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Mrs Miniver Clip

The ending speech from Mrs. Miniver

Greer Garson with her oscar that she won for Mrs. Miniver


Held at the Cocoanut Grove at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles and hosted by Bob Hope, this marked the very first time that a presenter won in the category he presented (Irving Berlin). Something that never happened before or again was that the Documentary category had 4 winners. Greer Garson's best actress speech ran 6 minutes, making this the longest acceptance speech from anybody. Sidney Franklin earned an Irving G Thalberg award, 3 Honorary Oscars were given: 1 for Charles Boyer for linking the French Research Foundation in Los Angeles to the industry, Noel Coward for the war film In Better We Serve, and one for MGM for their Andy Hardy movies; all of which displayed the ways of American life. 

Winners Synopsis[]

Speaking Of Animals and their Families won for Best one-reel Live Action Short

Beyond The Line Of Duty won for Best 2-reel Live Action Short

Der Fuehrer's Face won for Best Animated Short

The Battle Of Midway, Kokoda Front Line!, Moscow Strikes Back, and Prelude to War all won for Best Documentary

Reap The Wild Wind won for Best Special Effects

Pride Of The Yankess won for Best Film Editing

Black Swan won for Best Technicolor Cinematography

My Gal Sal won for Best Technicolor Art Direction

This Above All won for Best Black and White Art Direction

Holiday Inn won for Best Original Song (White Christmas)

Now Voyager won for Best Dramatic Score

The Invaders won for Best Story

Woman Of The Year won for Best Original Screenplay

Johnny Eager won for Best Supporting Actor

Yankee Doodle Dandy won 3 Academy Awards for Best Actor, Best Sound Recording and Best Musical Score

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Mrs. Miniver won 6 Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Black and White Cinematography