1943 Academy Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

The 1944 Academy Awards were presented March 15, 1944 at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, Calif.

Outstanding Motion PictureCasablanca (Warner Bros.)
For Whom the Bell Tolls (Paramount)
Heaven Can Wait (Twentieth Century-Fox)
The Human Comedy (MGM)
In Which We Serve (Two Cities; United Artists)
Madame Curie (MGM)
The More the Merrier (Columbia)
The Ox-Bow Incident (Twentieth Century-Fox)
The Song of Bernadette (Twentieth Century-Fox)
Watch on the Rhine (Warner Bros.)
Best ActorHumphrey Bogart, Casablanca
Gary Cooper, For Whom the Bell Tolls
Paul Lukas, Watch on the Rhine
Walter Pidgeon, Madame Curie
Mickey Rooney, The Human Comedy
Best ActressJean Arthur, The More the Merrier
Ingrid Bergman, For Whom the Bell Tolls
Joan Fontaine, The Constant Nymph
Greer Garson, Madame Curie
Jennifer Jones, The Song of Bernadette

Jennifer Jones, The Song of Bernadette
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Actor in a Supporting RoleCharles Bickford, The Song of Bernadette
Charles Coburn, The More the Merrier
J. Carrol Naish, Sahara
Claude Rains, Casablanca
Akim Tamiroff, For Whom the Bell Tolls
Actress in a Supporting RoleGladys Cooper, The Song of Bernadette
Paulette Goddard, So Proudly We Hail!
Katina Paxinou, For Whom the Bell Tolls
Anne Revere, The Song of Bernadette
Lucile Watson, Watch on the Rhine
DirectingClarence Brown, The Human Comedy
Michael Curtiz, Casablanca
Henry King, The Song of Bernadette
Ernst Lubitsch, Heaven Can Wait
George Stevens, The More the Merrier
Original Motion Picture StorySteve Fisher, Destination Tokyo
Guy Gilpatric, Action in the North Atlantic
Gordon McDonell, Shadow of a Doubt
Frank Ross and Robert Russell, The More the Merrier
William Saroyan, The Human Comedy
Original ScreenplayNoel Coward, In Which We Serve
Lillian Hellman, The North Star
Norman Krasna, Princess O'Rourke
Dudley Nichols, Air Force
Allan Scott, So Proudly We Hail!
ScreenplayJulius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein and Howard Koch, Casablanca
Richard Flournoy, Lewis R. Foster, Frank Ross and Robert Russell, The More the Merrier
Dashiell Hammett, Watch on the Rhine
Nunnally Johnson, Holy Matrimony
George Seaton, The Song of Bernadette
Black-and-WhiteArthur Edeson, Casablanca
Tony Gaudio, Corvette K-225
James Wong Howe, The North Star
James Wong Howe, Elmer Dyer and Charles Marshall, Air Force
Charles Lang, So Proudly We Hail!
