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1954 Oscars 26th Academy Awards
Winners Announced: Maerch 25, 1954
Held at: RKO Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, California and NBC Century Theatre, New York City, New York
Hosts: Donald O'Connor (Los Angeles) and Fredric March (New York City)
Eligibility Year: 1953
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1954 Oscar Winners
*Best Motion Picture * From Here to Eternity, Buddy Adler, producer (Columbia)
Julius Caesar, John Houseman, producer (MGM)
The Robe, Frank Ross, producer (Twentieth Century-Fox)
Roman Holiday, William Wyler, producer (Paramount)
Shane, George Stevens, producer (Paramount)
*Best Actor Marlon Brando, Julius Caesar
Richard Burton, The Robe
Montgomery Clift, From Here to Eternity
*William Holden, Stalag 17
Burt Lancaster, From Here to Eternity
*Best Actress Leslie Caron, Lili
Ava Gardner, Mogambo
*Audrey Hepburn, Roman Holiday
Deborah Kerr, From Here to Eternity
Maggie McNamara, The Moon Is Blue
*Actor in a Supporting Role Eddie Albert, Roman Holiday
Brandon de Wilde, Shane
Jack Palance, Shane
*Frank Sinatra, From Here to Eternity
Robert Strauss, Stalag 17
*Actress in a Supporting Role Grace Kelly, Mogambo
Geraldine Page, Hondo
Marjorie Rambeau, Torch Song
*Donna Reed, From Here to Eternity
Thelma Ritter, Pickup on South Street
*Directing George Stevens, Shane
Charles Walters, Lili
Billy Wilder, Stalag 17
William Wyler, Roman Holiday
*Fred Zinnemann, From Here to Eternity
*Writing Motion Picture Story Ray Ashley, Morris Engel and Ruth Orkin, Little Fugitive
Alec Coppel, The Captain's Paradise
Beirne Lay, Jr., Above and Beyond
*Dalton Trumbo, Roman Holiday
*Writing Screenplay Eric Ambler, The Cruel Sea
Helen Deutsch, Lili
A. B. Guthrie, Jr., Shane
Ian McLellan Hunter and John Dighton, Roman Holiday
*Daniel Taradash, From Here to Eternity
*Writing Story and Screenplay *Charles Brackett, Walter Reisch and Richard Breen, Titanic
Betty Comden and Adolph Green, The Band Wagon
Millard Kaufman, Take the High Ground
Richard Murphy, The Desert Rats
Sam Rolfe and Harold Jack Bloom, The Naked Spur
*Cinematography Black-and-White Joseph C. Brun, Martin Luther
*Burnett Guffey, From Here to Eternity
Hal Mohr, The Four Poster
Frank Planer and Henry Alekan, Roman Holiday
Joseph Ruttenberg, Julius Caesar
*Cinematography Color Edward Cronjager, Beneath the 12-Mile Reef
George Folsey, All the Brothers Were Valiant
*Loyal Griggs, Shane
Robert Planck, Lili
Leon Shamroy, The Robe
*Art Direction Black-and-White *Cedric Gibbons and Edward Carfagno, art direction; Edwin B. Willis and Hugh Hunt, set decoration, Julius Caesar
Fritz Maurischat and Paul Markwitz, art direction and set decoration, Martin Luther
Hal Pereira and Walter Tyler, art direction and set decoration, Roman Holiday
Lyle Wheeler and Leland Fuller, art direction; Paul S. Fox, set decoration, The President's Lady
Lyle Wheeler and Maurice Ransford, art direction; Stuart Reiss, set decoration, Titanic
*Art Direction Color Cedric Gibbons, Preston Ames, Edward Carfagno and Gabriel Scognamillo, art direction; Edwin B. Willis, Keogh Gleason, Arthur Krams and Jack D. Moore, set decoration, The Story of Three Loves
Cedric Gibbons and Paul Groesse, art direction; Edwin B. Willis and Arthur Krams, set decoration, Lili
Cedric Gibbons and Urie McCleary, art direction; Edwin B. Willis and Jack D. Moore, set decoration, Young Bess
Alfred Junge and Hans Peters, art direction; John Jarvis, set decoration, Knights of the Round Table
*Lyle Wheeler and George W. Davis, art direction; Walter M. Scott and Paul S. Fox, set decoration, The Robe
*Sound Recording *Columbia Studio Sound Dept., John P. Livadary, From Here to Eternity
MGM Studio Sound Dept., Knights of the Round Table
Paramount Studio Sound Dept., The War of the Worlds
Universal-International Studio Sound Dept., The Mississippi Gambler
Warner Bros. Studio Sound Dept., William A. Mueller, Calamity Jane
*Music Song “The Moon Is Blue,” The Moon Is Blue, Herschel Burke Gilbert, music; Sylvia Fine, lyrics
“My Flaming Heart,” Small Town Girl, Nicholas Brodszky, music; Leo Robin, lyrics
“Sadie Thompson's Song” (Blue Pacific Blues), Miss Sadie Thompson, Lester Lee, music; Ned Washington, lyrics
*“Secret Love,” Calamity Jane, Sammy Fain, music; Paul Francis Webster, lyrics
“That's Amore,” The Caddy, Harry Warren, music; Jack Brooks, lyrics
*Music Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture Louis Forbes, This Is Cinerama
Hugo Friedhofer, Above and Beyond
*Bronislau Kaper, Lili
Miklos Rozsa, Julius Caesar
Morris Stoloff and George Duning, From Here to Eternity
*Music Scoring of a Musical Picture Adolph Deutsch, The Band Wagon
Ray Heindorf, Calamity Jane
Frederick Hollander and Morris Stoloff, The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.
