Awards Tracker

All things Oscars, Emmys, Grammys and Tonys

« Previous Post | Awards Tracker Home | Next Post »

Oscars trivia: Who was the first winner no-show?

February 21, 2011 |  5:30 pm

Test your Oscar trivia knowledge: Who was the first no-show winner at the Academy Awards?

Click on the extended entry for the answer.

Emil Jannings, who won best actor for "The Last Command" and "The Way of All Flesh"  at the very first Oscar ceremony on May 16, 1929. In the first year of the Oscars, the awards covered 1927-28 and actors were awarded for performances within those years. 

Before the ceremony, Jannings had returned home to Berlin and never returned to America. He was presented with his Oscar before he left.

 --Susan King