Episode 72: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences


On May 11, 1927, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was formed.

Here are a few facts you may not have known about the Academy:

First: There were originally five branches of the Academy: producers, actors, directors, writers and technicians. There are now 17 branches, including music, public relations and makeup artists.

Second: The first president of the Academy was actor Douglas Fairbanks Sr. Past presidents have included Frank Capra, Bette Davis, Gregory Peck and Karl Malden.

Third: The first Academy Awards were held in 1929. It took 15 minutes to present the 12 awards. In 2015, 24 awards were presented during a 3 hour and 40 minute ceremony.

Our question: When were the Academy Awards televised live for the first time?

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