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  • Series: Academy Awards: The Complete Unofficial History
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers (September 7, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1579128785
  • ISBN-13: 978-1579128784
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 1 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #572,677 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

You are invited to share eighty years of stars and statues, directors and presenters, all the winners and losers, and all the glamour and gossip that is Oscar. From the very first awards spectacular to the most recent, star-studded ceremony, this is the complete, unofficial history. Get the full storyandall the facts: memorable images, behind-the-scenes and on-camera anecdotes, and unabridged lists by year and category of every nominee and every winner that has ever heard his or her name called on the brightest night in Hollywood.
--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Gail Kinn has conceived and edited a wide range of film books, including Screwball: The Great Romantic Comedies, Hollywood at Home: The Photographs of Sid Avery, and The Scorsese Picture. She lives in New York City.



Jim Piazza is an essayist, screenwriter, and playwright whose personal essays and writings about the media have appeared in The Village Voice and Out magazine. He has been a script analyst for Columbia, Fox, and Paramount Pictures. With Gail Kinn, he is the coauthor of The Greatest Movies Ever (BD&L). He lives in New York City. 


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My family also enjoys fun facts and stories behind each movie we watch.
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Lots of great information and photos.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Ryan Nijakowski on August 18, 2011
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This book changes every couple of years, and each time it says "revised and up-to-date." It's got some nice pictures, interesting trivia, and it's very well organized. This is a very good book, but it does contain many erroneous facts: It has some wrong birth years associated with the winners, it neglects to put the death years with some of the deceased recipients, and some of the book's overall trivia is wrong. The next time this book is released, I hope that the authors go back, do their research, and make sure that it actually IS "revised and up-to-date."
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Tom D. on October 25, 2012
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I was disapointed with this book. It looks great- many photos- a great layout- but the amount of factual errors & omissions is quite alarming. It needs to be revised and presented again- it would be a great book with the errors corrected.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By laurel on July 25, 2012
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i could not get a book as yours in germany . this is the best i have got.
especially all nominees and winners in every section.

kind regards from munich in germany,
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Wayne Sacchi TNPanMan on July 14, 2014
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I bought this book because of the price and I wanted a listing of every year's nominees and winners -- I am a movie buff with OCD. The book is beautiful and loaded with pictures, but has many, many, errors in it! Some listings even forget to give you the winner, or worse yet, gives you the wrong winner. This book was poorly researched and some of the captions have erroneous nominations, facts, and dates. My goodness, all you had to do is copy the listings from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences or Robert Osborne's book on the subject. A book of this sort needs to be accurate and it isnt!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By jewel on March 20, 2013
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I bought this book as a gift for my son. He is really enjoying it. He is thrilled by all the movies and really likes the statistics
attached to each.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. Gewertz on February 13, 2013
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This is a book that exemplifies the term 'lavishly illustrated;' it's fun, complete, gossipy. I appreciate the accumulation of facts and details, and have, so far, found no historical errors.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By cookie on August 17, 2012
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I use this book all the time. I love old movies and every time it is a movie night at my house I use it as a reference. My family also enjoys fun facts and stories behind each movie we watch. Recommend it to all who loves movies.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lloyd Rutzky on February 13, 2013
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Whether you are an Oscar expert or just a casual Oscar observer, this very recent compilation of Oscar facts is essential to inform any Oscar watcher of all the past winners and losers.
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