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** The 2021 ceremony held the Best Actor award for last, expecting the late Chadwick Boseman to win for ''Film/MaRaineysBlackBottom'', but when Joaquin Phoenix announced that Anthony Hopkins had won for ''Film/TheFather'' instead, he awkwardly announced that Hopkins couldn't be at the awards before rushing off the stage, ending the ceremony on a very awkward note. Hopkins later accepted his award days later as well as paying tribute to Boseman.

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** The 2021 ceremony held the Best Actor award for last, expecting the late Chadwick Boseman to win for ''Film/MaRaineysBlackBottom'', but when Joaquin Phoenix announced the presentation played out like something Creator/RickyGervais might have scripted. Creator/JoaquinPhoenix was the presenter, and he had a deer-in-the-headlights reaction upon announcing that Anthony Hopkins Creator/AnthonyHopkins had won for ''Film/TheFather'' instead, he ''Film/TheFather''. He ''very'' awkwardly announced noted that Hopkins couldn't be at the awards before rushing off the stage, ending the ceremony on a very awkward bizarre, anti-climactic note. Hopkins later accepted his award days later as well as paying tribute to Boseman.


->''"As you well know by now, this is the fifty-first annual Academy Awards. Two hours of sparkling entertainment, spread out over a four-hour show."''
-->-- '''Creator/JohnnyCarson''', opening the 1979 ceremony

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->''"As you well know by now, this is the fifty-first 51st annual Academy Awards. Two hours of sparkling entertainment, spread out over a four-hour show."''
-->-- '''Creator/JohnnyCarson''', opening the 1979 ceremony
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->''"[The] Academy Awards: Two hours of sparkling entertainment, spread out over a four-hour show."''
-->-- '''Creator/JohnnyCarson'''

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->''"[The] ->''"As you well know by now, this is the fifty-first annual Academy Awards: Awards. Two hours of sparkling entertainment, spread out over a four-hour show."''
-->-- '''Creator/JohnnyCarson'''
'''Creator/JohnnyCarson''', opening the 1979 ceremony


The ceremony was first televised by Creator/{{NBC}} for the 25th Academy Awards in 1953. Since 1960 (barring a brief return to NBC from 1971 to 1975), the ceremony has been consistently broadcast by Creator/{{ABC}}, under a contract recently renewed through 2028. The ceremony has had a history of high viewership, especially if a highly-regarded film was in the running for Best Picture (such as ''[[Film/{{Titanic1997}} Titanic]]'', which caused the 1998 ceremony to have just over 57 million viewers), although ratings have steadily dropped since due to multiple factors, such as viewing habits and the reception of recent ceremonies (with the most recent ceremony in 2020 falling to an all-time low of 23.6 million -- a 20% year-over-year drop over the 2019 ceremony, which itself had a 12% gain over 2018). During the 2021 ceremony it was given less views than the 2020 ceremony mostly due to the lack of film clips during some nominee presentations and instead using explanation of how their work have done during the film industry. (possibly a new direction for the Academy)

Until TheNewTens, the Oscars were, notably, one of the few non-sports primetime programs to be [[BroadcastLive broadcast live]] nationwide, rather than tape delayed for the west coast. However, most of the other major awards shows began to follow suit with the popularity of social media, which demanded a more "communal" experience, and made it harder to avoid "spoilers".

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The ceremony was first televised by Creator/{{NBC}} for the 25th Academy Awards in 1953. Since 1960 (barring a brief return to NBC from 1971 to 1975), the ceremony has been consistently broadcast by Creator/{{ABC}}, under a contract recently renewed through 2028. The ceremony has had a history of high viewership, especially if a highly-regarded film was in the running for Best Picture (such as ''[[Film/{{Titanic1997}} Titanic]]'', which caused the 1998 ceremony to have just over 57 million viewers), although ratings have steadily dropped since the TurnOfTheMillennium due to multiple factors, such as changing viewing habits and the reception of recent ceremonies (with the most recent ceremony in 2020 falling to an all-time low of 23.6 million -- a 20% year-over-year drop over the 2019 ceremony, which itself had a 12% gain over 2018). During the 2021 ceremony it was given less views than the 2020 ceremony mostly due to the lack of film clips during some nominee presentations and instead using explanation of how their work have done during the film industry. (possibly a new direction for the Academy)

Until TheNewTens, the Oscars were, notably, one of the few non-sports primetime programs to be [[BroadcastLive broadcast live]] nationwide, rather than tape delayed tape-delayed for the west coast.West Coast. However, most of the other major awards shows began to follow suit with the popularity of social media, which demanded a more "communal" experience, and made it harder to avoid "spoilers".


