This digital collection contains selected Academy Awards photographs, rule books, programs and ephemera from the library’s extensive holdings. First presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on May 16, 1929, the Academy Awards are an annual event honoring outstanding achievements in theatrically-released motion pictures. Over the years, the Academy Awards have evolved from a banquet attended by Academy members and film industry insiders into an internationally celebrated theatrical event broadcast live to millions of viewers. Read more about the history of the Academy Awards.
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