On this day: the first Academy Awards

The first Academy Awards took place at a private dinner in Los Angeles on the 16th of May, 1929. The awards honoured the best films of both 1927 and 1928.

The dinner took place at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, and tickets cost five dollars. 250-270 people attended.

1stOscars_1929The 1st Annual Academy Awards Presentations on 16 May, 1929.

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