1937 Academy Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

The 1937 Academy Awards were presented March 10, 1938 at the Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles.

Outstanding ProductionThe Awful Truth (Columbia)
Captains Courageous (MGM)
Dead End (Goldwyn; United Artists)
The Good Earth (MGM)
In Old Chicago (Twentieth Century-Fox)
The Life of Emile Zola (Warner Bros.)
Lost Horizon (Columbia)
One Hundred Men and a Girl (Universal)
Stage Door (RKO Radio)
A Star Is Born (Selznick International Pictures; United Artists)
Best ActorCharles Boyer, Conquest
Fredric March, A Star Is Born
Robert Montgomery, Night Must Fall
Paul Muni, The Life of Emile Zola
Spencer Tracy, Captains Courageous

Spencer Tracy, Captains Courageous
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Best ActressIrene Dunne, The Awful Truth
Greta Garbo, Camille
Janet Gaynor, A Star Is Born
Luise Rainer, The Good Earth
Barbara Stanwyck, Stella Dallas
Actor in a Supporting RoleRalph Bellamy, The Awful Truth
Thomas Mitchell, The Hurricane
Joseph Schildkraut, The Life of Emile Zola
H. B. Warner, Lost Horizon
Roland Young, Topper
Actress in a Supporting RoleAlice Brady, In Old Chicago
Andrea Leeds, Stage Door
Anne Shirley, Stella Dallas
Claire Trevor, Dead End
Dame May Whitty, Night Must Fall
DirectingWilliam Dieterle, The Life of Emile Zola
Sidney Franklin, The Good Earth
Gregory La Cava, Stage Door
Leo McCarey, The Awful Truth
William Wellman, A Star Is Born
Original StoryNiven Busch, In Old Chicago
Heinz Herald and Geza Herczeg, The Life of Emile Zola
Hans Kraly, One Hundred Men and a Girl
Robert Lord, Black Legion
William A. Wellman and Robert Carson, A Star Is Born
ScreenplayAlan Campbell, Robert Carson and Dorothy Parker, A Star Is Born
Vina Delmar, The Awful Truth
John Lee Mahin, Marc Connolly and Dale Van Every, Captains Courageous
Morris Ryskind and Anthony Veiller, Stage Door
CinematographyKarl Freund, The Good Earth
Gregg Toland, Dead End
Joseph Valentine, Wings Over Honolulu
Art DirectionCarroll Clark, A Damsel in Distress
William S. Darling and David Hall, Wee Willie Winkie
Richard Day, Dead End
Hans Dreier and Roland Anderson, Souls at Sea
Cedric Gibbons and William Horning, Conquest
Stephen Goosson, Lost Horizon
Anton Grot, The Life of Emile Zola
Wiard Ihnen, Every Day's a Holiday
John Victor Mackay, Manhattan Merry-Go-Round
Jack Otterson, You're a Sweetheart
Alexander Toluboff, Walter Wanger's Vogues of 1938
Lyle Wheeler, The Prisoner of Zenda
Sound RecordingColumbia Studio Sound Dept., Lost Horizon
Grand National Studio Sound Dept., The Girl Said No
Hal Roach Studio Sound Dept., Topper
MGM Studio Sound Dept., Maytime
Paramount Studio Sound Dept., Wells Fargo
RKO Radio Studio Sound Dept., Hitting a New High
Twentieth Century-Fox Studio Sound Dept., In Old Chicago
United Artists Studio Sound Dept., The Hurricane
Universal Studio Sound Dept., One Hundred Men and a Girl
Warner Bros. Studio Sound Dept., The Life of Emile Zola
Assistant DirectorC. C. Coleman, Jr., Lost Horizon
Russ Saunders, The Life of Emile Zola
Eric Stacey, A Star Is Born
Hal Walker, Souls at Sea
Robert Webb, In Old Chicago
Song“Remember Me,” Mr. Dodd Takes the Air, Harry Warren, music; Al Dubin, lyrics
“Sweet Leilani,” Waikiki Wedding, Harry Owens, music and lyrics
“That Old Feeling,” Walter Wanger's Vogues of 1938, Sammy Fain, music; Lew Brown, lyrics
“They Can't Take That Away From Me,” Shall We Dance, George Gershwin, music; Ira Gershwin, lyrics
“Whispers in the Dark,” Artists and Models, Frederick Hollander, music; Leo Robin, lyrics
ScoreColumbia Studio Music Dept., Lost Horizon
Goldwyn Studio Music Dept., The Hurricane
Grand National Studio Music Dept., Something to Sing About
Hal Roach Studio Music Dept., Way Out West
MGM Studio Music Dept., Maytime
Paramount Studio Music Dept., Souls at Sea
Principal Productions, Make a Wish
Republic Studio Music Dept., Portia on Trial
RKO Radio Studio Music Dept., Quality Street
Selznick International Pictures Music Dept., The Prisoner of Zenda
Twentieth Century-Fox Studio Music Dept., In Old Chicago
Universal Studio Music Dept., One Hundred Men and a Girl
Walt Disney Studio Music Dept., Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Warner Bros. Studio Music Dept., The Life of Emile Zola
Film EditingBernard W. Burton, One Hundred Men and a Girl
Al Clark, The Awful Truth
Gene Havlick and Gene Milford, Lost Horizon
Elmo Vernon, Captains Courageous
Basil Wrangell, The Good Earth
Dance DirectionBusby Berkeley, “The Finale,” Varsity Show
Bobby Connolly, “Too Marvelous for Words,” Ready, Willing and Able
Dave Gould, “All God's Children Got Rhythm,” A Day at the Races
Sammy Lee, “Swing Is Here to Stay,” Ali Baba Goes to Town
Hermes Pan, “Fun House,” A Damsel in Distress
LeRoy Prinz, “Luau,” Waikiki Wedding
Short Subjects
CartoonEducated Fish (Color Classics Series) (Paramount)
The Little Match Girl (Charles Mintz, producer; Columbia)
The Old Mill (Walt Disney Productions; RKO Radio)
One-ReelA Night at the Movies (Robert Benchley Series) (MGM)
The Private Life of the Gannetts (Skibo Productions; Educational)
Romance of Radium (Pete Smith Specialties Series) (Pete Smith, producer; MGM)
Two-ReelDeep South (Radio Musical Comedies Series) (RKO Radio)
Should Wives Work? (Leon Errol Comedies Series) (RKO Radio)
Torture Money (Crime Doesn't Pay Series) (MGM)
ColorThe Man Without a Country (Broadway Brevities Series) (Warner Bros.)
Penny Wisdom (Pete Smith Specialties Series) (Pete Smith, producer; MGM)
Popular Science J-7-1 (Popular Science Series) (Paramount)
Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award(Not necessarily given each year )
Darryl F. Zanuck
Special AwardsTo Mack Sennett for his lasting contribution to the comedy technique of the screen
To Edgar Bergen for his outstanding comedy creation, Charlie McCarthy
To the Museum of Modern Art Film Library for its significant work in collecting films dating from 1895 to the present, and for the first time making available to the public the means of studying the historical and aesthetic development of the motion picture as one of the major arts
To W. Howard Greene for the color photography of A Star Is Born

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