Odyssey: Ninety Years of Oscar! A Brief History of the Academy Awards

On May 16, 1929, the first Academy Awards ceremony took place, and in 1939, the official statuette was officially dubbed an "Oscar" (choose your own apocryphal tale as to how and why). This year, therefore, marks the 90th anniversary of this annual celebration of achievement in the field of moving-image arts and entertainment. While just as often about institutional and cultural politics as about merit, the award is nevertheless coveted by those in the industry as a mark of recognition by one's peers. Have your own favorite Oscar movie? Come join us as we spend an evening looking back at some of the highlights of this now well-established prize.

918.170.01 Homewood campus
Thursday, March 14, 6:45 to 8:45 p.m.
Cost: $30 (one session)

JHU full-time faculty/staff are eligible for remission. You will be unable to register online and receive the discount. Contact 410-516-8516 for more information.