*Alfred Newman, Call Me Madam
André Previn and Saul Chaplin, Kiss Me Kate
*Film Editing Everett Douglas, The War of the Worlds
Otto Ludwig, The Moon Is Blue
*William Lyon, From Here to Eternity
Robert Swink, Roman Holiday
Irvine (Cotton) Warburton, Crazylegs
*Costume Design Black-and-White *Edith Head, Roman Holiday
Charles LeMaire and Renie, The President's Lady
Jean Louis, From Here to Eternity
Walter Plunkett, The Actress
Helen Rose and Herschel McCoy, Dream Wife
*Costume Design Color *Charles LeMaire and Emile Santiago, The Robe
Charles LeMaire and Travilla, How to Marry a Millionaire
Mary Ann Nyberg, The Band Wagon
Walter Plunkett, Young Bess
Irene Sharaff, Call Me Madam
*Special Effects * The War of the Worlds (Paramount)
*Short Subjects Cartoon Christopher Crumpet (Jolly Frolics Series) (United Productions of America; Columbia)
From A to Z-Z-Z-Z (Loony Tunes Series) (Warner Bros. Cartoons, Inc.; Warner Bros.)
Rugged Bear (Donald Duck Series) (Walt Disney Productions; RKO Radio)
The Tell Tale Heart (UPA Cartoon Special Series) (United Productions of America; Columbia)
* Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom (Adventures in Music Series) (Walt Disney Productions; Buena Vista)
*Short Subjects One-Reel Christ Among the Primitives (Vincenzo Lucci-Chiarissi Production; I.F.E. Releasing Corp.)
Herring Hunt (Canada Carries on Series) (National Film Board of Canada; RKO Pathé, Inc.)
Joy of Living (Art Film Series) (Art Film Productions; Twentieth Century-Fox)
* The Merry Wives of Windsor Overture (Overture Series) (Johnny Green, producer; MGM)
Wee Water Wonders (Grantland Rice Spotlight Series) (Jack Eaton, producer; Paramount)
*Short Subjects Two-Reel * Bear Country (True Life Adventure Series) (Walt Disney Productions; RKO Radio)
Ben and Me (Walt Disney Productions; Buena Vista)
Return to Glennascaul (Dublin Gate Theatre Production; Arthur Mayer-Edward Kingsley, Inc.)
Vesuvius Express (CinemaScope Shorts Series) (Otto Lang, producer; Twentieth Century-Fox)
Winter Paradise (Technicolor Special Series) (Cedric Francis, producer; Warner Bros.)
*Documentary Short Subject * The Alaskan Eskimo (Walt Disney Productions; RKO Radio)
The Living City (John Barnes, producer; Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, Inc.)
Operation Blue Jay (U.S. Army Signal Corps.)
They Planted a Stone (World Wide Pictures; British Information Services)
The Word (John Healy and John Adams, producers; Twentieth Century-Fox)
*Documentary Feature The Conquest of Everest (Countryman Films, Ltd. and Group 3 Ltd.; United Artists)
* The Living Desert (True Life Adventure Series) (Walt Disney Productions; Buena Vista)
A Queen Is Crowned (J. Arthur Rank Organization Ltd.; Universal-International)
*Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award *George Stevens
*Honorary Awards To *Pete Smith for his witty and pungent observations on the American scene in his series of Pete Smith Specialities
To *Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation in recognition of their imagination, showmanship and foresight in introducing the revolutionary process known as CinemaScope
To *Joseph I. Breen for his conscientious, open-minded and dignified management of the Motion Picture Production Code
To *Bell and Howell Company for their pioneering and basic achievements in the advancement of the motion picture industry


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