Academy Award

An Oscar was an award for acting in movies. Dorothy Bell won an Oscar for her performance in Tennessee Waltz. Cleo thought Bell's love scene in The Great Pretender was also Oscar-worthy. (COMIC: The Fountains of Forever)

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The Academy Awards, often referred to as "Oscars", are film awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. They are awarded each year over a number of various categories, and are essentially the American equivalent of the BAFTA film awards.

Although Doctor Who and its various spin-offs are not eligible for the awards, there are a number of cast and crew members who have been nominated for, and even won an Academy Award. Most notable of these is Twelfth Doctor actor Peter Capaldi, who wrote and directed the award winning short film Franz Kafka's It's A Wonderful Life. Olivia Colman won an Academy Award for Best Actress in 2019.