25th Academy Award Ceremony

Date: March 19, 1953

Best Picture

Best Actor in a Leading Role

  • Gary Cooper for High Noon

Best Actress in a Leading Role

  • Shirley Booth for Come Back, Little Sheba

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Anthony Quinn for Viva Zapata!

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Gloria Grahame for The Bad and the Beautiful

Best Director

  • John Ford for The Quiet Man

Best Screenplay

  • Charles Schnee for The Bad and the Beautiful

Best Motion Picture Story

Best Story and Screenplay

  • T.E.B. Clarke for The Lavender Hill Mob

Best Cinematography, Colour

  • Winton C. Hoch & Archie Stout for The Quiet Man

Best Cinematography, Black-and-White

  • Robert Surtees for The Bad and the Beautiful

Best Art Direction-Interior Decoration, Black-and-White

  • Cedric Gibbons, Edward C. Carfagno, Edwin B. Willis, F. Keogh Gleason for The Bad and the Beautiful

Best Art Direction-Interior Decoration, Colour

  • Paul Sheriff & Marcel Vertès for Moulin Rouge

Best Costume Design, Black-and-White

  • Helen Rose for The Bad and the Beautiful

Best Costume Design, Colour

  • Marcel Vertès for Moulin Rouge

Best Sound, Recording

  • Breaking the Sound Barrier

Best Film Editing

  • Elmo Williams & Harry W. Gerstad for High Noon

Best Special Effects

  • Plymouth Adventure

Best Original Song

  • Dimitri Tiomkin & Ned Washington for “High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin’)” from High Noon

Best Scoring of a Musical Picture

  • Alfred Newman for With a Song in My Heart

Best Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture

  • Dimitri Tiomkin for High Noon

Best Short Subject, Two-Reel

  • Walt Disney for Water Birds

Best Short Subject, One-Reel

  • Boris Vermont for Light in the Window

Best Short Subject, Cartoons

  • Fred Quimby for Johann Mouse

Best Documentary, Short Subjects

  • Norman McLaren for Neighbours

Best Documentary, Features

  • Irwin Allen for The Sea Around Us

Honorary Award

  • George Alfred Mitchell
  • Joseph M. Schenck
  • Merian C. Cooper
  • Harold Lloyd
  • Bob Hope
  • Forbidden Games