18th Academy Awards (1945): The Ceremony

Nominations Announcement | Ceremony Details | Presenters | Song Performances | Sci-Tech Awards

Nominations Announcement

Nominations Announcement Date: Sunday, January 27, 1946

Ceremony Details

Awards Ceremony Date/Time: Thursday, March 7, 1946, 8:00pm
Location: Grauman’s Chinese Theater, Hollywood
Host: Bob Hope, James Stewart
Length: 1 hours, 41 minutes

Presenters

Show Introduction: Cesar Romero, Peter Viertel
Animated Short Film: Y. Frank Freeman
Live Action Short Film (One-Reel): Y. Frank Freeman
Live Action Short Film (Two-Reel): Y. Frank Freeman
Documentary Short Subject: Y. Frank Freeman
Documentary Feature: Y. Frank Freeman
Scientific & Technical Awards: Y. Frank Freeman
Film Editing: Frank Capra
Sound Mixing: Frank Capra
Special Effects: Frank Capra
Special Award: Walter Wanger: Donald Nelson
Production Design: Ginger Rogers (NOTE: Both Black-and-White and Color awards presented together)
Cinematography: D.W. Griffith (NOTE: Both Black-and-White and Color awards presented together)
Picture: Eric Johnston
Writing: Original Motion Picture Story: Bette Davis
Writing: Original Screenplay: Bette Davis
Writing: Screenplay: Bette Davis
Original Song: Esther Williams (NOTE: Original songs were performed between the writing and directing awards.)
Directing: William Wyler
Special Award: “The House I Live In”: George Murphy
Special Award: Peggy Ann Garner: George Murphy
Supporting Actor: Van Heflin
Supporting Actress: Van Heflin
Actor: Ingrid Bergman
Actress: Charles Boyer
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Special Award: Republic Studio, Daniel J. Bloomberg, Republic Studio Sound Department: Y. Frank Freeman (NOTE: No record of these awards being given out. May have been given out at the Sci-Tech Awards.)

Previous Acting & Directing Winners

The tradition of prior acting winners returning the subsequent year to present the opposite-gender category is a long one. Each year, we look to see whether the prior winners returned. There was an intermittent tradition where the prior directing winner returned as well, but this was a rare occurrence.

Actor – Bing Crosby: No
Actress – Ingrid Bergman: Yes
Supporting Actor – Barry Fitzgerald: No
Supporting Actress – Ethel Barrymore: No
Directing – Leo McCarey: No

Song Performances

Accentuate the Positive: No Record of Replacement (Originally to be Bing Crosby)
Anywhere: Frank Sinatra
Aren’t You Glad You’re You: No Record of Replacement (Originally to be Bing Crosby)
The Cat and the Canary: Dick Haymes
Endlessly: Kathryn Grayson
I Fall in Love Too Easily: Frank Sinatra
I’ll Buy That Dream: Kathryn Grayson
It Might As Well Be Spring: Dick Haymes
Linda: Kathryn Grayson
Love Letters: Dinah Shore
More and More: Kathryn Grayson
Sleighride in July: Dinah Shore
So in Love: Frank Sinatra
Some Sunday Morning: Dinah Shore

Original Song Film Performers

Was the song performed at the Oscars by the same individuals who performed it in the film?

Accentuate the Positive: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Bing Crosby, Sonny Tufts)
Anywhere: No (Performed in the Film by: Janet Blair)
Aren’t You Glad You’re You: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Bing Crosby)
The Cat and the Canary: No (Performed in the Film by: Pamela Blake (dubbed by ?), ? (dubbing for Pamela Blake)
Endlessly: No (Performed in the Film by: Constance Moore)
I Fall in Love Too Easily: Yes (Performed in the Film by: Frank Sinatra)
I’ll Buy That Dream: No (Performed in the Film by: Anne Jeffreys)
It Might As Well Be Spring: No (Performed in the Film by: Jeanne Crain (dubbed by Louanne Hogan), Louanne Hogan (dubbing for Jeanne Crain))
Linda: No (Performed in the Film by: Pat Friday)
Love Letters: No (Performed in the Film by: (This song did not have lyrics in the film))
More and More: No (Performed in the Film by: Deanna Durbin, Robert Paige)
Sleighride in July: Yes (Performed in the Film by: Dinah Shore)
So in Love: No (Performed in the Film by: Vera-Ellen (dubbed by June Hutton), June Hutton (dubbing for Vera-Ellen))
Some Sunday Morning: No (Performed in the Film by: Alexis Smith (dubbed by Bobbie Canvin), Bobbie Canvin (dubbing for Alexis Smith))

Scientific & Technical Awards

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