Ben Affleck and Matt Damon winning Best Screenplay for "Good Will Hunting" and Michael Moore winning Best Documentary for "Bowling for Columbine". They even cover the technical awards. All in all I was entertained but wanted more. They totally ignore the Best Song category and (for some reason) go into detail about animated films being recognized. So it's worth seeing but is lacking.


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