Oscars 2012: Academy Awards through the years
The first ceremony made the Los Angeles Times front page under the headline Film-Merit Trophies Awarded." Coverage was all of one photograph and two paragraphs. Since then the Academy Awards have become an event watched around the world.
The first Academy Awards at the Hollywood Roosevelt's Blossom Room May 16, 1929
Best picture: 'Wings'
Before a large gathering of motion-picture celebrities and other notables, the first Academy Awards ceremony is held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Academy President Douglas Fairbanks handed out 15 statuettes for outstanding achievement in 1927 and 1928.
Actor: Emil Jannings, The Last Command" and The Way of all Flesh"
Actress: Janet Gaynor, Seventh Heaven," Street Angel" and Sunrise"
Director: Frank Borzage, Seventh Heaven"
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