FIRST ACADEMY AWARDS ON THIS DATE 1929

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First-awards

The first Academy Award ceremony was held (above) at the Hotel Roosevelt
in Hollywood to honor outstanding film achievements for the 1927/1928 film
season. Tickets cost $10 to attend and the ceremony lasted a total of five
minutes. There were 15 awards vs. 25 today.

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Douglas Fairbanks with Janet Gaynor who received the first award for
best performances among actresses in Seventh Heaven, Sunrise and
The Street Angel.

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