There’s Always an Oscar Party for Academy Award Winning Italians in San Diego’s Little Italy

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Anne Bancroft and Mel Brooks are talking to Bette Midler, who is unfortunately blocked by the man in the blue jacket. Photo taken at the 1997 Emmy Awards – Permission granted to copy, publish or post but please credit “photo by Alan Light” if you can :Image was cropped by Magnus Manske 14:23, 30 September 2007 (UTC) and was further cropped by User:Rossrs 8 December, 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke on the December 21, 1959 issue of Time (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Al Pacino as Tony Montana – Scarface (Photo credit: judaluz83)

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Scorsese at the Gangs of New York screening at the Cannes Film Festival with Leonardo DiCaprio and Cameron Diaz. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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English: Martin Scorsese at the 2010 Cannes film festival (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Portrait of the Italian actress Sophia Loren from 1986. Français : Portrait de l’actrice italienne Sophia Loren réalisé en 1986. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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83rd Academy Awards (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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English: The red carpet at the 60th Annual Academy Awards (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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English: Red carpet at 81st Annual Academy Awards in Kodak Theatre, Los Angeles. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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English: The red carpet at the intersection of Hollywood and Highland during the 81st Academy Awards Ceremony. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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English: Red carpet at 81st Academy Awards. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Director Kathryn Bigelow on the red carpet at the 2010 Academy Award ceremonies (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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American actress Hilary Swank on the red carpet for the 2008 Oscars. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The 86th annual Academy Awards are happening Sunday, March 2, 2104. This is an annual celebration honoring achievements in the film industry.

The awards were first presented in 1929. Today, Hollywood, producers, directors, actors, costume design, etc. are honored with “Ocsar”.

If you want to research some of the Italian Americans who have won the awards in the past; just stroll down India Street in Little Italy. The street is decorated with banners showing the famous Italian Oscar winners.

Some of the winners are:

Sophia Loren

Joe Pesci

Quentin Tarantino

Al Pacino

Martin Scorsese

Robert De Niro

Jennifer Lawrence on the red carpet at the 83r...

Jennifer Lawrence on the red carpet at the 83rd Academy Awards (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Frank Capra Best DIrector

Robert De Niro Best Supporting Actor

Robert De Niro Best Actor

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Joe Pesci Best Supporting Actor

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Al Pacino Best Actor

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Martin Scorsese Best Director

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Quentin Tarantino Best Screenplay

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Robert De Niro was Vito Corleone in The Godfather Part II, and he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

De Niro also won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Jake LaMotta in the 1980 film Raging Bull.

He earned nominations for Taxi Driver in 1976 and Cape Fear in 1991.

Al Pacino attending the Venice Film Festival i...

Al Pacino attending the Venice Film Festival in Sept. 2004 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Robert De Niro and Matt Damon arriving at the ...

Robert De Niro and Matt Damon arriving at the premiere of The Good Shepherd in Berlinalepalast, Postdamer Platz, Marlene-Dietrich-Platz. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Al Pacino won for his performance as Frank Slade in Scent of a Woman; he won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1992. He was nominated  for Best Supporting Actor  for Dick Tracy and Glengarry Glen Ross; and for Best Actor in: The Godfather Part II, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, And Justice for All.

L'acteur américain Robert De Niro au Festival ...

L’acteur américain Robert De Niro au Festival du cinéma américain de Deauville (Normandie, France) en 1988. Modifié par: Arad (Dust removed) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ann Bancroft won the Acaemy Award for The Miracle Worker.

Joe Pesci was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Raging Bull; he earned the award for his role as Tommy DeVito in Goodfellas.

Martin Scorsese won the Academy Award for Best Director for The Departed in 2006.

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com

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