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 Who was the first woman to win an Academy Award for Best Actress?

Answer Janet Gaynor received the Best Actress award in 1929 at the first Oscar ceremony. At age 22, she was the only woman to receive an award that year. Gaynor's award was for roles in three films: "7th ... Read More »
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Who was the first black actor to win an Academy Award?

According to The Progressive, Hattie McDaniel was the first African-American performer to win an Academy Award for acting. She won the Best Supporting Actress award for her performance as Mammy in ... Read More »
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What was the first movie to win an Academy Award?

According to Judy Stone in a May 2009 article for SF360, the first movie to win an Academy Award was the 1927 film "Wings." John Monk Saunders wrote "Wings," which was also the first silent film wi... Read More »
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Who was the Best Actor for the first Academy Award?

Emil Jannings won the Best Actor award at the first Academy Awards ceremony in 1929. Jannings, who won the award for his work "The Last Command" and "The Way of All Flesh," defeated Richard Barthel... Read More »
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Who won the first Academy Award for Best Acting?

The winners for best acting at the first Academy Awards ceremony, held in May 1929, were Emil Jannings and Janet Gaynor. Emil Jannings won the Best Actor award for his roles in "The Last Command" a... Read More »
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