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Authors: Jim Piazza and Gail Kinn; Publisher: Black Dog & Levanthal Publishers Inc., 5th Revised edition, 359 pages; ISBN:157912772X.
The Academy Awards: The Complete Unofficial History (5th revised edition) is an encyclopedia of Academy results which is a well-organized and nicely illustrated volume that provides a detailed listing of the Academy’s nominees and winners from 1927 to 2007. Organized by decade, this volume provides a brief overview for the winners of each major award, plus highlights of the annual award ceremony. Margin notes which include topics such as “firsts”, “sins of omission” , “always a bridesmaid, never a bride” and a category of “unmentionables” provide entertaining insights into the stars and the awards for each year (Klaus Ming December 2009).