Wednesday, January 7, 2015

"This Is Nuts"-The Oscars

The Academy Awards ceremony will be held on February 22, 2015. To get in the mood for the Oscar announcements, why not take a study break and watch some Oscar-winning movies from previous years. The list below includes a sampling of the Oscar-winning movies that the Sullivan University Library has. If you want to borrow any of these movies, ask one of the librarians at the desk. We will be glad to assist you.  
  • Babette’s Feast; DVD 791.43 B113
  • Dead Poets Society: DVD 808 D278
  • Erin Brockovich; DVD 791.43 E68
  • The Great Gatsby; DVD 791.4372 G786
  • Kramer vs. Kramer; DVD 346.7301 K89
  • Norma Rae; DVD 791.43 N842
  • A Streetcar Named Desire; DVD 812.5 W727s
If you don’t have time to watch the movies, but you still have an interest in the Oscars, keep on reading for some cool sites related to the awards.

Maybe you are curious to know when the awards ceremony was first televised or how they came to be in the first place. If so, the Academy Award history page has a cool timeline of events on it.

For a quick laugh or cry check out either the Funny Oscar moments or Memorable acceptance speeches.

The Academy also has two pretty nifty databases. One database lists all of the nominees and award winners, and the other database indexes all of the acceptance speeches.

*The quote, "This is nuts," is from Jennifer Lawrence's acceptance speech. Retrieved from the Academy Award Acceptance Speech Database.

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