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AFI 9 - AFI's Greatest Movie Musicals - An American in Paris (1951) - Concerto in F (Gershwin)

Oscar Levant's tribute to Buster Keaton with help from the MGM Studio Orchestra in An American In Paris


Danny Kaye hosts the ceremony at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles for the first time. Rashomon won a Special Foreign Film Award, Arthur Freed won an Irving G Thalberg Award, and Gene Kelly was given an honorary oscar for his versatility as an actor, singer, choreographer, and dancer in MGM's production of An American In Paris. And also, When Worlds Collide became the first movie to automatically win a Special Effects Oscar due to being the only nominee in that category.

Winners Synopsis[]

The Two Mouseketeers won for Best Animated Short

Kon-Tiki won for Best Documentary Feature

Benjy won for Best Documentary Short

World Of Kids won for Best One reel Live Action Short

Nature's Half Acre won for Best Two reel Live Action Short

The Great Caruso won for Best Sound Recording

Here Comes The Groom won for Best Original Song (In the Cool, Cool, Cool Of The Evening)

Seven Days To Noon won for Best Story

The African Queen won for Best Actor

A Streetcar Named Desire won 4 Academy Awards for Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Black and White Art Direction

A Place In The Sun won 6 Academy Awards for Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Dramatic/Comedy Score, Best Black and Whtie Cinematography, Best Black and White Costume Design, and Best Film Editing

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An American In Paris won its 6 Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Musical Score, Best Technicolor Art Direction, Best Technicolor Cinematography and Best Technicolor Costume Design