The Academy Awards

Season 25 Episode 1

The 25th Annual Academy Awards

Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Mar 19, 1953 on ABC

Episode Recap

ACTOR • Marlon Brando -- Viva Zapata! ("Emiliano Zapata") • Gary Cooper -- High Noon ("Will Kane") • Kirk Douglas -- The Bad and the Beautiful ("Jonathan Shields") • José Ferrer -- Moulin Rouge ("Toulouse-Lautrec") • Alec Guinness -- The Lavender Hill Mob ("Holland") ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE • Richard Burton -- My Cousin Rachel ("Philip Ashley") • Arthur Hunnicutt -- The Big Sky ("Zeb Callaway") • Victor McLaglen -- The Quiet Man ("Red Will Danaher") • Jack Palance -- Sudden Fear ("Lester Blaine") • Anthony Quinn -- Viva Zapata! ("Eufemio Zapata") ACTRESSShirley Booth -- Come Back, Little Sheba ("Lola Delaney") • Joan Crawford -- Sudden Fear ("Myra Hudson") • Bette Davis -- The Star ("Margaret Elliot") • Julie Harris -- The Member of the Wedding ("Frankie Addams") • Susan Hayward -- With a Song in My Heart ("Jane Froman") ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLEGloria Grahame -- The Bad and the Beautiful ("Rosemary Bartlow") • Jean Hagen -- Singin' in the Rain ("Lina Lamont") • Colette Marchand -- Moulin Rouge ("Marie Charlet") • Terry Moore -- Come Back, Little Sheba ("Marie Loring") • Thelma Ritter -- With a Song in My Heart ("Clancy") ART DIRECTION (Black-and-White)The Bad and the Beautiful -- Art Direction: Cedric Gibbons, Edward Carfagno; Set Decoration: Edwin B. Willis, Keogh GleasonCarrie -- Art Direction: Hal Pereira, Roland Anderson; Set Decoration: Emile Kuri • My Cousin Rachel -- Art Direction: Lyle Wheeler, John DeCuir; Set Decoration: Walter M. Scott • Rashomon -- Art Direction: Matsuyama; Set Decoration: H. Motsumoto • Viva Zapata! -- Art Direction: Lyle Wheeler, Leland Fuller; Set Decoration: Thomas Little, Claude Carpenter ART DIRECTION (Color)Hans Christian Andersen -- Art Direction: Richard Day, Clave; Set Decoration: Howard Bristol • The Merry Widow -- Art Direction: Cedric Gibbons, Paul Groesse; Set Decoration: Edwin B. Willis, Arthur Krams • Moulin Rouge -- Art Direction: Paul Sheriff; Set Decoration: Marcel VertesThe Quiet Man -- Art Direction: Frank Hotaling; Set Decoration: John McCarthy, Jr., Charles Thompson • The Snows of Kilimanjaro -- Art Direction: Lyle Wheeler, John DeCuir; Set Decoration: Thomas Little, Paul S. Fox CINEMATOGRAPHY (Black-and-White)The Bad and the Beautiful -- Robert SurteesThe Big Sky -- Russell Harlan • My Cousin Rachel -- Joseph LaShelle • Navajo -- Virgil E. Miller • Sudden Fear -- Charles B. Lang, Jr. CINEMATOGRAPHY (Color)Hans Christian Andersen -- Harry Stradling • Ivanhoe -- F. A. Young • Million Dollar Mermaid -- George J. Folsey • The Quiet Man -- Winton C. Hoch, Archie StoutThe Snows of Kilimanjaro -- Leon Shamroy COSTUME DESIGN (Black-and-White)Affair in Trinidad -- Jean Louis • The Bad and the Beautiful -- Helen RoseCarrie -- Edith Head • My Cousin Rachel -- Charles LeMaire, Dorothy Jeakins • Sudden Fear -- Sheila O'Brien COSTUME DESIGN (Color)The Greatest Show on Earth -- Edith Head, Dorothy Jeakins, Miles White • Hans Christian Andersen -- Clave, Mary Wills, Madame Karinska • The Merry Widow -- Helen Rose, Gile Steele • Moulin Rouge -- Marcel VertesWith a Song in My Heart -- Charles LeMaire DIRECTINGFive Fingers -- Joseph L. Mankiewicz • The Greatest Show on Earth -- Cecil B. DeMille • High Noon -- Fred Zinnemann • Moulin Rouge -- John Huston • The Quiet Man -- John Ford DOCUMENTARY (Feature)The Hoaxters -- Dore Schary, Producer • Navajo -- Hall Bartlett, Producer • The Sea around Us -- Irwin Allen, Producer DOCUMENTARY (Short Subject)Devil Take Us -- Herbert Morgan, Producer • The Garden Spider (Epeira Diadema) -- Alberto Ancilotto, Producer • Man Alive! -- Stephen Bosustow, Executive Producer • Neighbours -- Norman McLaren, Producer FILM EDITINGCome Back, Little Sheba -- Warren Low • Flat Top -- William Austin • The Greatest Show on Earth -- Anne Bauchens • High Noon -- Elmo Williams, Harry GerstadMoulin Rouge -- Ralph Kemplen MUSIC (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)High Noon -- Dimitri TiomkinIvanhoe -- Miklos Rozsa • Miracle of Fatima -- Max Steiner • The Thief -- Herschel Burke Gilbert • Viva Zapata! -- Alex North MUSIC (Scoring of a Musical Picture)Hans Christian Andersen -- Walter Scharf • The Jazz Singer -- Ray Heindorf, Max Steiner • The Medium -- Gian-Carlo Menotti • Singin' in the Rain -- Lennie Hayton • With a Song in My Heart -- Alfred Newman MUSIC (Song) • "Am I in Love" from Son of Paleface -- Music and Lyrics by Jack Brooks • "Because You're Mine" from Because You're Mine -- Music by Nicholas Brodszky; Lyrics by