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07/03/1946 The first Academy Awards after WWII

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1945 Oscar Winners

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Academy Awards 1945

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The Lost Weekend original trailer

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945) Trailer

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Mildred Pierce - Trailer

The 18th Academy Awards took place at Grauman's Chinese Theatre. As the first post WWII ceremony, plaster statuettes that had been given out during the war years were replaced with bronze statuettes with gold plating. Billy Wilder was awarded the Best Director prize and his film called The Lost Weekend has received the award for Best Motion Picture.