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15th Academy Awards

15th Academy Awards
Date March 4, 1943
Site Cocoanut Grove, The Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA
Host Bob Hope
Best Picture Mrs. Miniver
Most awards Mrs. Miniver (6)
Most nominations Mrs. Miniver (12)
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The 15th Academy Awards was held in the Cocoanut Grove at The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. Best Picture honors went to the film Mrs. Miniver. The ceremony is most famous for the speech by the film’s Oscar-winning actress Greer Garson. Garson’s acceptance speech as Best Actress ran nearly 6 minutes and is generally considered to be the longest acceptance speech at an Academy Awards ceremony.

Mrs. Miniver was the second film (after My Man Godfrey in 1936) to received nominations in all four acting categories, as well as the first film to garner five acting nominations.

Also notable at the ceremony, Irving Berlin presented the Academy Award for Best Song, which he ended up winning for "White Christmas".

Best Documentary had four winners, something that has not happened before or since.


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

Outstanding Motion Picture Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Original Screenplay Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Story Best Documentary
Best Live Action Short Film, One-Reel Best Live Action Short Film, Two-Reel
Best Animated Short Film
Best Dramatic 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

  • Charles Boyer - "for his progressive cultural achievement in establishing the French Research Foundation in Los Angeles as a source of reference for the Hollywood Motion Picture Industry."
  • Noël Coward - "for his outstanding production achievement in In Which We Serve."
  • MGM - "for its achievement in representing the American Way of Life in the production of the "Andy Hardy" series of films."

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award

Multiple nominations and awards

See also


  1. ^ "The 15th Academy Awards (1943) Nominees and Winners". Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-13.