An Academy Award, also known as the Oscar, is an accolade bestowed by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) that aims to recognize excellence of professionals in the film industry, including directors, actors, and writers. The formal ceremony at which the awards are presented is one of the most prominent award ceremonies in the world, and is televised, live, in more than 200 countries around the world, annually. This Academy Awards will be held in February at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
The AMPAS was originally conceived by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios as a professional honorary organization to help improve the film industry’s image and help mediate labor disputes. The Oscar itself was later initiated by the Academy as an award “of merit for distinctive achievement” in the industry. The first Academy Awards ceremony was held on May 16, 1929, at the Hotel Roosevelt in Hollywood to honor outstanding film achievements of the 1927 and 1928 film season. Today, the Academy Awards are the oldest awards ceremony in the media and its equivalents, the Grammy Awards (for music), Emmy Awards (for television), and Tony Awards (for theatre) are modeled after the Academy.
This year the Academy Awards show will welcome some of the most prominent celebrities, producers, directors and writers that the film industry has to offer. With fans and attendees expected from around the world, One Concierge is proud to provide a host of concierge, hospitality and lifestyle management solutions as well as “Oscar Parties” for those attending the Academy Awards Show.