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04/05/1927 The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is founded

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was officially founded when Louis B. Mayer, head of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, presented the idea to a group of 36 people involved in the film industry. The Academy is known for its annual Academy Awards, now officially known as The Oscars.
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    • Essentials 

    • History 

    • Academy Headquarters 

    • Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study 

    • Fairbanks Center for Motion Picture Study 

    • Academy Theater in New York 

    • Membership 

    • Expulsions 

    • Academy branches 

    • Original 36 founders of the Academy 

    • Current administration of the Academy