The Academy Awards
The Complete Unofficial History
Revised and Up-to-Date
Jim Piazza and Gail Kinn
Now in its 5th edition, the definitive guide to the Academy Awards is revised and updated to include the 2011 Oscars
The Academy Awards®: The Complete Unofficial History is the definitive guide to the Oscars. This unofficial history includes every nominee and winner in every category, plus red carpet highlights, more than 500 photos, insightful in-depth analyses of actors, directors, winning and losing pictures, and insider information from onstage and behind the scenes. This commemorative collection features unforgettable photographs that capture the most memorable moments from the Academy Awards.
Readers are invited to share eighty-three years of stars and statues, directors and presenters, all the winners and losers, and all the glamour and gossip that is Oscar®. Written by film experts Jim Piazza and Gail Kinn, who are sought out every year by the press for their insider knowledge of movies and Hollywood, The Academy Awards®: The Complete Unofficial History is both a handy reference and a film-lover’s dream. You’ll uncover a detailed history of the Academy Awards, complete with each year’s facts, highlights, and controversies; the complete listings of every nomination, from 1927 to the present is included, along with approximately 544 photographs from the red carpet and Oscar ceremonies, as well as the movies themselves; fascinating profiles and highlights of hundreds of actors, producers, films, and directors.
The Academy Awards®: The Complete Unofficial History is the most popular, most comprehensive, most lavishly illustrated, and most enjoyable history of the Academy Awards ever published. This edition offers three new years of photos, information, and commentary.
Jim Piazza is a screenwriter and playwright whose personal essays and writings about the media have appeared in The Village Voice and Out magazine. He has also been a script analyst for Columbia, Fox and Paramount Pictures. He is also the author of The King (Black Dog & Leventhal). He lives in New York City.
Gail Kinn has conceived and edited a wide range of film books, among them: Screwball: The Great Romantic Comedies, Hollywood at Home: The Photographs of Sid Avery, The Zanucks of Hollywood, The Scorsese Picture, The James Dean Scene, and Those Lips, Those Eyes. She lives in New York City.
Kinn and Piazza are the coauthors of The Greatest Movies Ever (Black Dog & Leventhal).