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The first Academy Awards ceremony

On May 16, 1929, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences handed out its first award at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood.

The academy was organized two years earlier...

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  • The first president and the host of the May 1929 ceremony was actor Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.
  • The first Best Picture was awarded to Wings

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The unconfirmed story about the source of the name is that Academy executive director Margaret Herrick mentioned that the statuette looked like her Uncle Oscar.

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In 1929, the winners of the Oscars were announced before the awards ceremony.

Since 1942, the secret ballot voting results were announced during the live-broadcast ...

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