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Old 04-10-03, 02:37 AM
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Oscar related questions I need help with

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Who did Steve Martin refer to as "your basic movie star" at last months Oscars?

In what year did the Oscars change the writing categories to accommodate 2 awards rather than 3?

Frank Capra hosted the Oscars on 5 consecutive years. What was his other affilation with the Academy?
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Frank Capra was elected the Academy President in 1934.
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Thanks gilbert now only 2 more questions someone must remember the Martin quote
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That was John Travolta Martin was referring to, a pun on the title of his movie "Basic."
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Thanks Sierra now one more
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I'm looking at the writing awards in the Videohound and it's actually quite complicated.There has been Adapted Screenplay and Original Screenplay (the two we have now); Screenplay; Story and Screenplay; Story; and Writing. These have been on and off over the years. In 1956, Around the World in 80 Days won Adapted Screenplay, The Red Balloon won Original Screenplay and The Brave One won Story. It looks like since then there have been only two awards (although not always the same two; from 1957 to 1973 one of the awards was Story and Screenplay and from 1974 to present that changed to Original Screenplay) so I think the answer would be 1957.
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