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10 Facts You Didn't Know About Awards Shows

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May 05, 2021

A well-organized awards ceremony is undoubtedly the most beautiful event with which the proper honor can be granted to the winners, making the event unforgettable and the memory indelible. 

We are used to seeing award ceremonies on TV. These are real galas, shows, sporting events full of famous faces, elegant clothes, cameras ready to witness the most crucial moment, and the statements of those present.

However, the first rites that celebrated the victors' deeds have their roots in the "queen" homeland of sport, Ancient Greece, home to the first Olympic Games that history has handed down. Back then, the prize was a laurel wreath, a symbol of prestige for those who had won first place during the races.

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1. Red Carpet

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The red carpet is usually packed early. Reporters and newscasters are traditionally in place about ninety minutes before the celebrities arrive. Due to the caliber of guests and sometimes jewelry at stake, security is doubled.

2. Arrival Times

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Actors arrive at random, and their publicists always decide this. Top-tier celebrities usually arrive late and get the much-needed attention they deserve. Some arrive almost at the start of the show.

3. Why Do They Call Them The Oscars?

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Nobody knows why they call them the Oscars. A standard theory is that Award librarian Margaret Herrick coined the nickname for the golden statue by Academy. 

They say Margaret drew comparisons between the statue and her Uncle Oscar, and the nickname stuck with the rest of the academy employees.

4. Who Won The First Emmy

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The first person to ever win an Emmy award was then-22-year-old performer Shirley Dinsdale. She was a ventriloquist behind the title dummy on The Judy Splinters Show. She was honored with the award for Most Outstanding Television Personality.

5. There Are No Meals Served

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Besides the pomp and pageantry, the awards shows are usually dry. This means that there are no snacks and indeed no wines or champagnes. 

However, at the Golden Globes, when everyone is seated, dinner is served. During the live show, chocolates and champagne always go around the room. People are partying as the show goes on.

6. Commercial Breaks

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During the commercial breaks, people get to mingle. Before the show commences again, someone politely asks the celebrities to take their seats. At the end of the show, it almost always feels like a party.

7. After Parties

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It will surprise you to know that everyone has to line up for the parties, even the stars. If you stay at the Hilton during the Golden Globes, you will get to meet many stars attending after-parties.

8. The Only First Lady To Win An Emmy

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Jackie Kennedy is the only first lady to have ever won an Emmy. However, it was the honorary Trustees Award. She won her Emmy in 1962 because of the CBS Tour of the White House special she did with Charles Collingwood. The wife of Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson accepted the award on her behalf.

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9. The Golden Globes Statues

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At the Golden Globes, the statues are usually lined up on a table by the stage with no security guarding it. This means anyone could have access to them.

10. The Youngest Academy Award Winner

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There are no age restrictions for being nominated or being a winner at these awards. Tatum O'Neal, at ten years old, won Best Supporting Actress in 1974 for Paper Moon. Besides, if you deserve the award, no matter your age, you will get it.

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