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The Academy Awards: The 25th Annual Academy Awards

This year's awards were held both at the RKO Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, CA and at the NBC International Theatre in New York, NY. There was a mixed bag of winners this go round with no on specific movie taking home the bulk of the awards. Cecil B. DeMille's The Greatest Show on Earth won Best Motion Picture, John Ford won Best Director for his film The Quiet Man, and Gary Cooper won Best Actor for his role in the film High Noon. Bob Hope received yet another Honorary Award for his contributions to the entertainment industry - and for bringing to the laughter of the world and his devotion to the American premise.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x1
Airdate: Thursday March 19th, 1953

Director: Bill Bennington


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Guest Stars
Cecil B. DemilleCecil B. Demille
As Winner: Best Picture / Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award (for 'The Greatest Show on Earth')
Recurring
John FordJohn Ford
As Winner: Best Director (for 'The Quiet Man')
Recurring
Gary CooperGary Cooper
As Winner: Best Actor (for 'High Noon')
Recurring
Shirley BoothShirley Booth
As Winner: Best Actress (for 'Come Back, Little Sheba')
Recurring
Anthony QuinnAnthony Quinn
As Winner: Best Supporting Actor (for 'Viva Zapata!)
Recurring
Gloria GrahameGloria Grahame
As Winner: Best Supporting Actress (for 'The Bad and the Beautiful')
Recurring
Alfred NewmanAlfred Newman
As Winner: Best Musical Score (for 'With a Song in My Heart')
Recurring
Dimitri TiomkinDimitri Tiomkin
As Winner: Best Dramatic or Comedy Score / Best Original Song (for 'High Noon')
Recurring
Ned WashingtonNed Washington
As Winner: Best Original Song (for 'High Noon')
Recurring
Bob HopeBob Hope
As Winner: Academy Honorary Award
Recurring
T.E.B. ClarkeT.E.B. Clarke
As Winner: Best Screenplay (for 'The Lavender Hill Mob')
Harold LloydHarold Lloyd
As Winner: Academy Honorary Award
Theodore St. JohnTheodore St. John
As Winner: Best Story (for 'The Greatest Show on Earth')

Musical Guests
Celeste HolmCeleste Holm
As Herself ("Thumbelina")
Recurring
Johnny MercerJohnny Mercer
As Himself ("Zing a Little Zong")
Recurring
Peggy LeePeggy Lee
As Herself ("Zing a Little Zong")
Recurring
Billy Daniels (2)Billy Daniels (2)
As Himself ("Because You're Mine")
Marilyn MaxwellMarilyn Maxwell
As Herself
Tex RitterTex Ritter
As Himself ("High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin'))

Featuring
Anne BaxterAnne Baxter
As Presenter
Recurring
Charles BrackettCharles Brackett
As Presenter
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Claire TrevorClaire Trevor
As Presenter
Recurring
Dore ScharyDore Schary
As Presenter
Recurring
Edmund GwennEdmund Gwenn
As Presenter
Recurring
Frank CapraFrank Capra
As Presenter
Recurring
Ginger RogersGinger Rogers
As Presenter
Recurring
Greer GarsonGreer Garson
As Presenter
Recurring
James StewartJames Stewart
As Presenter
Recurring
Jane WymanJane Wyman
As Presenter
Recurring
Janet GaynorJanet Gaynor
As Presenter
Recurring
Jean HersholtJean Hersholt
As Presenter
Recurring
Joan FontaineJoan Fontaine
As Presenter
Recurring
Loretta YoungLoretta Young
As Presenter
Recurring
Luise RainerLuise Rainer
As Presenter
Recurring
Mary PickfordMary Pickford
As Presenter
Recurring
Olivia de HavillandOlivia de Havilland
As Presenter
Recurring
Ray MillandRay Milland
As Presenter
Recurring
Ronald ColmanRonald Colman
As Presenter
Recurring
Teresa WrightTeresa Wright
As Presenter
Recurring
Walt DisneyWalt Disney
As Presenter
Recurring

Uncredited
John WayneJohn Wayne
As Himself (accepting Best Actor Award for Gary Cooper)
Recurring
Katherine DemilleKatherine Demille
As Herself (accepting Supporting Actor Award for husband Antho)
Main Cast
Bob HopeBob Hope
As Himself
Conrad NagelConrad Nagel
As Himself
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