The Academy Awards ceremony is a yearly award observance of America, honoring cinematic accomplishments in the movie industry. It is also commonly recognized as the Oscars, and the Academy Awards is the old name of the Oscar awards. Winners of the award are presented with the statuette, legitimately the Academy Award of Merit, which is much better recognized by its pet name Oscar. The Academy Awards was first presented at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel during 1929, which are administered by AMPAS, the acronym of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The Academy Awards ceremony was first aired during 1953 and currently, the ceremony is being seen live in over 200 countries. The Oscars is also the oldest amusement awards ceremony, as well, and its counterparts, the Tony Awards for theater, the Emmy Awards for television, and the Grammy Awards for music and recording, are formed after the Academy Awards.
The latest Academy Awards ceremony was the 86th award ceremony, which was held at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles on the 2nd of March 2014. The ceremony was held later than normal because the Winter Olympics in Sochi in Russia were being held during that time. The 87th Academy Awards ceremony is planned to conduct on the 22nd of February 2015.
The earliest Academy Awards were awarded at a private banquet at the hotel, the Hollywood Roosevelt on the 16th of May 1929, with 270 spectators. The post party of the Academy Awards party was organized at the Mayfair Hotel. The price of visitor tickets for that night's observance was only $5, which is a lot cheaper when compared to the current 2014 entrance fee of $69. During that ceremony 15 figurines were presented, honoring directors, artists, and other personalities of the movie-producing industry of the time for their efforts during the period 1927–1928. The first Academy Awards ceremony ran for the duration of 15 minutes.
Usually, winners of the award had been declared to media before three months of the ceremony. However, the practice was changed during the second Academy Awards ceremony, held in 1930. Since the second ceremony and during the initial decade, the results were offered to local newspapers at 11:00 pm for publication on the night of the Academy Awards. This practice was employed, until the Los Angeles Times publicized the winners earlier than the ceremony commenced. As a result, since 1941, the Academy has employed a sealed cover to disclose the name of the winners.
The first Best Actor Academy Awards was presented to Emil Jannings, a Swiss-instinctive German-Austrian artist, for his outstanding performances in a drama movie, The Way of All Flesh, and The Last Command, a silent movie.
At the 29th Academy Awards ceremony, which was held on the 27th of March 1957, the Best Foreign Language movie category was brought in. Since then, foreign-lingo movies were honored with the special accomplishment award.
Since 2004, the nomination results for the Academy Award have been declared to the public during late January. Before that, the results were declared during early February.
As of the 86th Academy Awards ceremony held during 2014, sum of 2,809 Oscar awards have been presented to different movies in different categories.