Award of the American academy of cinematographic arts and sciences, from 1940th known as "Oscar", - American film award created in 1929 and traditionally handed to the figures of cinematographic art for their contribution to creation of movies.
Did You Know?
When 100-year-old film pioneer Hal Roach
was honored, the producers decided to have him give his acceptance speech from his seat. However, he didn't have a microphone and, not realizing this, proceeded to speak anyway. The home audience (and 95% of those in the auditorium) watched him speak though they heard nothing. The gaffe was quickly covered by host Billy Crystal
, who said, "I think that's appropriate because Mr. Roach started in silent films." See more
[earlier in the evening, Jack Palance won a Supporting Actor Oscar for [link=tt0101587] and did one-handed push-ups on the stage
Jack Palance just bungee-jumped off the Hollywood Sign.
Music by Jule Styne
Performed by Billy Crystal
[To the tune of "Three Coins in the Fountain" (from "Three Coins in the Fountain")] See more