Awards for 1948

Oscar

Best Picture

WINNER

Gentleman's Agreement: (20th Century Fox)

NOMINEES


Crossfire: (RKO Radio)

Great Expectations: (J. Arthur Rank, Cineguild)

Miracle on 34th Street: (20th Century Box)

Best Actor in a Leading Role

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Actress in a Leading Role

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Actor in a Supporting Role

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Actress in a Supporting Role

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Director

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Writing, Original Screenplay

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Writing, Original Story

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Writing, Screenplay

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Cinematography, Color

WINNER

NOMINEES


Best Cinematography, Black-and-White

WINNER

NOMINEES


Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White

WINNER

NOMINEE

Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color

WINNER

NOMINEE

Best Sound, Recording

WINNER

The Bishop's Wife: Gordon Sawyer (Samuel Goldwyn SSD)

NOMINEES


T-Men: Jack Whitney (Sound Services Inc.)

Best Film Editing

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Effects, Special Effects

WINNER

NOMINEE

Best Music, Original Song

WINNER

Song of the South: Allie Wrubel (music), Ray Gilbert (lyrics)
For the song "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah".

NOMINEES

Good News: Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane, Roger Edens
for the song "Pass That Peace Pipe"

The Time, the Place and the Girl: Arthur Schwartz (music), Leo Robin (lyrics)
For the song "A Gal in Calico".

The Perils of Pauline: Frank Loesser
For the song "I Wish I Didn't Love You So".

Mother Wore Tights: Josef Myrow (music), Mack Gordon (lyrics)
For the song "You Do".

Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Short Subject, Two-reel

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Short Subject, One-reel

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Short Subject, Cartoons

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Documentary, Short Subjects

WINNER

First Steps: (United Nations Division of Films and Visual Education)

NOMINEES


School in the Mailbox: (Australian News and Information Bureau)

Best Documentary, Features

WINNER

NOMINEES

Journey Into Medicine: (U.S. Dept. of State Office of Information and Educational Exchange)

Honorary Award

WINNERS

Song of the South: James Baskett
For his able and heart-warming characterization of Uncle Remus, friend and story teller to the children of the world, in Walt Disney's Song of the South.

Bill and Coo
In which artistry and patience blended in a novel and entertaining use of the medium of motion pictures (plaque).

Shoeshine
Italy. The high quality of this Italian-made motion picture, brought to eloquent life in a country scarred by war, is proof to the world that the creative spirit can triumph over adversity.

William Nicholas Selig, Albert E. Smith, Thomas Armat, George K. Spoor
(One of) the small group of pioneers whose belief in a new medium, and whose contributions to its development, blazed the trail along which the motion picture has progressed, in their lifetime, from obscurity to world-wide acclaim.

Academy Award of Merit

WINNER


Not awarded.

Scientific and Engineering Award

WINNERS

C.C. Davis (Electrical Research Products Division of Western Electric Co. Inc.)
For the development and application of an improved film drive filter mechanism.

C.R. Daily (Paramount Studio Film Laboratory, Still and Engineering Departments)
For the development and first practical applications to motion picture and still photography of a method of increasing film speed as first suggested to the industry by E.I. duPont de Nemours & Co.

Technical Achievement Award

WINNERS

Nathan Levinson (Warner Bros. SSD)
For the design and construction of a constant-speed sound editing machine.

Farciot Edouart, C.R. Daily, Hal Corl, H.G. Cartwright (Paramount Studio Engineering and Transparency Departments)
For the first application of a special antisolarizing glass to high intensity background and spot arc projectors.

Fred Ponedel (Warner Bros. Studio)
For pioneering the fabrication and practical application to motion picture color photography of large translucent photographic backgrounds.

Kurt Singer (RCA-Victor Division of the Radio Corp. of America)
For the design and development of a continuously variable band elimination filter.

James Gibbons (Warner Bros. Studios)
For the development and production of large dyed plastic filters for motion picture photography.

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