Oscar statuette ©AMPAS

1947 (20th Annual Awards)
Academy Award Overview

Shown below is an overview of the 1947 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 1947 Preliminaries

1947 (20th) Reminder List of Eligible Releases

1947 (20th) Voting Rules
Eligibility Period:
January 1, 1947 to December 31, 1947

Reminder List of Eligible Releases

Text of Voting Rules

The 1947 Ceremony

1947 (20th) Academy Award Ceremony Program Saturday, March 20, 1948
8:15 PM

Shrine Civic Auditorium,
Los Angeles

Ceremony Program

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

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

The 1947 Winners

1947 (20th) Best Picture Poster: “Gentleman’s Agreement”

1947 (20th) Best Picture Home Page Background: “Gentleman’s Agreement”

Best Picture:
Gentleman’s Agreement
20th Century-Fox

Best Picture Poster

Best Picture Home Page Background

1947 (20th) Best Actor: Ronald Colman   1947 (20th) Best Actor Volpe Sketch: Ronald Colman Best Actor:
Ronald Colman
as Anthony John
in the film
A Double Life

1947 (20th) Best Actress: Loretta Young   1947 (20th) Best Actress Volpe Sketch: Loretta Young Best Actress:
Loretta Young
as Katrin Holstrom
in the film
The Farmer’s Daughter

1947 (12th) Best Supporting Actor: Edmund Gwenn Best Supporting Actor:
Edmund Gwenn
as Kris Kringle
in the film
Miracle on 34th Street

1947 (12th) Best Supporting Actress: Celeste Holm Best Supporting Actress:
Celeste Holm
as Anne Dettrey
in the film
Gentleman’s Agreement

1947 (14th) Best Song: “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” Best Song:
from the film
Song of the South

Music by Allie Wrubel;
lyrics by Ray Gilbert

Best Song Lyrics