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Oscars 2013: Top 10 firsts in the history of Academy Awards

1) Emil Jannings: First person, actor to take home Oscars
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1) Emil Jannings: First person, actor to take home Oscars
German actor Emil Jannings was the first person and first actor to take home the Oscars. Jannings won two Oscars consecutively for Best Actor in a Leading Role for The Way of All Flesh (1927) and The Last Command (1928).

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2) The 38th Academy Awards was held on April 18, 1966
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2) The 38th Academy Awards was held on April 18, 1966
The 38th Academy Awards hosted by Bob Hope were held on April 18, 1966 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California. Like all firsts, these awards were for the very first time broadcast live in color on the ABC Network.

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3) The first Oscar ceremony was held in 1929
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3) The first Oscar ceremony was held in 1929
The venue for the Oscar has been a constant in the last few years. But in the first few years of its inception, the venue changed a few times. The first Oscar ceremony was held in 1929 at the famous Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel where stars had to pay 5$ to buy a dinner ticket! The venue then shifted to Grauman's Chinese Theater, Shrine Auditorium, Shrine Auditorium and few others before finally fixing on the Kodak Theatre which was rechristened to Dolby Theatre.

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5) Sidney Poitier won Oscar for best actor in 1963
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5) Sidney Poitier won Oscar for best actor in 1963
Sidney Poitier finally broke the myth that the Academy Awards were only dominated by White Caucasian men and women. Sidney changed that by winning the Oscar in 1963 for best actor for his role in Lilies of the Field. The 60’s were an important period in the history of America as this was the time of the African-American Civil Rights Movement. This proved that hatred and intolerance towards the community was not necessarily a truth for every white American.

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7) Midnight’s Cowboy topped the list in 1969
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7) Midnight’s Cowboy topped the list in 1969
Of all the surprises of 1969, Midnight’s Cowboy surely topped the list. It was the first X-rated film to win for Best Picture and the first X-rated film to be nominated for Best Picture.

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9) Gone With The Wind walked away with many Oscars
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9) Gone With The Wind walked away with many Oscars
At the 12th Academy Awards held in 1940, the classic Gone With The Wind starring Vivien Leigh and Clarke Gable in the lead, walked away with many Oscars. This included the Academy Award for Best Picture. Interestingly, Gone with the Wind was the first movie in color to do so.

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10) Dudley Nichols refused to accept his Oscar
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10) Dudley Nichols refused to accept his Oscar
In a shocking incident, Dudley Nichols refused to accept his Oscar. Nichols, who won the prestigious award for Best Screenplay for The Informer (1935), chose to do so in order to protest against the ongoing conflicts between the Academy and the Writer's Guild.

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