Rudolph Maté, Sahara
Arthur Miller, The Song of Bernadette
Joseph Ruttenberg, Madame Curie
John Seitz, Five Graves to Cairo
Harry Stradling, The Human Comedy
ColorCharles G. Clarke and Allen Davey, Hello, Frisco, Hello
Edward Cronjager, Heaven Can Wait
George Folsey, Thousands Cheer
Hal Mohr and W. Howard Greene, Phantom of the Opera
Ray Rennahan, For Whom the Bell Tolls
Leonard Smith, Lassie Come Home
Art Direction
Black-and-WhiteJames Basevi and William Darling, art direction; Thomas Little, interior decoration, The Song of Bernadette
Albert S. D'Agostino and Carroll Clark, art direction; Darrell Silvera and Harley Miller, interior decoration, Flight for Freedom
Hans Dreier and Ernst Fegte, art direction; Bertram Granger, interior decoration, Five Graves to Cairo
Perry Ferguson, art direction; Howard Bristol, interior decoration, The North Star
Cedric Gibbons and Paul Groesse, art direction; Edwin B. Willis and Hugh Hunt, interior decoration, Madame Curie
Carl Weyl, art direction; George J. Hopkins interior decoration, Mission to Moscow
ColorJames Basevi and Joseph C. Wright, art direction; Thomas Little, interior decoration, The Gang's All Here
Hans Dreier and Haldane Douglas, art direction; Bertram Granger, interior decoration, For Whom the Bell Tolls
Cedric Gibbons and Daniel Cathcart, art direction; Edwin B. Willis and Jacques Mersereau, interior decoration, Thousands Cheer
Alexander Golitzen and John B. Goodman, art direction; Russell A. Gausman and Ira S. Webb, interior decoration, Phantom of the Opera
John Hughes and Lt. John Koenig, art direction; George J. Hopkins, interior decoration, This Is the Army
Sound RecordingColumbia Studio Sound Dept., Sahara
MGM Studio Sound Dept., Madame Curie
Paramount Studio Sound Dept., Riding High
RCA Sound, So This Is Washington
Republic Studio Sound Dept., In Old Oklahoma
RKO Radio Studio Sound Dept., This Land Is Mine
Samuel Goldwyn Studio Sound Dept., The North Star
Sound Service, Inc., Hangmen Also Die
Twentieth Century-Fox Studio Sound Dept., The Song of Bernadette
Universal Studio Sound Dept., Phantom of the Opera
Walt Disney Studio Sound Dept., Saludos Amigos
Warner Bros. Studio Sound Dept., This Is the Army
Song“Black Magic,” Star Spangled Rhythm, Harold Arlen, music; Johnny Mercer, lyrics
“A Change of Heart,” Hit Parade of 1943, Jule Styne, music; Harold Adamson, lyrics
“Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe,” Cabin in the Sky, Harold Arlen, music; E. Y. Harburg, lyrics
“My Shining Hour,” The Sky's the Limit, Harold Arlen, music; Johnny Mercer, music
“Saludos Amigos,” Saludos Amigos, Charles Wolcott, music; Ned Washington, lyrics
“Say a Pray'r for the Boys Over There,” Hers to Hold, Jimmy McHugh, music; Herb Magidson, lyrics
“They're Either Too Young or Too Old,” Thank Your Lucky Stars, Arthur Schwartz, music; Frank Loesser, lyrics
“We Mustn't Say Goodbye,” Stage Door Canteen, James Monaco, music; Al Dubin, lyrics
“You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To,” Something to Shout About, Cole Porter, music and lyrics
“You'll Never Know,” Hello, Frisco, Hello, Harry Warren, music; Mack Gordon, lyrics
Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy PictureC. Bakaleinikoff and Roy Webb, The Fallen Sparrow
Philip Boutelje, Hi Diddle Diddle
Gerard Carbonara, The Kansan
Aaron Copland, The North Star
Hanns Eisler, Hangmen Also Die
Louis Gruenberg and Morris Stoloff, Commandos Strike at Dawn
Leigh Harline, Johnny Come Lately
Arthur Lange, Lady of Burlesque
Alfred Newman, The Song of Bernadette
Edward H. Plumb, Paul J. Smith and Oliver G. Wallace, Victory Through Air Power
Hans J. Salter and Frank Skinner, The Amazing Mrs. Holliday
Walter Scharf, In Old Oklahoma
Max Steiner, Casablanca
Herbert Stothart, Madame Curie
Dimitri Tiomkin, The Moon and Sixpence
Victor Young, For Whom the Bell Tolls
Scoring of a Musical PictureRobert Emmett Dolan, Star Spangled Rhythm
Leigh Harline, The Sky's the Limit
Ray Heindorf, This Is the Army
Alfred Newman, Coney Island
Edward H. Plumb, Paul J. Smith and Charles Wolcott, Saludos Amigos
Frederic E. Rich, Stage Door Canteen
Walter Scharf, Hit Parade of 1943
Morris Stoloff, Something to Shout About
Herbert Stothart, Thousands Cheer
Edward Ward, Phantom of the Opera
Film EditingGeorge Amy, Air Force
Doane Harrison, Five Graves to Cairo
Owen Marks, Casablanca
Barbara McLean, The Song of Bernadette
Sherman Todd and John Link, For Whom the Bell Tolls
Special EffectsFarciot Edouart and Gordon Jennings, photography; George Dutton, sound, So Proudly We Hail!
