Academy Award

Academy Award

Trademark.
an annual award given to a performer, director, technician, etc., of the motion-picture industry for superior achievement in a specific category: judged by the voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and symbolized by the presentation of an Oscar.
Compare Oscar.


Origin:
1940–45, Americanism

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