This Day in History March 10, 1938

By Ruth on March 10, 2014 in Disney, history, movie, movie history, movies
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Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, California
I thought this might be kind of fun since the Oscars were just on.  It was on this date in1938 that the tenth Academy Awards show was held.  Walt Disney won two awards that year–one was his seventh for Best Short Cartoon.  I also discovered this piece of information.  The ceremony was supposed to take place the week before, but Los Angeles experienced floods.  It is also notable to point out that A Star is Born became the first color picture to be nominated in the Best Picture Category.  A biograghical film that I never heard of won that award.  In fact, this film, The Life of Emile Zola, received 10 nominations and won three.  That was the most nominations and awards that one film received that year.  Luise Rainier received the Best Actress award which made her the first actor to win two awards, and even more amazing, the first to win two consecutive awards in any category.  And the picture is of the Biltmre Hotel in L.A. where the event was held.

For more info:
http://www.imdb.com/event/ev0000003/1938
http://www.filmsite.org/aa38.html
http://www.popculturemadness.com/Trivia/Oscars/Top-1938-O.html
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/10th_Academy_Awards

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