[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/fc561571_8f74_4edb_b6cd_998e6159066b.jpeg It's Hollywood's Biggest Night]]

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biggest night.]]



The mother of all {{Award Show}}s, the annual UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s ceremonies (also known as simply '''The Oscars''') is typically considered a major entertainment event in its own right.

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The mother of all {{Award Show}}s, the annual UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s ceremonies ceremony (also known as simply '''The Oscars''') ''The Oscars'') is typically considered a major entertainment event in its own right.


** The 2021 ceremony held the Best Actor award for last, expecting the late Chadwick Boseman to win for ''Film/MaRaineysBlackBottom'', but when Joaquin Phoenix announced that Anthony Hopkins had won for ''Film/TheFather'' instead, he awkwardly announced that Hopkins couldn't be at the awards before rushing off the stage, ending the ceremony on a very awkward note. Hopkins later accepted his award days later as well as paying tribute to Bosemam.

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** The 2021 ceremony held the Best Actor award for last, expecting the late Chadwick Boseman to win for ''Film/MaRaineysBlackBottom'', but when Joaquin Phoenix announced that Anthony Hopkins had won for ''Film/TheFather'' instead, he awkwardly announced that Hopkins couldn't be at the awards before rushing off the stage, ending the ceremony on a very awkward note. Hopkins later accepted his award days later as well as paying tribute to Bosemam.Boseman.


** The current venue, the Dolby Theatre (formerly the Kodak Theatre) at Hollywood and Higland, opened in 2002. Before that, Hollywood's biggest night hadn't actually been held in Hollywood for 41 years. It moved to Santa Monica for 8 years, then bounced between two downtown LA venues (the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and the Shrine Auditorium) for the next few decades. In 2021, additional venues were added in Union Station, the Dolby Cinema in Seoul, additional venues in Europe and (exclusively for the preshow musical segments) The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. (which is opening this year) This was a response to the ongoing global travel restrictions around the world. (with no audience attending except for nominated people and their families) During the 1990 presentation, the theme of that presentation was about global unity (after the devastating presentation prior) for the film industry with venues being held via satellite in London, Moscow, Buenos Aires and Tokyo.

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** The current venue, the Dolby Theatre (formerly the Kodak Theatre) at Hollywood and Higland, Highland, opened in 2002. Before that, Hollywood's biggest night hadn't actually been held in Hollywood for 41 years. It moved to Santa Monica for 8 years, then bounced between two downtown LA venues (the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and the Shrine Auditorium) for the next few decades. In 2021, additional venues were added in Union Station, the Dolby Cinema in Seoul, additional venues in Europe and (exclusively for the preshow musical segments) The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. (which is opening this year) This was a response to the ongoing global travel restrictions around the world. (with no audience attending except for nominated people and their families) During the 1990 presentation, the theme of that presentation was about global unity (after the devastating presentation prior) for the film industry with venues being held via satellite in London, Moscow, Buenos Aires and Tokyo.


The mother of all {{Award Show}}s, the annual UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s ceremony (also known as simply ''the Oscars'') is typically considered a major entertainment event in its own right.

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The mother of all {{Award Show}}s, the annual UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s ceremony ceremonies (also known as simply ''the Oscars'') '''The Oscars''') is typically considered a major entertainment event in its own right.



Also during a important anniversary in the Academy, (except for some presentations when the Academy can't plan any celebrations) the show would commemorate the Academy's important anniversary milestone.



!! The envelope, please...

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!! The envelope, please...
And the Oscar Goes to…



** The current venue, the Dolby Theatre (formerly the Kodak Theatre) on Hollywood Boulevard, opened in 2002. Before that, Hollywood's biggest night hadn't actually been held in Hollywood for 41 years. It moved to Santa Monica for 8 years, then bounced between two downtown LA venues (the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and the Shrine Auditorium) for the next few decades. In 2021, additional venues were added in Union Station, the Dolby Cinema in Seoul, additional venues in London and Paris and (exclusively for the preshow) The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. (which is opening this year) This was a response to the ongoing global travel restrictions around the world.

