Kris Kringle--unbeknownst to cynical market-minded adults the real Santa Claus--is hired to play himself at Macy's Department Store New York City. His gentle joyous spirit and magical powers soon transform those around him including a little girl and her world-weary mother. Academy Award Nominations: 4 including Best Picture. Academy Awards: 3 including Best Original Story Best Screenplay Best Supporting Actor--Edmund Gwenn. The 50th Anniversary Edition includes remastered footage and a promotional short.