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    Quote Originally Posted by nyota View Post
    It seems both of them are fine?
    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Search me! I'm not a native speaker>
    Actually, you ARE, but not necessarily of English.

    I was trying to make a statement based on the links but because English's not my first language I tentatively added a question mark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Getting back to the Oscar thing, here's what I'Ve pulled up from the Net:

    "(Reuters) - Natalie Portman won the Oscar as best actress on Sunday for her role as an unhinged ballerina in the thriller "Black Swan," denying Annette Bening the golden statuette for the fourth time in her career."

    Is it "the Oscar for best actress" or "the Oscar as the best actress"?
    I am not a teacher.

    The one with "as" is English, all right (but not with "the": Oscar as best actress). I don't like it because it uses "best actress" as if that was a generic phrase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coolfootluke View Post
    I am not a teacher.

    The one with "as" is English, all right (but not with "the": Oscar as best actress). I don't like it because it uses "best actress" as if that was a generic phrase.
    It's part of the Reuters coverage. BE and AmE difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nyota View Post
    Actually, you ARE, but not necessarily of English.

    I was trying to make a statement based on the links but because English's not my first language I tentatively added a question mark.
    Tak jest!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    It's part of the Reuters coverage. BE and AmE difference?
    I am not a teacher.

    Literate native speaker--polyglot journalist difference, in my humble opinion. And BAFTA can put things any way they like when their turn comes. No, the difference is semantic, not stylistic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Getting back to the Oscar thing, here's what I'Ve pulled up from the Net:

    "(Reuters) - Natalie Portman won the Oscar as best actress on Sunday for her role as an unhinged ballerina in the thriller "Black Swan," denying Annette Bening the golden statuette for the fourth time in her career."

    Is it "the Oscar for best actress" or "the Oscar as the best actress"?

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    Ostap,


    (1) You always ask the most interesting questions.

    (2) I checked "Professor Google," and it seems that

    the preposition for is favored. Of course, I did not

    check all the results, but I found only one use of as --

    in the Reuters article.

    (3) I most respectfully suggest that you use for.

    (4) By the way, many results avoided the as/for problem

    by simply phrasing the information in another manner.

    (a) Here is how the Los Angeles Times (Hollywood is a part

    of the City of Los Angeles) put it:

    Natalie Portman ... won the lead actress Academy Award.

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    Default Re: Oscar

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Ostap,


    (1) You always ask the most interesting questions.

    (2) I checked "Professor Google," and it seems that

    the preposition for is favored. Of course, I did not

    check all the results, but I found only one use of as --

    in the Reuters article.

    (3) I most respectfully suggest that you use for.

    (4) By the way, many results avoided the as/for problem

    by simply phrasing the information in another manner.

    (a) Here is how the Los Angeles Times (Hollywood is a part

    of the City of Los Angeles) put it:

    Natalie Portman ... won the lead actress Academy Award.

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