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** The current venue, the Dolby Theatre (formerly the Kodak Theatre) on at Hollywood Boulevard, and Higland, opened in 2002. Before that, Hollywood's biggest night hadn't actually been held in Hollywood for 41 years. It moved to Santa Monica for 8 years, then bounced between two downtown LA venues (the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and the Shrine Auditorium) for the next few decades. In 2021, additional venues were added in Union Station, the Dolby Cinema in Seoul, additional venues in London and Paris Europe and (exclusively for the preshow) preshow musical segments) The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. (which is opening this year) This was a response to the ongoing global travel restrictions around the world. (with no audience attending except for nominated people and their families) During the 1990 presentation, the theme of that presentation was about global unity (after the devastating presentation prior) for the film industry with venues being held via satellite in London, Moscow, Buenos Aires and Tokyo.



* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: Creator/RobLowe's assessment of the 1989 opening production number, featuring him, [[WesternAnimation/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Snow White]], and Creator/MervGriffin, in a 2018 [[https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/21/movies/rob-lowe-snow-white.html interview]].

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* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: Creator/RobLowe's assessment of the 1989 presentation's opening production number, featuring him, [[WesternAnimation/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Snow White]], and Creator/MervGriffin, in a 2018 [[https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/21/movies/rob-lowe-snow-white.html interview]].


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** Also applies to global broadcasters since the show airs in more than 300 countries (except China and Hong Kong due to [[BannedInChina the 2021 presentation]])

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** Also applies to global broadcasters since the show ceremonies airs in more than 300 countries (except China and Hong Kong due to [[BannedInChina the 2021 presentation]])


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** Also applies to global broadcasters since the show airs in more than 300 countries (except China and Hong Kong due to BannedInChina the 2021 presentation)

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** Also applies to global broadcasters since the show airs in more than 300 countries (except China and Hong Kong due to BannedInChina [[BannedInChina the 2021 presentation)presentation]])


The ceremony was first televised by Creator/{{NBC}} for the 25th Academy Awards in 1953. Since 1960 (barring a brief return to NBC from 1971 to 1975), the ceremony has been consistently broadcast by Creator/{{ABC}}, under a contract recently renewed through 2028. The ceremony has had a history of high viewership, especially if a highly-regarded film was in the running for Best Picture (such as ''[[Film/{{Titanic1997}} Titanic]]'', which caused the 1998 ceremony to have just over 57 million viewers), although ratings have steadily dropped since due to multiple factors, such as viewing habits and the reception of recent ceremonies (with the most recent ceremony in 2020 falling to an all-time low of 23.6 million -- a 20% year-over-year drop over the 2019 ceremony, which itself had a 12% gain over 2018). During the 2021 ceremony it was given less views than the 2020 ceremony mostly due to the lack of film clips during some nominee presentations and instead using explanation of how their work have done during the film. (possibly a new direction for the Academy)

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The ceremony was first televised by Creator/{{NBC}} for the 25th Academy Awards in 1953. Since 1960 (barring a brief return to NBC from 1971 to 1975), the ceremony has been consistently broadcast by Creator/{{ABC}}, under a contract recently renewed through 2028. The ceremony has had a history of high viewership, especially if a highly-regarded film was in the running for Best Picture (such as ''[[Film/{{Titanic1997}} Titanic]]'', which caused the 1998 ceremony to have just over 57 million viewers), although ratings have steadily dropped since due to multiple factors, such as viewing habits and the reception of recent ceremonies (with the most recent ceremony in 2020 falling to an all-time low of 23.6 million -- a 20% year-over-year drop over the 2019 ceremony, which itself had a 12% gain over 2018). During the 2021 ceremony it was given less views than the 2020 ceremony mostly due to the lack of film clips during some nominee presentations and instead using explanation of how their work have done during the film.film industry. (possibly a new direction for the Academy)


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** Also applies to global broadcasters since the show airs in more than 300 countries (except China and Hong Kong due to BannedInChina the 2021 presentation)


** Also, when none other than Ahmir Khalib Thompson (aka Music/{{Questlove}}) became the music director for the 2021 ceremony, his band Music/{{TheRoots}} composed more than 50 or 60 musical cues and

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** Also, when none other than Ahmir Khalib Thompson (aka Music/{{Questlove}}) Questlove) became the music director for the 2021 ceremony, his band Music/{{TheRoots}} composed more than 50 or 60 musical cues and remixed some of his favorite songs from his past. (he also played games with the audience)

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