A. Arnold Gillespie and Donald Jahraus, photography; Michael Steinore, sound, Stand By for Action
Hans Koenekamp and Rex Wimpy, photography; Nathan Levinson, sound, Air Force
Fred Sersen, photography; Roger Heman, sound, Crash Dive
Clarence Slifer and R. O. Binger, photography; Thomas T. Moulton, sound, The North Star
Vernon L. Walker, photography; James G. Stewart and Roy Granville, sound, Bombardier
Short Subjects
CartoonThe Dizzy Acrobat (Woody Woodpecker Series) (Walter Lantz Productions; Universal)
The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins (George Pal Puppetoon Series) (George Pal Productions; Paramount)
Greetings, Bait! (Merrie Melodies Series) (Leon Schlesinger, producer; Warner Bros.)
Imagination (Color Rhapsodies Series) (Dave Fleischer, producer; Columbia)
Reason and Emotion (Walt Disney Productions; RKO Radio)
Yankee Doodle Mouse (Tom and Jerry Series) (Frederick Quimby, producer; MGM)
One-ReelAmphibious Fighters (Grantland Rice Spotlight Series) (Grantland Rice, producer; Paramount)
Cavalcade of Dance With Veloz and Yolanda (Melody Master Bands Series) (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Warner Bros.)
Champions Carry On (Ed Thorgerson's Sports Reviews Series) (Edmund Reek, producer; Twentieth Century-Fox)
Hollywood in Uniform (Screen Snapshots Series) (Ralph Staub, producer; Columbia)
Seeing Hands (Pete Smith Specialties Series) (Pete Smith, producer; MGM)
Two-ReelHeavenly Music (Jerry Bresler and Sam Coslow, producers; MGM)
Letter to a Hero (This Is America Series) (Frederic Ullman, Jr., producer; RKO Radio)
Mardi Gras (Musical Parade Series) (Walter MacEwen, producer; Paramount)
Women at War (Technicolor Special Series) (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Warner Bros.)
Short SubjectChildren of Mars (This Is America Series) (RKO Radio)
December 7th (U.S. Office of Strategic Services Field Photographic Bureau; U.S. Navy)
Plan for Destruction (MGM)
Swedes in America (U.S. War Information Office Overseas Motion Picture Bureau)
To the People of the United States (Walter Wanger; U.S. Public Health Service)
Tomorrow We Fly (U.S. Navy Bureau of Aeronautics)
Youth in Crisis (March of Time Series) (Twentieth Century-Fox)
FeatureBaptism of Fire (Fighting Men's Series) (U.S. Army)
The Battle of Russia (Special Service Division of the U.S. War Department; Twentieth Century-Fox)
Desert Victory (British Ministry of Information; Twentieth Century-Fox)
Report From the Aleutians (Combat Film Series) (U.S. Army Pictorial Service)
War Department Report (Office of Strategic Services Field Photographic Bureau)
The following titles were originally announced as Feature nominees, but they did not appear on the final ballot.
For God and Country (U.S. Army Pictorial Service)
Silent Village (British Ministry of Information; Czechoslovak Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
We've Come a Long Way (Negro Marches On, Inc.)
Irving G. Thalberg Memorial AwardHal B. Wallis
Special AwardTo George Pal for the development of novel methods and techniques in the production of short subjects known as Puppetoons

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