The Oscars, or Astronotus ocellatus, from Cichlidae family, are
fairly easy fish to breed. All you need is pretty much leaving
them alone and letting them do their thing if you lucky enough to
get a pair. If not, breeding might be very hard. They are a very
long-lived fish, probably one of the reasons they are so popular
today. Originally from Amazon.
Oscar Fish obviously requires a large tank due to their large
size. They prefer clean and clear water with a deep sand bottom,
and a few large rocks. If you keep plants with you Oscars they
will be dug up however there are some people that believe that
Oscars like to have plants that they can dig up in the aquarium
and this might be true since many large cichlid like to have toys
when kept in aquariums not to get bored. And since Oscars are
large and very smart cichlids, you can actually teach them
tricks, they might want something to do like digging up plant.
Be careful, they are enthusiastic eaters and they love to eat
smaller fish. Thus, only keep them with other fish that are of
the same size. Temperature is important, and should be kept
stable somewhere in 79-86°F range. Feeding Oscars is not a
problem since they will take every food you give, including flake
frozen fish, prawns, pellets, earth worms, crickets, kitchen
scrapes…and of course live food.
The most trying task to do is finding a mating pair. If your
Oscar is adult in size, it becomes a really trial-and-error
process. However once they form pairs they will stay together for
the rest of their life. Probably the most common and effective
method of finding pair of Oscars is to buy 6 or 8 young specimens
(about 1 inch in length), and allowing them to grow up together.
A mating pair can be identified from their mating play, which is
a seemingly aggressive behavior towards each other; lip-locking,
tail-slapping…. If one of the fish is overly aggressive, and it
is a one-sided aggression and you should separate them or risk
loosing one of them.
During their spawning process, they will use their mouths to
clean a flat rock, and the female will lay her eggs there. Not
all the eggs are laid at once; the female will take breathers, at
which time the male moves in and fertilizes the eggs. A female
usually lays 1,000-2,000 eggs. The eggs are opaque at first,
turning transparent in 24 hours. After the eggs are laid, both
parents watch over the eggs, wafting the eggs with their fin and
guarding them against predators. Occasionally they take the eggs
in their mouth, which keeps them clean and turns up bad eggs,
which are then destroyed.
If a constant tank temperature is maintained, the eggs should
hatch in about 36 hours. At first, the fry cannot swim, but they
squirm "en masse" on the rock, living off the egg sac, for about
4 days. The parents constantly attend to their young at this
time. Feeding these fry is easier than other breeds, because of
the baby Oscar's relatively large size. A good and simple plan is
to crush regular processed flake food in your fingers, and just
drop it in. Turn off filtration during fry feeding time to make
it easier for them to find their bits of food.
How the parents act towards their fry depends entirely on each
fish personality. Some have numerous spawn and never bother their
fry; others easily eat their young. To be on the safe side, you
can separate the fry from their parents. However I do not
recommend this until the parents have had a few unsuccessful
spawnings. The fry will reach 1.5 to 2 inches after 12 weeks at
which time they can be sold.
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Assuming you mean in a drama or comedy, a leading performer has traditionally been know as the lead, or Principal. A performer today is sometimes reffered to as the star of a performance, or as having a starring role.
Patty Duke won the Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for portraying Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker(1962).
Anne Bancroft won the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role for portraying Anne Sullivan.
Dan Aykroyd was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Driving Miss Daisy (1989).
An Oscar is given for music and songs that are involved with the movies, and other awards that have nothing to do with music.
A Grammy is awarded for music and music only, in a wide field of various categories (Pop, Soul, Gospel, Rhythm and Blues, Country, Rap, etc.).
Spielberg has won three Academy Awards -- two for directing "Schindler's List" (1993) and "Saving Private Ryan" (1998), and one for producing "Schindler's List," which was a Best Picture winner.
The Academy Award for Best Picture in 2005 went to "Crash."
The other nominees were:
Generally, post-'anything' means that whatever 'anything' might be is added after principal Photography is complete and the film is being edited.
Scoring has to do with music.
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Ingmar Bergman's filmed reminiscence of his childhood was nominated for six 1983 Academy Awards and won four:
Bergman also was nominated for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.
Ira Gershwin (lyrics) and his brother George Gershwin (music) were nominated for Best Song "They Can't Take That Away From Me" from Shall We Dance (1937). I believe they're the first Oscar nominated brothers. Norma Shearerwas nominated 6 times for Best Actress. She won the first time she was nominated, in 1930. That same year her brother, Douglas Shearer, won his first of seven Oscars, for Sound in The Big House.
The Academy Award for Best Picture of 1967 went to "In the Heat of the Night." The Best Picture winner for 1990 was "Dances With Wolves."
The Best Picture award is a merit of the Academy Awards. It is given annually to one film since 1929. It is considered the most prestigious of the Oscars and is usually saved for last at the actual Academy Awards ceremony.
Kathryn Bigelow is the first woman to win the Oscar for Best Director, for her film The Hurt Locker, in 2010. The Hurt Locker is the story of a bomb disposal team in the Iraq war.
Kathryn Bigelow swept the Oscars this year, with The Hurt Locker being nominated in 9 categories and winning 6 awards. The film also swept the BAFTA awards this year.
The Hurt Locker's success at the Oscars and BAFTA were all the more startling as the film defeated Avatar, the biggest blockbuster of all time. Curiously the director of Avatar, James Cameron, is Kathryn Bigelow's ex-husband.
Because that is what the script called for.
Best Actress (Bette Davis) Best Supporting Actor (Victor Buono) Best Costume Design in Black and White Best Cinematography in Black and White Best Sound
Most of them won only once. Here are a few one-time-winners: Ben Kingsley, Al Pacino, Peter Finch, Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, Clark Gable, Paul Newman, Martin Landau, Morgan Freeman, Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Henry Fonda, ...
The nominees for Best Actor of 2003 were: Johnny Depp for "Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl"; Sir Ben Kingsley for "House of Sand and Fog"; Jude Law for "Cold Mountain"; Bill Murray for "Lost in Translation"; and Sean Penn for "Mystic River." The Oscar was awarded to Penn, who went on to win the category again for his performance in "Milk" (2008).
Jack Nicholson holds the record for most Academy Award nominations for an actor with 12. Meryl Streep leads all actresses with 18 Oscar nominations.
No Casablanca won three Oscars:
---- Academy Award for Best Picture - Warner Bros. (Hal B. Wallis, producer)
Academy Award for Best Director - Michael Curtiz
Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay - Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein and Howard Koch
It was also nominated for another five Oscars:
Academy Award for Best Actor - Humphrey Bogart
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor - Claude Rains
Academy Award for Best Cinematography, black-and-white - Arthur Edeson
Academy Award for Film Editing - Owen Marks
Academy Award for Original Music Score - Max Steiner ----