22nd Academy Awards (1949): Nominees and Winners

NOMINATIONS

AWARDS

8
7

6

4

3

The Heiress
All the King’s Men
Come to the Stable
Battleground
Champion
Sands of Iwo Jima
Twelve O’Clock High
Jolson Sings Again
A Letter to Three Wives
Pinky
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3
2


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The Heiress
All the King’s Men
Battleground
A Letter to Three Wives
Twelve O’Clock High
The Adventures of Don Juan
Aquatic House-Party
The Bicycle Thief
Champion
A Chance to Live
Daybreak in Udi
For Scent-Imental Reasons
Little Women
Mighty Joe Young
Neptune’s Daughter
On the Town
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
So Much for So Little
The Stratton Story
Van Gogh
NOMINATION/WIN TALLY LEGEND
Best Picture winner
Best Picture nominee
Nominations are listed for all films receiving 3 or more

BEST MOTION PICTURE

All the King’s Men – Robert Rossen Productions
Battleground – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
The Heiress – Paramount
A Letter to Three Wives – 20th Century-Fox
Twelve O’Clock High – 20th Century-Fox

DIRECTING

All the King’s Men – Robert Rossen
Battleground – William A. Wellman
The Fallen Idol – Carol Reed
The Heiress – William Wyler
A Letter to Three Wives – Joseph L. Mankiewicz

ACTOR

Broderick Crawford – All the King’s Men
Kirk Douglas – Champion
Gregory Peck – Twelve O’Clock High
Richard Todd – The Hasty Heart
John Wayne – Sands of Iwo Jima

ACTRESS

Jeanne Crain – Pinky
Olivia de Havilland – The Heiress
Susan Hayward – My Foolish Heart
Deborah Kerr – Edward, My Son
Loretta Young – Come to the Stable

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

John Ireland – All the King’s Men
Dean Jagger – Twelve O’Clock High
Arthur Kennedy – Champion
Ralph Richardson – The Heiress
James Whitmore – Battleground

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Ethel Barrymore – Pinky
Celeste Holm – Come to the Stable
Elsa Lanchester – Come to the Stable
Mercedes McCambridge – All the King’s Men
Ethel Waters – Pinky

WRITING (Motion Picture Story)

Come to the Stable – Clare Boothe Luce
It Happens Every Spring – Shirley W. Smith, Valentine Davies
Sands of Iwo Jima – Harry Brown
The Stratton Story – Douglas Morrow
White Heat – Virginia Kellogg

WRITING (Screenplay)

All the King’s Men – Robert Rossen
The Bicycle Thief – Cesare Zavattini
Champion – Carl Foreman
The Fallen Idol – Graham Greene
A Letter to Three Wives – Joseph L. Mankiewicz

WRITING (Story and Screenplay)

Battleground – Robert Pirosh
Jolson Sings Again – Sidney Buchman
Paisan – Alfred Hayes, Federico Fellini, Sergio Amidei, Marcello Pagliero, Roberto Rossellini
Passport to Pimlico – T. E. B. Clarke
The Quiet One – Helen Levitt, Janice Loeb, Sidney Meyers

MUSIC (Song)

“Baby, It’s Cold Outside” – Neptune’s Daughter – Music, Lyrics by Frank Loesser
“It’s A Great Feeling” – It’s a Great Feeling – Music by Jule Styne; Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
“Lavender Blue” – So Dear to My Heart – Music by Eliot Daniel; Lyrics by Larry Morey
“My Foolish Heart” – My Foolish Heart – Music by Victor Young; Lyrics by Ned Washington
“Through A Long And Sleepless Night” – Come to the Stable – Music by Alfred Newman; Lyrics by Mack Gordon

MUSIC (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)

Beyond the Forest – Max Steiner
Champion – Dimitri Tiomkin
The Heiress – Aaron Copland

MUSIC (Scoring of a Musical Picture)

Jolson Sings Again – Morris Stoloff, George Duning
Look for the Silver Lining – Ray Heindorf
On the Town – Roger Edens, Lennie Hayton

FILM EDITING

All the King’s Men – Robert Parrish, Al Clark
Battleground – John Dunning
Champion – Harry Gerstad
Sands of Iwo Jima – Richard L. Van Enger
The Window – Frederic Knudtson

CINEMATOGRAPHY (Black-and-White)

Battleground – Paul C. Vogel
Champion – Frank Planer
Come to the Stable – Joseph LaShelle
The Heiress – Leo Tover
Prince of Foxes – Leon Shamroy

CINEMATOGRAPHY (Color)

The Barkleys of Broadway – Harry Stradling
Jolson Sings Again – William Snyder
Little Women – Robert Planck, Charles Schoenbaum
Sand – Charles G. Clarke
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon – Winton Hoch

