Historically, the Academy Awards were created in the late 1920s by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) which was founded in May 1927 by Louis B. Mayer, an executive of MGM studios and thirty six other members. These awards were created as a way to help the film industry advance and develop in different and important aspects and to also recognize achievement. Most commonly known as the Oscars, the first ceremony took place on May 16, 1929 at the Blossom Room of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and it was a modest affair with the winners having been announced three months earlier and the presentation lasting roughly five minutes.
The following year a Los Angeles radio station covered the ceremony and as time went by, the development of new technologies brought the rise of television during the 1950s. It was the year 1953 when the first TV broa...
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...ds not only represent the greatest achievements in filmmaking, but to me they represent the love of movies, of dreams coming true, of opportunities being given and of lives being changed. They have changed my life and I am sure they will continue to do so. Just as movies will always be present in my life, so will this piece of media; reminding me to be better, to take risks and to make bold and wise choices that can take me far.
- "History of the Academy Awards | Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences." Oscars.org | Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Web. 01 Feb. 2012.
- "Academy Awards, the Most Famous Awards Ever." Fun Film Talk, a Great Place to Chat about Movies and Filmmaking. Web. 01 Feb. 2012.
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