18th Academy Awards

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18th Academy Awards
Date March 7, 1946
Site Grauman’s Chinese Theater, Hollywood, California, USA
Host James Stewart and Bob Hope
Highlights
Best Picture The Lost Weekend
Most awards The Lost Weekend (4)
Most nominations The Bells of St. Mary's (8)
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The 18th Academy Awards was the first such ceremony after World War II. As a result, the ceremony featured more glamour than had been present during the war. Plaster statuettes that had been given out during the war years were replaced with bronze statuettes with gold plating. Despite this, director Billy Wilder's grim and socially significant drama The Lost Weekend took the top honors. It became the first film to win both the Academy Award for Best Picture and the Palme d'Or. Joan Crawford was absent, claiming she had pneumonia (although it was said it was because she was sure she would not win the Academy Award for Best Actress for Mildred Pierce). As it turned out she did win, and the award was delivered to her while in bed that night.

Awards[edit]

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.[1]

Best Motion Picture Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Original Screenplay Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Story Best Animated Short Film
Best Documentary Feature Best Documentary Short
Best Live Action Short Film, One-Reel Best Live Action Short Film, Two-Reel
Best Dramatic or Comedy Score Best Musical Score
Best Original Song Best Sound Recording
Best Art Direction, Black and White Best Art Direction, Color
Best Cinematography, Black and White Best Cinematography, Color
Best Film Editing Best Special Effects

Academy Honorary Award[edit]

Academy Juvenile Award[edit]

Presenters[edit]

Performers[edit]

Multiple nominations and awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The 18th Academy Awards (1946) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-16.