Los Oscar Awards 2023 will be held this Sunday to award the best of cinema. Although there is currently a lot of anticipation for the announcements of the winners, this was not always the case.
In 1941 The sealed envelope system was chosen to announce the winners, the same that is preserved to this day, but what made the Academy change its similarity?
In the first year of the Oscar Awards, in which a banquet was also held at the Sala Blossom del Hotel Roosevelt and Hollywoodthe winners were publicly announced three months before and on the day of the event by the president of the Academy, Douglas Fairbanksdelivered the statuettes quickly.
For the next decade the results were announced in advance in the newspapers, published on the night of the Awards at 11:00 PMHowever, in 1940 he Los Angeles Times newspaper broke the deal and announced the winners in its afternoon edition that was made available to guests arriving at the event.
Thus the Academy opted for the following year deliver the names of the winners in sealed envelopes, a strategy currently in force.
In addition, this event was the only one that escaped the media, however, the following year the enthusiasm was such that a radio station los angeles radio broadcast the event for an hour, a tradition that has been followed ever since.
the habit of delivering the awards during the banquet were discontinued due to the increase in attendees and the war.
The 16th awards ceremony was held at the Chino Graumann Theatre which was covered by radio networks and broadcast abroad to US soldiers.
Attendance at the Academy Awards ceremony is by invitation only. Tickets are not for sale to the public.
In the first year of the awards, 15 statuettes, including several awards for Directing and Screenplays. While the second year the number of awards was reduced to seven. Since then the number of award categories has slowly but steadily increased.
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