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8 Interesting Facts About The First Academy Awards (AKA The Oscars)

The Oscars are coming up this Sunday, February, 24th at 7pm E/4pm P.

Because of that fact, I thought you’d be interested in learning these interesting facts about the very first Academy Awards…

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  • The awards were first given at a ceremony created for the awards at the Hotel Roosevelt in Hollywood in 1929
  • The categories that are presented have changed over the years.
  • Just 15 statuettes very given at that first ceremony
  • These days Oscars are given in more than a dozen categories – including films of many different types.
  • The audience of 270 at the first ceremony paid $5 each for their tickets.
  • The Academy Awards ceremony has become so popular that it’s now televised live in more than 100 countries.
  • It is also the oldest award ceremony in the media.
  • The Grammy Awards (music), the Emmy Awards (TV), and the Tony Awards ( theater), are all modeled after the Oscars.

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