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Mercedes McCambridge winning Oscar for "All the King's Men"

Mercedes McCambridge's win

Poster for Don Juan


Paul Douglas is the master of ceremonies. This is the first year in which the ceremony is held at the Pantages. Bobby Driscoll recieved a Juvenile Award. 4 Honorary Oscars were given: one for the Italian movie The Bicycle Thief, one for Fred Astaire for his contributions to the artistry in motion pictures, one to Jean Hersholt for her contribution to the industry and one for Cecil B. DeMille for his motion picture pioneership while a Scientific and Technical Award was given to Eastman Kodak for the development and introduction of an improved safety base motion picture film.

Winner Synopsis[]

For Scent-imental Reasons won for Best Animated Short

Daybreak In Udi won for Best Documentary Feature

A Chance To Live and So Much For So Little tied for Best Documentary Short

Aquatic House Party won for Best 1-reel Live Action Short

Van Gogh won for Best 2-reel Live Action Short

Mighty Joe Young won for Best Special Effects

Champion won for Best Film Editing

Adventures Of Don Juan won for Best Technicolor Costume Design

She Wore A Yellow Ribbon won for Best Technicolor Cinematography

Little Women won for Best Technicolor Art Direction

Neptune's Daughter won for Best Original Song (Baby, It's Cold Outside)

On The Town won for Best Musical Score

The Stratton Story won for Best Story

Twelve O'Clock High won 2 Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor and Best Sound Recording

A Letter To Three Wives won its 2 Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay

Battleground won its 2 Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay and Best Black and White Cinematography

The Heiress won 4 Academy Awards for Best Actress, Best Dramatic/Comedy Score, Best Black and Whtie Art Direction and Best Black and White Costume Design

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All The Kings's Men won 3 Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Supporting Actress