1948 Academy Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

The 1948 Academy Awards were presented March 24, 1949 at the AMPAS Theatre, Los Angeles.

Best Motion PictureHamlet (British) (J. Arthur Rank-Two Cities; Universal-International)
Johnny Belinda (Warner Bros.)
The Red Shoes (J. Arthur Rank-Archers; Eagle-Lion)
The Snake Pit (Twentieth Century-Fox)
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (Warner Bros.)
Best ActorLew Ayres, Johnny Belinda
Montgomery Clift, The Search
Dan Dailey, When My Baby Smiles at Me
Laurence Olivier, Hamlet
Clifton Webb, Sitting Pretty

Laurence Olivier, Hamlet
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Best ActressIngrid Bergman, Joan of Arc
Olivia de Havilland, The Snake Pit
Irene Dunne, I Remember Mama
Barbara Stanwyck, Sorry, Wrong Number
Jane Wyman, Johnny Belinda
Actor in a Supporting RoleCharles Bickford, Johnny Belinda
José Ferrer, Joan of Arc
Oscar Homolka, I Remember Mama
Walter Huston, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Cecil Kellaway, The Luck of the Irish
Actress in a Supporting RoleBarbara Bel Geddes, I Remember Mama
Ellen Corby, I Remember Mama
Agnes Moorehead, Johnny Belinda
Jean Simmons, Hamlet
Claire Trevor, Key Largo
DirectingJohn Huston, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Anatole Litvak, The Snake Pit
Jean Negulesco, Johnny Belinda
Laurence Olivier, Hamlet
Fred Zinnemann, The Search
Motion Picture StoryBorden Chase, Red River
Frances Flaherty and Robert Flaherty, Louisiana Story
Emeric Pressburger, The Red Shoes
Richard Schweizer and David Wechsler, The Search
Malvin Wald, The Naked City
ScreenplayCharles Brackett, Billy Wilder and Richard L. Breen, A Foreign Affair
John Huston, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Frank Partos and Millen Brand, The Snake Pit
Richard Schweizer and David Wechsler, The Search
Irmgard Von Cube and Allen Vincent, Johnny Belinda
Black-and-WhiteJoseph August, Portrait of Jennie
William Daniels, The Naked City
Charles B. Lang, Jr., A Foreign Affair
Ted McCord, Johnny Belinda
Nicholas Musuraca, I Remember Mama
ColorCharles G. Clarke, Green Grass of Wyoming
Robert Planck, The Three Musketeers
William Snyder, The Loves of Carmen
Joseph Valentine, William V. Skall and Winton Hoch, Joan of Arc
Art Direction
Black-and-WhiteRoger K. Furse, art direction; Carmen Dillon, set decoration, Hamlet
Robert Haas, art direction; William Wallace, set decoration, Johnny Belinda
ColorRichard Day, art direction; Edwin Casey Roberts and Joseph Kish, set decoration, Joan of Arc
Hein Heckroth, art direction; Arthur Lawson, set decoration, The Red Shoes
Sound RecordingRepublic Studio Sound Dept., Moonrise
Twentieth Century-Fox Studio Sound Dept., The Snake Pit
Warner Bros. Studio Sound Dept., Johnny Belinda
Song“Buttons and Bows,” The Paleface, Jay Livingston and Ray Evans, music and lyrics
“For Every Man There's a Woman,” Casbah, Harold Arlen, music; Leo Robin, lyrics
“It's Magic,” Romance on the High Seas, Jule Styne, music; Sammy Cahn, lyrics
“This Is the Moment,” That Lady in Ermine, Frederick Hollander, music; Leo Robin, lyrics
“The Woody Woodpecker Song,” Wet Blanket Policy, Ramey Idriss and George Tibbles, music and lyrics
Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy PictureBrian Easdale, The Red Shoes
Hugo Friedhofer, Joan of Arc
Alfred Newman, The Snake Pit
Max Steiner, Johnny Belinda
William Walton, Hamlet
Scoring of a Musical PictureJohnny Green and Roger Edens, Easter Parade
Lennie Hayton, The Pirate
Ray Heindorf, Romance on the High Seas
Alfred Newman, When My Baby Smiles at Me
Victor Young, The Emperor Waltz
Film EditingReginald Mills, The Red Shoes
Christian Nyby, Red River
Frank Sullivan, Joan of Arc
Paul Weatherwax, The Naked City
David Weisbart, Johnny Belinda
Costume Design
Black-and-WhiteRoger K. Furse, Hamlet
Irene, B.F.'s Daughter
ColorEdith Head and Gile Steele, The Emperor Waltz
Dorothy Jeakins and Karinska, Joan of Arc
Special EffectsPaul Eagler, J. McMillan Johnson, Russell Shearman and Clarence Slifer, visual; Charles Freeman and James G. Stewart, audible, Portrait of Jennie
Ralph Hammeras, Fred Sersen and Edward Snyder, visual; Roger Heman, audible, Deep Waters
Short Subjects
CartoonThe Little Orphan (Tom and Jerry Series) (Frederick Quimby, producer; MGM)
Mickey and the Seal (Mickey Mouse Series) (Walt Disney Productions; RKO Radio)
Mouse Wreckers (Merrie Melodies Series) (Edward Selzer, producer; Warner Bros.)
Robin Hoodlum (Fox and Crow Series) (United Productions of America; Columbia)
Tea for Two Hundred (Donald Duck Series) (Walt Disney Productions; RKO Radio)
One-ReelAnnie Was a Wonder (John Nesbitt Passing Parade Series) (Herbert Moulton, producer; MGM)
Cinderella Horse (Sports Parade Series) (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Warner Bros.)
So You Want to Be on the Radio (Joe McDoakes Series) (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Warner Bros.)
Symphony of a City (Movietone Specialty Series) (Edmund H. Reek, producer; Twentieth Century-Fox)
You Can't Win (Pete Smith Specialty Series) (Pete Smith, producer; MGM)
Two-ReelCalgary Stampede (Technicolor Special Series) (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Warner Bros.)
Going to Blazes (Herbert Morgan, producer; MGM)
Samba-Mania (Musical Parade Featurette Series) (Harry Grey, producer; Paramount)
Seal Island (True Life Adventure Series) (Walt Disney Productions; RKO Radio)
Snow Capers (Thomas Mead, producer; Universal-International)
Short SubjectHeart to Heart (Herbert Morgan, producer; Fact Film Organization)
Operation Vittles (U.S. Army Air Force)
Toward Independence (U.S. Army)
FeatureThe Quiet One (Film Documents; Mayer-Burstyn)
The Secret Land (U.S. Navy; MGM)
Irving G. Thalberg Memorial AwardJerry Wald
Special AwardsTo Monsieur Vincent (France), voted by the Academy Board of Governors as the most outstanding foreign language film released in the United States during 1948
To Ivan Jandl for the outstanding juvenile performance of 1948 in The Search
To Sid Grauman, master showman, who raised the standard of exhibition of motion pictures
To Adolph Zukor, a man who has been called the father of the feature film in America, for his services to the industry over a period of 40 years
To Walter Wanger for distinguished service to the industry in adding to its moral stature in the world community by his production of the picture Joan of Arc

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