|20th Academy Awards|
|Date||March 20, 1948|
|Site||Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, United States|
|Hosted by||Agnes Moorehead|
|Best Picture||Gentleman's Agreement|
|Most awards||Gentleman's Agreement and Miracle on 34th Street (3)|
|Most nominations||Gentleman's Agreement (8)|
The 20th Academy Awards were held on March 20, 1948, to honor the films of 1947. It is notable for being the last Oscars until 2005 in which no film won more than three awards.
Rosalind Russell was highly favored to win Best Actress for her performance in Mourning Becomes Electra, but Loretta Young won instead for The Farmer's Daughter.
James Baskett received an Academy Honorary Award for his portrayal of Uncle Remus in Song of the South, which made him the first African-American man, and the first actor in a Disney film, to win an Academy Award for acting.
Winning Best Supporting Actor at age 71, Edmund Gwenn became the oldest Oscar winner, taking the record from Charles Coburn, who was 66 at the time of his win in 1943 for The More the Merrier.
Nominees were announced on February 13, 1948. Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.
|Best Motion Picture||Best Director|
|Best Actor||Best Actress|
|Best Supporting Actor||Best Supporting Actress|
|Best Original Screenplay||Best Screenplay|
|Best Motion Picture Story||Best Documentary Feature|
|Best Documentary Short Subject||Best Live Action Short Subject, One-Reel|
|Best Live Action Short Subject, Two-Reel||Best Short Subject – Cartoons|
|Best Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture||Best Scoring of a Musical Picture|
|Best Original Song||Best Sound Recording|
|Best Art Direction – Set Decoration, Black-and-White||Best Art Direction – Set Decoration, Color|
|Best Cinematography, Black-and-White||Best Cinematography, Color|
|Best Film Editing||Best Special Effects|
The following 16 films received multiple nominations:
The following five films received multiple awards: