5 Facts About Academy Awards

1. In 1929, the first Academy Awards were presented at a banquet dinner at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

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2. In 2018, the Academy Awards announced that the ceremony would be moved from late February to mid February beginning with the 92nd Academy Awards in 2020.

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3. In 2010, the Academy Awards contemplated moving the ceremony even further back into January, citing TV viewers' fatigue with the film industry's long awards season.

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4. In May 2011, the Academy Awards sent a letter advising its 6,000 or so voting members that an online system for Oscar voting would be implemented in 2013.

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5. On 30 March 1981, the 53rd Academy Awards was postponed for one day, after the shooting of President Ronald Reagan and others in Washington, DC.

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