Academy Awards is the most popular, most comprehensive, most lavishly illustrated, and most enjoyable history of the Oscars, complete with each year's facts, highlights, and controversies and told with authority and wit. Written by film experts Jim Piazza and Gail Kinn, and beginning with the very first Academy Awards in 1927, this edition covers every aspect of every year's ceremony through the 2010 awards, including a detailed overview of the year in film and profiles of the winners in the major categories, including Best Director, Best Actor and Actress, Best Supporting roles, and honorary awards. A complete list of every nominee in every category is also included, as well as fascinating little-known facts about the films, the actors, and behind-the-scenes details and gossip from the night of the ceremony. Special attention is given to Oscar-night fashion in "The Look of the Decade," which highlights the best dressed of the red carpet in each era.
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