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The 25th Annual Academy Awards (1953)

TV Special

The first television broadcast of the annual motion picture awards ceremony.
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Bill Bennington (as William A. Bennington)
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Updated Mar 19, 1953

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Mar 19, 1953 (United States)

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Bob Hope
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Anne Baxter
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Edgar Bergen
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Jacques Bergerac
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Shirley Booth
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Charles Brackett
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Frank Capra
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Edward C. Carfagno
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Frank Cavett
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Rosemary Clooney
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Charles Coburn
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Ronald Colman
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Merian C. Cooper
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Joan Crawford
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Donald Crisp
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Tony Curtis
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Billy Daniels
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Jane Darwell
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Olivia de Havilland
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Cecil B. DeMille
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Katherine DeMille
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Adolph Deutsch
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Walt Disney
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Bobby Driscoll
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José Ferrer
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Joan Fontaine
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Fredric M. Frank
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Eva Gabor
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Zsa Zsa Gabor
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Greer Garson
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Janet Gaynor
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Mitzi Gaynor
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Harry Gerstad
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Cedric Gibbons
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A. Arnold Gillespie
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Gloria Grahame
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Stewart Granger
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Edmund Gwenn
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Edith Head
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Jean Hersholt
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Winton C. Hoch
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Celeste Holm
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Kim Hunter
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Dean Jagger
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Boris Karloff
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Piper Laurie
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Peggy Lee
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Janet Leigh
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Harold Lloyd
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Fredric March
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Marilyn Maxwell
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Mercedes McCambridge
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Charlie McCarthy
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Victor McLaglen
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Johnny Mercer
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Ray Milland
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George Alfred Mitchell
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Terry Moore
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Paul Muni
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George Murphy
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Conrad Nagel
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Alfred Newman
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Hugh O'Brian
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Merle Oberon
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Mary Pickford
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Luise Rainer
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Ronald Reagan
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Tex Ritter
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Ginger Rogers
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Helen Rose
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George Sanders
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Dore Schary
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Charles Schnee
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Julia Squire
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James Stewart
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Archie Stout
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Robert Surtees
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Gloria Swanson
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Elizabeth Taylor
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Danny Thomas
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Dimitri Tiomkin
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Claire Trevor
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Marcel Vertès
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Robert Wagner
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Ned Washington
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John Wayne
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Michael Wilding
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Elmo Williams
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Teresa Wright
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Jane Wyman
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Loretta Young
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7.2 / 10 | 114 votes