How did they come up with the name Oscars?

According to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the origins of the name are uncertain, but "a popular story has been that an Academy librarian and eventual executive director, Margaret Herrick, thought it resembled her Uncle Oscar and said so; and that the Academy staff began referring to it as Oscar."
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Why is it called a Grammy?

A Grammy Award (stylized as GRAMMY, originally called Gramophone Award), or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievement in the music industry.
  • Who was the first rap artist to win a Grammy?

    First Rap Grammy Award given. *On this date in 1989, DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince won the first Rap Grammy Award. This honor was for the hit single “Parents Just Don't Understand, conceived by Clarence Holmes.”
  • Where was the first Grammy Awards?

    They recognized musical accomplishments by performers for the year 1958. Two separate ceremonies were held simultaneously on the same day; the first in The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California, and the second in the Park Sheraton Hotel in New York City.
  • Why do they call it an Oscar?

    The origin of the name Oscar is disputed. Another claimed origin is the Academy's Executive Secretary, Margaret Herrick, first saw the award in 1931 and made reference to the statuette's reminding her of her "Uncle Oscar" (a nickname for her cousin Oscar Pierce).
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What is the Oscar holding?

A stylized figure of a knight holding a crusader's sword standing on a reel of film with five spokes signifying the five original branches of the Academy (actors, directors, producers, technicians and writers).
  • Who was the model for the statue of Oscar?

    The Oscar is said to be modeled after Mexican actor and director Emilio Fernandez. The 8-pound, 24-carat-gold-plated statuette that will be handed out at the Academy Awards Sunday night is said to be modeled after a real man. It might be Emilio, Emilio "El Indio" Fernandez.
  • Who won the first Oscar in 1929?

    The first Academy Awards ceremony was held in Hollywood on May 16, 1929. The name Oscar was not used for another few years. Emil Jannings was the first Best Actor and Janet Gaynor Best Actress.
  • What is the height and weight of an Oscar statuette?

    When they pick up their trophies, the winning celebs are toting around 8.5 pounds of metal. Oscar is 13.5 inches (34 centimeters) tall. The Oscar statuettes, officially dubbed the Academy Award of Merit, have a 24-karat gold plating on their surface.
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Who is the Oscar statue modeled after?

The Oscar is said to be modeled after Mexican actor and director Emilio Fernandez. The 8-pound, 24-carat-gold-plated statuette that will be handed out at the Academy Awards Sunday night is said to be modeled after a real man. It might be Emilio, Emilio "El Indio" Fernandez.
  • Why is it called a Grammy?

    A Grammy Award (stylized as GRAMMY, originally called Gramophone Award), or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievement in the music industry.
  • Is Oscar a name?

    Oscar or Oskar is a masculine given name derived from either Irish or Proto-Germanic.
  • What is the name Archie short for?

    Archie feels like a nickname to you now because its a recurrance of an old name that used to aalways be short for Archibald. BUT its become quite popular now in its own right and nearly ALL the recent Archies are just Archie rather than Archibald.

Updated: 29th September 2018

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