May 16 1929 – The First Academy Awards Ceremony is Held

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May 16 1929 – The First Academy Awards Ceremony is HeldRate this post The first Academy Awards ceremony in the history of Hollywood was held in the Blossom Room of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on Thursday, May 16, 1929. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) decided to honor the best movies released between August 1, 1927 and August 1, 1928 at a private dinner hosted in Los Angeles, California. About 270 people attended the event. Guests of members could attend and their tickets would cost five dollars. The awards ceremony lasted about fifteen minutes and was hosted by AMPAS President Douglas Fairbanks himself. The awards had been […]