The first television broadcast of the annual motion picture awards ceremony.

Director:

(as William A. Bennington)
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The 86th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special 2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences celebrates the year's achievements in film.

Director: Hamish Hamilton
Stars: Ellen DeGeneres, Anne Hathaway, Barkhad Abdi
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special 2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards honoring the best in film for the year 2010.

Directors: Don Mischer, Troy Miller
Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Mila Kunis, Amy Adams
The 84th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special 2012)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Annual awards presentation honoring the best film achievements of 2011.

Directors: Don Mischer, Kabir Akhtar, and 4 more credits »
Stars: Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Tom Cruise
The 78th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special 2006)
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Films contending for the annual awards include Brokeback Mountain (2005), Capote (2005), Crash (2004), Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) and Munich (2005).

Directors: Louis J. Horvitz, Roger Goodman, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Jon Stewart, Amy Adams, Moustapha Akkad
The 81st Annual Academy Awards (TV Special 2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Annual awards presentation honoring the best film achievements of 2008.

Directors: Roger Goodman, Allen P. Haines
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Amy Adams, Jennifer Aniston
The 80th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special 2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In the annual awards presentation, the nominated films include Atonement (2007), Juno (2007), Michael Clayton (2007), No Country for Old Men (2007), and There Will Be Blood (2007).

Directors: Louis J. Horvitz, Joseph Takats
Stars: Jon Stewart, Jan Aaris, Amy Adams
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special 2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin host the Oscars.

Directors: Hamish Hamilton, Anne Fletcher, and 3 more credits »
Stars: Chris Pine, Matt Damon, Rachel McAdams
The 88th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special 2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Hosted by Chris Rock, the 88th Academy Awards ceremony honors the best movies of 2015.

Director: Glenn Weiss
Stars: Chris Rock, Emily Blunt, Charlize Theron
The 26th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special 1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The 26th Academy Award show.

Directors: Bill Bennington, Grey Lockwood
Stars: Donald O'Connor, Fredric March, Buddy Adler
70th Golden Globe Awards (TV Special 2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A ceremony that honors the best in Television and cinema of the year hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

Director: Louis J. Horvitz
Stars: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Amy Adams
The 35th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special 1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.4/10 X  
Director: Richard Dunlap
Stars: Frank Sinatra, Ann-Margret, Mary Badham
72nd Golden Globe Awards (TV Special 2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The annual Golden Globes hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poheler.

Director: Louis J. Horvitz
Stars: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Jennifer Aniston
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Himself - Host & Performer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Herself - Presenter: Scientific & Technical Awards
...
Himself (as Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy)
...
Herself - Best Actress Winner (New York)
...
Himself - Presenter: Honorary Awards & Irving G. Thalberg Award
...
Himself - Presenter: Best Film Editing
...
Herself - Audience Member (New York)
...
Himself
...
Himself - Presenter: Best Actress
...
Himself
...
Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role
...
Himself
...
Himself - Audience Member
...
Himself - Performer
...
Herself
Edit

Storyline

The first television broadcast of the annual motion picture awards ceremony.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 March 1953 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The top six awards of Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Actress in a Supporting Role and Best Director was set from 1937 onwards. The 1953 ceremony was the first occasion since then that all six awards went to six different movies. These were respectively The Greatest Show on Earth (1952), High Noon (1952), Come Back, Little Sheba (1952), Viva Zapata! (1952), The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) and The Quiet Man (1952). See more »

Connections

Followed by The 41st Annual Academy Awards (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Because You're Mine
Written by Nicholas Brodszky and Sammy Cahn
Performed by Billy Daniels
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Best Picture - The Greatest Show on Earth
12 December 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Cecil B. DeMille's award for Best Picture (The Greatest Show on Earth) demonstrates that he was a better producer than he was a director. He could bring together the creative talents of James Stewart, Charlton Heston, Cornel Wilde, Gloria Grahame, Dorothy Lamour, Betty Hutton and Henry Wilcoxon in a beautifully photographer film, even though it was a bit thin in pace and story.


2 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
availability c-cash
Where Is A Copy? allknowledge
Discuss The 25th Annual Academy Awards (1953) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page