The 27th Annual Academy Awards (1955)

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Himself - Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Buddy Adler ...
Himself - Presenter: Best Picture
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Herself - Audience Member
Herself - Presenter: Scientific & Technical Awards
Henny Backus ...
Herself - Audience Member
Himself - Audience Member
Jack Bean ...
Himself - Audience Member
Himself - Audience Member
Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role & Presenter: Best Cinematography, Black-and-White
Cornell Borchers ...
Herself - Audience Member
Charles Brackett ...
Himself - Presenter: Honorary Awards
Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Leading Role & Presenter: Best Director
Himself - Audience Member
Himself - Audience Member


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30 March 1955 (USA)  »

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So different from the Oscars of today!!
1 April 2006 | by (Parkersburg, West Virginia) – See all my reviews

Available on DVD, this was a treat to see an entire Oscar ceremony for the old days. The only thing missing was the commercials, which was Oldsmobile. Even the five nominated songs are intact and the best one was Dean Martin who sang "Three Coins In The Fountain". Just for that alone was worth the price of the DVD. He is/was a very good singer!! The only strange part of the ceremony was the part where the presenter (whoever the star may be) appeared on stage and announced the words...."and the winner is (fill in blank)" and then announced the winner without ever mentioning all of the nominees!! So strange, as we have, in all these years, always heard the five nominees in whatever category. All of the winners were present, either in New York or Hollywood. The hosts were Bob Hope in Hollywood and Thelma Ritter in New York.

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