A brief Oscars History at World Report Box– The 94th Academy Awards (Oscars) are scheduled to take place on March 28. Today we will tell you how the Oscar Award, which is called the benchmark of film awards, started, how the Oscar was named, and on which parameters how films are selected. Let’s know the history of the Oscars.
The winners of the first award ceremony were announced three months back. The next year, the list of winners was given to the newspaper at 11 o’clock on the night of award night, but it happened in 1940 that the Los Angeles Times announced the winners before the ceremony. Since then, the winners have been disclosed in a closed envelope.
How was the trophy prepared?
First, the Art Director of MGM Studio created the structure by standing a warrior holding a sword on a reel. Sculptor George Stanley gave the final look to this structure. Gold plated of 92.5 percent tin and 7.5 percent copper, the award was 13 inches long and weighed 3.85 kg. During the first award, 2701 awards were made. Once in history, a wooden trophy was also prepared, which was given to American actor Edgar Bergen in the year 1938.
First Telecast Of Oscars
Oscars was telecast for the first time in 1953 In 1929-30, a total of 15 people were honored with the Oscar Award. Earlier there was no media coverage of the Academy Awards, but since then till today the coverage of the Academy Award Ceremony has started happening on a large scale. For the first time in 1953, NBC telecast this ceremony live on TV.
First Best Actor Award
Emil Jennings received the first Best Actor Award for the films The Last Command and The Way of All Flesh. He had to go back to Europe before this ceremony, so the Academy had already given him this award. Emil received awards for two films, but with time the Academy Awards kept improving. Everyone started getting awards for one film.
In 1957, the Academy Award made the category of Best Foreign Language, after which all the countries including started sending nominations for the films. The rules for sending a film to the Oscars are such that the film nominated for the Oscar should be at least 40 minutes long. The film should be of 33 MM or 70 MM print at 24 frames per second or 48 frames per second. Its resolution should also not be less than 1280×720. Only the films released between midnight of January 1 to December 31 last year are nominated.
Winners celebs definitely get Oscars, although they do not have the right to sell them. If the winner of the award wishes, he can sell the award to the Academy.