16/05/1929 The Oscar is born

The first academy awards were presented in 12 categories. Awards were created by Louis B. Mayer, founder of Louis B. Mayer Pictures Corporation and it is the only Academy Awards ceremony not to be broadcast either on radio or television. Emil Jannings won best actor award and Janet Gaynor won best actress.


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The Origin of Oscar

A Brief History of the Oscars

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The History of the Oscars (Academy Awards)

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