The Academy Awards (or Oscars as they are better known), are given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Presented as a golden statue (Oscar), they comprising 24 awards that recognize cinematic excellence and achievement each year. First broadcast in 1930 and televised in 1953, they are the world's oldest entertainment awards ceremony.

Here are some of the big Oscar winners from the year 1952.

  1. Best Picture- The Greatest Show on Earth
  2. Best Director- John Ford, The Quiet Man
  3. Best Actor- Gary Cooper, High Noon
  4. Best Supporting Actor- Anthony Quinny, Viva Zapata!
  5. Best Actress- Shirley Booth, Come Back, Little Sheba
  6. Best Supporting Actress- Gloria Grahame, The Bad and the Beautiful
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