18 Feb : Oscars were announced for the first time

The first Academy Awards, popularly known as Oscars, were announced today in 1929.

The Academy was organized in May 1927 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and improvement of the film industry.

The first awards went to movies produced in 1927 and 1928. Though the announcements were made in February 1929, the actual awards weren’t given out until May 16, 1929.

Janet Gaynor for Best Actress (for three different films: Seventh Heaven, Street Angel and Sunrise) and the German-born Emil Jannings (The Last Command and The Way of All Flesh) for Best Actor.

Frank Borzage and Lewis Milestone both won Best Director awards, for Seventh Heaven and Two Arabian Knights, respectively.

Best Picture honors went to Wings, the World War I drama directed by William Wellman.

The awards were broadcast on radio until 1953, when the first televised Oscars program aired. Since then, the Academy Awards have become one of the world’s most watched television events.

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आज 1929 में पहली बार एकैडमी अवॉर्ड्स यानी ऑस्कर पुरस्कारों की घोषणा की गई थी। अमेरिका में ये अवॉर्ड फिल्म की दुनिया में बेहतरीन योगदान के लिए दिया जाता है। ये पहली बार 16 मई 1929 को दिए गए थे। अब तक जितने भी अवॉर्ड दिए जाते हैं, उनमें ये सबसे प्रतिष्ठित अवॉर्ड्स रहे हैं।