Since the Academy Awards inception in 1929 there have been over 3,000 Oscars awarded, that’s crazy!
There have been 3,048 Oscars awarded since 1929, that’s so many! It’s an average of 34 a year.
The first Academy Awards presentation was held on May 16, 1929. It was a private dinner at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. There was an audience of about 270 people. The post-awards party was held at the Mayfair Hotel. Furthermore, the cost of tickets for that night’s ceremony was $5 ($70 in 2016 dollars). Fifteen statuettes were awarded, honoring artists, directors and other participants in the film-making industry of the time, for their works during the 1927–28 period. The ceremony ran for 15 minutes.
The most interesting Oscar fact is about the release of Winners and Nominees! Until 1941 the list of winners was given to the papers at !! pm the night of the awards. With the exception of the first ceremony, when they were announced 3 months in advance. Anyway, they were released at 11pm the night of the awards until 1941. This ended because the Los Angeles Times accidentally announced the winners before the ceremony began; as a result, the Academy has, since 1941, used a sealed envelope to reveal the name of the winners.
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