Cinema’s Highest Honor Celebrated at the 83rd Academy Awards

Hollywood’s biggest night for the movie industry will this Sunday February 27th, 2011 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood California. For anybody out of the loop, this is the biggest night for actors and actresses and quite possibly the biggest event for the entertainment industry as a whole.  The Oscars as it is commonly known as, has come a long way from its origins. The very first academy awards started back in 1929 with only 270 attendees and the winners were already announced three months before. Not exactly what you would call an anticipated event. Well fortunately things have changed and for the good, soon after they implemented the sealed-envelope system which is still used today. This year as in the past will kick off the Oscars with the red carpet starting at 4pm and the main event will start at 5pm. The event will be hosted by James Franco and Anne Hathaway a pair of young and charismatic actors.

Each year brings the best Hollywood film nominees and winners as selected by the 6,000 members of the academy. This year there are some great nominees in all categories and should make for a great night. Best picture, best actor, and best actress are always highly anticipated categories and this year should be no different. Best picture has 10 nominees with some of the heavyweights including Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, The Social Network, Toy Story 3 and True Grit. Some of the best actor nominees this year include Javier Bardem for Biutiful, Jesse Eisenberg for The Social Network and James Franco for 127 Hours. Best Actress nominees include Annette Bening in The Kids Are All Right, Nicole Kidman in the Rabbit Hole, Jennifer Lawrence in Winter’s Bones, Natalie Portman in Black Swan, and Michelle Williams in Blue Valentine. There are several blockbuster films with multiple nominations including The King’s speech with 12, True Grit with 10, Inception and The Social Network with eight. There are so many other terrific nominees in everything ranging from best screenplay to best visual effects.

Its great Hollywood is home to the Academy Awards and the tradition will continue this year. The Oscars is now viewed by movie fans in more than 200 countries and is the award of all award shows when it comes film and cinema. This year brings a unique and exciting experience. For the first time viewers and yes that includes you will get exclusive backstage access through multiple cameras that are at your control. Well you don’t actually control the cameras but you do get to choose which camera and vantage point you want to see. It’s a way to experience and see what it’s like to be on the red carpet without actually being there.

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