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13th Academy Awards


13th Academy Awards banquet in Los Angeles, California, with Special Award presen...HD Stock Footage


The 13th Academy Awards in 1941 (Honoring the films of 1940)


Host Walter Wanger speaks during the 13th Academy Awards at Biltmore Hotel in Los...HD Stock Footage


Bob Hope receives a special Academy Award during the 13th Academy Award in Los An...HD Stock Footage


Ginger Rogers receives the Academy Award for the Best Actress during the 13th Aca...HD Stock Footage

The 13th Academy Awards honored American film achievements in 1940. This was the first year that sealed envelopes were used to keep secret the names of the winners which led to the famous phrase: "May I have the envelope, please?" The accounting firm of Price Waterhouse was hired to count the ballots, after the fiasco of leaked voting results in 1939 by the Los Angeles Times.
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