List of Academy Awards ceremonies
This list is current as of the 87th Academy Awards ceremony held on February 22, 2015.
- 1929: Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
- 1930–1943: Alternated between the Ambassador Hotel and the Biltmore Hotel
- 1944–1946: Grauman's Chinese Theatre
- 1947–1948: Shrine Auditorium
- 1949: Academy Award Theater
- 1950–1960: Pantages Theatre
- 1961–1968: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
- 1969–1987: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
- 1988–2001: Alternated between the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and the Shrine Auditorium
- 2002–present: Dolby Theatre (also known as Kodak Theatre, 2002-2011; Hollywood and Highland Centre, 2012)
Local Time (PST/UTC-8)
|Best Picture Winner||Length of Ceremony||Number of Viewers||Rating||Host(s)||Venue||Broadcast Partner(s)|
|1st Academy Awards||May 16, 1929||8:00 p.m.||Wings||0 hours, 15 minutes||270||—||Douglas Fairbanks, William C. deMille||Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel||None|
|2nd Academy Awards||April 3, 1930||The Broadway Melody||1 hour, 50 minutes||—||—||William C. deMille||Ambassador Hotel||KNX-AM.
One hour of the ceremony was broadcast live.
|3rd Academy Awards||November 5, 1930||All Quiet on the Western Front||2 hours, 13 minutes||—||—||Conrad Nagel||KNX-AM.
One hour of the ceremony was broadcast live.
|4th Academy Awards||November 10, 1931||Cimarron||2 hours, 3 minutes||—||—||Lawrence Grant||Biltmore Hotel||KHJ-AM.
45 minutes of the ceremony was broadcast live. Simulcast live on CBS network affiliates on the West Coast.
|5th Academy Awards||November 18, 1932||Grand Hotel||1 hour, 52 minutes||—||—||Lionel Barrymore, Conrad Nagel||Ambassador Hotel||KECA-AM.
30 minutes of the ceremony was broadcast live. Simulcast live on NBC Blue Network affiliates on the West Coast.
|6th Academy Awards||March 16, 1934||Cavalcade||1 hour, 50 minutes||—||—||Will Rogers||None|
|7th Academy Awards||February 27, 1935||It Happened One Night||1 hour, 45 minutes||—||—||Irvin S. Cobb||Biltmore Hotel||None|
|8th Academy Awards||March 5, 1936||Mutiny on the Bounty||2 hours, 12 minutes||—||—||Frank Capra||None|
|9th Academy Awards||March 4, 1937||The Great Ziegfeld||2 hours, 56 minutes||—||—||George Jessel||None|
|10th Academy Awards||March 10, 1938||8:15 p.m.||The Life of Emile Zola||1 hour, 56 minutes||—||—||Bob Burns||None|
|11th Academy Awards||February 23, 1939||8:30 p.m.||You Can't Take It With You||2 hours, 6 minutes||—||—||None||KHJ-AM.
About 12 minutes of the ceremony broadcast live.
Partial broadcast of the 11th Academy Awards ceremony was shut down after about ten minutes because KHJ did not have permission to broadcast live. (The radio host was whispering the names of the winners as they were announced, out of sight in the balcony.) Later in the evening, at the conclusion of the ceremony, KHJ broadcast a full announcement of winners, live from the ceremony venue, as per their original agreement with the Academy.
|12th Academy Awards||February 29, 1940||8:30 p.m.||Gone with the Wind||3 hours, 52 minutes||—||—||Bob Hope||Ambassador Hotel
Announcement of winners only at the conclusion of the ceremony, live from the ceremony venue.
|13th Academy Awards||February 27, 1941||8:45 p.m.||Rebecca||2 hours, 10 minutes||—||—||Biltmore Hotel
30 minutes of the ceremony was broadcast live.
Simulcast live on NBC Blue Network affiliates on the West Coast.
|14th Academy Awards||February 26, 1942||7:45 p.m.||How Green Was My Valley||1 hour, 48 minutes||—||—||KNX-AM.
30 minutes of the ceremony was broadcast live.
Simulcast live on CBS network affiliates on the West Coast.
|15th Academy Awards||March 4, 1943||8:30 p.m.||Mrs. Miniver||2 hours, 14 minutes||—||—||Ambassador Hotel
|16th Academy Awards||March 2, 1944||8:00 p.m.||Casablanca||1 hour, 42 minutes||—||—||Jack Benny||Grauman's Chinese Theater||KNX-AM.
