Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The First Academy Awards

The first Academy Awards honored the best films of 1927 and 1928 and were handed out on May 16, 1929 at the Blossom Room of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. There were 270 people in attendance and guest tickets cost $5.

 Via Dr. Caligari's Cabinet


Barry Robin said...

A fun post. But no matter how much I've become addicted to your wonderful site, I should point out that this isn't the first year of the awards-that would be 1927/1928.

That's the year that the best picture was split between Wings (for "best production") and Sunrise (for most "artistic") film. Perhaps an editorial correction is in order?

But that's minor stuff; you're still our favorite Nag.

The Nag said...

Thank you, I'm glad you caught that. I've added the correct video.

The Nag said...

And thanks for your kind words as well!

barry robin said...

Well, shucks-happy to be pedantic for you anytime.