1948 in film

Events

Top-grossing films (U.S.)

RankTitleStudioGross
1. The Red Shoes Eagle-Lion $5,000,000
2. The Three Musketeers MGM $4,507,000
3. Red River United Artists $4,500,000
4. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre Warner Bros. $4,307,000
5. When My Baby Smiles at Me 20th Century Fox $4,200,000
6. Easter Parade MGM $4,100,000
7. Johnny Belinda Warner Bros. $4,100,000
8. The Snake Pit 20th Century Fox $4,100,000
9. Joan of Arc RKO $4,000,000
10. Adventures of Don Juan Warner Bros. $3,700,000
11. Homecoming MGM $3,420,000
12. The Loves of Carmen Columbia $3,395,000
13. Key Largo Warner Bros. $3,289,000
14. That Lady in Ermine 20th Century Fox $3,250,000
15. The Emperor Waltz Paramount $3,209,000
16. The Search MGM $3,191,000
17. Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House RKO $3,140,000
18. Hamlet Rank Film $3,075,000
19. State of the Union MGM $2,745,000
20. A Foreign Affair Paramount $2,450,000
21. Sorry, Wrong Number Paramount $2,200,000

(*) After theatrical re-issue(s)

Awards

Category/Organization6th Golden Globe Awards
March 16, 1949
21st Academy Awards
March 24, 1949
Best FilmJohnny Belinda
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Hamlet
Best DirectorJohn Huston
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Best ActorLaurence Olivier
Hamlet
Best ActressJane Wyman
Johnny Belinda
Best Supporting ActorWalter Huston
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Best Supporting ActressEllen Corby
I Remember Mama
Claire Trevor
Key Largo
Best Screenplay, AdaptedRichard Schweizer
The Search
John Huston
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Best Screenplay, OriginalRichard Schweizer
The Search
Best Foreign Language FilmHamletMonsieur Vincent

Top ten money making stars

Rank Actor/Actress
1. Bing Crosby
2. Betty Grable
3. (tie) Bud Abbott
Lou Costello
4. Gary Cooper
5. Bob Hope
6. Humphrey Bogart
7. Clark Gable
8. Cary Grant
9. Spencer Tracy
10. Ingrid Bergman

Notable films released in 1948

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