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Encyclopedia > 15th Academy Awards
15th Academy Awards
Date March 4, 1943
Site Cocoanut Grove, Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA
Host Bob Hope

The film Mrs. Miniver took the statuette for best picture this year. The ceremony is most famous for the speech by the film’s Oscar-winning actress Greer Garson. Garson’s acceptance speech as Best Actress ran nearly 6 minutes and is generally considered to be the longest acceptance speech at an Academy Awards ceremony. March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1943 calendar). ... Cocoanut Grove is a name for at least two nightclubs: The one in Boston, Massachusetts was the site of the major Cocoanut Grove fire in 1942 The Cocoanut Grove at the legendary Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages... The Ambassadors Cocoanut Grove circa the late 1950s. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... For other uses, see California (disambiguation). ... Bob Hope KBE, KCSG, (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003), born Leslie Townes Hope, was a famous British-born American entertainer who appeared in vaudeville, on Broadway, on radio and television, in movies, and in performing tours for U.S. Military personnel. ... Mrs. ... Greer Garson in Random Harvest (1942) Eileen Evelyn Greer Garson (September 29, 1904 – April 6, 1996) was an Academy Award-winning actress, most known for being the leading lady in many pictures co-starring Walter Pidgeon. ...


Also notable at the ceremony, Irving Berlin presented the Academy Award for Best Song, which he ended up winning for White Christmas. Irving Berlin (May 11, 1888 – September 22, 1989), born Israel Isidore Beilin (as per [1]), in Tyumen, Russia (or possibly Mogilev, now Belarus), was an American composer and lyricist, one of the most prodigious and famous American songwriters in history. ... White Christmas A white Christmas, to most people in the Northern Hemisphere, refers to snowy weather at Christmas, a phenomenon which is far more common in some countries than in others. ...


Awards

Best Picture : Mrs. Miniver Mrs. ...


Best Director : William Wyler, Mrs. Miniver William Wyler (July 1, 1902–July 27, 1981) was a prolific, Oscar-winning motion picture director. ... Mrs. ...


Best Actor : James Cagney, Yankee Doodle Dandy James Cagney was part of the Legends of Hollywood USPS stamp series. ... Yankee Doodle Dandy is a 1942 biographical film about George M. Cohan, starring James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, Richard Whorf, Irene Manning, George Tobias, Rosemary DeCamp and Jeanne Cagney. ...


Best Supporting Actor : Van Heflin, Johnny Eager Actors Arlene Dahl and Van Heflin in Womans World Emmett Evan Heflin Jr. ... Johnny Eager is a 1942 film with Van Heflin. ...


Best Actress : Greer Garson, Mrs. Miniver Greer Garson in Random Harvest (1942) Eileen Evelyn Greer Garson (September 29, 1904 – April 6, 1996) was an Academy Award-winning actress, most known for being the leading lady in many pictures co-starring Walter Pidgeon. ... Mrs. ...


Best Supporting Actress : Teresa Wright, Mrs. Miniver Wright in Shadow of a Doubt (1943) Muriel Teresa Wright (October 27, 1918 – March 6, 2005) was an Academy Award-winning American actress, known professionaly as Teresa Wright. ... Mrs. ...


Best Original Screenplay : Michael Kanin and Ring Lardner, Jr., Woman of the Year Ring Lardner, Jr. ... Woman of the Year is a 1942 romantic comedy film in which a feminist, chosen Woman of the Year, tries to keep the spark in her personal relationship. ...


Best Original Story : Emeric Pressburger, The Invaders Emeric Pressburger in Paris. ... The Invaders was a science-fiction television program that ran in the United States for a season and a half between 1967 and 1968. ...


Best Screenplay : George Froeschel, James Hilton, Claudine West and Arthur Wimperis, Mrs. Miniver James Hilton (September 9, 1900 - December 20, 1954) was a popular English novelist of the first half of the 20th century. ... Mrs. ...


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