At the twenty-sixth Academy Awards ceremonies held on the evening of 25 March 1954, something quite remarkable occurred, although it attracted little attention at the time. As often happens at this event, one film swept most of the awards. From Here to Eternity won eight Oscars, including those for best picture, best supporting actor and actress, best director, and best screenplay.
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