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And the Oscar Goes To... (2014)

The history of the Academy Awards.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anjelica Huston ... Narrator (voice) (archive footage)
Billy Crystal ... Himself - Nine-Time Oscar Host (archive footage)
Tom Hanks ... Himself - Actor
Cher ... Herself - Actress (archive footage)
Robert Osborne ... Himself - Film Historian
Ellen Burstyn ... Herself - Actress
Phil Alden Robinson ... Himself - Director-Screenwriter
George Clooney ... Himself - Actor
Jason Reitman ... Himself - Director-Screenwriter (archive footage)
Jennifer Hudson ... Herself - Actress
Jane Fonda ... Herself - Actress
Benicio Del Toro ... Himself - Actor (archive footage)
Bruce Davis Bruce Davis ... Himself - Academy Executive Director 1989-2011
Whoopi Goldberg ... Herself - Actress
Jon Voight ... Himself - Actor (archive footage)
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On the opening night of its annual 31 Days of Oscar festival, TCM presents the world premiere of "And the Oscar Goes To...", a documentary tracing the history of the Academy Awards. The documentary is one of a series of programming events leading up to the TCM 20th anniversary in April 2014. In telling the story of the gold-plated statuette that became the film industry's most coveted prize, And the Oscar Goes To... traces the history of the Academy itself, which began in 1927 when Louis B. Mayer, then head of MGM, led other prominent members of the industry in forming this professional honorary organization. Two years later the Academy began bestowing awards, which were nicknamed "Oscar" and quickly came to represent the pinnacle of cinematic achievement. Written by Polly_Kat

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Solid entertainment to novices, nothing special for experts.
4 March 2015 | by Sergeant_TibbsSee all my reviews

Okay, I love to get caught up in Oscar time. Yes, it's arbitrary and yes it has a muddy history, but it's fun and it shapes legacies and future great movies. And The Oscar Goes To is directed by Oscar winning director Rob Epstein for his two 80s documentaries as well as his co-director on one of them, who unfortunately didn't share a statue, Jeffrey Friedman. I figured it would be worthwhile, and it is, but it only skims the surface. What can you do in an hour and a half though? It has a small selection of movie highlights to choose from and it sticks with them throughout. At the very least - the documentary is specific, as it could result in something overly broad. There's anecdotes, but without real insight. Naturally, there's most focus on actors, and it touches on all the natural points in history and runs through the categories, giving 10 minutes or so to the other ones. It's mostly about the experience of winning an Oscar and with its archive of clips, it certainly captures several nights of excitement. It's at least good for the behind the scenes footage that's otherwise lost in the ether. Solid entertainment, but nothing special to experts.

7/10


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