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Wed, 31 Oct 2012 17:04:00 GMT | By Bárbara Bação, Catarina Amaral & Marta Gama
Fun Oscar facts and trivia

Things you never knew about the Academy Awards!

Douglas Fairbanks Sr. (© Getty Images)
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The first Academy Awards ceremony was held in May 1929 at the Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles, and honoured the best films of 1927 and 1928. Actor, director and screenwriter Douglas Fairbanks Sr. was the host for the evening.