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Scene from The Lost Weekend

Ray Milland with his Academy Award for his performance in The Lost Weekend


Bob Hope once agains cohosts the ceremony this time with Jimmy Stewart at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre. Now that WWII is finally over, the ceremonies are now far more glamourous than ever before. Plaster statuettes have been replaced (permanetley) with bronze statuettes with gold plating. Joan Crawford didn't attend the ceremony fearing she would lose. However when she won (best Actress, Mildred Pierce) her award was delivered to her in bed later that night. Peggy Ann Garner was given an Juvenile Award. 3 Honorary Oscars were given: one to Daniel J Bloomberg and the Republic Studio staff for building a music auditorium providing optimum recording conditions and combining all elements of engineering and acoustic design, one for Walter Wagner for his 6 years as AMPAS' president, and one to Frank Sinatra, Mervyn LeRoy, Frank Ross, Albert Maltz, Earl Robinson and Lewis Allan for The House I Live In as a tolerance short subject.

Winners Synopsis[]

Quiet Please won for Best Animated Short

True Glory won for Best Documentary Feature

Hitler Lives? won for Best Documentary Short

Stairway To Light won for Best 1-reel Live Action Short

Star In The Night won for Best 2-reel Live Action Short

Womnder Man won for Best Special Effects

Leave Her To Heaven won for Best Technicolor Cinematography

The Picture Of Dorian Grey won for Best Black and White Cinematography

Frenchman's Creek won for Best Technicolor Art Direction

Blood On The Sun won for Best Black and Whtie Art Direction

The Bells Of St. Mary's won for Best Sound Recording

State Fair won for Best Original Song (It Might As Well Be Spring)

Spellbound won for Best Dramatic/Comedy Score

Anchors Aweigh won for Best Musical Score

House On 92nd Street won for Best Story

Marie-Louise won for Best Original Screenplay

A Tree Grows In Brooklyn won for Best Supporting Actor

Mildred Pierce won for Best Actress

National Velvet won 2 Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress and Best Film Editing

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The Lost Weekend won 4 Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Adapted Screenplay