|Awarded for||Excellence in cinematic achievements|
The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are a set of 24 awards for artistic and technical merit in the
The Academy Awards ceremony was first broadcast on radio in 1930 and televised for the first time in 1953. It is the oldest worldwide entertainment awards ceremony and is now seen live in more than 200 countries, including being streamed live online. Its equivalents – the
Winners were announced to media three months earlier. That was changed for the second ceremony in 1930. Since then, for the rest of the first decade, the results were given to newspapers for publication at 11:00 pm on the night of the awards. This method was used until an occasion when the
The first Best Actor awarded was
At the 29th ceremony, held on 27 March 1957, the
Since 1973, all Academy Awards ceremonies have ended with the
Traditionally, the previous year's winner for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor present the awards for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, while the previous year's winner for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress present the awards for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor.