Awards for 1953

Oscar

Best Picture

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Actor in a Leading Role

WINNER

High Noon: Gary Cooper
Gary Cooper was not present at the awards ceremony. John Wayne accepted on his behalf.

NOMINEES




Best Actress in a Leading Role

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Actor in a Supporting Role

WINNER

Viva Zapata!: Anthony Quinn
Anthony Quinn was not present at the awards ceremony. His wife Katherine DeMille accepted on his behalf.

NOMINEES




Best Actress in a Supporting Role

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Director

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Writing, Screenplay

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Writing, Motion Picture Story

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Writing, Story and Screenplay

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Cinematography, Color

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Cinematography, Black-and-White

WINNER

NOMINEES




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

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Costume Design, Black-and-White

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Costume Design, Color

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Sound, Recording

WINNER

Breaking the Sound Barrier: (London Film Sound Dept.)

NOMINEES

Hans Christian Andersen: Gordon Sawyer (Goldwyn Sound Department)

The Promoter: (Pinewood SSD)

The Quiet Man: Daniel J. Bloomberg (Republic Sound Department)

With a Song in My Heart: Thomas T. Moulton (20th Century-Fox Sound Department)

Best Film Editing

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Effects, Special Effects

WINNER

Best Music, Original Song

WINNER

High Noon: Dimitri Tiomkin (music), Ned Washington (lyrics)
For the song "High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin')"

NOMINEES

Son of Paleface: Jack Brooks
For the song "Am I in Love"

Because You're Mine: Nicholas Brodszky (music), Sammy Cahn (lyrics)
For the song "Because You're Mine"

Hans Christian Andersen: Frank Loesser
For the song "Thumbelina"

Just for You: Harry Warren (music), Leo Robin (lyrics)
For the song "Zing a Little Zong"

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

Bridge of Time: (London Film Prod.)


Best Short Subject, One-reel

WINNER

NOMINEES




Royal Scotland: (Crown Film Unit)

Best Short Subject, Cartoons

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Documentary, Short Subjects

WINNER

NOMINEES



Best Documentary, Features

WINNER

NOMINEES


Honorary Award

WINNERS

George Alfred Mitchell
For the design and development of the camera which bears his name and for his continued and dominant presence in the field of cinematography.

Joseph M. Schenck
For long and distinguished service to the motion picture industry.

Merian C. Cooper
For his many innovations and contributions to the art of motion pictures.

Harold Lloyd
Master comedian and good citizen.

Bob Hope
For his contribution to the laughter of the world, his service to the motion picture industry, and his devotion to the American premise.

Forbidden Games
France. Best Foreign Language Film first released in the United States during 1952. Directed by 'René Clément' and Produced by 'Robert Dorfmann'.

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award

WINNER

Academy Award of Merit

WINNERS

(Eastman Kodak Co.)
For the introduction of Eastman color negative and Eastman color print film.

(Ansco Division, General Aniline and Film Corp.)
For the introduction of Ansco color negative and Ansco color print film.

Scientific and Engineering Award

WINNER

(Technicolor Motion Picture Corp.)
For an improved method of color motion picture photography under incandescent light.

Technical Achievement Award

WINNERS

(Projection, Still Photographic and Development Engineering Departments of M-G-M Studio)
For an improved method of projecting photographic backgrounds.

John G. Frayne, R.R. Scoville (Westrex Corp.)
For a method of measuring distortion in sound reproduction.

(Photo Research Corp.)
For creating the Spectra color temperature meter.

Gustav Jirouch
For the design of the Robot automatic film splicer.

Carlos Rivas (M-G-M Studio)
For the development of a sound reproducer for magnetic film.

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