ART DIRECTION (Black-and-White)

Come to the Stable – Art Direction: Lyle Wheeler, Joseph C. Wright; Set Decoration: Thomas Little, Paul S. Fox
The Heiress – Art Direction: Harry Horner, John Meehan; Set Decoration: Emile Kuri
Madame Bovary – Art Direction: Cedric Gibbons, Jack Martin Smith; Set Decoration: Edwin B. Willis, Richard A. Pefferle

ART DIRECTION (Color)

The Adventures of Don Juan – Art Direction: Edward Carrere; Set Decoration: Lyle Reifsnider
Little Women – Art Direction: Cedric Gibbons, Paul Groesse; Set Decoration: Edwin B. Willis, Jack D. Moore
Saraband – Art Direction: Jim Morahan, William Kellner, Michael Relph

COSTUME DESIGN (Black-and-White)

The Heiress – Edith Head, Gile Steele
Prince of Foxes – Vittorio Nino Novarese

COSTUME DESIGN (Color)

The Adventures of Don Juan – Leah Rhodes, Travilla, Marjorie Best
Mother Is a Freshman – Kay Nelson

SOUND RECORDING

Once More, My Darling – Universal-International Studio Sound Department, Leslie I. Carey, Sound Director
Sands of Iwo Jima – Republic Studio Sound Department, Daniel J. Bloomberg, Sound Director
Twelve O’Clock High – 20th Century-Fox Studio Sound Department, Thomas T. Moulton, Sound Director

SPECIAL EFFECTS

Mighty Joe Young – ARKO Productions
Tulsa – Walter Wanger Pictures

SPECIAL FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM AWARD

To The Bicycle Thief – voted by the Academy Board of Governors as the most outstanding foreign language film released in the United States during 1949.

DOCUMENTARY (Feature)

Daybreak in Udi – Crown Film Unit
Kenji Comes Home – Paul F. Heard

DOCUMENTARY (Short Subject)

A Chance to Live – Richard de Rochemont [1]
1848 – French Cinema General Cooperative
The Rising Tide – St. Francis-Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia
So Much for So Little – Edward Selzer [2]

SHORT SUBJECT (Cartoon)

Canary Row – Edward Selzer [3]
For Scent-Imental Reasons – Edward Selzer
Hatch Up Your Troubles – Fred Quimby
The Magic Fluke – Stephen Bosustow
Toy Tinkers – Walt Disney

SHORT SUBJECT (One-reel)

Aquatic House-Party – Jack Eaton
Roller Derby Girl – Justin Herman
So You Think You’re Not Guilty – Gordon Hollingshead
Spills and Chills – Walton C. Ament
Water Trix – Pete Smith

SHORT SUBJECT (Two-reel)

The Boy and the Eagle – William Lasky
Chase of Death – Irving Allen
The Grass Is Always Greener – Gordon Hollingshead
Snow Carnival – Gordon Hollingshead
Van Gogh – Gaston Diehl, Robert Haessens

SPECIAL AWARD

To Bobby Driscoll, as the outstanding juvenile actor of 1949.
To Fred Astaire for his unique artistry and his contributions to the technique of musical pictures.
To Cecil B. DeMille, distinguished motion picture pioneer, for 37 years of brilliant showmanship.
To Jean Hersholt, for distinguished service to the motion picture industry.

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Class I)

To EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY for the development and introduction of an improved safety base motion picture film. [Film]

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Class III)

To LOREN L. RYDER, BRUCE H. DENNEY, ROBERT CARR and the PARAMOUNT STUDIO SOUND DEPARTMENT for the development and application of the supersonic playback and public address system. [Stage Operations]
To M. B. PAUL for the first successful large-area seamless translucent backgrounds. [Special Photographic]
To HERBERT E. BRITT for the development and application of formulas and equipment producing artificial snow and ice for dressing motion picture sets. [Stage Operations]
To ANDRE COUTANT and JACQUES MATHOT for the design of the Eclair camerette. [Camera]
To CHARLES R. DAILY, STEVE CSILLAG and the PARAMOUNT STUDIO ENGINEERING, EDITORIAL and MUSIC DEPARTMENTS for a new precision method of computing variable tempo click tracks. [Editorial]
To the INTERNATIONAL PROJECTOR CORPORATION for a simplified and self-adjusting take-up device for projection machines. [Projection]
To ALEXANDER VELCOFF for the application to production of the infra-red photographic evaluator. [Photography]

ACADEMY NOTES

  1. [NOTE: A tie. The other winning film in this category was So Much for So Little.]
  2. [NOTE: A tie. The other winning film in this category was A Chance to Live.]
  3. [NOTE: THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL NOMINATION. Nomination withdrawn by producer.]

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