In 1955, the 27th Academy Awards ceremonies were held at the RKO Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles and the NBC Century Theatre in New York City. Honouring the films released between January 1, 1954 and December 31, 1954 the awards were held on March 30. For the first (and last) time, a special live telecast announcing the nominees was broadcast on NBC, filmed in several prominent Los Angeles locations. The program was a complete flop, and was never repeated again, at least in this form. Leading the way this...

In 1954, the 26th Academy Awards ceremony was held at the RKO Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles and the NBC International Theatre in New York City. Honouring the films released between January 1, 1953 and December 31, 1953 the awards were held on March 25. With a total of 43 million viewers, the broadcast was once against a huge success for NBC. As she was currently appearing in Ondine on Broadway at the time, Audrey Hepburn was rushed from the 46th Street Theatre to the NBC International Theatre via...

In 1953, the 25th Academy Awards ceremony was held at the RKO Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles. Honouring the films released between January 1, 1952 and December 31, 1952 the awards were held on March 19. After years of attempting to ignore its rise to prominence, the Academy finally recognising the popularity of television, and allowed the ceremony to be broadcast on NBC. This was mostly due to the Academy being desperate for funding for their lavish and expensive ceremony. NBC's $100,000 offer for TV and radio broadcasting...