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The Oscars Ceremony In The Movies
What happens when art imitates life awarding art

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We all love Oscars night, right? It’s a celebration of movies and candy for the eyes – those movie stars scrub up pretty nicely – and there’s always half a chance someone will do something so entirely bonkers that you’ll have to queue to get near a water cooler come Monday morning. (Roberto Benigni, we’re looking at you.) In a few cases of art imitating life, the ceremony has also featured on the big screen too, giving us a peek behind the velvet curtain. Here are Oscar’s on-screen cameos.

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The Oscars Ceremony In The Movies | A Star Is Born (1937)
A Star Is Born (1937)

The whole girl-meets-boy, boy-makes-girl-star, boy-goes-on-almighty-bender-makes-girl’s-life-a-misery tale gets a fresh Hollywood spruce every 20 years or so (sometimes with a sex-swap), but the first run through gave the viewing public an early peek at the infant awards ceremony. Vicki Lester (Janet Gaynor), winner of Best Actress for the very Oscar-friendly sounding ‘Dream Without End’, is given the mic to make her speech. “There are only two words that really mean anything,” she offers shyly before her husband Norman Maine (Fredric March) drunkenly stumbles to the stage, stealing her thunder with dark muttering about her new golden “bric-a-brac” and his own failing career. Unfortunately, he hadn’t been counting on the Academy age-old secret weapon against awkward moments: yup, the jaunty orchestra play-off. Game over, Norman.
 

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1 RE: The Oscars Ceremony In The Movies
L: Pelle Whitney's Dead Show some respect! ait a minute. So, because she is dead, a movie magazine/website isn't allowed to mention a scene of a movie she was the star of that was set at an Oscar ceremony? Even when they do an Oscars Ceremony In ? They don't mention her death in the piece and they certainly don't mock her so I think they are being ] respectful. More

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