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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



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

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

Featuring
Arthur Freed
As Presenter
Recurring
David O. Selznick
As Presenter
Recurring
Elizabeth Taylor
As Presenter
Recurring
Esther Williams
As Presenter
Recurring
Gary Cooper
As Presenter
Recurring
Gene Tierney
As Presenter
Recurring
Gower Champion
As Presenter
Recurring
Irene Dunne
As Presenter
Recurring
Kirk Douglas
As Presenter
Recurring
Lana Turner
As Presenter
Recurring
Marge Champion
As Presenter
Recurring
Mercedes McCambridge
As Presenter
Recurring
Merle Oberon
As Presenter
Recurring
Shirley Booth
As Presenter
Recurring
Walter Brennan
As Presenter
Recurring
Jack Webb
As Presenter
Keefe Brasselle
As Presenter
Lex Barker
As Presenter
Marilyn Erskine
As Presenter
Michael Wilding
As Presenter
Tyrone Power
As Presenter
Main Cast
Donald O'Connor
As Himself
Fredric March
As Himself
Warning: The Academy Awards season 2 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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