Whether we admit it or not, most of us are celebrity and movie junkies that either follow celebrities and their latest fashion trends or flock to theaters to see them entertain us on the big screen. People have a fascination with Hollywood, with Los Angeles being the movie capital of the world.

One of the main Hollywood events revered and watched worldwide is the Academy Awards, also knowns as the Oscars. With the 91st Academy Awards fast approaching, airing on February 24, 2019 and being hosted at the Dolby Theater, Los Angeles, many of us will watch the televised event, fascinated by the fashion, hair, makeup, shoes, and jewelry, draped on our favorite celebrities. We’ll root for the feature films that moved us, thrilled us, entertained us, and made us feel emotion. Bohemian Rhapsody, A Star is Born, Roma, Black Panther and Vice to name a few.

Academy Awards Fun Fact: The Academy Awards ceremony was first broadcasted on the radio in 1930 and first televised in 1953. The glamorous event can be live streamed online and be watched almost anywhere in the world. The Academy Awards is the oldest worldwide entertainment ceremony. The Emmy Awards for television, the Tony Awards for theater, and the Grammy Awards for music are modeled after the Oscars.

Academy Awards Fun Fact: The first Academy Awards presentation was held on May 16, 1929, at a private dinner function at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel with an audience of approximately 270 people. The post-awards party was held at the Mayfair Hotel. The cost of guest tickets for the night’s ceremony was $5. Fifteen statuettes were awarded, honoring artists, directors, and other participants in the filmmaking industry, for their works between 1927 and 1928. The ceremony ran for 15 minutes! That’s such a short event compared to today’s three-hour airtime!

So, how do you capture and partake in the Academy Awards’ opulent allure? You can attend the red carpet event, throw or go to an Oscar party, or simply watch the awards show in the comfort of your own home with good food and great friends!

After all, as far as Hollywood award shows go, the Academy Awards are truly the champions of the world!

Thank you filmmakers, directors, producers, actors and all motion picture members who help bring these great stories to life on the big screen!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at https://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/ Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com




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