Welcome to the Academy Awards Wiki
This is a synopsis of winners of all academy award winners of years past. It also covers what hosts, the years, and the theaters they were held at. The nominees for each category will not be put on this side. However, you can go to whatever year on the history page.
What it's about.....
This page is supposed to be recognizing winners of the Oscars from 1929 onwards. It might be films that you love or it might be a film that you hate. But it's supposed to be about giving information about the winners and information that nobody knew about.
About the statuette
It weighs 13 1/2 inches and weighs 8 1/2 pounds. The very first recipient of the award was Emil Jannings who won the very first best actor award for his performaces in "The Way Of All Flesh" and "The Last Command". The statue was designed by Cedric Gibbons, who was Metro Goldwyn Mayer's chief art director from 1924-1956. The design looks like a knight holding a crusader's sword standing on a reel of film. The film reel has 5 spokes signifying producers, directors, actors, writers, and technicians. It was sculpted by George Stanley, who also designed the Muse Statue at the Hollywood Bowl. Manufactured by R.S. Owens & Company in Chicago for 3-4 weeks for 50 statuettes, there have been 3,072 statuettes presented so far.