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20th Academy Awards

20th Academy Awards
Date March 20, 1948
Site Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, USA
Host 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 and the first Walt Disney star to win an Academy Award for acting.[1] Nonetheless, civil rights organizations were unhappy at what was believed to be an unflattering portrait of African-Americans.

At age 71, George Burns would become the oldest Oscar-winner, at age 80.

Contents

  • Awards 1
    • Academy Honorary Awards 1.1
    • Best Foreign Language Film 1.2
    • Presenters 1.3
    • Performers 1.4
    • Multiple nominations and awards 1.5
  • See also 2
  • References 3

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 Adapted Screenplay
Best Story Best Animated Short Film
Best Documentary Feature Best Documentary Short
Best Live Action Short Film, One-Reel Best Live Action Short Film, Two-Reel
Best Dramatic or Comedy Score Best Musical Score
Best Original 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
  2. ^
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