Best Picture 1948 – Gentleman’s Agreement
This 1947 drama is about a journalist (played by Gregory Peck) who goes undercover as a Jew to research antisemitism in New York City and the affluent community of Darien, Connecticut. and was based on Laura Z. Hobson’s 1947 novel of the same name.
Producer Darryl F. Zanuck, producer decided to make a film version of Hobson’s novel after being refused membership in the Los Angeles Country Club when it was assumed (incorrectly) that he was Jewish.
Best Supporting Actress: Celeste Holm
Best Director: Elia Kazan
Best Actor: Gregory Peck (winner Ronald Colman for A Double Life)
Best Actress: Dorothy McGuir (winner Loretta Young for The Farmer’s Daughter)
Best Supporting Actress: Celeste Holm (winner Anne Revere Gentleman’s Agreement)
Best Film Editing: Harmon Jones (winner Francis Lyon and Robert Parrish for Body and Soul)
Best Writing, Screenplay: Moss Hart (winner George Seaton for Miracle on 34th Street)