Awards for 1938

Oscar

Best Picture

WINNER

The Life of Emile Zola: (Warner Bros.)

NOMINEES




The Good Earth: (M-G-M)

In Old Chicago: (20th Century Fox)



Stage Door: (RKO Radio)

A Star Is Born: (Selznick International Pictures)

Best Actor in a Leading Role

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Actress in a Leading Role

WINNER

The Good Earth: Luise Rainer
Luise Rainer became the first actress and first performer to win consecutive awards for lead roles.

NOMINEES




Best Actor in a Supporting Role

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Actress in a Supporting Role

WINNER

In Old Chicago: Alice Brady
Alice Brady's trophy was swiped by an impostor who came onstage to accept the award on the absent actress' behalf. It has never been never recovered and the imposter could never be tracked down. Before the Academy could do justice and issue a copy of the award, Alice Brady passed away.

NOMINEES




Best Director

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Assistant Director

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Writing, Original Story

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Writing, Screenplay

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Cinematography

WINNER

NOMINEES


Best Art Direction

WINNER

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Best Sound, Recording

WINNER

The Hurricane: Thomas T. Moulton (United Artists SSD)

NOMINEES

The Girl Said No: A.E. Kaye (Grand National SSD)


In Old Chicago: Edmund H. Hansen (20th Century-Fox SSD)



Maytime: Douglas Shearer (M-G-M SSD)


Topper: Elmer Raguse (Hal Roach SSD)

Wells Fargo: Loren L. Ryder (Paramount SSD)

Best Film Editing

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Music, Original Song

WINNER

Waikiki Wedding: Harry Owens
For the song "Sweet Leilani"

NOMINEES

Mr. Dodd Takes the Air: Harry Warren (music), Al Dubin (lyrics)
For the song "Remember Me"

Vogues of 1938: Sammy Fain (music), Lew Brown (lyrics)
For the song "That Old Feeling"

Shall We Dance: George Gershwin (music), Ira Gershwin (lyrics)
For the song "They Can't Take That Away from Me"

Artists & Models: Friedrich Hollaender (music), Leo Robin (lyrics)
For the song "Whispers in the Dark"

Best Music, Score

WINNER

One Hundred Men and a Girl: Charles Previn (head of department) (Universal Studio Music Department)
No composer credit.

NOMINEES

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Frank Churchill, Leigh Harline (head of department), Paul J. Smith
(Walt Disney Studio Music Department)

The Hurricane: Alfred Newman (head of department) (Samuel Goldwyn Studio Music Department)
Score by Alfred Newman.

In Old Chicago: Louis Silvers (head of department) (20th Century-Fox Studio Music Department)
No composer credit.

The Life of Emile Zola: Leo F. Forbstein (head of department) (Warner Bros. Studio Music Department)
Score by Max Steiner.

Lost Horizon: Morris Stoloff (head of department) (Columbia Studio Music Department)
Score by Dimitri Tiomkin.

Make a Wish: Hugo Riesenfeld (musical director) (RKO Radio)
Score by Hugo Riesenfeld.

Maytime: Nat W. Finston (head of department) (M-G-M Studio Music Department)
Score by Herbert Stothart.

Portia on Trial: Alberto Colombo (head of department) (Republic Studio Music Department)
Score by Alberto Colombo.

The Prisoner of Zenda: Alfred Newman (musical director) (Selznick International Pictures Music Department)
Score by Alfred Newman.

Quality Street: Roy Webb (musical director) (RKO Radio Studio Music Department)
Score by Roy Webb.

Something to Sing About: C. Bakaleinikoff (musical director) (Grand National Studio Music Department)
Score by Victor Schertzinger.

Souls at Sea: Boris Morros (head of department) (Paramount Studio Music Department)
Score by W. Franke Harling and Milan Roder.

Way Out West: Marvin Hatley (head of department) (Roach Studio Music Department)
Score by Marvin Hatley.

Best Short Subject, Two-reel

WINNER

Torture Money: (M-G-M)

NOMINEES

Deep South: (RKO Radio)

Should Wives Work?: (RKO Radio)

Best Short Subject, One-reel

WINNER

NOMINEES


Best Short Subject, Cartoons

WINNER

NOMINEES

Educated Fish: (Paramount)

Best Short Subject, Color

WINNER

NOMINEES

The Man Without a Country: (Warner Bros.)

Popular Science: (Paramount)

Best Dance Direction

WINNER

NOMINEES

Varsity Show: Busby Berkeley
For "The Finale"

Ready, Willing and Able: Bobby Connolly
For "Too Marvelous for Words"

A Day at the Races: Dave Gould
For "All God's Children Got Rhythm".

Ali Baba Goes to Town: Sammy Lee
For "Swing Is Here to Stay".

Thin Ice: Harry Losee
For "Prince Igor Suite".

Honorary Award

WINNERS

Mack Sennett
For his lasting contribution to the comedy technique of the screen, the basic principles of which are as important today as when they were first put into practice, the Academy presents a special award to that master of fun, discoverer of stars, sympathetic, kindly, understanding comedy genius, Mack Sennett.

Edgar Bergen
For his outstanding comedy creation, Charlie McCarthy
(wooden statuette).

(Museum of Modern Art Film Library)
For its significant work in collecting films dating from 1895 to the present and for the first time making available to the public the means of studying the historical and aesthetic development of the motion picture as one of the major arts (certificate).

A Star Is Born: W. Howard Greene
For the color photography of A Star Is Born. (plaque)
This award was recommended by a committee of leading cinematographers after viewing all the color pictures made during the year.

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award

WINNER

Academy Award of Merit

WINNER

(Agfa Ansco Corp.)
For Agfa Supreme and Agfa Ultra Speed pan motion picture negatives.

Scientific and Engineering Award

WINNERS

(Walt Disney Prods. Ltd.)
For the design and application to production of the Multi-Plane Camera.

(Eastman Kodak Co.)
For two fine-grain duplicating film stocks.

Farciot Edouart (Paramount Pictures, Inc.)
For the development of the Paramount dual screen transparency camera setup.

Douglas Shearer (M-G-M Studio Sound Dept.)
For a method of varying the scanning width of variable density sound tracks (squeeze tracks) for the purpose of obtaining an increased amount of noise reduction.

Technical Achievement Award

WINNERS

John Arnold (M-G-M Studio Camera Dept.)
For their improvement of the semi-automatic follow focus device and its application to all of the cameras used by the M-G-M Studio.

John P. Livadary (director of Sound Recording for Columbia Pictures Corp.)
For the application of the biplanar light valve to motion picture sound recording.

Thomas T. Moulton (United Artists SSD)
For the application to motion picture sound recording of volume indicators which have peak reading response and linear decibel scales.

(RCA Manufacturing Co. Inc.)
For the introduction of the modulated high-frequency method of determining optimum photographic processing conditions for variable width sound tracks.

Joseph E. Robbins (Paramount Pictures, Inc.)
For an exceptional application of acoustic principles to the soundproofing of gasoline generators and water pumps.

Douglas Shearer (M-G-M SSD)
For the design of the film drive mechanism as incorporated in the ERPI 1010 reproducer.

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