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Slate's Explainer: Oscar's Origin

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Slate's Explainer: Oscar's Origin

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Slate's Explainer: Oscar's Origin

Slate's Explainer: Oscar's Origin

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Slate senior editor Andy Bowers explains how the Academy Award came to be known by the nickname "Oscar." The Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences celebrates its 77th annual awards presentation this Sunday.