Students enjoy watching their favorite TV personalities on the Oscars


Students watch the Oscars during their lunch period.

Justin Kelley

The Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars, recognize and honor artistic and technical accomplishments in the film industry. The first Oscars were presented in 1929 and have been a special American tradition since.  

“I think that the Oscars are a cool way to celebrate talent and success in the film industry,” junior Emmett Tuason said.  

In order to be eligible for an Oscar, a film must be publicly exhibited for paid admission for at least one week in a Los Angeles theater.

“Ke Huy Quan was my favorite Oscar winner from the movie ‘Everything All at Once’,” Tuason said, “I think that it is important for there to be an award for the best supporting actor because a movie is not made by just one person.”

“I thought that Brennan Frazier is the best best actor in the movie ‘The Whale’,” junior Tyler Dooley said, “It was a funny movie and he deserved the Oscar award he won.

Oscars hosts announce and give out the awards to the winners. Hosts are chosen through their star power, tradition and national intrigue. This year’s Oscars were hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. Kimmel is an American television host, comedian, writer and producer.

“I thought Jimmy Kimmel was a terrible host,” Dooley said, “he did however make a lot of funny jokes about the Will Smith and Chris Rock altercation last year.”

During last year’s Oscars, Chris Rock was hosting and he made a comment about Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith’s wife. Smith began yelling at Chris Rock and ended up going on stage and slapping him across the face.

Oscars are the ultimate recognition for actors and producers and the dream of winning one keeps them working to near perfection. This makes everybody happy because civilization loves movies and TV shows.