30 minutes of the ceremony was broadcast live.
Ceremony simulcast live on CBS network affiliates on the West Coast.
|17th Academy Awards||March 15, 1945||Going My Way||2 hours, 10 minutes||—||—||Bob Hope, John Cromwell||ABC Radio.
First coast-to-coast broadcast.
The 17th Academy Awards marked the first coast-to-coast broadcast of the ceremony, and first broadcast of the complete event. All subsequent ceremonies have been broadcast nationally in the USA.
|18th Academy Awards||March 7, 1946||8:00 p.m.||The Lost Weekend||1 hour, 41 minutes||—||—||Bob Hope, James Stewart||Grauman's Chinese Theater||Radio: ABC Radio
|19th Academy Awards||March 13, 1947||8:45 p.m.||The Best Years of Our Lives||2 hours, 52 minutes||—||—||Jack Benny||Shrine Auditorium|
|20th Academy Awards||March 20, 1948||8:15 p.m.||Gentleman's Agreement||1 hour, 58 minutes||—||—||Agnes Moorehead, Dick Powell|
|21st Academy Awards||March 24, 1949||8:00 p.m.||Hamlet||1 hour, 35 minutes||—||—||Robert Montgomery||The Academy Theater|
|22nd Academy Awards||March 23, 1950||All the King's Men||1 hour, 50 minutes||—||—||Paul Douglas||Pantages Theatre|
|23rd Academy Awards||March 29, 1951||All About Eve||2 hours, 18 minutes||—||—||Fred Astaire|
|24th Academy Awards||March 20, 1952||An American in Paris||1 hour, 53 minutes||—||—||Danny Kaye|
|25th Academy Awards||March 19, 1953||7:30 p.m.||The Greatest Show on Earth||1 hour, 32 minutes||40 million||—||Bob Hope, Conrad Nagel||Pantages Theatre /
NBC International Theatre
|Radio: NBC Radio
|26th Academy Awards||March 25, 1954||8:00 p.m.||From Here to Eternity||1 hour, 58 minutes||43 million||—||Donald O'Connor, Fredric March||Pantages Theatre /
NBC Century Theatre
|27th Academy Awards||March 30, 1955||7:30 p.m.||On the Waterfront||1 hour, 48 minutes||—||—||Bob Hope, Thelma Ritter|
|28th Academy Awards||March 21, 1956||Marty||1 hour, 30 minutes||—||—||Jerry Lewis, Claudette Colbert, Joseph L. Mankiewicz|
|29th Academy Awards||March 27, 1957||Around the World in 80 Days||3 hours, 8 minutes||—||—||Jerry Lewis, Celeste Holm|
|30th Academy Awards||March 26, 1958||The Bridge on the River Kwai||2 hours, 41 minutes||—||—||Bob Hope, David Niven, James Stewart, Jack Lemmon, Rosalind Russell, Donald Duck||Pantages Theatre|
|31st Academy Awards||April 6, 1959||Gigi||1 hour, 55 minutes||—||—||Bob Hope, David Niven, Tony Randall, Mort Sahl, Sir Laurence Olivier, Jerry Lewis|
|32nd Academy Awards||April 4, 1960||Ben-Hur||1 hour, 40 minutes||—||—||Bob Hope|
|33rd Academy Awards||April 17, 1961||The Apartment||2 hours, 5 minutes||—||—||Santa Monica Civic Auditorium||Radio: ABC Radio
|34th Academy Awards||April 9, 1962||West Side Story||2 hours, 10 minutes||—||—|
|35th Academy Awards||April 8, 1963||7:00 p.m.||Lawrence of Arabia||2 hours, 30 minutes||—||—||Frank Sinatra|
|36th Academy Awards||April 13, 1964||Tom Jones||2 hours, 8 minutes||—||—||Jack Lemmon|
|37th Academy Awards||April 5, 1965||My Fair Lady||2 hours, 50 minutes||—||—||Bob Hope|
|38th Academy Awards||April 18, 1966||The Sound of Music||2 hours, 54 minutes||—||—|
|39th Academy Awards||April 10, 1967||A Man for All Seasons||2 hours, 31 minutes||—||—|
|40th Academy Awards||April 10, 1968||In the Heat of the Night||1 hour, 50 minutes||—||—|
The 40th Academy Awards ceremony marked the final year that the ceremony was simulcast live on the radio.
