Oscars

What are the Academy Awards, and what do they mean?

The Academy Awards, or Oscars, are the most important honour in the American and international cinema industries, having been given out since 1929. In 1953, at the 25th annual award ceremony, the awards were aired for the first time.

Within the film business, the awards are divided into 24 categories. Best Movie, Leading Actor/Actress, Makeup and Hairstyles, Director, Editing, Music, Sound Editing, and Original Screenplay are just a few of the prize categories available. It is held by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), a 6,000-member organization comprised of film industry professionals such as actors, directors, and producers.

The AMPAS is divided into parts, and each sector votes on the nominees. The best picture category, on the other hand, is voted on by the full academy.

Oscar 2022

On Sunday, the 94th Academy Awards were hosted at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, with “CODA,” a deaf family drama, taking home best picture honors for the first time, giving Hollywood’s top prize to a streaming service.

This year’s Oscars event was jam-packed with action and numerous firsts, from Will Smith punching Chris Rock for making jokes about his wife to an Apple TV+ film receiving an Oscar for best movie.

SELECTION

The Institute of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences members can only nominate and vote on the winners. The nominations are picked by the members of the branch, since a film production is separated into numerous branches for its creation. The full academy panel nominates and votes to determine which film is best.

VIEWERSHIP

In 1953, the Academy Award ceremony was aired for the first time in the United States, and in 1969, it was shown worldwide. It is regarded as a big event in the global film industry, with millions of people watching it.

Red carpet interviews and speeches became a staple of the event as it grew in popularity.

STATUTE IN GOLD

Cedric Gibbons, the art director of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, was responsible for the design of the prize statue. It was originally constructed of bronze with gold plating, but because to a metal scarcity during World War II, it was eventually replaced with plastic. The sculptures are now constructed of gold-plated britannium and weigh 3.8 kg.

The exact origin of the moniker “Oscar” has never been established, as there are several myths associated with diverse sources.

What is the origin of the Oscar name?

The most common explanation, which is universally accepted by AMPAS authorities, dates from 1931. According to legend, when Margaret Herrick, an Academy Awards librarian, first saw the golden statuette, she remarked that the blank face and stern eyebrow reminded her of her Uncle Oscar. According to Levy’s book “The History and Politics of the Academy Awards,” after Herrick’s remark, “employees have lovingly called their iconic trophy ‘Oscar.'” However, the name “Oscar” was first used in reference to the Academy Awards in 1934 by columnist Sidney Skolsky, who referred to the prize as a “Oscar” in a 1934 New York Daily News story.

Netflix

Netflix was the first large streaming service available to those watching TV at home. Netflix was a DVD membership service that mailed DVDs directly to your house when it first launched over 20 years ago. Netflix still does that (more on that later), but in 2007, the company launched its streaming service, which allows users to watch thousands of on-demand TV series and movies without ads. Netflix has grown into one of the largest brands in entertainment ten years later, producing highly acclaimed TV episodes and films (Daredevil, House of Cards, Stranger Things, and Luke Cage, to name a few) as well as hosting original comedy specials.Netflix currently has a large variety of material in every genre imaginable. Netflix provides more entertainment than you could ever watch, from complete seasons of today’s top TV series to vintage films.

Why should I subscribe for Netflix?

The greatest method to watch TV is to stream episodes and movies over the internet, and Netflix is the best option for streaming entertainment, period. It has a larger selection of well-known network shows as well as more original series, features, documentaries, and specials than any of its competitors.

How much does Netflix costs?

Netflix has three different plans to pick from, ranging from $9.99 to $19.99 per month.The first is the $9.99 per month Basic plan, which allows you to stream on a single device at a maximum resolution of 480p (standard definition).Then there’s the $15.49 per month Standard plan, which lets you view on two devices at once with a maximum quality of 1080p, or full high definition.Then there’s the $19.99 per month Premium plan, which allows you to stream on four devices (ideal for families) at a maximum visual quality of 4K ultra high definition.

How many Netflix subscribers does the company have?

Netflix had around 214 million global paid memberships as of Q3 2021, an increase of more than 16 million users over the same quarter last year.

Netflix users in the United States

While Netflix no longer breaks down US subscribers, according to our most recent prediction, there will be 178.5 million Netflix viewers in the US in 2022, up 2.2 percent from the previous year. It’s worth noting that our statistics include anyone who views Netflix at least once a month, regardless of whether their household pays for the service. That’s why they’re higher than Netflix has previously stated.

