Timeline created by elisamcgrath
In Film
  • Foundation

    The academy was founded
  • Approbation of academy awards

    Academy Awards of Merit in 12 categories
  • First ceremony presented

    Ceremony at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
  • New addition

    Addition of the supporting actor and actress categories
  • Los Angeles Times announced winners before ceremony

    Los Angeles Times printed the names of the winners in an early evening edition before the ceremony
  • First time televised

    The Academy Award were first televised in the United States
  • Internationally broadcasted

    The award started being broadcasted internationally
  • Marlon Brando rejects Oscar

  • The name "Oscar" protected by trademark

  • Posponed telecast, assasination of Reagan

  • Oldest person nominated (87)

  • Longest televised ceremony (4.5h)

  • Lowest TV rating (31.8M)

  • Kathryn Bigelow, first woman best director