Oscars: This Was The First Movie To Win Best Picture

Oscars: This Was The First Movie To Win Best Picture
April 11, 2021 - 10:00 / Lucas Anderson

Do you know your Oscars history? We're looking back at the very first Academy Awards ceremony held in Los Angeles in 1929. Watch the video to find out the first movie to win the Academy's top prize, which at the time was known as "Outstanding Picture" rather than "Best Picture," and many other interesting facts about the inaugural ceremony nearly a century ago.

In 2021, the Academy Awards will be held for the 93rd straight year. How did the ceremony go back in its very first year — in 1929?

Oscars: This Was The First Movie To Win Best Picture

At the 1st Academy Awards, things ran rather differently than they do today. Best Picture was known as the Academy Award for "Outstanding Picture," there was another category for "Best Unique and Artistic Picture," and the ceremony lasted just 15 minutes.

Oscars: This Was The First Movie To Win Best Picture

Watch the video above to find out the first movie to win Best Picture in 1929. It's a well-known film that comes with many interesting facts about film and Oscars history.