Dear Atria, as you may know just couple of days ago the Oscars awards ceremony took place in Hollywood. It is an annual ceremony hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S.) to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements in the United States film industry as assessed by the Academy's voting membership. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a statuette, officially called the Academy Award of Merit, which has become commonly known by its nickname "Oscar".
The ceremony itself is not open to the public, it's highly protected and even catching a gimps of a celebrity is very difficult around the Dolby Theater where the ceremony takes place. If you are interested in filmography and Academy Awards the second best (well, the first choice is to become a movie star, director, producer or someone high profile involved in movie industry, so always an option :-) ) is watching it on TV. We don't have TV, so we didn't watch. I know only from the Internet that 'Inside out", the movie I really liked and described to you last month, won an Oscar for the best animated feature film.
Did you know that one of my favourite old times cartoons "Tweetie Pie' won an Oscar in 1947? I didn't know until I and Baba saw an Oscar award for 'Tweetie Pie' (you can see it in my picture) on display at the Warner Bros Studios.
We also had a chance to see an original envelope with an information on the winner. The one we saw was with the award in the best picture category for the movie 'Driving Miss Daisy'. It's a fancy envelope with an official looking seal on the top.
This year our British movie 'Amy' won an Oscar award for the best documentary. I haven't seen the movie, but Anna had and she liked it a lot. Maybe because she liked Amy Winehouse and her music and the movie is about this extremely talented and very troubled singer who died at age 27. Do you know/like Amy's music dear Atria?
I am your dad Atria.