Radio broadcast of the 22nd annual Academy Award ceremony at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood, California for the best films and performances of 1949. Broderick Crawford captured the best actor award for "All The King's Men" while Olivia de Havilland won best actress award for "The Heiress." "All The Kings's Men" won the award for best picture. This was the last year all five Best Picture nominees were in black and white.
Other awards: Best Supporting Actor: Dean Jagger
Best Supporting Actress: Mercedes McCambridge
Best Director: Joseph Mankiewicz
Host: Paul Douglas.
Bob Hope is the master of ceremonies for the 13th time at the 34th Annual Academy Awards ceremonies. The event was held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California.
George Charkiris wins the best-supporting actor award for his role in "West Side Story", Maximillian Schell wins the best actor award for "Judgement At Nurenberg", and Robert Wise wins the best director award for "West Side Story." Stanley Kramer was given the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, and Rita Moreno wins the best actress award for her role in "West Side Story."