Oscar photo

Until the 84th award ceremony "Oscar" only a little less than 20 days, as long as the world prepares to commemorate the best actors and films of 2012, offering a dip into the past and recall (or see for the first time), as it was before.

Recall that the first award ceremony of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was held in Hollywood May 16, 1929, and even then the award was such as we know it today - the golden statuette in the form of figures of a man with his arms folded. But only in the late 30's award received its world-famous name "Oscar". According to one version, this name we must Bette Davis, who saw in the statuette striking resemblance to her first husband, whose name was Oscar.

Bette Davis c «husband," 1939.

March 19, 1953 - the day the award ceremony "Oscar" was first broadcast on television (before the course of the ceremony could only look on the radio).

Ceremony "Oscar" is always carried out on a large scale.

"Oscar" has always been a very prestigious award, but its mass he gained in the early '40s, when the screens released film of all time, "Gone with the Wind."

Thus, 40th

Vivien Leigh and her first Oscar in 1940

Hattie McDaniel became the first black woman to receive the "Oscar»

Magnificent Clark Gable

1946. Joan Crawford gets deserved "Oscar", lying in a hospital bed. Actually, this story is very funny: resourceful actress, who did not want to attend the ceremony in case of his defeat, pretended to be sick and "proved" in the hospital, where she received her award.

Start 40s was a landmark for the ceremony also because it was then that the "Oscar" appeared seven little brothers - Walt Disney received a special award for "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," which was the first feature-length animated film in cinema history.


50th year, has become an iconic time in the history of film award "Oscar", and all thanks to three uncrowned queen of Hollywood - Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly.

Despite the fact that Marilyn Monroe had never won any "Oscar" or nomination at him, she was the queen of red carpet unchanged for several years.

Marilyn and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1951.

Marilyn Monroe at a party after the presentation of the "Oscar". As always, accompanied by men.

1954 was a triumph of Audrey Hepburn - that's when the actress was "Oscar" for the title role in "Roman Holiday».

Audrey and her mother: a nervous wait before answering the question - who will win the nomination for best actress of the year.

It was the first and only "Oscar" in the life of Audrey Hepburn.

Actress corrects make-up before going on stage.

A Cinderella Story - immortal.

A few words about the dress, in which Audrey received his cherished statuette. Gorgeous lace dress with a fluffy skirt was created by none other than as a delicious Hubert de Givenchy. It was the first time Audrey appeared in public in the dress of the designer, and he remained her favorite couturiers throughout life.

1955. Grace Kelly gets the "Oscar" for the starring role in "The Country Girl».

In the car, on the way to the coveted statuette.

After receiving the award, Grace could not hold back tears. It took even a handkerchief.

Dinner after the ceremony: the actress can not get enough on his "golden boy».

This photo was taken two years ago: 24-year-old Grace accompanied by Clark Gable arrives at the ceremony.

Amazing photographs: two of the most sophisticated women of his era waiting in the wings behind the scenes of the theater "Pantazh." Audrey and Grace, 1956.

Ingrid Bergman, 1954.

Paul Newman and his wife Joanne Woodward, 1958.

Marlon Brando and Bob Hope fighting for "Oscar". 1955.

Backstage gatherings: Bob Hope, Clark Gable, Cary Grant and David Niven compose jokes during a rehearsal ceremony, 1958.

Walt Disney behind the scenes - repairing one of his numerous statues (in my entire life Disney got the whole 26 "Oscars"!). 1954

Do not forget your hat and your "Oscar": producer Buddy Adler resigned his trophy in the locker room of the restaurant during posleoskarovskoy parties. Hope numbered forgot - sorry, what good is lost.


Elizabeth Taylor at a party after the "Oscar", accompanied by his first statuette. Later, the actress said she probably received his first award in exchange for health problems: "I lost a tracheotomy!»

Sophia Loren at a party on the occasion of the victory itself, 1962.

She's at a party on the occasion of the "Oscar" statuette threatens her husband (heavier pans will).

And this is without Sophie has "Oscar" and her husband, but with a cigarette and Gregory PEComa, 1963.

Brother and sister: Shirley MacLaine and Warren Beatty, 1966.

The winner Julie Andrews, accompanied by Audrey Hepburn, 1965.

Barbra Streisand and her merry suit - and the truth "Funny Girl" in 1969.


Colleagues in the film "Klute", Donald Sutherland and Jane Fonda, who played in the film as a detective and prostitutes, respectively, at the ceremony "Oscar" in 1972.

So young, and so seductive Jack Nicholson, 1973.

He's a year later, accompanied by actress Anjelica Huston, which they agreed to, then the costs.

Shirley MacLaine corrects make-up, 1974.

46-year-old, but still as beautiful Audrey Hepburn at the ceremony in 1975.

Jodie Foster, 1977. Here the actress 14 years.

Role in "Annie Hall" Diane Keaton brought not only cherished statuette but also made her a style icon. Actress at a party after the "Oscar" in 1978.

Warren Beatty and Diane, 1973.

Meryl Streep accompanied by Christopher Walken and his funny mustache on his first ceremony "Oscar", which, as we know, was for her not the last.


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