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The 25th Annual Academy Awards (1953)

The first television broadcast of the annual motion picture awards ceremony.

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Bill Bennington (as William A. Bennington)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bob Hope ... Himself - Host & Performer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anne Baxter ... Herself - Presenter
Edgar Bergen ... Himself (as Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy)
Jacques Bergerac ... Himself
Shirley Booth ... Herself - Winner
Charles Brackett ... Himself - Presenter
Frank Capra ... Himself - Presenter
Edward C. Carfagno Edward C. Carfagno ... Himself - winner for Art Direction black & white film
Frank Cavett Frank Cavett ... Himself - winner for Best Story
Rosemary Clooney ... Herself - Audience Member (New York)
Charles Coburn ... Himself
Ronald Colman ... Himself - Presenter
Merian C. Cooper ... Himself - Honorary Oscar
Broderick Crawford ... Himself
Joan Crawford ... Herself - Nominee
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The first television broadcast of the annual motion picture awards ceremony.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 1953 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The top six awards of Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Actress in a Supporting Role and Best Director was set from 1937 onwards. The 1953 ceremony was the first occasion since then that all six awards went to six different movies. These were respectively The Greatest Show on Earth (1952), Klokslag 12 (1952), Come Back, Little Sheba (1952), Viva Zapata! (1952), The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) and Een yankee uit Ierland (1952). See more »

Connections

Followed by The 73rd Annual Academy Awards (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Am I in Love?
Written by Jack Brooks
Performed by Bob Hope and Marilyn Maxwell
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Best Picture - The Greatest Show on Earth
12 December 2003 | by Single-Black-MaleSee all my reviews

Cecil B. DeMille's award for Best Picture (The Greatest Show on Earth) demonstrates that he was a better producer than he was a director. He could bring together the creative talents of James Stewart, Charlton Heston, Cornel Wilde, Gloria Grahame, Dorothy Lamour, Betty Hutton and Henry Wilcoxon in a beautifully photographer film, even though it was a bit thin in pace and story.


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