The Academy Awards, conjointly called the Oscars, are a group of awards for creative and technical benefit within the industry, given annually by the Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to acknowledge excellence in medium achievements as assessed by the Academy’s vote membership.

The various class winners are awarded a duplicate of a golden figure, formally known as the “Academy Award of Merit”, though a lot of ordinarily remarked by its nickname “Oscar”. The award was originally graven by George Stanley from a style sketch by Cedric Gibbons. AMPAS initial conferred it in 1929 at a personal dinner hosted by Julius Ullman within the Hollywood Roosevelt building.

The Academy Awards ceremony was the first broadcast on radio in 1930 and televised for the first time in 1953. It is the oldest worldwide diversion awards ceremony and is currently seen live worldwide. Its equivalents – the accolade Awards for tv, the Tony Awards for theater, and the Grammy Awards for music – are modeled after the Academy Awards.

The 91st Academy Awards ceremony, honoring the best films of 2018, was held on February 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre, in Los Angeles, California. The ceremony was broadcast on ABC. A total of three, 072 award statuettes are awarded from the origination of the award through the ninetieth ceremony.

Most recent Academy Award winners

Best in films:

Green Book (

BlackkKlansman, Black Panther,  Bohemian Rhapsody, The Favourite, Green Book, Roma, A Star is Born, Vice

Best Director:

Alfonso Cuaron (

Alfonso Cuaron (Roma), Spike Lee (BlackkKlansman),  Adam Mckay (Vice), Pawel Pawlikowski (Cold War), Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite)

Best Actor:

Rami Malek (

Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody), Christian Bale (Vice), Bradley Cooper (A Star is Born), Willem Dafoe (At Eternity’s Gate), Viggo Mortensen (Green Book)

Best Actress:

Olivia Colman (

Olivia Colman (The Favourite), Yalitza Aparicio (Roma), Glenn Close (The Wife), Lady Gaga (A Star is Born), Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)

Best Supporting Actor:

Mahershala Ali (

Mahershala Ali (Green Book), Adam Driver (BlackkKlansman), Sam Elliott (A Star is Born), Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?), Sam Rockwell (Vice)

Best Supporting Actress:

Regina King (

Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk), Amy Adams (Vice), Marina de Tavira (Roma), Emma Stone (The Favourite), Rachel Weisz (The Favourite)