Walt Disney presented with an award at the 25th Academy Awards

Jane Wyman and Ray Milland present the two-reel short subject award to Walt Disney for Water Birds.

This was before the long acceptance speeches, though John Wayne does accept several awards on behalf of others that night having plenty to say. So maybe he’s the father of Oscar babble.

The 25th Academy Awards honoring the best movies of 1952, were held on March 19, 1953, from the RKO Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, California. Hosted by Bob Hope.