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Disney '53 - Toot Whistle Plunk and Boom

The Animated Short winner Toot, Whistle, Plunk And Boom

Frank sinatra with the oscar he won for his performance's in that year's best picutre winner From Here To Eternity


Donald O Connor hosted the oscar from the Pantages at Los Angeles and Fredric March hosted from the NBC Theatre in New York. Walt Disney became the first person to win 3-4 Oscars in one night, all in the lesser known categories. All the starring players from that year's best picture winner From Here To Eternity were nominated with Donna Reed and Frank Sinatra winning. The show garned over 43 million viewers and names were privately called by Gary Cooper, and Shirley Booth with Donald O Connor revealing the winners. War Of The Worlds became the only nominee in the Special Effects category and won by default. George Stevens earned an Irving G Thalberg award. 4 Honorary Oscars were given on for Pete Smith for his Pete Smith Specialities films, one for Joseph I. Breen for his management of the Motion Picutre Prodution Code, one for Bell And Howell Company for their achievements in motion picture and one for 20th Century Fox for CinemaScope, which was also a Scientific and Technical Award with the other Scientific and Technical Award going to film pioneering inventor Fred Waller for Cinerama.

Winner Synopsis[]

Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom won for Best Aniamted short

The Living Desert won for Best Documentary Feature

The Alaskan Eskimo won for Best Documentary Short

The Merry Wives Of Windsor Overture won for Best One Rell Live Action Short

Bear Country won for Best Two Reel Live Action Short

Shane won for Best Technicolor Cinematography

Julius Caesar won for Best Black and White Art Direction

Calamity Jane won for Best Original Song (Secret Love)

Call Me Madam won for Best Musical Score

Lili won for Best Dramatic/Comedy Score

Titanic won for Best Original Screenplay

Stalag 17 won for Best Actor

The Robe won 2 Academy Awards for Best Technicolor Art Direction and Best Technicolor Costume Design

Roman Holiday won 3 Academy Awards for Best Actress, Best Story, and Best Black and White Costume Design

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From Here To Eternity won 8 Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Sound Recording, Best Black and White Cinematography, and Best Film Editing