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Miracle on 34th Street.(Suite)

The suite from Miracle On 34th Street

Edmund Gwenn with his Oscar for his performance in Miracle On 34th Street


Agnes Moorehead and Dick Powell hosted the ceremony in the Shrine Auditorium. 4 Honorary Oscars were given: one for Bill and Coo for displaying artistry and patience, one for the Italian movie Show-Shine for displaying triumph over adversity, one for Thomas Armat, Colonel William N. Selig, Albert E. Smith, and George Kirke Spoor for innovating new ways of the motion picture system, and one for James Backett for his performance in Song Of The South. Civil rights groups were very upset by Baskett's honor, concerned about how African-Americans were portrayed. Loretta Young became the surprise acting winner despite Rosalind Russell campaign the most. 

Winners Synopsis[]

Tweetie Pie won for Best Aniamted Short

Design For Deaht won for Best Documentary Feature

First Steps won for Best Documentary Short

Goodbye Miss Turlock won for Best 1-reel Live Action Short

Climbing The Mattterhorn won for 2-reel Live Action Short

Green Dolphin Street won for Best Special Effects

Body And Soul won for Best Film Editing

The Bishop's Wife won for Best Sound Recording

Song Of The South won for Best Original Song (Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah)

Mother Wore Tights won for Best Musical Score

The Bachelor And The Bobby-Soxer won for Best Original Screenplay

The Farmer's Daughter won for Best Actress

Great Expectations won 2 Academy Awards for Best Black and White Art Direction and Best Black and White Cinematography

Black Narcissus won its 2 Academy Awards for Best Technicolor Art Direction and Best Technicolor Cinematography

A Double Life won its 2 Academy Awards for Best Actor and Best Musical Score

Miracle On 34th Street won 3 Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Story

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Gentlemen's Agreement won its 3 Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Supporting Actress