Awards for 1950

Oscar

Best Picture

WINNER

All the King's Men: (Robert Rossen Productions)

NOMINEES

Battleground: (M-G-M)

The Heiress: (Paramount)

A Letter to Three Wives: (20th Century Fox)

Twelve O'Clock High: (20th Century Fox)

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, Screenplay

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Writing, Motion Picture Story

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Writing, Story and Screenplay

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Cinematography, Color

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Cinematography, Black-and-White

WINNER

NOMINEES




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

WINNER

NOMINEES


Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color

WINNER

NOMINEES


Best Costume Design, Black-and-White

WINNER

NOMINEE

Best Costume Design, Color

WINNER

NOMINEE

Best Sound, Recording

WINNER

Twelve O'Clock High: (20th Century-Fox Sound Dept.)

NOMINEES

Once More, My Darling: (Universal-International Sound Dept.)

Sands of Iwo Jima: (Republic Sound Dept.)

Best Film Editing

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Effects, Special Effects

WINNER

Mighty Joe Young: (ARKO Productions)

NOMINEE

Tulsa: (Walter Wanger Pictures)

Best Music, Original Song

WINNER

Neptune's Daughter: Frank Loesser
For the song "Baby, It's Cold Outside"

NOMINEES

It's a Great Feeling: Jule Styne (music), Sammy Cahn (lyrics)
For the song "It's a Great Feeling"

So Dear to My Heart: Eliot Daniel (music), Larry Morey (lyrics)
For the song "Lavender Blue"

My Foolish Heart: Victor Young (music), Ned Washington (lyrics)
For the song "My Foolish Heart"

Come to the Stable: Alfred Newman (music), Mack Gordon (lyrics)
For the song "Through a Long and Sleepless Night"

Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture

WINNER

NOMINEES


Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture

WINNER

NOMINEES


Best Short Subject, Two-reel

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Short Subject, One-reel

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Short Subject, Cartoons

WINNER

NOMINEES

Canary Row: Edward Selzer
The film was withdrawn by the producer. It is thus not to be counted as an official Academy nomination and listed for the purpose of information only.



Best Documentary, Short Subjects

WINNERS


NOMINEES


The Rising Tide: (St. Francis-Xavier University Nova Scotia)

Best Documentary, Features

WINNER

Daybreak in Udi: (Crown Film Unit)

NOMINEE

Juvenile Award

WINNER

Bobby Driscoll
For the outstanding juvenile actor of 1949.

Honorary Award

WINNERS

Bicycle Thieves
Italy. Voted by the Academy Board of Governors as the most outstanding foreign language film released in the United States during 1949.

Fred Astaire
For his unique artistry and his contributions to the technique of musical pictures.

Cecil B. DeMille
Distinguished motion picture pioneer for 37 years of brilliant showmanship.

Jean Hersholt
For distinguished service to the motion picture industry.

Academy Award of Merit

WINNER

(Eastman Kodak Co.)
For the development and introduction of an improved safety base motion picture film.

Scientific and Engineering Award

WINNER


Not awarded.

Technical Achievement Award

WINNERS

Loren L. Ryder, Bruce H. Denney, Robert Carr (Paramount SSD)
For the development and application of the supersonic playback and public address system.

M.B. Paul
For the first successful large-area seamless translucent backgrounds.

Herbert Britt
For the development and application of formulas and equipment producing artificial snow and ice for dressing motion-picture sets.

André Coutant, Jacques Mathot
For the design of the Eclair Camerette.

Charles R. Daily, Stephen Csillag (Paramount Studio Engineering, Editorial and Music Departments)
For a new precision method of computing variable tempo click tracks.

(International Projector Corp.)
For a simplified and self-adjusting take-up device for projection machines.

Alexander Velcoff
For the application to production of the infrared photographic evaluator.

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