List of Academy Awards ceremonies

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This is a list of Academy Awards ceremonies.[1][2][3]

This list is current as of the 87th Academy Awards ceremony held on February 22, 2015.

Venues[edit]

Networks[edit]

U.S. network Years
NBC 1953–1960
ABC 1961–1970
NBC 1971–1975
ABC 1976–2020[4]

Ceremonies[edit]

Ceremony Date Time
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.[5]
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
(Cocoanut Grove)
KNX-AM.
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
(Biltmore Bowl)
KECA-AM.
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
(Cocoanut Grove)
KNX-AM.
Partial broadcast.
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.
This was also the first ceremony in which film clips were used to introduce awards nominees.

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
Television: None
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
Television: NBC-TV
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[6] 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
Television: ABC-TV
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 37.3 million 25.0 Neil Patrick Harris

Multiple ceremonies hosted[edit]

The following individuals have hosted (or co-hosted) the Academy Awards ceremony on two or more occasions.

Host Number of Ceremonies
Bob Hope 19
Billy Crystal 9
Johnny Carson 5
Whoopi Goldberg 4
Jack Lemmon 4
Jerry Lewis 3
Steve Martin 3
Conrad Nagel 3
David Niven 3
Jack Benny 2
Chevy Chase 2
Sammy Davis Jr. 2
Ellen DeGeneres 2
Jane Fonda 2
Goldie Hawn 2
Walter Matthau 2
Richard Pryor 2
Frank Sinatra 2
James Stewart 2
Jon Stewart 2

Nominated hosts[edit]

The following individuals have hosted (or co-hosted) the Academy Awards ceremony for the same year in which the individual was also a nominee.

Host Ceremony Date Category Film Result
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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scott Bowles (26 February 2008). "Low Oscar Ratings Cue Soul-Searching". USA Today. Retrieved 19 March 2008. 
  2. ^ Nikki Finke (26 February 2007). "UPDATE: 39.9 Million Watch 79th Oscars". Nikki Finke's Deadline Hollywood Daily (LA Weekly). Retrieved 21 February 2011. 
  3. ^ Bill Gorman (8 March 2010). "Academy Awards Averages 41.3 Million Viewers; Most Since 2005". TVbytheNumbers. Archived from the original on 10 March 2010. Retrieved 12 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "ABC to air Oscars through 2020". Entertainment Weekly's EW.com. 
  5. ^ "An Unofficial History of the Academy Awards on Radio". tripod.com. 
  6. ^ "Best, worst and weirdest Oscar hosts of all time". CNN. 22 February 2013. 

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