The Oscars 2020

Campbell Lester, Leopard Life Staff Writer

As the award season comes to an end, we wrap it up with the Academy Awards, more commonly known as the Oscars, which awards actors for artistic and technical merit in the film industry.

“The Oscars are super cool because I get to see what movies were considered the best of the year,” said Shelby Burriss, 7.

The Oscars were originally broadcasted over the radio in 1930 and was televised for the first time in 1953. It is the oldest worldwide entertainment awards ceremony and is now televised live worldwide. There have been a total of 3,096 awarded through the 21st century.

“They’ve been around a long time, so many awards have been awarded over the years,” said Alana Veatch, 8.

The Oscars are the most prestigious award show in the entertainment industry as a whole. Nearly 30 million people watch the Oscars each year.

“I didn’t watch it, but my parents did and they said it was really good at showing the interactions between people in the working class,” said Bree Zorn, 7.

This year, the movie Parasite made Oscar history and won 4 Oscars. It won Best Picture, Best Directing, Best International Film, and Best Original Screenplay.

“The Oscars have basically become a part of history. They have helped shape a lot of the ways movies are made,” said Soniya Jacob, 8.

With the award shows over, we can only wait to see what actors, singers, and filmers will introduce to the world next.