Cinema: Prize Nights

With no apparent embarrassment, the cinema last week indicated its conviction that the people who see moving pictures deserve bigger and better prizes than the people who make them.

In Hollywood, at the annual banquet of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, prizes were distributed to the people who make moving pictures. Highest Academy awards are small, gilt statuettes, which, according to newspaper legend, everyone in Hollywood always calls "Oscars." Last week's banquet, the Academy's eleventh, was attended by 1,250 of the Academy's 12,000 members, whose votes determine the winners.

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