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Encyclopedia > 20th Academy Awards
20th Academy Awards
Date March 20, 1948
Site Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
Host Agnes Moorehead and Dick Powell

The 20th Academy Awards spread awards around, with no film receiving more than 3 awards, the last time this would happen until the 78th Academy Awards. March 20 is the 79th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (80th in Leap years). ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... An early postcard view of the Shrine The Shrine Auditorium is a landmark large-event venue in Los Angeles, California, USA. It is also the headquarters of the Al Malikah Temple, a division of the Shriners. ... 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). ... Moorehead as Endora on Bewitched Agnes Robertson Moorehead (December 6, 1900 – April 30, 1974) was an Oscar-nominated American character actress. ... Dick Powell (1904-1963) The singer, actor, producer, and director Dick Powell was born as Richard Ewing Powell in Mountain View, Arkansas on November 14, 1904. ... The 78th Academy Awards, honoring the best in film for 2005, were held on March 5, 2006 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California. ...


The surprise winner for this year was Loretta Young for The Farmer's Daughter despite Rosalind Russell campaigning heavily for her performance in Mourning Becomes Electra. Loretta Young in 1935 Loretta Young (January 6, 1913 – August 12, 2000) was an American actress. ... The Farmers Daughter is a 1947 movie which tells the story of a small-town girl from Minnesota who moves to Washington, DC to work as a housekeeper for her local Congressman. ... Rosalind Russell (June 4, 1907 - November 28, 1976) was an American film and stage actress. ... Mourning Becomes Electra is the title for a trilogy of plays by Eugene ONeill, first performed in 1931. ...


James Baskett received a special Oscar for portrayal of Uncle Remus in Song of the South, which had the effect of taking him out of the running for a Best Actor nomination. Nonetheless, civil rights organizations were unhappy at what was believed to be an unflattering portrait of African-Americans. James Baskett (February 16, 1904 - September 9, 1948) was an African American actor best known for his portrayal of Uncle Remus in the 1946 Disney feature film, Song of the South. ... Song of the South is a feature film produced by Walt Disney Productions, released on November 12, 1946 by RKO Radio Pictures and based on the Uncle Remus cycle of stories by Joel Chandler Harris. ...


Awards

Best Picture : Gentleman's Agreement Gentlemans Agreement is a 1947 film about a journalist (played by Gregory Peck) who falsely represents himself as a Jew to research anti-semitism in the affluent community of Darien, Connecticut. ...


Best Director : Elia Kazan, Gentleman's Agreement Elia Kazan, (Greek Ελία Καζάν), (September 7, 1909 – September 28, 2003) was an American film and Theatre director and producer. ... Gentlemans Agreement is a 1947 film about a journalist (played by Gregory Peck) who falsely represents himself as a Jew to research anti-semitism in the affluent community of Darien, Connecticut. ...


Best Actor : Ronald Colman, A Double Life Ronald Colman (February 9, 1891 – May 19, 1958) was an English actor. ... A Double Life is a 1947 film noir film which tells the story of an actor whose personal life takes on the characters that he is portraying. ...


Best Supporting Actor : Edmund Gwenn, Miracle on 34th Street Edmund Gwenn (September 26, 1875 – September 6, 1959) was a theatre and film actor. ... Miracle on 34th Street (also titled The Big Heart in the UK) is a 1947 film which tells the story of a gentle old man, working as a Santa Claus at Macys department store in New York City, who contends that he is the real deal. ...


Best Actress : Loretta Young, The Farmer's Daughter Loretta Young in 1935 Loretta Young (January 6, 1913 – August 12, 2000) was an American actress. ... The Farmers Daughter is a 1947 movie which tells the story of a small-town girl from Minnesota who moves to Washington, DC to work as a housekeeper for her local Congressman. ...


Best Supporting Actress : Celeste Holm, Gentleman's Agreement Holm, circa 1950 Celeste Holm (born April 29, 1919, but some sources indicate 1917) is an American stage, film, and television actress. ... Gentlemans Agreement is a 1947 film about a journalist (played by Gregory Peck) who falsely represents himself as a Jew to research anti-semitism in the affluent community of Darien, Connecticut. ...


Best Original Story : Valentine Davies, Miracle on 34th Street Valentine Davies (25 August 1905 to 23 July 1961) was an American film and television writer, producer, and director. ... Miracle on 34th Street (also titled The Big Heart in the UK) is a 1947 film which tells the story of a gentle old man, working as a Santa Claus at Macys department store in New York City, who contends that he is the real deal. ...


Best Original Screenplay : Sidney Sheldon, The Bachelor and the Bobbysoxer Sidney Sheldon (born February 11, 1917), is an American screenwriter and novelist. ...


Best Screenplay: George Seaton , Miracle on 34th Street George Seaton (April 17, 1911 - July 28, 1979) was an American playwright, film director and producer. ... Miracle on 34th Street (also titled The Big Heart in the UK) is a 1947 film which tells the story of a gentle old man, working as a Santa Claus at Macys department store in New York City, who contends that he is the real deal. ...


 
 

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