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This is an annual American awards ceremony honoring cinematic achievements in the film industry. This award is unique because the winners are awarded a copy of a statuette, the Academy Award of Merit, that is better known by its nickname Oscar. The first award was presented in 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. It was first televised in 1953. Today, it has been seen live in more than 200 countries. It is one of the oldest television award and is equivalent to the Emmy Awards for television, the Tony Awards for theater, and the Grammy Awards for music and recording, are modeled after the Academy Awards. There are seven types of award been presented by the academy such as: Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, the Gordon E. Sawyer Award, the Academy Scientific and Technical Award, the Academy Award for Technical Achievement, the John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation, and the Student Academy Award. Today, the major awards are presented in a live ceremony, mostly in the month of February and March. The award has a particular dress code for both male and females. They walk the red carpet and set themselves as the trendsetters. There are host of dignitaries from all over the world who judge the dress code of the celebs and rate them. The show is broad-casted in many countries.