David O. Selznick receives the Best Picture Oscar during the 13th Academy Award i...HD Stock Footage
FDR, Ginger Rogers and James Stewart: 1941 Oscars
The 13th Academy Awards honored American film achievements in 1940. This was the first year that sealed envelopes were used to keep secret the names of the winners which led to the famous phrase: "May I have the envelope, please?" The accounting firm of Price Waterhouse was hired to count the ballots, after the fiasco of leaked voting results in 1939 by the Los Angeles Times.
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