15th Academy Awards
The 15th Academy Awards was held in the Cocoanut Grove at The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles honoring the films of 1942. 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.
|15th Academy Awards|
|Date||March 4, 1943|
|Site||Cocoanut Grove, The Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Hosted by||Bob Hope|
|Best Picture||Mrs. Miniver|
|Most awards||Mrs. Miniver (6)|
|Most nominations||Mrs. Miniver (12)|
Voting for the Best Documentary category resulted in a four-way tie, an outcome that has not happened before or since.
A portion of the ceremony was broadcast by CBS Radio.
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".
- Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer – "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
These films had multiple nominations:
The following films received multiple awards.
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