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Slideshow: The 83rd anniversary of the first Academy Awards ceremony

Check out some of the black-and-white treasures from years past…

THE FIRST CEREMONY of the Academy Awards was held 83 years ago today – on 16 May 1929.

A lot may have changed since then, but the glitz of Oscar night is still firmly in place.

Check out some of the black-and-white treasures from the years, below…

Slideshow: The 83rd anniversary of the first Academy Awards ceremony
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  • Emil Jannings , 1929

  • Norma Shearer, 1930

  • Vivien Leigh, 1940

  • Ginger Rogers and Jimmy Stewart, 1941

  • Joan Fontaine, 1941

  • Celeste Holm, 1947

  • Loretta Young and Rosalind Russell, 1947

  • Olivia de Havilland, 1950

  • Grace Kelly and Marlon Brando, 1954

  • Audrey Hepburn, 1954

  • Peter Ustinov, Shirley Jones, Elizabeth Taylor and Burt Lancaster, 1960

  • Julie Andrews, 1965

  • Elliot Gould and Barbra Streisand, 1969

  • Jack Nicholson, 1976

  • Jane Fonda, 1979

  • David Niven and streaker, 1974

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