Oscar History: Academy Award Winning Movies and Actors of 1945
A look at Oscar winners and nominees, behind the scenes on the decisions for best picture, actor, etc for 1945, Billy Wilder's The Lost Weekend gets top honors.
NOMINEES: Anchors Aweigh, The Bells of St. Mary's, Mildred Pierce, The Lost Weekend, Spellbound
THE WINNER: The Lost Weekend (Paramount)
DIRECTOR: Billy Wilder
PLAYERS: Ray Milland, Jane Wyman
NOMINEES: Bing Crosby (The Bells of St. Mary's); Gene Kelly (Anchors Aweigh); Ray Milland (The Lost Weekend); Gregory Peck (The Keys of the Kingdom); Cornel Wilde (A Song to Remember)
THE WINNER: Ray Milland
NOMINEES: Ingrid Bergman (The Bells of St. Mary's); Joan Crawford (Mildred Pierce); Greer Garson (The Valley of Decision); Jennifer Jones (Love Letters); Gene Tierney (Leave Her to Heaven)
THE WINNER: Joan Crawford
Behind the Oscar
Joan Crawford, sick in bed with the flu, was the surprise winner--a sentimental choice--over Ingrid Bergman. Crawford accepted her Oscar and the press while propped up in her bed.
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