Did you Know? Oscars Winners used to be announced before ceremony.
During the early years of the Academy Awards, the organisation provided newspapers with the names ahead of time, with the agreement that the names would not be published until 11 p.m. Of course, someone had to ruin it for everyone when, during the heated 1940 competition, The Los Angeles Times broke this rule by announcing that Gone With the Wind had won before the statue was handed out. It resulted in a rule change that is still in effect today. And for more Dolby trivia, check out these 30 Oscars Telecast Jokes That Totally Failed.