Hope was to go on to host or co-host the ceremony 20 times.
his first outing, Gone With The Wind swept the board winning 8 Oscars including
Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, Cinematography, Art Direction, Film Editing,
and Actress categories.
McDaniel became the first African American to win an Oscar on this day (Supporting
Actress), also in Gone With the Wind. She won it for her role as Mammy a housemaid
and former slave.