The Academy Awards

Sunday 8:30 PM on ABC Premiered May 16, 1929 Special




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  • When presenting the Best Actor Oscar award; Bond actor Roger Moore ended up taking home the Oscar accidentally. The winner of the award, Marlon Brando, refused the award, and Sacheen Littlefeather, who Brando sent to make a speech to refuse the Oscar, also publicly refused to take the statuette from Moore.

  • Liza Minnelli became the first Oscar winner (Cabaret) whose parents are both Oscar winners themselves. Vincente Minnelli won for directing Gigi in 1959 and Judy Garland won a special award in 1940 for playing a screen juvenile in The Wizard of Oz.

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