The Oscars (1948-2016)

Fans of classic movies – and classic TV – can find highlights from every Academy Awards presentation since 1948 at Uncle Earl’s Classic Television Channel. Compiled earlier this week from YouTube playlists, the vast selection can be found at Uncle Earl’s The Oscars (1948-2016) page.

For a taste of what’s available, here are clips from the Oscar ceremonies held 25 years ago and 40 years ago respectively:

1992 Oscars Opening Monologue by Billy Crystal (followed immediately by Jack Palance’s memorable acceptance for Best Supporting Actor):

1977 Oscars opening with Ann-Margret, Richard Pryor and Chevy Chase:

For highlights of the 2017 Oscars, you can tune in live this Sunday, February 26, on ABC at 8:30 pm ET.

(Note: Featured image of the Oscar statuette with ABC logo is a screen grab from YouTube, marking the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Oscar broadcast,)  

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About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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