It is Oscar Time!

With the announcement this week of this year’s Oscar nominees, it may be worthwhile to look at the various resources covering this sometimes coveted, sometimes derided, award. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science has their own website. The site contains information on the current nominations and a database of all the past nominees and winners. The Libraries have many books that cover the history of the awards. Some titles include:
Oscar Fever: the History and Politics of the Academy Awards
Emanual Levy
Continuum, 2001
Fine Arts PN 1993.92 .L48 2001
70 Years of the Oscar: the Official History of the Academy Awards
Robert Osborne
Abbeville Press, 1999
Fine Arts PN 1993.92 .O82 1999
Behind the Oscars: the Secret History of the Academy Awards
Anthony Holden
Simon & Schuster, 1993
Fine Arts PN 1993.92 .H65 1993
The Libraries’ Awards page lists other major cinematic awards.