20th Academy Awards (1947): The Ceremony

Nominations Announcement | Ceremony Details | Presenters | Song Performances | Sci-Tech Awards

Nominations Announcement

Nominations Announcement Date: Friday, February 13, 1948

Ceremony Details

Awards Ceremony Date/Time: Saturday, March 20, 1948, 8:15pm
Location: Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
Host: Agnes Moorehead, Dick Powell
Length: 1 hours, 58 minutes


Writing: Motion Picture Story: George Murphy
Writing: Original Screenplay: George Murphy
Scientific & Technical Awards: Robert Montgomery
Animated Short Film: Shirley Temple
Live Action Short Film (One-Reel): Shirley Temple
Live Action Short Film (Two-Reel): Shirley Temple
Documentary Short Subject: Shirley Temple
Documentary Feature: Shirley Temple
Special Effects: Larry Parks
Music: Drama or Comedy Score: Larry Parks
Music: Musical Score: Larry Parks
Sound Mixing: Larry Parks
Supporting Actress: Donald Crisp
Directing: Donald Crisp
Actor: Olivia de Havilland
Original Song: Dinah Shore
Production Design: Dick Powell (NOTE: Both Black-and-White and Color awards presented together)
Special Award: “Bill and Coo,” “Shoe-Shine,” and Col. William H. Selig, Albert E. Smith, Thomas Armat, and George K. Spoor: Jean Hersholt
Special Award: James Baskett for “Song of the South”: Ingrid Bergman
Cinematography: Agnes Moorehead (NOTE: Both Black-and-White and Color awards presented together)
Supporting Actor: Anne Baxter
Writing: Screenplay: Anne Baxter
Film Editing: Anne Baxter
Picture: Frederic March
Actress: Frederic March

Previous Acting & Directing Winners

The tradition of prior acting winners returning the subsequent year to present the opposite-gender category is a long one. Each year, we look to see whether the prior winners returned. There was an intermittent tradition where the prior directing winner returned as well, but this was a rare occurrence.

Actor – Fredric March: Yes
Actress – Olivia de Havilland: Yes
Supporting Actor – Harold Russell: No
Supporting Actress – Anne Baxter: Yes
Directing – William Wyler: No

Song Performances

A Gal in Calico: Gordon MacRae
I Wish I Didn’t Love You So: Dennis Day
Pass That Peace Pipe: Dinah Shore
You Do: Frances Langford
Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah: Johnny Mercer and the Pied Pipers

Original Song Film Performers

Was the song performed at the Oscars by the same individuals who performed it in the film?

A Gal in Calico: No (Performed in the Film by: Dennis Morgan, Jack Carson, Martha Vickers (dubbed by Sally Sweetland), Sally Sweetland (dubbing for Martha Vickers))
I Wish I Didn’t Love You So: No (Performed in the Film by: Betty Hutton)
Pass That Peace Pipe: No (Performed in the Film by: Joan McCracken, Ray McDonald)
You Do: No (Performed in the Film by: Dan Dailey, Betty Grable, Mona Freeman (dubbed by Imogene Lynn), Imogene Lynn (dubbing for Mona Freeman))
Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah: No (Performed in the Film by: James Baskett, Bobby Driscoll, Luana Patten, Glenn Leedy, Johnny Lee)

Scientific & Technical Awards

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