|41st Academy Awards||April 14, 1969||7:00 p.m.||Oliver!||2 hours, 33 minutes||—||—||None||Dorothy Chandler Pavilion||ABC-TV|
|42nd Academy Awards||April 7, 1970||Midnight Cowboy||2 hours, 25 minutes||—||43.40|
|43rd Academy Awards||April 15, 1971||Patton||2 hours, 52 minutes||—||—||NBC-TV|
|44th Academy Awards||April 10, 1972||The French Connection||1 hour, 44 minutes||—||—||Helen Hayes, Alan King, Sammy Davis Jr., Jack Lemmon|
|45th Academy Awards||March 27, 1973||The Godfather||2 hours, 38 minutes||—||—||Carol Burnett, Michael Caine, Charlton Heston, Rock Hudson|
|46th Academy Awards||April 2, 1974||The Sting||3 hours, 23 minutes||—||—||John Huston, Burt Reynolds, David Niven, Diana Ross|
|47th Academy Awards||April 8, 1975||The Godfather Part II||3 hours, 20 minutes||—||—||Sammy Davis Jr., Bob Hope, Shirley MacLaine, Frank Sinatra|
|48th Academy Awards||March 29, 1976||One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest||3 hours, 12 minutes||—||—||Goldie Hawn, Gene Kelly, Walter Matthau, George Segal, Robert Shaw||ABC-TV|
|49th Academy Awards||March 28, 1977||Rocky||3 hours, 38 minutes||—||—||Warren Beatty, Ellen Burstyn, Jane Fonda, Richard Pryor|
|50th Academy Awards||April 3, 1978||Annie Hall||3 hours, 30 minutes||39.73 million||31.10||Bob Hope|
|51st Academy Awards||April 9, 1979||The Deer Hunter||3 hours, 25 minutes||—||—||Johnny Carson|
|52nd Academy Awards||April 14, 1980||6:00 p.m.||Kramer vs. Kramer||3 hours, 12 minutes||—||—|
|53rd Academy Awards||March 31, 1981||7:00 p.m.||Ordinary People||3 hours, 13 minutes||—||—|
|54th Academy Awards||March 29, 1982||6:00 p.m.||Chariots of Fire||3 hours, 24 minutes||—||—|
|55th Academy Awards||April 11, 1983||Gandhi||3 hours, 15 minutes||—||—||Liza Minnelli, Dudley Moore, Richard Pryor, Walter Matthau|
|56th Academy Awards||April 9, 1984||Terms of Endearment||3 hours, 42 minutes||—||38.00||Johnny Carson|
|57th Academy Awards||March 25, 1985||Amadeus||3 hours, 10 minutes||—||—||Jack Lemmon|
|58th Academy Awards||March 24, 1986||Out of Africa||3 hours, 2 minutes||38.65 million||25.71||Alan Alda, Jane Fonda, Robin Williams|
|59th Academy Awards||March 30, 1987||Platoon||3 hours, 19 minutes||39.72 million||25.94||Chevy Chase, Goldie Hawn, Paul Hogan|
|60th Academy Awards||April 11, 1988||The Last Emperor||3 hours, 33 minutes||42.04 million||27.80||Chevy Chase||Shrine Auditorium|
|61st Academy Awards||March 29, 1989||Rain Man||3 hours, 19 minutes||42.77 million||28.41||None|
|62nd Academy Awards||March 26, 1990||Driving Miss Daisy||3 hours, 37 minutes||40.22 million||26.42||Billy Crystal||Dorothy Chandler Pavilion|
|63rd Academy Awards||March 25, 1991||Dances with Wolves||3 hours, 35 minutes||42.79 million||28.06||Shrine Auditorium|
|64th Academy Awards||March 30, 1992||The Silence of the Lambs||3 hours, 33 minutes||44.44 million||29.84||Dorothy Chandler Pavilion|
|65th Academy Awards||March 29, 1993||Unforgiven||3 hours, 30 minutes||45.84 million||32.85|
|66th Academy Awards||March 21, 1994||Schindler's List||3 hours, 18 minutes||46.26 million||31.86||Whoopi Goldberg|
|67th Academy Awards||March 27, 1995||Forrest Gump||3 hours, 35 minutes||48.87 million||33.47||David Letterman||Shrine Auditorium|
|68th Academy Awards||March 25, 1996||Braveheart||3 hours, 38 minutes||44.81 million||30.48||Whoopi Goldberg||Dorothy Chandler Pavilion|
|69th Academy Awards||March 24, 1997||The English Patient||3 hours, 34 minutes||40.83 million||25.83||Billy Crystal||Shrine Auditorium|
