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1945 (18th Annual Awards)
Academy Award Overview

Shown below is an overview of the 1945 Academy Awards, comprised of selected items from the WebMaster’s collection. (All of the items for a given category—for example, all Reminder Lists—can be found in the “Gallery” section.)

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The 1945 Preliminaries

1945 (18th) Reminder List of Eligible Releases

1945 (18th) Voting Rules
Eligibility Period:
January 1, 1945 to December 31, 1945

Reminder List of Eligible Releases

Text of Voting Rules

The 1945 Ceremony

1945 (18th) Academy Award Ceremony Program Thursday, March 7, 1946
8:00 PM

Grauman’s Chinese Theatre,

Ceremony Program

Nominations & Winners
Winners Only
Nominations by Film
Nomination Statistics by Film

See Also:
    Nominations & Winners by Category
    Winners Only by Category

The 1945 Winners

1945 (18th) Best Picture Poster: “The Lost Weekend”

1945 (18th) Best Picture Home Page Background: “The Lost Weekend”

Best Picture:
The Lost Weekend

Best Picture Poster

Best Picture Home Page Background

1945 (18th) Best Actor: Ray Milland   1945 (18th) Best Actor Volpe Sketch: Ray Milland Best Actor:
Ray Milland
as Don Birnam
in the film
The Lost Weekend

1945 (18th) Best Actress: Joan Crawford   1945 (18th) Best Actress Volpe Sketch: Joan Crawford Best Actress:
Joan Crawford
as Mildred Pierce
in the film
Mildred Pierce

1945 (10th) Best Supporting Actor: James Dunn Best Supporting Actor:
James Dunn
as Johnny Nolan
in the film
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

1945 (10th) Best Supporting Actress: Anne Revere Best Supporting Actress:
Anne Revere
as Mrs. Brown
in the film
National Velvet

1945 (12th) Best Song: “It Might as Well Be Spring” Best Song:
It Might as Well Be Spring
from the film
State Fair

Music by Richard Rodgers;
lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Best Song Lyrics