What is Netflix’s data usage?

It depends, is the basic response. It is determined by two factors: the length of the movie you are watching and the resolution you are utilizing Watching a 30-minute show does not consume the same amount of data as watching a 2-hour show.The more data you utilize, the longer the show is. The quantity of data you consume is also affected by the resolution you pick. According to Netflix, streaming a TV episode or movie in normal definition consumes roughly 1GB of data per hour, while streaming HD content consumes up to 3GB per hour.

Disney Plus

Disney Plus is a streaming service that offers a large collection of on-demand TV and movies from all of Disney’s many brands. The service has almost 130 million customers since November 2019.

Disney Plus offers a combination of classic Disney material as well as original programming created just for subscribers. Subscribers may view animated films from the studio, as well as new Pixar releases and films from the “Star Wars” and “Marvel” franchises. The value of major cinema releases such as “West Side Story” and “Encanto” is also increasing. For ad-free streaming, monthly subscriptions start at $8. For a starting price of $14 per month, Disney Plus may be packaged with Hulu and ESPN+. Disney said in March that a lower membership package with advertisements will be available in late 2022.

We’ve outlined all you need to know about Disney Plus below to help you determine if it’s the appropriate streaming service for you.

What exactly is Disney Plus?

The Walt Disney Company launched Disney Plus, an on-demand streaming service. Subscribers to Disney Plus get access to hundreds of Disney movies and shows on their devices (smart TVs, phones, laptops, tablets, and gaming consoles). The subscription includes limitless downloads, so you can watch wherever you want, whenever you want.

Disney Plus material comes from the biggest brands in Walt Disney Studios and Walt Disney Television: Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and 20th Century Studios (formerly 20th Century Fox).

What does it cost to subscribe to Disney Plus?

Disney Plus is $80 per year or $8 per month. You receive ad-free access to all of the streaming titles with a subscription. There isn’t a free trial available for Disney Plus right now. A packaged deal with Hulu and ESPN+ is also available for $14 per month, which includes all three services. ESPN+ and Hulu’s ad-supported version both cost $7 per month separately. You’ll save roughly $8 per month if you subscribe to the package. If you subscribe to any of Hulu’s live TV subscriptions, the Disney bundle will be automatically included. Over 75 channels are available with Hulu + Live TV. Hulu (with commercials) with Disney Plus and ESPN Plus Live TV costs $70 per month.

Disney Plus may be found in a number of locations.

Disney Plus is now streaming in the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, France, India, Belgium, Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, United Kingdom, Ireland, Isle of Man, Monaco, Wallis and Futuna, French West Indies, French Guiana, New Caledonia, Japan, Indonesia, Latin America,Mayotte, Mauritius, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and South Korea.

What makes Disney Plus stand out above other streaming services?

While Netflix and Amazon Prime Video provide a changing selection of movies and TV series from several studios, Disney Plus is only focused on Disney content. Walt Disney Studios and Walt Disney Television have a legendary archive of family-friendly films, series, and videos, but the Disney Plus lineup won’t change much month to month. It’s quite inexpensive compared to big alternatives, at $8 per month, and the reduced package with Hulu and ESPN+ provides even more streaming value.

What exactly is Apple TV Plus? Is it worth it to purchase?

All you need to know is included inside this article Apple’s Mac computers were instrumental in kicking off the personal computer revolution in the 1980s. The iPod and iTunes completely transformed the music industry in the 2000s. With the iPhone in the late 2000s, Apple launched the smartphone industry. The iPad and Apple Watch are also market leaders in tablets and smartwatches, respectively. More recently, Cupertino CEO Tim Cook and his team went after Netflix, one of the most successful internet companies ever. Apple TV Plus (formally referred to as “Apple TV+”) was used to do this.

Because Apple has another product available named the Apple TV (no Plus), which is a piece of set-top box hardware, getting your mind around Apple TV Plus may be a little difficult. Apple TV Plus, on the other hand, is a unique platform that takes a unique approach to establishing a streaming library.

Apple TV Plus

Apple TV Plus is the company’s premium subscription streaming service, which competes with Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and others. Except for marketing for content and add-on streaming services within Apple TV Plus, it is fully ad-free. The platform includes a slew of original series and films produced by Apple’s Originals division.

