The Academy Awards, also called Oscars, were founded in 1928. The purpose of the Academy is to support the development of the film industry.

The awards are attended every year by people from all over the world. There are several theories on the name “oscar”, but the most accredited is the one in which the librarian Margaret Herrick, seeing the statuette for the first time, exclaimed she found a resemblance to her uncle Oscar.

The representative statuette portrays an athletic man holding a sword standing on a film reel divided into five rays that want to represent the sections of the Academy: actors, directors, producers, technicians and writers. The material with which the statuette is covered is gold, but it is made entirely of bronze. This year, on the night of March 27, the awards ceremony took place at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. The trio made up of actresses Amy Schumer, Wanda Sykes and Regina Hall lead the magical evening of the Oscars.

The actress with the most Oscars in history is Katharine Hepburn with four Oscars and twelve nominations. She is the only one to hold this record. The victories concern the following films: in 1934 for Morning Glory, in 1968 with Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?, in 1969 for The Winter Lion and in 1982 for On the Golden Lake.

But let’s see who were the winners this year.

Best Actor in a Leading Role: Will Smith for A Winning Family

Best Actress in a Leading Role: Jessica Chastain for The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Best Supporting Actor: Troy Kotsur for Signs of the Heart

Best Supporting Actress: Ariana DeBose for West Side Story

Best Director: Jane Campion for The power of the Dog

Best Film: The Signs of the Heart-Tail

Best Original Screenplay: Belfast

Best Non-Original Screenplay: Coda

Best animated film: Encanto

Best editing, scenography and photography: Dune

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