The beginning of the year is known in Hollywood as the award season. Where is seems like every week there is a new award show on TV. The most popular being the Emmys, Tony’s, Grammy’s, and the Oscars. Each of these four popular award shows are based on a different category of entertainment: Television, Broadway, Music, and Movies. There is more than one award show for each category, these are just the most popular and seen as the most prestigious.
The Oscars seems to be the biggest award show out of the four, with movie stars coming from all over just to be at movies biggest night. The Oscars gives awards for a large variety of categories from movie scores, to costumes, to the more common categories like best actress and actor. Most people only seem to know about the “bigger” categories because those are the only ones broadcasted on television. Most of the other awards are done beforehand and are not shown.
The Oscars also has awards for different types of films. There is the biggest award of the night, “Best Feature”, and there are also best animated film, best short, and best documentary just to name some examples.
Generally the public has not seen the majority of the films nominated for Oscars, but it seems that this has changed a little in recent years. For example “Black Panther” and “A Star is Born” are both nominated for best picture. “Black Panther” was one of the most successful movies of 2018. Most people still have not seen the best documentaries or the best shorts nominations. However, the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor is playing all of the Oscar nominated best shorts and best documentaries. This can give people a chance to go and see them before the Oscars, and it gives the opportunity to see something that most people would not have the chance to see otherwise.