Test your Oscars knowledge with these fun and little-known facts about the illustrious awards ceremony!
The Academy Awards Ceremony is one of the biggest nights in showbiz, hands down. Every year, entertainment industry professionals count down the days to what’s still arguably the biggest
and most impressive awards show in film.
The 91st Academy Awards will take place on February 24, which means the Academy has been at this for nearly a century! While some things have stayed the same, others are done very
differently these days.
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The first Academy Awards ceremony was held in the Blossom Room at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on May 16, 1929. IT was a private dinner with about 270 people in attendance. It wasn’t until 1953 that the organizers began to televise the awards show.[/nextpage][nextpage]
Though most people refer to the award as an “Oscar,” that’s not the golden statuette’s official name. It’s actually called the Academy Award of Merit. Nobody knows for certain how the whole “Oscar” nickname started, though there are plenty of rumors and theories. Each statuette weighs 8 1/2 lbs and is 13 1/2 inches tall, costing about $400 apiece to make.
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