| Bob Hope|
Mrs. Miniver (6)
4 March 1943
| Mrs. Miniver|
Mrs. Miniver (12)
| Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California, United States|
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 receive 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.
A portion of the ceremony was broadcast by CBS Radio.
15th Academy Awards Wikipedia
Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.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."