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A Note on Year Notation
The Academy Awards are presented annually in February for the artistic achievements of the previous year. It is for this reason that—unless otherwise noted—all dates referenced throughout the site refer to the year of awards eligibility (in most cases, the year the film was released), not the year in which the awards were presented (e.g. The 2012 Academy Awards will be held on February 24, 2013).
Additionally, from the Academy Awards' inception in 1927 until 1933 the awards' eligibility period did not match a calendar year. For this reason films that were nominated or won Oscars before 1934 indicate the eligibility period rather than the exact year or release. For example, Wings is listed as the Best Picture winner for 1927/28.