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Academy Awards through the years

| Thursday, March 1, 2018, 12:27 p.m.
Actor Jack Nicholson
Actor Jack Nicholson
Patty Duke
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Patty Duke
Dancing star Fred Astaire, who dominated the 11th annual Television Academy awards ceremony by winning an unprecedented nine Emmys, gets a pat on the shoulder from actor Robert Young as Astaire accepted the final statuette. Young, an old friend, dashed from his seat in the Moulin Rouge audience in Hollywood, Los Angeles on May 6, 1959 to present the golden Emmy when Astaire found himself announced on stage for the final Emmy, but with no presenter. He won the multitude of honors for his show “An Evening With Fred Astaire”.
Dancing star Fred Astaire, who dominated the 11th annual Television Academy awards ceremony by winning an unprecedented nine Emmys, gets a pat on the shoulder from actor Robert Young as Astaire accepted the final statuette. Young, an old friend, dashed from his seat in the Moulin Rouge audience in Hollywood, Los Angeles on May 6, 1959 to present the golden Emmy when Astaire found himself announced on stage for the final Emmy, but with no presenter. He won the multitude of honors for his show “An Evening With Fred Astaire”.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar holds the envelope a little too high for Jackie Chan as they present an award at the 68th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar holds the envelope a little too high for Jackie Chan as they present an award at the 68th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles
Singing actor Gene Kelly does a dance routine with an umbrella during the Academy Awards show in Los Angeles, April 8, 1975.
Singing actor Gene Kelly does a dance routine with an umbrella during the Academy Awards show in Los Angeles, April 8, 1975.
Isaac Hayes
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Isaac Hayes
Paul Newman, left, and Tom Cruise
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Paul Newman, left, and Tom Cruise
Paul McCartney shown arriving at the 1973 Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles on April 3, 1974. Wife Linda in the background.
Paul McCartney shown arriving at the 1973 Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles on April 3, 1974. Wife Linda in the background.
A woman in Native American Indian dress, who indentified herself as Sacheen Littlefeather, tells the audience at the Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles March 27, 1973, that Marlon Brando was declining to accept his Oscar as best actor for his role in 'The Godfather.'  Littlefeather said Brando was protesting 'the treatment of the American Indian in motion pictures and on televison, and because of the recent events at Wounded Knee.'
A woman in Native American Indian dress, who indentified herself as Sacheen Littlefeather, tells the audience at the Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles March 27, 1973, that Marlon Brando was declining to accept his Oscar as best actor for his role in 'The Godfather.' Littlefeather said Brando was protesting 'the treatment of the American Indian in motion pictures and on televison, and because of the recent events at Wounded Knee.'
Actor Sidney Poitier is photographed with his Oscar statuette at the 36th Annual Academy Awards in Santa Monica.
Actor Sidney Poitier is photographed with his Oscar statuette at the 36th Annual Academy Awards in Santa Monica.
Singer-Actress Diana Ross arriving at the 45th Academy Awards Show, March 27, 1973. She was nominated for Best Actress in 'Lady Sings the Blues'. (She didn't win Oscar; Liza Minelli won) Diana is shown with her husband, Robert Ellis (Long hair and mustache).
Singer-Actress Diana Ross arriving at the 45th Academy Awards Show, March 27, 1973. She was nominated for Best Actress in 'Lady Sings the Blues'. (She didn't win Oscar; Liza Minelli won) Diana is shown with her husband, Robert Ellis (Long hair and mustache).
Tom Hanks congratulates Jessica Lange after he presented her with best actress scar for her performance in 'Blue Sky' at the 67th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles
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Tom Hanks congratulates Jessica Lange after he presented her with best actress scar for her performance in 'Blue Sky' at the 67th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles
Actor Kevin Bacon is seen at the 56th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles
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Actor Kevin Bacon is seen at the 56th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles
Fans in bleachers watch guests arriving in their cars for the 35th Academy Awards at the Civic Auditorium, in Santa Monica, Calif., on April 8, 1963.
Fans in bleachers watch guests arriving in their cars for the 35th Academy Awards at the Civic Auditorium, in Santa Monica, Calif., on April 8, 1963.
