Oscars 2008

Contest Info

  • Started: 2/22/2008 06:00
  • Ended: 2/24/2008 06:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 20
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
Oscars 2008
Contest Directions: The 80th Academy Awards night is this Sunday. There was a lot of tension and uncertainty about the upcoming Oscar night because of the Hollywood writers strike. Luckily the strike ended soon enough to still arrange Oscars in full glory, so we can expect a wonderful show.
Photoshop anything related to the Academy Awards (Oscars). Some examples are - photoshopping any of the Oscar nominee movies (think of even combining any of these movies), showing where Oscar show could be held alternatively (because of writers strike, etc.), showing who could surprisingly receive Oscars (non-actors, politicians, etc).

Contest Info

    • Started: 2/22/2008 06:00
    • Ended: 2/24/2008 06:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 20
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
20 pictures
  • Cody Maverick is Sweeney Todd

    Cody Maverick is Sweeney Todd
  • Sweeney Todd and There Will be Blood

    Sweeney Todd and There Will be Blood
  • Oscars - Who Gives a Rats Ass

    Oscars - Who Gives a Rats Ass
  • Oscars Ratatouille

    Oscars Ratatouille
  • Oscars Sweeney Todd

    Oscars Sweeney Todd
  • Best Supporting Actor Osama Bin Laden War in Iraq

    Best Supporting Actor Osama Bin Laden War in Iraq
  • John McCain in Vicky Iseman War

    John McCain in Vicky Iseman War
  • Oscar Dressed Up

    Oscar Dressed Up
  • Oscar gets an Oscar

    Oscar gets an Oscar
  • Sweeney Todd with Golden Knife

    Sweeney Todd with Golden Knife
20 image entries
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This contest is fueled by the following news: An Oscar is an annual award presented by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. The Oscar award is the most prestigious screen award in the USA. The presentation ceremony of the "Oscars" is telecast live in tens of countries. It is possible to tell that even a certain "Oscar" cult exists. Unlike the majority of film festivals, the "Oscars" are presented according to the results of the general voting of the members of the Academy, instead of according to the choice of a jury. Such democratic character brought this film award deserved popularity. History: The first ever "Oscar" award ceremony was held in 1929. Up to 1976, the rights to telecast the award ceremony was with channel "NBC" and after that, the rights to telecast the ceremony live were acquired by the channel "ABC". The latest, the 79th award ceremony of statuettes took place on Sunday, the 25th February, 2007 in Hollywood's "Kodak Theater". According to the data available in the beginning of 2007 with the American Film academy, 5830 members had the right to vote, spread across 16 various branches. The most number of votes comes from the acting category (1251 voting participants). Each branch votes for their category (actors choose the best actress, the best actor, best supporting actress, best supporting actor etc.). Special voting groups outside of the Film academy are created for selecting the nominees and winners in the categories "Best documentary film", "Best foreign language film", "Best makeup", "Best short films", "Best sound" and "Best special effects". All members of the Film academy vote only for one category "Best Picture". The American Film academy declared key dates, related to the 80th Jubilee "Oscar" award ceremony. As it is informed in the official press release, the ceremony will take place on February, 24th, 2008 and will once again take place in the Hollywood's Kodak Theater. - The Oscar statuette with a height of 34cm and weight of 3.85kg is manufactured from gold plated titanium and rests on a black marble base. It depicts a knight with a sword, standing on a film reel. According to legend, the founder of the image "Oscar" Cedric Gibbons outlined its sketch in a notebook during some tiresome meetings. - The length of the red carpet is about 150m and has a width of approximately 10m. It consists of several rolls each weighing 135kg and a gross weight of five tons. The carpet is brought to the Film Theater four days before the ceremony on two huge trucks. Two days and 21 persons are required to spread-out the carpet: join all the parts, hide the joints and level the carpet. Immediately after the beginning of the ceremony, they start removing the carpet. 4 hours are required to completely remove the carpet. - Various rumors exist about the origin of the name "Oscar". Some are convinced, that the Academy's librarian Margarita Herrick, after seeing the award on a table: said that the statuette clearly reminded her of her uncle Oscar!. Others claim that Bette Davis named it in honor of her first husband. - The most "Oscar" awards was received by Walt Disney. The first award was received by Walt Disney way back in 1932 for the cartoon film series "Mickey Mouse". Subsequent "Oscar" awards rained and Walt Disney received them every year and in total - 29. - Only three films received "Oscar's big five" (for best picture, best script, best actor, best actress, best director) "It Happened One Night" (1934), "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest "(1975) and "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991).