美国电影奖项Academy Awards的俗称，该奖项评选始于1928年。后据说是因为该奖项的评选秘书Margaret Herrick无意中说这个小金人看起来像他的叔叔Oscar,其它人觉得这个名字更接地气，于是就作为该奖项的非官方名称。该名字字面意思为“神之予”，来自os,神，词源同Asgard,gar,矛，词源同garlic.
- Oscar:  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Hollywood has been awarding these golden statuettes annually since 1928, but at first they were not called Oscars. That name is said to have come about in 1931, when Margaret Herrick, a former secretary of the Academy, reputedly remarked that the Art Deco figurine reminded her of her ‘Uncle Oscar’ (Oscar Pierce, an American wheat and fruit grower). The name evidently struck a chord, and has been used ever since.
- masc. proper name, Old English Osgar "god's spear," from gar "spear" (see gar) + os "god" (only in personal names); see Asgard.
The statuette awarded for excellence in film acting, directing, etc., given annually since, 1928, first so called 1936. The name is said to have sprung from a 1931 remark by Margaret Herrick, secretary at Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, on seeing the statuette: "He reminds me of my Uncle Oscar." Thus the award would be named for Oscar Pierce, U.S. wheat farmer and fruit grower.
- 1. Oscar, much the worse for vodka, did a striptease.
- 2. Affleck catapulted to fame after picking up an Oscar.
- 3. The German-born photographer was admired by writers such as Oscar Wilde.
- 4. Oscar had a new bicycle.
- 5. Oscar nominations went to all five leading players.
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