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Mammy scene in THE JOLSON STORY

Mammy from The Jolson Story

Harold Russell with his supporting actor oscar and honorary oscar he earned for his performance in The Best Years Of Our Lives.


Hosted by Jack Benny at the Shrine Auditorium, the ceremony continued the trend of honoring movies that tell stories aobut contemporary issues. Claude Jarman Jr. recieved a Juvenile Award, Samuel Goldwyn got an Irving G. Thalberg award, and 3 honorary oscars were given: one for Lawrence Olivier for his movie Henry V (which he produced, directed and acted in), one for Ernst Lubitsch for his contributions to motion pictures, and one for Harold Russell for his performance in The Best Years Of Our Lives. Russell became the only actor to earn 2 oscars for the same performance.

Winners Synopsis[]

The Cat Concerto won for Best Animated Short

Seeds Of Destiny won for Best Documentary Short

Facing Your Danger won for Best 1 reel Live Action Short

A Boy And His Dog won for Best 2 reel Live Action Short

Blithe Spirit won for Best Special Effects

Harvey Girls won for Best Original Song (On The Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe)

Vacation For Marriage won for Best Story

The Seventh Veil won for Best Original Screenplay

The Razor's Edge won for Best Supporting Actress

To Each His Own won for Best Actress

The Yearling won 2 Academy Awards for Best Technicolor Art Direction and Best Technicolor Cinematography

Anna And The King Of Siam won its 2 Academy Awards for Best Black and White Art Direction and Best Black and White Cinematography

The Jolson Story won its 2 Academy Awards for Best Musical Score and Best Sound Recording

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The Best Years Of Our Lives won 7 Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Dramatic/Comedy Score, and Best Film Editing