Definition of Academy Award in English:

Academy Award

Syllabification: A·cad·e·my A·ward

noun

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  • Any of a series of awards of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Hollywood given annually since 1928 for achievement in the movie industry in various categories; an Oscar.
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    • The rule states that either the most popular or the most significant film gets the Academy award for best screenplay.
    • Olivier received an Academy award nomination for Best Actor, but lost to Burt Lancaster for his work in Elmer Gantry.
    • But Julie Andrews became a bigtime movie star the same year by starring in Disney's original musical Mary Poppins - and won the Academy award for Best Actress.

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