The Oscars take on inequality

February 23, 2015 12:01 PM

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The Oscars take on inequality

"Birdman" won the Academy Award for best picture on Sunday, February 22. The film also won three other Oscars: best director, best cinematography and best original screenplay.

The first Academy Awards were given out at a dinner on May 16, 1929. The best picture winner was 1927's "Wings," a film about World War I pilots starring Clara Bow, right, Charles "Buddy" Rogers, left, Richard Arlen and Gary Cooper. Even today, the silent film's aerial sequences stand out as some of...

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