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Oscar

a. any of several small gold statuettes awarded annually in the United States by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for outstanding achievements in films
b. an award made in recognition of outstanding endeavour in any of various other fields
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Oscar

gold statuette awarded to film actors, directors, writers, technicians, etc. [Am. Cinema: Brewer Dictionary, 788]
See: Prize

OSCAR

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Oregon State Conversational Aid to Research. Interactive numerical calculations, vectors, matrices, complex arithmetic, string operations, for CDC 3300. "OSCAR: A User's Manual with Examples", J.A. Baughman et al, CC, Oregon State U.

OSCAR

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Object-oriented language used in the COMANDOS Project. "OSCAR: Programming Language Manual", TR, COMANDOS Project, Nov 1988.

OSCAR

(Open System for CommunicAtion in Realtime) The technology in AOL Instant Messenger (AIM). The Basic OSCAR Services (BOS) include Login/Logoff, Locate (find other AIM users), Instant Message (send message) and Buddy List management. In 1998, AOL introduced TOC, a subset of OSCAR released under the GNU license, which has been used to write AIM clients for Linux and other operating systems. See AIM and FLAP.
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As you might guess from the title, Tom O'Neil's almanac-like Movie Awards: The Ultimate, Unofficial Guide to the Oscars, Golden Globes, Critics, Guild & Indie Honors (Variety/Perigee) covers a broad field, providing tons of details behind all the sundry movie awards--plus annual lists of every last factoid imaginable.
It's indisputable that the number of Oscars Titanic won tied the record set by Ben Hur in 1959.
It's delightful to take a night off before the Oscars and watch Taylor champion the short films that he really loves," said Mirren, who plans to wear a Christian Lacroix gown tonight, as she chatted with academy president Sid Ganis.
Now, on the eve of this year's Oscarfest, I ask tough questions of the mom-daughter combo who ask the tough questions at the Oscars.
ILM's Dennis Muren -- who with eight Oscars has more Academy Awards than any other living person -- was among those nominated for War of the Worlds, along with Randal M.
Stars who have arrived in green vehicles at past Oscars include Charlize Theron, Will Ferrell, Harrison Ford, Penelope Cruz and Salma Hayek.
The Golden Globes often trump the Oscars for gay-friendliness, and they've already got a jump on this year
com is the premier online source that offers dedicated, engaging, and in-depth coverage about everything Oscars," said Harry Lin, vice president, ABC.