jeudi 14 décembre 2006

Why do we call Academy Awards “Oscars”?

Since 1928, the Academy Awards have been issued by the American
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for excellence in
filmmaking. The statuettes were nicknamed “Oscar” in 1931 by
Margaret Herrick, a secretary at the academy who, upon seeing one
for the first time, exclaimed, “Why it looks just like my uncle Oscar.”
Her uncle was Oscar Pierce, a wheat farmer.

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