Oscar statuette ©AMPAS

1952 (25th Annual Awards)
Academy Award Overview

Shown below is an overview of the 1952 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 1952 Preliminaries

1952 (25th) Reminder List of Eligible Releases

1952 (25th) Voting Rules
Eligibility Period:
January 1, 1952 to December 31, 1952

Reminder List of Eligible Releases

Text of Voting Rules

The 1952 Ceremony

1952 (25th) Academy Award Ceremony Program Thursday, March 19, 1953
7:30 PM

RKO Pantages Theatre,


NBC International Theatre,
New York City

Ceremony Program

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

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

The 1952 Winners

1952 (25th) Best Picture Poster: “The Greatest Show on Earth”

1952 (25th) Best Picture Home Page Background: “The Greatest Show on Earth”

Best Picture:
The Greatest Show on Earth
Cecil B. DeMille Productions;

Cecil B. DeMille, Producer

Best Picture Poster

Best Picture Home Page Background

1952 (25th) Best Actor: Gary Cooper   1952 (25th) Best Actor Volpe Sketch: Gary Cooper Best Actor:
Gary Cooper
as Marshal Will Kane
in the film
High Noon

1952 (25th) Best Actress: Shirley Booth   1952 (25th) Best Actress Volpe Sketch: Shirley Booth Best Actress:
Shirley Booth
as Lola Delaney
in the film
Come Back, Little Sheba

1952 (17th) Best Supporting Actor: Anthony Quinn Best Supporting Actor:
Anthony Quinn
as Eufemio Zapata
in the film
Viva Zapata!

1952 (17th) Best Supporting Actress: Gloria Grahame Best Supporting Actress:
Gloria Grahame
as Rosemary Bartlow
in the film
The Bad and the Beautiful

1952 (19th) Best Song: “High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin’)” Best Song:
High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin’)
from the film
High Noon

Music by Dimitri Tiomkin;
lyrics by Ned Washington

Best Song Lyrics

Other 1952 Nominees

1952 (25th) Best Actor/Best Actress Nominees

Best Actor/Best Actress Nominees