On May 18, 1929, Hollywood’s high society gathered in the time-honored Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles to celebrate the very first Oscars in film history.
One might say that the 84th Oscars ceremony, which will take place this Sunday, doesn’t have much in common with the party held back then: different place, different movies and different stars. Back in 1929, the first film to be awarded with an Oscar was the silent film Wings. A silent film! This is probably the biggest difference to today’s ceremony, one might think.
Surprisingly, one of this year’s favourites is as close as a movie could get to the productions of yesteryear – The Artist. Together with Martin Scorcese’s heavyweight release Hugo, the French black and white silent film is tipped to be the star this Sunday night.
Euronews will be covering the ceremony with a live blog from 22:00 C.E.T.