Awards for 1942

Oscar

Best Picture

WINNER

How Green Was My Valley: (20th Century-Fox)

NOMINEES


Citizen Kane: (Mercury)


Hold Back the Dawn: (Paramount)


The Maltese Falcon: (Warner Bros.)

One Foot in Heaven: (Warner Bros.)

Sergeant York: (Warner Bros.)

Suspicion: (RKO Radio)

Best Actor in a Leading Role

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Actress in a Leading Role

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Actor in a Supporting Role

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Actress in a Supporting Role

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Director

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Writing, Original Screenplay

WINNER

Citizen Kane: Herman J. Mankiewicz, Orson Welles
On Friday, July 19th, 2003, Orson Welles' Oscar statuette went on sale at an auction at Christie's, New York, but was voluntarily withdrawn so the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences could buy it back for just 1 dollar. The statuette, included in a large selection of Welles-related material, was going to be sold by Beatrice Welles, the youngest of the filmmaker's three daughters and the sole heir of his estate and was expected to sell at over 300,000 dollars.

NOMINEES




Best Writing, Original Story

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Writing, Screenplay

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Cinematography, Color

WINNER

NOMINEES





Best Cinematography, Black-and-White

WINNER

NOMINEES









Best Art Direction-Interior Decoration, Black-and-White

WINNER

NOMINEES







Sis Hopkins
The nomination was withdrawn by Republic Studios. It is thus not counted as an official Academy nomination and listed here for the purpose of information only.




Best Art Direction-Interior Decoration, Color

WINNER

NOMINEES


Best Sound, Recording

WINNER

That Hamilton Woman: Jack Whitney (General Service SSD)

NOMINEES


Ball of Fire: Thomas T. Moulton (Samuel Goldwyn SSD)


Citizen Kane: John Aalberg (RKO Radio SSD)


How Green Was My Valley: Edmund H. Hansen (20th Century-Fox SSD)


Sergeant York: Nathan Levinson (Warner Bros. SSD)

Skylark: Loren L. Ryder (Paramount SSD)

Topper Returns: Elmer Raguse (Hal Roach SSD)

Best Film Editing

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Effects, Special Effects

WINNER

I Wanted Wings: Farciot Edouart (photographic), Gordon Jennings (photographic), Louis Mesenkop (sound)

NOMINEES

Aloma of the South Seas: Farciot Edouart (photographic), Gordon Jennings (photographic), Louis Mesenkop (sound)



The Sea Wolf: Byron Haskin (photographic), Nathan Levinson (sound)


Topper Returns: Roy Seawright (photographic), Elmer Raguse (sound)

Best Music, Original Song

WINNER

Lady Be Good: Jerome Kern (music), Oscar Hammerstein II (lyrics)
For the song "The Last Time I Saw Paris".

NOMINEES

Dumbo: Frank Churchill (music), Ned Washington (lyrics)
For the song "Baby Mine".

Ridin' on a Rainbow: Gene Autry, Fred Rose
For the song "Be Honest with Me".

Blues in the Night: Harold Arlen (music), Johnny Mercer (lyrics)
For the song "Blues in the Night".

Buck Privates: Hugh Prince (music), Don Raye (lyrics)
For the song "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B".

Sun Valley Serenade: Harry Warren (music), Mack Gordon (lyrics)
For the song "Chattanooga Choo Choo".

Las Vegas Nights: Louis Alter (music), Frank Loesser (lyrics)
For the song "Dolores".

All-American Co-Ed: Lloyd B. Norlin
For the song "Out of the Silence".

You'll Never Get Rich: Cole Porter
For the song "Since I Kissed My Baby Goodbye".

Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic Picture

WINNER

NOMINEES



















Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture

WINNER

NOMINEES









Best Short Subject, Two-reel

WINNER

NOMINEES

Alive in the Deep: (Woodard Productions Inc.)


The Gay Parisian: (Warner Bros.)

The Tanks Are Coming: (Warner Bros.)

Best Short Subject, One-reel

WINNER

NOMINEES


Beauty and the Beach: (Paramount)


Forty Boys and a Song: (Warner Bros.)

Kings of the Turf: (Warner Bros.)

Sagebrush and Silver: (20th Century-Fox)

Best Short Subject, Cartoons

WINNER

NOMINEES






The Rookie Bear: (M-G-M)


Superman: (Paramount)

Best Documentary

WINNER

Churchill's Island: (National Film Board of Canada)

NOMINEES



Adventure in the Bronx: (Film Assocs.)

Bomber: (U.S. Office for Emergency Management Film Unit)

Christmas Under Fire: (British Ministry of Information)

A Letter from Home: (British Ministry of Information)

Life of a Thoroughbred: (20th Century-Fox)

Norway in Revolt: (March of Time)

Soldiers of the Sky: (20th Century-Fox)

Warclouds in the Pacific: (National Film Board of Canada)

Honorary Award

WINNERS

'Kukan': The Battle Cry of China: Rey Scott
For his extraordinary achievement in producing Kukan, the film record of China's struggle, including its photography with a 16mm camera under the most difficult and dangerous conditions (certificate).

Target for Tonight: (Ministry of Information, UK)
For its vivid and dramatic presentation of the heroism of the RAF in the documentary film (certificate).

Fantasia: Leopold Stokowski (and his associates)
For their unique achievement in the creation of a new form of visualized music in Walt Disney's production Fantasia, thereby widening the scope of the motion picture as entertainment and as an art form
(certificate).

Fantasia: Walt Disney, William E. Garity, J.N.A. Hawkins (RCA Manufacturing Co.)
For their outstanding contribution to the advancement of the use of sound in motion pictures through the production of Fantasia (certificate).

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award

WINNER

Walt Disney (RCA Manufacturing Co.)

Academy Award of Merit

WINNER


Not awarded.

Scientific and Engineering Award

WINNERS

(Electrical Research Products Division of Western Electric Co. Inc.)
For the development of the precision integrating sphere densitometer.

(RCA Manufacturing Co.)
For the design and development of the MI-3043 Uni-directional microphone.

Technical Achievement Award

WINNERS

Ray Wilkinson (Paramount Studio Laboratory)
For pioneering in the use of and for the first practical application to release printing of fine grain positive stock.

Charles L. Lootens (Republic SSD)
For pioneering the use of and for the first practical application to motion picture production of Class B push-pull variable area recording.

Wilber Silvertooth (Paramount Studio Engineering Dept.)
For the design and computation of a relay condenser system applicable to transparency process projection, delivering considerably more usable light.

(Paramount Pictures, Inc., 20th Century-Fox Film Corp.)
For the development and first practical application to motion picture production of an automatic scene slating device.

Douglas Shearer, Loren L. Ryder (M-G-M SSD, Paramount SSD)
For pioneering the development of fine grain emulsions for variable density original sound recording in a studio production.

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