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Academy Award for Best Picture (1940s) facts for kids

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The Academy Award for Best Picture is one of the Academy Awards. Also called Oscars, the Academy Awards are given to people working in the movie industry by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).

In the list below, the winner of the award for each year from 1940 to 1949 is shown first, followed by the other nominees.

  • 1942 Mrs. Miniver – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer – Sidney Franklin
  • 1945 The Lost Weekend – Paramount – Charles Bracken
  • 1947 Gentleman's Agreement – 20th Century-Fox – Darryl F. Zanuck
    • The Bishop's Wife – Goldwyn, RKO Radio – Samuel Goldwyn
    • Crossfire – RKO Radio – Adrian Scott
    • Great Expectations – Rank-Cineguild, U-I (British) – Ronald Neame
    • Miracle on 34th Street – 20th Century-Fox – William Perlberg
  • 1948 Hamlet – J. Arthur Rank-Two Cities Movies, U-I (British) – Laurence Olivier
    • Johnny Belinda – Warner Bros. – Jerry Wald
    • The Red Shoes – Rank-Archers, Eagle-Lion (British) – Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
    • The Snake Pit – 20th Century-Fox – Anatole Litvak and Robert Bassler
    • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre – Warner Bros. – Henry Blanke
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