Sammy Cahn • "High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin')" from High Noon -- Music by Dimitri Tiomkin; Lyrics by Ned Washington • "Thumbelina" from Hans Christian Andersen -- Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser • "Zing a Little Zong" from Just for You -- Music by Harry Warren; Lyrics by Leo Robin BEST MOTION PICTUREThe Greatest Show on Earth -- Cecil B. DeMille, ProducerHigh Noon -- Stanley Kramer, Producer • Ivanhoe -- Pandro S. Berman, Producer • Moulin Rouge -- Romulus Films • The Quiet Man -- John Ford and Merian C. Cooper, Producers SHORT SUBJECT (Cartoon)Johann Mouse -- Fred Quimby, ProducerLittle Johnny Jet -- Fred Quimby, Producer • Madeline -- Stephen Bosustow, Executive Producer • Pink and Blue Blues -- Stephen Bosustow, Executive Producer • Romance of Transportation -- Tom Daly, Producer SHORT SUBJECT (One-reel)Athletes of the Saddle -- Jack Eaton, Producer • Desert Killer -- Gordon Hollingshead, Producer • Light in the Window: The Art of Vermeer -- Boris Vermont, ProducerNeighbours -- Norman McLaren, Producer • Royal Scotland -- Crown Film Unit SHORT SUBJECT (Two-reel)Bridge of Time -- London Film Production • Devil Take Us -- Herbert Morgan, Producer • Thar She Blows! -- Gordon Hollingshead, Producer • Water Birds -- Walt Disney, Producer SOUND RECORDINGBreaking the Sound Barrier -- London Film Sound DepartmentHans Christian Andersen -- Samuel Goldwyn Studio Sound Department, Gordon Sawyer, Sound Director • The Promoter -- Pinewood Studios Sound Department • The Quiet Man -- Republic Studio Sound Department, Daniel J. Bloomberg, Sound Director • With a Song in My Heart -- 20th Century-Fox Studio Sound Department, Thomas T. Moulton, Sound Director SPECIAL EFFECTSPlymouth Adventure -- Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer WRITING (Motion Picture Story)The Greatest Show on Earth -- Fredric M. Frank, Theodore St. John, Frank CavettMy Son John -- Leo McCarey • The Narrow Margin -- Martin Goldsmith, Jack Leonard • The Pride of St. Louis -- Guy Trosper • The Sniper -- Edna Anhalt, Edward Anhalt WRITING (Screenplay)The Bad and the Beautiful -- Charles SchneeFive Fingers -- Michael Wilson • High Noon -- Carl Foreman • The Man in the White Suit -- Roger MacDougall, John Dighton, Alexander Mackendrick • The Quiet Man -- Frank S. Nugent WRITING (Story and Screenplay)The Atomic City -- Sydney Boehm • Breaking the Sound Barrier -- Terence Rattigan • The Lavender Hill Mob -- T. E. B. ClarkePat and Mike -- Ruth Gordon, Garson Kanin • Viva Zapata! -- John Steinbeck HONORARY FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM AWARDForbidden Games - Best Foreign Language Film first released in the United States during 1952. HONORARY AWARD • To George Alfred Mitchell for the design and development of the camera which bears his name and for his continued and dominant presence in the field of cinematography. • To Joseph M. Schenck for long and distinguished service to the motion picture industry. • To Merian C. Cooper for his many innovations and contributions to the art of motion pictures. • To Harold Lloyd, master comedian and good citizen. • To Bob Hope for his contribution to the laughter of the world, his service to the motion picture industry, and his devotion to the American premise. IRVING G. THALBERG MEMORIAL AWARDCecil B. DeMille SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Class I) • To EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY for the introduction of Eastman color negative and Eastman color print film. [Film] • To ANSCO FILM DIVISION OF GENERAL ANILINE AND FILM CORPORATION for the introduction of Ansco color negative and Ansco color print film. [Film] SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Class II) • To TECHNICOLOR MOTION PICTURE CORPORATION for an improved method of color motion picture photography under incandescent light. [Photography] SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Class III) • To the PROJECTION, STILL PHOTOGRAPHIC and DEVELOPMENT ENGINEERING DEPARTMENTS of METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIO for an improved method of projecting photographic backgrounds. [Special Photographic] • To JOHN G. FRAYNE and R. R. SCOVILLE and WESTREX CORPORATION for a method of measuring distortion in sound reproduction. [Sound] • To PHOTO RESEARCH CORPORATION for creating the Spectra color temperature meter. [Photography] • To GUSTAV JIROUCH for the design of the Robot automatic film splicer. [Editorial] • To CARLOS RIVAS of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio for the development of a sound reproducer for magnetic film. 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