Robert Osborne on 85 Years of the Oscar

Robert Osborne, host of Turner Classic Movies, gives an account of the history of the Academy Awards. His newly revised book 85 Years of the Oscar: The Official History of the Academy Awards, talks about the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the birth of the Oscars, and presents the story of each year's awards, beginning with the very first.

1927/28 (1st) Academy Awards® Banquet, Blossom Room, Roosevelt Hotel, Hollywood (May 16, 1929).
1927/28 (1st) Academy Awards® Banquet, Blossom Room, Roosevelt Hotel, Hollywood (May 16, 1929). ( Courtesy of A.M.P.A.S. )
Shirley Temple, 1934 Special Award winner, with Irvin S. Cobb (The six-year-old actress starred in nine feature films in 1934).
Shirley Temple, 1934 Special Award winner, with Irvin S. Cobb (The six-year-old actress starred in nine feature films in 1934). ( Courtesy of A.M.P.A.S. )
Spencer Tracy and Bette Davis, 1938 (11th) Academy Awards®.
Spencer Tracy and Bette Davis, 1938 (11th) Academy Awards®. ( Courtesy of A.M.P.A.S. )
Guy Lombardo, Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney, 1939 (12th) Academy Awards (Garland received a Special Award - a miniature statuette - "for her outstanding performance as a screen juvenile")
Guy Lombardo, Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney, 1939 (12th) Academy Awards (Garland received a Special Award - a miniature statuette - "for her outstanding performance as a screen juvenile") ( Courtesy of A.M.P.A.S. )
Elizabeth Taylor and Walt Disney, 1953 (26th) Academy Awards®
Elizabeth Taylor and Walt Disney, 1953 (26th) Academy Awards® ( Courtesy of A.M.P.A.S. )
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 38th Academy Awards® ceremony (April 18, 1966).
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 38th Academy Awards® ceremony (April 18, 1966). ( Courtesy of A.M.P.A.S. )
Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep at the 2011 (84th) Academy Awards®
Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep at the 2011 (84th) Academy Awards® ( Todd Wawrychuk / ©A.M.P.A.S. )
Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Lawrence, 2012 (85th) Academy Awards®.
Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Lawrence, 2012 (85th) Academy Awards®. ( Matt Petit / ©A.M.P.A.S. )
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