Oscar presenter David Niven isn't quite sure what's happening behind him as a streaker crosses the stage near the end of the 1974 Academy Awards show in Los Angeles
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Oscar presenter David Niven isn't quite sure what's happening behind him as a streaker crosses the stage near the end of the 1974 Academy Awards show in Los Angeles
Actor Louis Jourdan, left, presents the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film to French Consul Alexandre de Manziarly, for the film 'Monsieur Vincent,' at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles, Calif., March  25, 1949. The French production was directed by Maurice Cloche.
Actor Louis Jourdan, left, presents the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film to French Consul Alexandre de Manziarly, for the film 'Monsieur Vincent,' at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles, Calif., March 25, 1949. The French production was directed by Maurice Cloche.
Humphrey Bogart accepts his Oscar at the 1951 Academy Awards presentation at the RKO Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, Ca., March 20, 1952.  Bogart won best actor for his role in 'The African Queen.'  Standing at right is actress and presenter Greer Garson.  At far left, in background, is a member of the auditing firm which counted the ballots.
Humphrey Bogart accepts his Oscar at the 1951 Academy Awards presentation at the RKO Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, Ca., March 20, 1952. Bogart won best actor for his role in 'The African Queen.' Standing at right is actress and presenter Greer Garson. At far left, in background, is a member of the auditing firm which counted the ballots.
Actress Sally Field accepts her Academy Award for best actress in the film 'Places in the Heart' at the Oscar ceremonies in Los Angeles March 26
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Actress Sally Field accepts her Academy Award for best actress in the film 'Places in the Heart' at the Oscar ceremonies in Los Angeles March 26
This is an April 1959 photo of actors backstage at the Academy Awards ceremony. From left, Susan Hayward, David Niven, Ingrid Bergman and Maurice Chevalier.
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This is an April 1959 photo of actors backstage at the Academy Awards ceremony. From left, Susan Hayward, David Niven, Ingrid Bergman and Maurice Chevalier.
Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney
German actor Emil Jannings with the first Oscar during the Academy Award presented for his 1927 film 'The Way of All Flesh.'
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German actor Emil Jannings with the first Oscar during the Academy Award presented for his 1927 film 'The Way of All Flesh.'
Lyricist Paul Williams and actress Barbra Streisand with their Oscars for winning best original song for 'Evergreen (Love Theme From A Star Is Born)' at the 49th Academy Awards in 1977. Singer Neil Diamond was the presenter.
Lyricist Paul Williams and actress Barbra Streisand with their Oscars for winning best original song for 'Evergreen (Love Theme From A Star Is Born)' at the 49th Academy Awards in 1977. Singer Neil Diamond was the presenter.
Clark Gable shows his Oscar for 'It Happened One Night' to Lionel Barrymore, far left, presented at the 1934 Academy Awards banquet at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, Calif., Feb. 27, 1935.  Humorist Irving S. Cobb, who presented the award, is at right.  The man at far right is not identified.
Clark Gable shows his Oscar for 'It Happened One Night' to Lionel Barrymore, far left, presented at the 1934 Academy Awards banquet at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, Calif., Feb. 27, 1935. Humorist Irving S. Cobb, who presented the award, is at right. The man at far right is not identified.
Humphrey Bogart, nominee for best actor award, and his wife, Lauren Bacall, arrive for Academy Awards show at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood, Calif., March 30, 1955.
Humphrey Bogart, nominee for best actor award, and his wife, Lauren Bacall, arrive for Academy Awards show at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood, Calif., March 30, 1955.
Joel Grey gestures as he thanks the Motion Picture Academy for the Oscar he won at the 45th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood.
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Joel Grey gestures as he thanks the Motion Picture Academy for the Oscar he won at the 45th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood.
Anna Paquin with her Oscar from 'The Piano.'
Anna Paquin with her Oscar from 'The Piano.'
Tatum O'Neal with her Oscar from 'Paper Moon.'
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Tatum O'Neal with her Oscar from 'Paper Moon.'

Presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the 90th Academy Awards, will be held on March 4, 2018. Here is a collection of photographs from the Associated Press archives of the annual event.

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