On May the 16th, 1929, the very first Academy Awards were held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in California.
Stars attended, gold statues flashed, and the best of the best turned out to celebrate their peers and their achievements.
It's been a long time since the very first Academy Awards ceremony, and it's come a long way. Red carpets have been rolled in, dresses have gotten bigger and more glamorous, reporting has gotten more extensive and more comprehensive and with each passing year, the prestige of the Oscars has grown.
To celebrate the 88th anniversary of the very first Oscars, The Weekly looks back at the finest and most memorable moments to have graced the red carpet.