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The 25th Annual Academy Awards (1953)

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

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Herself - Presenter: Scientific & Technical Awards
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Himself - Presenter: Best Film Editing
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Himself - Presenter: Best Actress
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Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role
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The first television broadcast of the annual motion picture awards ceremony.

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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 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Zing a Little Zong
Written by Harry Warren and Leo Robin
Performed by Peggy Lee and Johnny Mercer
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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.


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