The day the first Oscars were awarded – level 1

18-02-1929

Louis Mayer is a film producer in the 1920s. He wants to give his actors some awards for good work. He gives them a small gold statue. The statue is 4 kilos heavy. The name of this statue is the Oscar.

People know the first winners on February 18, 1929. Three months later, 270 people go to a party where the winners get the awards. The entry fee for the party is $5.

Charlie Chaplin wins one Oscar in 1929.

Today, the Oscars are a big show. The winners are famous people in film business.

There are already more than 3,000 Oscar awards in the world.

Difficult words: producer (a person who helps make a movie), award (a prize for something special), statue (a body from stone, wood, or metal), entry fee (money which you pay for a special event), famous (when a lot of people know a person).

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