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12th Academy Awards

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Hattie McDaniel winning Best Supporting Actress

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JUDY GARLAND: CELEBRITY ARRIVALS AT THE 1939 ACADEMY AWARDS. RARE.

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Vivien Leigh accepts her Oscar

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Academy Awards 1940

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1940 Oscar Nominees

The 12th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best in film for 1939. The ceremony was held on February 29, 1940, at a banquet in the Coconut Grove at The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. It was hosted by Bob Hope.
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