Academy Award Winners 1929 - The 1st


The Academy Awards, commonly known as The Oscars, is an annual American awards ceremony honoring achievements in the film industry

The first ever ceremony was 16th May 1929 held in the Blossom Room of Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and 270 people attended. The first ever award went to Emil Jannings for best actor and he had returned to Germany before the ceremony.

Hosted by Douglas Fairbanks. Best Picture was Wings.

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