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And the Oscar Goes To... (2014)

The history of the Academy Awards.
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Anjelica Huston ... Narrator (voice) (archive footage)
Billy Crystal ... Himself - Nine-Time Oscar Host (archive footage)
Tom Hanks ... Himself - Actor
Cher ... Herself - Actress (archive footage)
Robert Osborne ... Himself - Film Historian
Ellen Burstyn ... Herself - Actress
Phil Alden Robinson ... Himself - Director-Screenwriter
George Clooney ... Himself - Actor
Jason Reitman ... Himself - Director-Screenwriter (archive footage)
Jennifer Hudson ... Herself - Actress
Jane Fonda ... Herself - Actress
Benicio Del Toro ... Himself - Actor (archive footage)
Bruce Davis Bruce Davis ... Himself - Academy Executive Director 1989-2011
Whoopi Goldberg ... Herself - Actress
Jon Voight ... Himself - Actor (archive footage)
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On the opening night of its annual 31 Days of Oscar festival, TCM presents the world premiere of "And the Oscar Goes To...", a documentary tracing the history of the Academy Awards. The documentary is one of a series of programming events leading up to the TCM 20th anniversary in April 2014. In telling the story of the gold-plated statuette that became the film industry's most coveted prize, And the Oscar Goes To... traces the history of the Academy itself, which began in 1927 when Louis B. Mayer, then head of MGM, led other prominent members of the industry in forming this professional honorary organization. Two years later the Academy began bestowing awards, which were nicknamed "Oscar" and quickly came to represent the pinnacle of cinematic achievement. Written by Polly_Kat

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English

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4 February 2015 (Netherlands) See more »

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Die Oscars See more »

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Enjoyable, though neither chronological nor exhaustive.
17 March 2014 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"And the Oscar Goes To..." is a documentary about, naturally, the Oscar. However, if you are looking for an exhaustive film about the awards or one that is chronological, then you might be disappointed. Instead, the film mostly consists of some living Oscar recipients talking about their experience receiving the award along with a few clips of past winners. The past winners are mostly from the 1950s on--which isn't surprising since that is when they started showing the ceremony on television. And, many recent recipients aren't interviewed as well--making me wonder how they picked who would be on the show.

While the film isn't perfect, it is enjoyable and gives you many nice little vignettes about the film and the craftspeople who make movies.


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