|70th Academy Awards||March 23, 1998||Titanic||3 hours, 47 minutes||57.25 million||35.32|
|71st Academy Awards||March 21, 1999||5:30 p.m.||Shakespeare in Love||4 hours, 2 minutes||45.63 million||28.51||Whoopi Goldberg||Dorothy Chandler Pavilion|
|72nd Academy Awards||March 26, 2000||American Beauty||4 hours, 4 minutes||46.53 million||29.64||Billy Crystal||Shrine Auditorium|
|73rd Academy Awards||March 25, 2001||Gladiator||3 hours, 23 minutes||42.93 million||25.86||Steve Martin|
|74th Academy Awards||March 24, 2002||A Beautiful Mind||4 hours, 23 minutes||40.54 million||25.13||Whoopi Goldberg||Kodak Theatre
(then name of the Dolby Theatre)
|75th Academy Awards||March 23, 2003||Chicago||3 hours, 30 minutes||33.04 million||20.58||Steve Martin|
|76th Academy Awards||February 29, 2004||The Lord of the Rings:
The Return of the King
|3 hours, 44 minutes||43.56 million||26.68||Billy Crystal|
|77th Academy Awards||February 27, 2005||Million Dollar Baby||3 hours, 14 minutes||42.16 million||25.29||Chris Rock|
|78th Academy Awards||March 5, 2006||5:00 p.m.||Crash||3 hours, 33 minutes||38.64 million||22.91||Jon Stewart|
|79th Academy Awards||February 25, 2007||The Departed||3 hours, 51 minutes||39.92 million||23.65||Ellen DeGeneres|
|80th Academy Awards||February 24, 2008||No Country for Old Men||3 hours, 21 minutes||31.76 million||18.66||Jon Stewart|
|81st Academy Awards||February 22, 2009||Slumdog Millionaire||3 hours, 30 minutes||36.94 million||21.68||Hugh Jackman|
|82nd Academy Awards||March 7, 2010||The Hurt Locker||3 hours, 37 minutes||41.62 million||24.75||Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin|
|83rd Academy Awards||February 27, 2011||The King's Speech||3 hours, 15 minutes||37.90 million||22.97||James Franco, Anne Hathaway|
|84th Academy Awards||February 26, 2012||5:30 p.m.||The Artist||3 hours, 14 minutes||39.46 million||23.91||Billy Crystal||Hollywood and Highland Center
(intermediate name of the Dolby Theatre)
|85th Academy Awards||February 24, 2013||Argo||3 hours, 35 minutes||40.38 million||24.47||Seth MacFarlane||Dolby Theatre|
|86th Academy Awards||March 2, 2014||12 Years a Slave||3 hours, 34 minutes||43.74 million||27.90||Ellen DeGeneres|
|87th Academy Awards||February 22, 2015||Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)||3 hours, 40 minutes||36.6 million||10.3||Neil Patrick Harris|
Multiple ceremonies hosted
The following individuals have hosted (or co-hosted) the Academy Awards ceremony on two or more occasions.
|Host||Number of Ceremonies|
|Sammy Davis Jr.||2|
The following individuals have hosted (or co-hosted) the Academy Awards ceremony for the same year in which the individual was also a nominee.
|David Niven||31st Academy Awards||April 6, 1959||Academy Award for Best Actor||Separate Tables||Won|
|Michael Caine||45th Academy Awards||March 27, 1973||Academy Award for Best Actor||Sleuth||Nominated|
|Walter Matthau||48th Academy Awards||March 29, 1976||Academy Award for Best Actor||The Sunshine Boys||Nominated|
|Paul Hogan||59th Academy Awards||March 30, 1987||Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay||"Crocodile" Dundee||Nominated|
|James Franco||83rd Academy Awards||February 27, 2011||Academy Award for Best Actor||127 Hours||Nominated|
|Seth MacFarlane||85th Academy Awards||February 24, 2013||Academy Award for Best Original Song||Ted||Nominated|
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