20 December 2002
RONALD COLMAN ACADEMY AWARD FOR "A DOUBLE LIFE"
The 'Best Actor in a Leading Role' Academy Award presented to Ronald Colman for his dual portrayal of Anthony John and Othello in the eerie film noir classic. The weighty gold-plated Oscar statuette stands on a reel of film which is atop a circular black laquered base; a rectangular brass plaque on the front reads Academy First Award/to/Ronald Colman/For His Performance in/"A Double Life" while a smaller brass plaque on the back notes Academy of/Motion Picture/Arts and Sciences/First Award/1947. Colman was nominated in this prestigious category three other times throughout his lauded thirty-plus year career; for "Condemned" and "Bulldog Drummond" both in 1929 and for "Random Harvest" in 1942.
Height: 13 inches
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