Monday, February 21, 2011

Classic Spotlight: Academy Awards (Part 1)

Norma Shearer receiving her Best Actress Oscar for The Divorcee from Conrad Nagel
Hello My Fellow Movie Buffs,

It is that time of year where we all get all excited about any and everything Academy Awards! We will on an annual basis celebrate the best of the best winners in Best Picture, Actor, Actress, Direcotr, Costume Designer, etc....

We will look at the various locations that the Academy Awards were held along with the magnitude of hosts through the years. We will look at the acceptance speeches, the red carpet arrivals and much much more. Basically this post will look at EVERYTHING the best regarding the Academy Awards.

From the classic movie guy:
In this post we will look at the past winners and locations that the ceremony was held in through lovely images. I absolutely love this new addition to this group and hope you do on the lookout for more installments. This is coming from the guy ever since I can remember being a wee lad taking naps to stay up late with my mother to watch our version of the Super Bowel and having treats.....watching who wore what and see who won what....we loved it and still do! It is a tradition for me that I have and always will love to take part if only I can get myself on the red carpet!!!!

SO LIGHTS...CAMERA....ACTION....let the event begin!!!!!!!

1936 luise rainer paul muni and frank capra

1939 Best Actor: Specert Tracey & Best Actress: Bette Davis

1940 Best Director Victor Fleming for Gone With The Wind

1940 Best Supporting Actress: Hattie McDaniel for her role in Gone With The Wind presented by Fay Bainte

1941 Best Actor: Jimmy Stewart & Best Actress: Ginger Rogers

1942 Best Actor: Gary Cooper Best Actress: Joan Fontaine Best Supporting Actress: Mary Astor Best Supporting Actor: Donald Crisp

1943 Best Actress: Greer Garson Best Actor: James Cagney

1945 Best Actress: Ingrid Bergman

1946 Best Score: Miklos Rozsa with presenter Ginger Rogers

1947 Best Supporting Actress: Anne Baxter

1950 22nd Annual Academy Awards @ Pantages Theatre

1951 Presenter Gloria Swanson along with Jose Ferrer and winner Judy Holliday

1952 Pantages Theatre Stage for the Academy Awards Ceremony

1959 Best Actor David Niven & Best Actress Susan Hayward

1961 Best Actress: Elizabeth Taylor scene with Eddie Fisher @ the Governors Ball

Best Actres: Bette Davis

nineth annual award at biltmore hotel

Best Supporting Actor: Walter Brennan and Best Supporting Actress: Gale Sondergaard


  1. Hi Tom,

    I greatly appreciate the response, thanks! Glad that you enjoyed the pictures of the golden age of past Acaedmy Award ceremony's. I too had fun putting this post together. And welcoem aboard as a member of our movie buffs and this blogg!! If you can think of any great recommendations for topics let me know...always open for new additions to make this the BEST group around!

  2. I love all these photos! All of the actors look like they are having a great time! I love to see actors hanging out together and look like they are friends :)