Attached is short report listing some of the highlights of the 11th Academy Awards ceremony that was held on February 23, 1939 in downtown Los Angeles:
• Director Frank Capra received his third "Best Director" statue for
You Can't Take It with You
• Walt Disney was awarded an Oscar for the best animated short film, Ferdinand The Bull - in addition to a special award for his innovative work on
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
• The Best Screenplay Oscar went to Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw for his efforts on Pygmalion.
An amusing, if blasphemous, article about the 1938 Oscars can be read here...
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