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AcademyAwards

The Academy Awards are the most prominent film award in the UnitedStates.  The Awards are granted by the AcademyofMotionPictureArtsandSciences, a professional honorary organization with over 6000 members currently.

Academy Awards are nicknamed "Oscars", which is also the nickname of the statuette.  Awards are given in many categories, including /BestPicture, /BestDirectory,/ BestActor, and /BestActress. 

A list of awards (incomplete, please add more!):

*/BestPicture
*/BestActor (in a leading role) */BestActress (in a leading role)
*/BestSupportingActor           */BestSupportingActress
*/BestDirector