Cinema 1948: Best Picture Nominees, Winners of Oscar, N.Y. Film Critics, Golden Globe

Research in Progress: June 6, 2021

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Oscar Year: 1948

Best Picture Nominees

Johnny Belinda
The Red Shoes
The Snake Pit
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

N.Y. Film Critics Circle: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Golden Globes: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre; Johnny Belinda

Venice Festival: Hamlet

Cannes Festival: Not held that year

Box-Office  Hits

The Red Shoes

Easter Parade

The Paleface

Red River

Three Musketeers

Johnny Belinda

Joan of Arc

The Snake Pit

Cass Timberlane


Emperor Waltz


Best Actress

Oscar: Jane Wyman, Johnny Belinda

N.Y. Film Critics Circle: Olivia De Havilland, The Snake Pitt

National Board of Review: Olivia De Havilland

Golden Globes: Jane Wyman

Cannes Film Festival

Venice Film Festival: Jean Simmons, Hamlet


Best Actor

Oscar: Laurence Olivier, Hamlet

N.Y. Film Critics Circle:  Laurence Olivier, Hamlet

National Board of Review: Walter Huston, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Golden Globes:  Laurence Olivier, Hamlet

Cannes Film Festival: No Festival

Venice Film Festival: Ernest Deutsch, Der Prozess