By Terry Trucco
No hotel has ever won an Oscar. But that doesn’t mean hotels haven’t had close ties with the Academy Awards over the years.
The first awards ceremony was held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in 1929. Just three years later, Grand Hotel, set in a fictitious Berlin hotel, won Best Picture and launched a genre of “grand hotel” movies where strangers are thrown together in a big, bustling place and random lives intertwine. (more…)