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The 96th Oscar Awards Ceremony is on March 11, 2024

The 96th Oscar Awards Ceremony is on March 11 i.e. tomorrow. According to Indian time, it will start at 4 am on March 11. The film Oppenheimer has received nominations in 13 categories in this ceremony which is going to be held at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. This time no film from India has been shortlisted for Oscar. Last year India got two Oscars.

Films were sent from India 50 times in 96 years: The 96th Oscar Awards Ceremony

In 1957, the Academy created the category of Best Foreign Language, after which films from all over the world including India started being sent to the Oscars.

FFI (Film Federation of India) sent its first official entry for the 29th Academy Awards for the Best International Feature Film category, which was Mother India. This film lost to ‘Night of Cabiria’ by just one vote.

In 96 years, India sent films for Oscar 50 times. Films like Gandhi, and Slumdog Millionaire got an Oscar, but these were not Indian films. Till now, Mother India, Salaam Bombay and Lagaan are the only films that have been able to reach the final nomination of Oscar. He also did not get the award.

The 96th Oscar Awards Ceremony : 13 Indians have received Oscar nominations

So far, 13 Indians have received Oscar nominations, out of which only 8 have been successful in winning this award, including Bhanu Athaiya, Satyajit Ray, AR Rahman-Gulzar (shared the award), Resal Pookutty, Chandrabose-MM Keeravani, Guneet Monga. -The names of Kartiki Gonsalves (who shared the award) are included.

Oscar ceremony tomorrow: Dog was the first contender for the award, it is kept hidden in a briefcase at a secret place and

The 96th Oscar Awards Ceremony
The 96th Oscar Awards Ceremony is on March 11, 2024

The 96th Oscar Awards Ceremony is on March 11 i.e. tomorrow. According to Indian time, it will start at 4 am on March 11. The film Oppenheimer has received nominations in 13 categories in this ceremony which is going to be held at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. This time no film from India has been shortlisted for Oscar. Last year India got two Oscars.

Well, the 96-year-old history of Oscar is quite interesting. Do you know that in the first Academy Award in 1929, the jury wanted to give the Best Actor Award not to any actor but to a dog?

Not only this, but the winner selection process at the Oscars is also quite interesting. When the jury decides the name of the winner, a briefcase containing the name of the winner is sealed and hidden in a secret location.

Let us now take a look at the history of Oscar : The proposal put forward in 1927 

It was earlier called the Academy Award. In 1927, America’s MGM studio head Louis B. Mayer thought of forming a group that would benefit the entire film industry. He gave this idea to his friends director Fred Niblo, filmmaker Fred Bitson and actor Conrad Nagel.

The 96th Oscar Awards Ceremony
The 96th Oscar Awards Ceremony is on March 11, 2024

All three liked this idea, after which 36 top personalities of Hollywood were called to a hotel. It was here that the idea of the International Academy of Motion Picture Art and Science was pitched in front of everyone.

Everyone liked this idea, after which the Academy Awards were proposed and in March 1927, Hollywood actor and producer Douglas Fairbanks was elected its President.

After Douglas Fairbanks became President, discussions were held over what honour would be given to the winners of the Academy Awards. Then it was decided that a trophy would be given and the exercise of designing it was started in 1927.

The Oscar ceremony had to be postponed thrice: The 96th Oscar Awards Ceremony

The Oscar Awards ceremony has been postponed not once, not twice, but thrice. It was postponed for the first time in 1938 due to the flood in Los Angeles, the second time in 1968 due to the funeral of Martin Luther King Jr. and the third time in 1981 after the assassination attempt on US President Ronald Reagan.

Won an Oscar at the age of 10

Tatum O’Neal was a child artist who created history by winning an Oscar at the youngest age. At the age of 10, she received the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in ‘Paper Moon’ in 1974.

Anthony Hopkins is the oldest Oscar winner

Anthony Hopkins is the only actor to win an Oscar at the age of 83. He won the Best Actor Award for ‘The Father’ in 2021 and with this, he also became the oldest Best Actor to win an Oscar.

The 96th Oscar Awards Ceremony
The 96th Oscar Awards Ceremony

Oscar was also associated with controversies : The 96th Oscar Awards Ceremony

  • 2022-Hollywood actor Will Smith slapped host Chris Rock at the Oscar ceremony. Will was angry at Chris’s prank on his wife. He later apologized to Chris.
  • 2021- During the ceremony, Hollywood French actress Corinne Masereau took off her clothes on stage. The actress reached the stage to receive the award, but as soon as she reached there, she took off her clothes to protest against the French government. Slogans were written on his body.
  • 2017- During the Oscar ceremony, the name of the film ‘La La Land’ was accidentally announced for Best Picture, because the presenters had the envelope with the wrong name in their hands. Later, the mistake was rectified and ‘Moonlight’ was given the Best Movie Award.

 

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