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15th Academy Awards

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Hosted by  Bob Hope
Most awards  Mrs. Miniver (6)
Date  4 March 1943
Host  Bob Hope
Best Picture  Mrs. Miniver
Most nominations  Mrs. Miniver (12)
Other ceremonies  1942, 1944
Site  Ambassador Hotel
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Location  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.


Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.

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

  • Sidney Franklin
  • References

    15th Academy Awards Wikipedia