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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Oscar Night

Tonight history will once again be made for movieland. Are you into the Academy Awards? If so, all the glitz and glimmer of Hollywood will be dazzling millions of viewers across the globe. Did you catch Reflections on the First Oscars? Click the link for some interesting tidbits and a look at the silent films of the time winning awards.

Do you know why the Academy Award statuette is called Oscar? Like most historical accounts there is more than one story. Click HERE or the link above. Either one will take you to the same place where you can decide which may be fact or fiction!

The nickname “Oscar” wasn’t officially adopted for the statuette by the Academy until 1939. The Academy Awards title was rebranded The Oscars as recent as last year after the 85th annual Academy Awards. "Oscar" had been on the scene for decades but all of a sudden someone thought the title 85th Annual Academy Awards seemed a bit musty.

Here are but a few of the many, many Oscars that will be doted out tonight in various categories.
Best Picture
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Tonight is not just about the full-length feature films. Here is a peek at the Oscar nominated short films, 2014...

 Do you have a favorite? What are your picks?

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The 20th Academy Awards (1948)

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