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The Academy Awards: The 26th Annual Academy Awards

The Academy Awards were once again presented at the RKO Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, CA and at the NBC Century Theatre in New York, NY. Columbia's From Here to Eternity bowled over the competition with eight win mostly in major categories. Including Best Motion Picture, Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Frank Sinatra), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Donna Reed) and Best Director (Fred Zinnemann). Audrey Hepburn took home the Best Actress Oscar for her role in Roman Holiday, while William Holden received his Best Actor award for Stalag 17. Walt Disney Productions won three awards as well for Short Subjects/Cartoon (Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom), Documentary/Short Subject (The Alaskan Eskimo) and finally for Best Documentary/Feature for their True Life Adventure Series film The Living Desert.


Episode Info


Episode number: 2x1
Airdate: Thursday March 25th, 1954



Guest Stars
Buddy AdlerBuddy Adler
As Winner: Best Picture (for 'From Here to Eternity')
Recurring
Fred ZinnemannFred Zinnemann
As Winner: Best Director (for 'From Here to Eternity')
Recurring
William HoldenWilliam Holden
As Winner: Best Actor (for 'Stalag 17')
Recurring
Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn
As Winner: Best Actress (for 'Roman Holiday')
Recurring
Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra
As Winner: Best Supporting Actor (for 'From Here to Eternity')
Recurring
Donna ReedDonna Reed
As Winner: Best Supporting Actress (for 'From Here to Eternity')
Recurring
Charles BrackettCharles Brackett
As Winner: Best Screenplay (for 'Titanic')
Recurring
Sammy FainSammy Fain
As Winner: Best Original Song (for 'Calamity Jane')
Recurring
George Stevens (2)George Stevens (2)
As Winner: Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award
Recurring
Alfred NewmanAlfred Newman
As Winner: Best Musical Score (for 'Call Me Madam')
Recurring
Walt DisneyWalt Disney
As Winner: Best Animated Short Film / Best Documentary Feature / Best Documentary Short / Best Live Action Short Film, Two-Reel
Recurring
Richard L. BreenRichard L. Breen
As Winner: Best Screenplay (for 'Titanic')
Bronislau KaperBronislau Kaper
As Winner: Best Dramatic or Comedy Score (for 'Lili')

Musical Guests
Ann BlythAnn Blyth
As Herself ("Secret Love")
Recurring
Dean MartinDean Martin
As Himself ("That's Amore")
Recurring
Donald ODonald O'Connor
As Himself ("The Moon Is Blue")
Recurring
Mitzi GaynorMitzi Gaynor
As Herself ("The Moon Is Blue")
Recurring
Connie RussellConnie Russell
As Herself ("Sadie Thompson's Song (Blue Pacific Blues)")
Margaret WhitingMargaret Whiting
As Herself ("The Moon Is Blue")

Featuring
Arthur FreedArthur Freed
As Presenter
Recurring
David O. SelznickDavid O. Selznick
As Presenter
Recurring
Elizabeth TaylorElizabeth Taylor
As Presenter
Recurring
Esther WilliamsEsther Williams
As Presenter
Recurring
Gary CooperGary Cooper
As Presenter
Recurring
Gene TierneyGene Tierney
As Presenter
Recurring
Gower ChampionGower Champion
As Presenter
Recurring
Irene DunneIrene Dunne
As Presenter
Recurring
Kirk DouglasKirk Douglas
As Presenter
Recurring
Lana TurnerLana Turner
As Presenter
Recurring
Marge ChampionMarge Champion
As Presenter
Recurring
Mercedes McCambridgeMercedes McCambridge
As Presenter
Recurring
Merle OberonMerle Oberon
As Presenter
Recurring
Shirley BoothShirley Booth
As Presenter
Recurring
Walter BrennanWalter Brennan
As Presenter
Recurring
Jack WebbJack Webb
As Presenter
Keefe BrasselleKeefe Brasselle
As Presenter
Lex BarkerLex Barker
As Presenter
Marilyn ErskineMarilyn Erskine
As Presenter
Michael WildingMichael Wilding
As Presenter
Tyrone PowerTyrone Power
As Presenter
Main Cast
Donald ODonald O'Connor
As Himself
Fredric MarchFredric March
As Himself
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