Here, a rundown of the most interesting facts and figures from the 2013 Oscar nominations.
All the feel-good camaraderie didn't leave much room for everyone's favorite spectator sport: Oscar bashing.
He won an Oscar for The Social Network and was nominated for the adapted screenplay for Moneyball, starring Brad Pitt.
Inside, the speeches were almost too clever by half, as if the grand auditions for Oscar voters were in full affect.
Gallery: Oscar Pre-Parties When things are this consistent, it makes the whole thing a little anti-climactic.
Kupfer: Malvina, in the midst of her companions, lamenting the death of Oscar.
The bridge is down and we made Oscar run her right through the water.
These two years 1893-4 saw Oscar Wilde at the very zenith of success.
An' the best part is that my dear Oscar's so plumb ready an' willin'.
Oscar never ascertained the nature of Ned's "grand speculation," and probably it was well for him that he did not.
masc. proper name, Old English Osgar "god's spear," from gar "spear" (see gar) + os "god" (only in personal names); see Asgard.
The statuette awarded for excellence in film acting, directing, etc., given annually since, 1928, first so called 1936. The name is said to have sprung from a 1931 remark by Margaret Herrick, secretary at Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, on seeing the statuette: "He reminds me of my Uncle Oscar." Thus the award would be named for Oscar Pierce, U.S. wheat farmer and fruit grower.
A small statue given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to winners of its annual awards. (See Academy Awards.)
[said to have been coined by a woman named Margaret Herrick, who said that the figure reminded her of her Uncle Oscar Pierce, a farmer]
1. Oregon State Conversational Aid to Research. Interactive numerical calculations, vectors, matrices, complex arithmetic, string operations, for CDC 3300. "OSCAR: A User's Manual with Examples", J.A. Baughman et al, CC, Oregon State U.
2. Object-oriented language used in the COMANDOS Project. "OSCAR: Programming Language Manual", TR, COMANDOS Project, Nov 1988.