What are the Oscars?

The Academy Awards, also known as Oscars, are awards given annually since 1929 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). These aim to reward the personalities and movies that stood out in the previous year in the most diverse categories in the film industry.

List with all Awards of Merit categories

This list presents all categories that exist or have existed at the Academy Awards ceremony related to Awards of Merit. Categories that have acquired different nomenclatures over the years appear in this list separately.

Category
Actor
Actor in a Leading Role
Actor in a Supporting Role
Actress
Actress in a Leading Role
Actress in a Supporting Role
Animated Feature Film
Art Direction
Art Direction (Black-and-white)
Art Direction (Color)
Assistant Director
Best Motion Picture
Best Picture
Cinematography
Cinematography (Black-and-white)
Cinematography (Color)
Costume Design
Costume Design (Black-and-white)
Costume Design (Color)
Dance Direction
Directing
Directing (Comedy Picture)
Directing (Dramatic Picture)
Documentary
Documentary (Feature)
Documentary (Short Subject)
Engineering Effects
Film Editing
Foreign Language Film
International Feature Film
Makeup
Makeup and Hairstyling
Music (Adaptation Score)
Music (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)
Music (Music Score of a Dramatic Picture)
Music (Music Score--substantially Original)
Music (Original Dramatic Score)
Music (Original Music Score)
Music (Original Musical or Comedy Score)
Music (Original Score--for a Motion Picture [not a Musical])
Music (Original Score)
Music (Original Song Score and Its Adaptation -or- Adaptation Score)
Music (Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Adaptation Score)
Music (Original Song Score or Adaptation Score)
Music (Original Song Score)
Music (Original Song)
Music (Score of a Musical Picture--original or Adaptation)
Music (Scoring of a Musical Picture)
Music (Scoring of Music--adaptation or Treatment)
Music (Scoring: Adaptation and Original Song Score)
Music (Scoring: Original Song Score and Adaptation -or- Scoring: Adaptation)
Music (Scoring)
Music (Song--original For The Picture)
Music (Song)
Outstanding Motion Picture
Outstanding Picture
Outstanding Production
Production Design
Short Film (Animated)
Short Film (Dramatic Live Action)
Short Film (Live Action)
Short Subject (Animated)
Short Subject (Cartoon)
Short Subject (Color)
Short Subject (Comedy)
Short Subject (Live Action)
Short Subject (Novelty)
Short Subject (One-reel)
Short Subject (Two-reel)
Sound
Sound Editing
Sound Effects
Sound Effects Editing
Sound Mixing
Sound Recording
Special Effects
Special Visual Effects
Unique and Artistic Picture
Visual Effects
Writing
Writing (Adaptation)
Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Writing (Motion Picture Story)
Writing (Original Motion Picture Story)
Writing (Original Screenplay)
Writing (Original Story)
Writing (Screenplay Adapted From Other Material)
Writing (Screenplay Based On Material From Another Medium)
Writing (Screenplay Based On Material Previously Produced or Published)
Writing (Screenplay Written Directly For The Screen--based On Factual Material or On Story Material Not Previously Published or Produced)
Writing (Screenplay Written Directly For The Screen)
Writing (Screenplay--adapted)
Writing (Screenplay--based On Material From Another Medium)
Writing (Screenplay--original)
Writing (Screenplay)
Writing (Story and Screenplay--based On Factual Material or Material Not Previously Published or Produced)
Writing (Story and Screenplay--based On Material Not Previously Published or Produced)
Writing (Story and Screenplay--written Directly For The Screen)
Writing (Story and Screenplay)
Writing (Title Writing)
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