22nd Academy Awards (1949): The Ceremony

Nominations Announcement | Ceremony Details | Presenters | Song Performances | Sci-Tech Awards

Nominations Announcement

Nominations Announcement Date: Sunday, February 12, 1950

Ceremony Details

Awards Ceremony Date/Time: Thursday, March 23, 1950, 8:00pm
Location: RKO Pantages Theatre, Hollywood
Host: Paul Douglas
Length: 1 hours, 50 minutes


Special Effects: Patricia Neal
Film Editing: Mark Robson
Animated Short Film: Anne Baxter, John Hodiak
Live Action Short Film (One-Reel): Anne Baxter, John Hodiak
Live Action Short Film (Two-Reel): Anne Baxter, John Hodiak
Sound Mixing: John Lund
Production Design: Barbara Hale, Ruth Roman (NOTE: Both Black-and-White and Color awards presented together)
Documentary Short Subject: George Murphy
Documentary Feature: George Murphy
Costume Design: Joanne Dru, Peggy Dow (NOTE: Both Black-and-White and Color awards presented together)
Cinematography: Dick Powell, June Allyson (NOTE: Both Black-and-White and Color awards presented together)
Scientific & Technical Awards: José Ferrer
Foreign Language Film: Micheline Presle
Special Award: Jean Hersholt: Ronald Reagan
Special Award: Bobby Driscoll: Donald O’Connor
Special Award: Fred Astaire: Ginger Rogers
Special Award: Cecil B. DeMille: Charles Brackett
Music: Drama or Comedy Score: Cole Porter
Music: Musical Score: Cole Porter
Original Song: Cole Porter
Writing: Motion Picture Story: James Hilton
Writing: Screenplay: James Hilton
Writing: Story and Screenplay: James Hilton
Directing: Ida Lupino
Supporting Actor: Claire Trevor
Supporting Actress: Ray Milland
Actor: Jane Wyman
Actress: James Stewart
Picture: James Cagney

Previous Acting & Directing Winners

The tradition of prior acting winners returning the subsequent year to present the opposite-gender category is a long one. Each year, we look to see whether the prior winners returned. There was an intermittent tradition where the prior directing winner returned as well, but this was a rare occurrence.

Actor – Laurence Olivier: No
Actress – Jane Wyman: Yes
Supporting Actor – Walter Huston: No
Supporting Actress – Claire Trevor: Yes
Directing – John Huston: No

Song Performances

Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Arlene Dahl, Betty Garrett, Red Skelton, Ricardo Montalban
It’s a Great Feeling: Smilin’ Jack Smith
Lavender Blue: Gene Autry and the Cass County Boys
My Foolish Heart: Ann Blyth
Through a Long and Sleepless Night: Dean Martin

Original Song Film Performers

Was the song performed at the Oscars by the same individuals who performed it in the film?

Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Partial (Esther Williams replaced by Arlene Dahl) (Performed in the Film by: Ricardo Montalban, Esther Williams, Red Skelton, Betty Garrett)
It’s a Great Feeling: No (Performed in the Film by: Doris Day)
Lavender Blue: No (Performed in the Film by: Burl Ives)
My Foolish Heart: No (Performed in the Film by: Martha Mears)
Through a Long and Sleepless Night: No (Performed in the Film by: Dorothy Patrick (dubbed by Eileen Wilson), Eileen Wilson (dubbing for Dorothy Patrick), Hugh Marlow (dubbed by Ken Darby), Ken Darby (dubbing for Hugh Marlow))

Scientific & Technical Awards

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