The 1927, Oscar for Best Actor was the very first Academy Award to ever be presented.
Emil Jannings, a German actor especially noted for performing tragic roles, won (for ‘The Last Command’ and ‘The Way of All Flesh’). The actor apparently had a previous engagement and had to return to Europe before the ceremony, so he requested the Academy to give him the award early. This request was accepted.
The main purpose behind the establishment of Hollywood’s most prestigious award ceremony was to honor the talented artists of the Motion Picture Industry. Film actor Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. was chosen as the first president of the Academy. The first Academy Awards ceremony was organized on May 16, 1929, held in the Blossom Room at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. The tickets for guests cost $5.
Till 1953, radio broadcast used and thereafter, the ceremony was broadcast on TV. It was in 1966 that the broadcasting of Academy Awards ceremony took place in color.
Since 2002, the awards have been broadcast from the Kodak Theatre. Today, Oscars are telecasted internationally, reaching movie fans in over 200 countries.
Here is some Oscar trivia, a complete list of winners of the award for ‘Best Actor’ aka ‘Best Actor in a Leading Role.’