The Official History of the Academy Awards
On Sale: November 12, 2013
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A deluxe, year-by-year chronicle of the Academy Awards,
with an entertaining text, hundreds of star-studded
photographs, and complete lists of the nominees and
85 Years of the Oscar, newly
revised and expanded, is the official history of the Academy
Awards. Following an introductory chapter on the Academy of
Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the birth of the
Oscars, the book presents the story of each year's awards,
beginning with the very first, for the years 1927–28. Author
Robert Osborne surveys the movies in competition, recounts
the speculation on various winners, and describes events
during the awards ceremony. He also provides a complete
listing of the all the nominees and winners in every
Each year is illustrated with evocative
stills from winning films and candid shots from the awards
ceremony. Altogether, the book features more than 750 rare
photographs, including original movie posters for every best
picture. Drawing on Osborne's profound knowledge of film,
the Academy's exceptional archives, and the personal
reminiscences of stars from Katharine Hepburn to Clint
Eastwood, 85 Years of the Oscar is unrivaled in
illustration, accuracy, and completeness.
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