Best of 1944

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1.
Double Indemnity (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
An insurance representative lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses an insurance investigator's suspicions. (107 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
“ BEST PICTURE

Nominees:
Lifeboat
Gaslight
Meet Me In St. Louis
Laura ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
2.
Double Indemnity (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
An insurance representative lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses an insurance investigator's suspicions. (107 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
“ BEST DIRECTOR - Billy Wilder

Nominees:
Alfred Hitchcock - Lifeboat
Otto Preminger - Laura
George Cukor - Gaslight
Laurence Olivier - Henry V ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
3.
Double Indemnity (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
An insurance representative lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses an insurance investigator's suspicions. (107 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
“ BEST ACTOR - Fred MacMurray

Nominees:
Laurence Olivier - Henry V
Bing Crosby - Going My Way
Charles Boyer - Gaslight
Alexander Knox - Wilson ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
4.
Double Indemnity (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
An insurance representative lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses an insurance investigator's suspicions. (107 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
“ BEST ACTRESS - Barbara Stanwyck

Nominees:
Bette Davis - Mr. Skeffington
Ingrid Bergman - Gaslight
Judy Garland - Meet Me In St. Louis
Claudette Colbert - Since You Went Away ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
5.
Laura (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he is investigating. (88 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
“ BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - Clifton Webb

Nominees:
Barry Fitzgerald - Going My Way
Claude Rains - Mr. Skeffington
Edward G. Robinson - Double Indemnity
Monty Woolley - Since You Went Away ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
6.
Gaslight (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Years after her aunt was murdered in her home, a young woman moves back into the house with her new husband. However, he has a secret that he will do anything to protect, even if it means driving his wife insane. (114 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
“ BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - Angela Lansbury

Nominees:
Jennifer Jones - Since You Went Away
Agnes Moorehead - Since You Went Away
Marjorie Riordan - Mr. Skeffington
Mary Astor - Meet Me In St. Louis ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
7.
Since You Went Away (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
With her husband away to fight in World War II, a housewife struggles to care for their two daughters - and a pair of lodgers who have moved in - alone. (177 mins.)
Director: John Cromwell
“ BEST CASTING

Nominees:
Gaslight
Mr. Skeffington
Double Indemnity
Going My Way ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
8.
Going My Way (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Father Charles O'Mailey, a young priest at a financially failing Church in a tough neighborhood, gains support and inspires his superior. (126 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
“ BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Nominees:
Lifeboat
A Canterbury Tale
Wilson
The Miracle of Morgan's Creek ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
9.
Double Indemnity (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
An insurance representative lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses an insurance investigator's suspicions. (107 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
“ BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Nominees:
Gaslight
Laura
Meet Me In St. Louis
Henry V ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
10.
Henry V (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In the midst of the Hundred Years' War, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France in 1415. (137 mins.)
“ BEST TITLES/CREDITS DESIGN

Nominees:
Meet Me In St. Louis
Going My Way
Gaslight
Lifeboat ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
11.
Lifeboat (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Several survivors of a torpedoed ship find themselves in the same boat with one of the men who sunk it. (97 mins.)
“ BEST EDITING

Nominees:
Since You Went Away
Going My Way
A Canterbury Tale
Double Indemnity ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
12.
A Canterbury Tale (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A 'Land Girl', an American GI, and a British soldier find themselves together in a small Kent town on the road to Canterbury... (124 mins.)
“ BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Nominees:
Gaslight
Double Indemnity
Lifeboat
Laura ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
13.
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In the year leading up to the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York. (113 mins.)
“ BEST ART DIRECTION

Nominees:
Gaslight
Mr. Skeffington
Henry V
Since You Went Away ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
14.
Mr. Skeffington (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Popular and beautiful Fanny Trellis is forced into a loveless marriage with an older man, Jewish banker Job Skeffington, in order to save her beloved brother Trippy from an embezzlement charge, and predictable complications result. (146 mins.)
Director: Vincent Sherman
“ BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Nominees:
Gaslight
Meet Me In St. Louis
Henry V
Since You Went Away ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
15.
Mr. Skeffington (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Popular and beautiful Fanny Trellis is forced into a loveless marriage with an older man, Jewish banker Job Skeffington, in order to save her beloved brother Trippy from an embezzlement charge, and predictable complications result. (146 mins.)
Director: Vincent Sherman
“ BEST MAKE-UP & HAIR

Nominees:
Lifeboat
Henry V
Meet Me In St. Louis
Since You Went Away ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
16.
Lifeboat (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Several survivors of a torpedoed ship find themselves in the same boat with one of the men who sunk it. (97 mins.)
“ BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Nominees:
Henry V ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
17.
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In the year leading up to the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York. (113 mins.)
“ BEST SCORE

Nominees:
Henry V
Double Indemnity
Mr. Skeffington
Since You Went Away ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
18.
Hollywood Canteen (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Two soldiers on sick leave spend three nights at the Hollywood Canteen before going back to active duty... (124 mins.)
Director: Delmer Daves
“ BEST SOUNDTRACK/ADAPTED SCORE ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
19.
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In the year leading up to the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York. (113 mins.)
“ BEST SONG - "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"

Nominees:
Going My Way - "Swinging on a Star"
Meet Me In St. Louis - "The Trolley Song"
Cover Girl - "Long Ago and Far Away"
Hollywood Canteen - "Sweet Dreams Sweetheart" ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
20.
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In the year leading up to the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York. (113 mins.)
“ BEST DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
21.
Lifeboat (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Several survivors of a torpedoed ship find themselves in the same boat with one of the men who sunk it. (97 mins.)
“ BEST SOUND

Nominees:
Double Indemnity
A Canterbury Tale
Meet Me In St. Louis
Mr. Skeffington ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
22.
Lifeboat (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Several survivors of a torpedoed ship find themselves in the same boat with one of the men who sunk it. (97 mins.)
“ BEST SOUND EDITING

Nominees:
A Canterbury Tale
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
Days of Glory
Wilson ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
23.
Lifeboat (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Several survivors of a torpedoed ship find themselves in the same boat with one of the men who sunk it. (97 mins.)
“ BEST STUNTS

Nominees:
Henry V ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
24.
Ivan the Terrible, Part I (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
During the early part of his reign, Ivan the Terrible faces betrayal from the aristocracy and even his closest friends as he seeks to unite the Russian people. (103 mins.)
“ BEST FOREIGN FILM ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting