80 Years Ago—Feb. 27, 1941: The Academy Awards are held in the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles; for the first time, sealed envelopes are used to keep the winners secret.
- Best movie of 1940—Rebecca
- Best actor—James Stewart in Philadelphia Story
- Best actress—Ginger Rogers in Kitty Foyle
- Best director—John Ford for The Grapes of Wrath.