This expands on Apple’s current Apple TV, which is a set-top streaming box that also offers access to other streaming services. The idea is that you can consolidate all of your streaming services into one location rather than remembering several accounts and passwords.

Because we understand that there are a lot of services and products that fall under the Apple TV banner, here’s a breakdown of the three:

Apple TV :is a product made by Apple Inc. A set-top box that lets you stream media from providers like iTunes, Amazon Prime Video, ESPN, Hulu, Netflix, and others. There are two types available right now, one for HD and one for 4K. The Apple TV app is available on both models.

Apple TV app: free software that acts as a center for content from a variety of streaming services, including Apple TV Plus. Individual subscriptions to certain channels, as well as movie rentals and purchases, are also possible. The Apple TV set-top box comes with the app pre-installed.

Apple TV Plus : is a Netflix-style subscription service that includes Apple Originals, which are shows and films created by and/or for Apple.

Where can I get Apple TV Plus?

Apple TV Plus is available in 107 different countries. It isn’t accessible in every nation where the Apple TV app is supported. This covers nations with large populations, such as South Korea, Romania, Turkey, and others.

Apple, on the other hand, has vowed that every Apple Original would be subtitled or dubbed (or both) in over 40 different languages. Closed captions will be available on all titles for viewers who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Is Apple TV Plus expensive?

In the United States, Apple TV Plus is $4.99 a month with a seven-day trial. A $49.99 yearly subscription option is also available. All Apple Originals are unlocked with this cost; however additional Apple TV Channel subscriptions must be purchased individually.

Amazon Prime

Countless famous films and programs are being seen on Amazon Prime Video, including original movies like “Being the Ricardos” and exclusive series like “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” It’s one of the many perks of an Amazon Prime subscription, but you can also join up for Prime Video separately.

To assist customers get started, we’ve broken down all of Prime Video’s features, plans, compatible devices, and programs.

What exactly is Amazon’s Prime Video service?

With an Amazon Prime subscription, you have access to Prime Video, an on-demand streaming service. You can sign up for Prime Video separately if you don’t have Amazon Prime.

Hundreds of movies, including award-winning films, original content, and highly renowned TV shows, are available on Prime Video.There are over 2,100 episodes and 24,000 movies to pick from on the streaming service. You may also rent or buy extra movies and TV episodes not included in your Prime Video membership, as well as add over 100 premium channels.

What does it cost to subscribe to Amazon Prime Video?

Amazon Prime membership costs $15 per month or $139 per year and includes Prime Video. If you don’t want any of the other Amazon Prime benefits, you can just get Prime Video for $9 a month. Prime Student allows students at US colleges and universities to save 50% on Amazon Prime by paying only $7.49 per month or $69 per year. EBT and Medicaid cardholders may be eligible for a $6.99-per-month Amazon Prime membership.

Can I get a free trial of Prime Video?

For a limited time, new members may obtain a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime, which includes Prime Video. This is one of the most generous free trial periods available for any streaming provider. College students have an even longer trial period, with a free six-month subscription.

You may either pay the normal fee or cancel your plan when the trial time ends. To avoid paying for your following month, you must cancel your membership before the conclusion of the trial period.

What devices can I use to watch Prime Video?

You can watch Prime Video on your web browser, iOS and Android devices, and more. Here’s a list of devices compatible with Prime Video:

  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Safari
  • Opera
  • Android
  • iOs (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch)
  • Chromecast
  • Roku

How does Prime Video stack up against other streaming services?

The price of Prime Video is in the middle of the pack when compared to ad-free subscriptions from other prominent streaming providers, such as HBO Max ($15 per month) and Apple TV Plus ($5 per month).

Its standalone pricing is roughly the same as a basic Netflix subscription ($10 per month), albeit Netflix’s choice is restricted to standard definition on one screen, whereas Prime Video allows up to 4K streaming on three screens for free.

Unlike other streaming services, Prime Video allows you to pay extra to buy particular movies and episodes that aren’t currently included in your membership. You may then retain them in your Prime account for on-demand viewing. Only Apple TV has this function.

Additionally, Prime Video is the only streaming service available as part of an Amazon Prime subscription. If you routinely have Amazon products brought to your house or want free delivery on food shopping over $50, the $6 monthly fee for Amazon Prime is a no-brainer.

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