The history behind the Golden Man

It was in 1929 that the very first Oscar was presented to Emil Jennings by the newly formed Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. When he was handed the very first gold statue that is now an icon synonymous with the silver screen would he have thought that over 85 years later they would be one of the most widely coveted awards in the motion picture industry? Emil Jennings was awarded his Oscar for Best Actor due to his stand out performances in “The Last Command” and “The Ways of All Flesh”, both of which were silent movies so chi social expressions must have been quite something!

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