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Encyclopedia > 25th Academy Awards

The 25th Academy Awards, the first televised one, honoring the best movies of 1952, was held on March 19, 1953, from the RKO Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, Calif and the NBC International Theatre, New York, N.Y. See also: 1951 in film 1952 1953 in film 1950s in film years in film film Events February 20 - The film The African Queen opens (Capitol Theater in New York City). ... March 19 is the 78th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (79th in leap years). ... 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ...

Best Motion Picture The Greatest Show on Earth The Greatest Show on Earth is the slogan for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus. ...

Best Actor Gary Cooper, High Noon Gary Cooper (May 7, 1901 - May 13, 1961) was an American film actor who received five Academy Award nominations for Best Actor, winning twice. ... High Noon is a 1952 western film which tells the story of a town sheriff, who has just married a pacifist Quaker woman. ...

Best Actress Shirley Booth, Come Back, Little Sheba Shirley Booth (August 30, 1898 – October 16, 1992) was an acclaimed American actress. ... Come Back, Little Sheba can refer to two things: Come Back, Little Sheba is a play written by American playwright William Inge. ...

By 1953 almost half - 45 percent of all households had televisions sets which was up from 10 percent 3 years earlier.

Hollywood saw Television as the enemy which would keep people home, no longer buying tickets at the Movie Theater Box Offices and would have nothing to do with it.

But with the cost of the show now reaching $100,000 the four major studios announced that they would not cover the cost of the event as they normally did. Two weeks later the Academy announced that it had made a deal with NBC/RCA for exclusive TV and radio rights.

When Shirley Booth accepted the award for best actress she was so excited that she tripped on the stairs on the way up to accept the award during the live show. Shirley Booth (August 30, 1898 – October 16, 1992) was an acclaimed American actress. ...

The show was broadcast from 10:30 PM to 12:00 Midnight switching back and forth from the Host Bob Hope on the west coast to Conrad Nagel on the east coast. The late start was made to accommodate those nominees who were performing that night on the Broadway Stage. This article is about the street in New York City. ...


The show was broadcast on the following network:

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The 16th Awards ceremony was held at Grauman’s Chinese Theater and was covered by network radio for the first time and broadcast overseas to American GIs.
The 74th, 75th and 76th Awards were held at a new venue, the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood and Highland®, across the street from where the Oscars had first been handed out at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in 1929.
A regular Award for Makeup and the Gordon E. Sawyer Award for technological contributions were established in 1981.
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