20th Academy Awards

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20th Academy Awards
Date March 20, 1948
Site Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, USA
Hosted by Agnes Moorehead and Dick Powell
Highlights
Best Picture Gentleman's Agreement
Most awards Gentleman's Agreement and Miracle on 34th Street (3)
Most nominations Gentleman's Agreement (8)

No film received more than three awards at the 20th Academy Awards. This would not recur until the 78th Academy Awards.

Rosalind Russell was highly favored to win Best Actress her performance in Mourning Becomes Electra,[1] but Loretta Young won instead for The Farmer's Daughter.

James Baskett received a special Oscar for his portrayal of Uncle Remus in Song of the South, which made him the first African-American man and the first Walt Disney star to win an Academy Award for acting.[1]

At age 71, Edmund Gwenn was the oldest Oscar-winner to that time.[citation needed] The previous oldest was Charles Coburn, who was 66 at the time of his win.[citation needed] In 1976, George Burns would become the oldest Oscar-winner, at age 80.

As of 2016, this is the most recent Oscars that all of 20 acting nominees are deceased.

Awards

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.[2]

Best Motion Picture Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Original Screenplay Best Screenplay
Best Motion Picture Story Best Short Subject – Cartoons
Best Documentary Feature Best Documentary Short Subject
Best Live Action Short Subject, One-Reel Best Live Action Short Subject, Two-Reel
Best Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture Best Scoring of a Musical Picture
Best Song Best Sound Recording
Best Art Direction, Black and White Best Art Direction, Color
Best Cinematography, Black and White Best Cinematography, Color
Best Film Editing Best Special Effects

Academy Honorary Awards

Best Foreign Language Film

Presenters

Performers

Multiple nominations and awards

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Dirks, Tim. "1947 Academy Awards Winners and History". FilmSite.org (American Movie Classics). Archived from the original on April 19, 2015. Retrieved September 2, 2015. 
  2. ^ "The 20th Academy Awards (1948) Nominees and Winners". Oscars.org (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences). Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-18. 
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