Academy Awards: The Complete Unofficial History Revised and Updated

Academy Awards: The Complete Unofficial History Revised and Updated

Gail Kinn / Feb 28, 2020

Academy Awards The Complete Unofficial History Revised and Updated THE definitive guide to the Academy Awards from the very first ceremony to this year s th anniversary spectacular includes EVERY nominee and winner in EVERY category and has been fully updated to

  • Title: Academy Awards: The Complete Unofficial History Revised and Updated
  • Author: Gail Kinn
  • ISBN: 9781579127725
  • Page: 264
  • Format: Paperback
  • THE definitive guide to the Academy Awards, from the very first ceremony to this year s 80th anniversary spectacular, includes EVERY nominee and winner in EVERY category and has been fully updated to include the most recent winners and losers, unforgettable photographs, and highlights Written by film experts who are sought out every year for their insider knowledge of movTHE definitive guide to the Academy Awards, from the very first ceremony to this year s 80th anniversary spectacular, includes EVERY nominee and winner in EVERY category and has been fully updated to include the most recent winners and losers, unforgettable photographs, and highlights Written by film experts who are sought out every year for their insider knowledge of movies and Hollywood, this book is both a comprehensive reference and a detailed history of the Academy Awards, complete with each year s facts, highlights, and controversies all told with authority and attitude Packed with than 500 photographs from the Oscar ceremonies and red carpet as well as the movies themselves, it outdoes any other book on the market in both information and illustrations And compared to boring official books with less reportage and much less color, this unauthorized book delivers what fans want most ALL the facts, enhanced by juicy commentary and pictures galore Now in its fourth edition, it s the most popular, comprehensive, lavishly illustrated, and enjoyable Oscar book out there.

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    633 Comments

    1. This is a must-have on any film-lover's bookshelf. This is a comprehensive guide for all of the winners throughout the Academy Awards' history. Having finished my blog a couple of years ago, (publishing my commentary on each Best Picture winner), I thoroughly enjoyed reading more details about each award ceremony and the who's who of Hollywood.


    2. Oh sure, there's the occasional oddball assertion (believing that Mommie Dearest was actually good, for examplewhen in fact Faye Dunaway was so scarily awful in that one that she would've frightened Joan Crawford herself). Not to mention them ragging on Valley of the Dolls and the Poseidon Adventure. But a very high percentage of the time the snarky one-liner approach suits the "unofficial" mood perfectly, and this tome is chock-full o' facts (as well as intriguing asides and what-ifs). Btw I de [...]


    3. Unofficial and by far the most enjoyable Academy Award book to actually read. Organized by YEAR, with the winners and losers, the real treat is the sidebar to the page, which details the "Firsts" (singular records or new innovations, longest speech, etc), "Sins of Omission" (basically snubs or good actors/actresses or films snubbed or ignored), "Unmentionables" (Scandals), "Role Reversals" (casting news, for example the fact that instead of Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca origi [...]


    4. So many errors and omissions in a historical account of 'facts' that i simply cannot recommend it to anyone. Ex: 1 - 'They shoot Horses, Don't They?' ('69) is the film garnering the most nominations - 9 - w/o a Best Picture nod not 'Dreamgirls' ('06) with 8 nods.; 2 - Charlie Chaplin's only competative Oscar win was for his 1952 'Limelight' winning the award in 1972 because the film 'had not been shown in an L.A theater until then!' (Maltin's Movie Guide). How can any book 'official' or 'unoffic [...]


    5. This is a very nice year-by-year summary of the Academy Awards and the movies and movie stars who made an impact in each particular year. It can be used as a reference book to look up a particular year's winners or nominees, or can be read through from start to finish with enjoyment. Small bio's of each winning actor/actress are provided, a summary of the winning movie, and a yearly overview detailing highlights of the awards show. It would have been nice to have some lists at the end or some ov [...]


    6. A great look at each Oscar night, not only an encyclopedia on each year but also includes all the behind-the-scenes drama and great little tidbits that an "Official" Academy Awards book probably wouldn't want you to know.


    7. Yes, I have really been reading this book for more than a year! But I lost it for about nine months, and it's really more like a reference book that I read like a novel, because I'm that big an Oscar nerd. Anyway, full of lists, but I liked it!


    8. As an Oscar buff, I ate this big book up, but the frequent inaccuracies and random typos really detracted from what could've otherwise been a great, great book. It did lead me to a nice little Oscar clip session on YouTube, though.


    9. An encyclopedia of stats with winners and some interesting stories on the sidelines. The odd facts of overlooked movies and/or stars who should have been nominated and won.This was a research book






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