Happy Oscar Day, everyone! Yes, the Academy Awards are finally here, and we can all gather 'round the merry twinkling of our televisions, basking in the glow of Hollywood's brightest stars. It's hard to believe that the first Academy Award celebration was held almost 82 years ago, on May 16, 1929. It wasn't televised then, because television hadn't been invented yet! And the winners had already been announced (on February 18th), so the nominees weren't on pins and needles, waiting to see if their name would be called at the right moment.