1944 Academy Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

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

Best Motion PictureDouble Indemnity (Paramount)
Gaslight (MGM)
Going My Way (Paramount)
Since You Went Away (Selznick International Pictures; United Artists)
Wilson (Twentieth Century-Fox)
Best ActorCharles Boyer, Gaslight
Bing Crosby, Going My Way
Barry Fitzgerald, Going My Way
Cary Grant, None but the Lonely Heart
Alexander Knox, Wilson
Best ActressIngrid Bergman, Gaslight
Claudette Colbert, Since You Went Away
Bette Davis, Mr. Skeffington
Greer Garson, Mrs. Parkington
Barbara Stanwyck, Double Indemnity

Ingrid Bergman, Gaslight
Archive Photos
Actor in a Supporting RoleHume Cronyn, The Seventh Cross
Barry Fitzgerald, Going My Way
Claude Rains, Mr. Skeffington
Clifton Webb, Laura
Monty Woolley, Since You Went Away
Actress in a Supporting RoleEthel Barrymore, None but the Lonely Heart
Jennifer Jones, Since You Went Away
Angela Lansbury, Gaslight
Aline MacMahon, Dragon Seed
Agnes Moorehead, Mrs. Parkington
DirectingAlfred Hitchcock, Lifeboat
Henry King, Wilson
Leo McCarey, Going My Way
Otto Preminger, Laura
Billy Wilder, Double Indemnity
Original Motion Picture StoryDavid Boehm and Chandler Sprague, A Guy Named Joe
Edward Doherty and Jules Schermer, The Sullivans
Leo McCarey, Going My Way
Alfred Neumann and Joseph Than, None Shall Escape
John Steinbeck, Lifeboat
Original ScreenplayJerome Cady, Wing and a Prayer
Richard Connell and Gladys Lehman, Two Girls and a Sailor
Preston Sturges, Hail the Conquering Hero
Preston Sturges, The Miracle of Morgan's Creek
Lamar Trotti, Wilson
ScreenplayJohn L. Balderston, Walter Reisch and John Van Druten, Gaslight
Irving Brecher and Fred F. Finkelhoffe, Meet Me in St. Louis
Frank Butler and Frank Cavett, Going My Way
Raymond Chandler and Billy Wilder, Double Indemnity
Jay Dratler, Samuel Hoffenstein and Betty Reinhardt, Laura
Black-and-WhiteStanley Cortez and Lee Garmes, Since You Went Away
George Folsey, The White Cliffs of Dover
Charles Lang, The Uninvited
Joseph LaShelle, Laura
Lionel Lindon, Going My Way
Glen MacWilliams, Lifeboat
Joseph Ruttenberg, Gaslight
John Seitz, Double Indemnity
Robert Surtees and Harold Rosson, Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
Sidney Wagner, Dragon Seed
ColorEdward Cronjager, Home in Indiana
George Folsey, Meet Me in St. Louis
Rudolph Maté and Allen M. Davey, Cover Girl
Ray Rennahan, Lady in the Dark
Charles Rosher, Kismet
Leon Shamroy, Wilson
Art Direction
Black-and-WhiteLionel Banks and Walter Holscher, art direction; Joseph Kish, interior decoration, Address Unknown
Albert S. D'Agostino and Carroll Clark, art direction; Darrell Silvera and Claude Carpenter, interior decoration, Step Lively
Hans Dreier and Robert Usher, art direction; Sam Comer, interior decoration, No Time for Love
Perry Ferguson, art direction; Julia Heron, interior decoration, Casanova Brown
Cedric Gibbons and William Ferrari, art direction; Edwin B. Willis and Paul Huldschinsky, interior decoration, Gaslight
John J. Hughes, art direction; Fred MacLean, interior decoration, The Adventures of Mark Twain
Mark-Lee Kirk, art direction; Victor A. Gangelin, interior decoration, Since You Went Away
Lyle Wheeler and Leland Fuller, art direction; Thomas Little, interior decoration, Laura
ColorLionel Banks and Cary Odell, art direction; Fay Babcock, interior decoration, Cover Girl
Hans Dreier and Raoul Pene du Bois, art direction; Ray Moyer, interior decoration, Lady in the Dark
Ernst Fegte, art direction; Howard Bristol, interior decoration, The Princess and the Pirate
Cedric Gibbons and Daniel B. Cathcart, art direction; Edwin B. Willis and Richard Pefferle, interior decoration, Kismet
John B. Goodman and Alexander Golitzen, art direction; Russell A. Gausman and Ira S. Webb, interior decoration, The Climax
Wiard Ihnen, art direction; Thomas Little, interior decoration, Wilson
Charles Novi, art direction; Jack McConaghy, interior decoration, The Desert Song
Sound RecordingColumbia Studio Sound Dept., Cover Girl
MGM Studio Sound Dept., Kismet
Paramount Studio Sound Dept., Double Indemnity
RCA Sound, Voice in the Wind
Republic Studio Sound Dept., Brazil
RKO Radio Studio Sound Dept., Music in Manhattan
Samuel Goldwyn Studio Sound Department, Casanova Brown
Sound Service Inc., It Happened Tomorrow
Twentieth Century-Fox Studio Sound Dept., Wilson
Universal Studio Sound Dept., His Butler's Sister
Warner Bros. Studio Sound Dept., Hollywood Canteen
Song“I Couldn't Sleep a Wink Last Night,” Higher and Higher, Jimmy McHugh, music; Harold Adamson, lyrics
“I'll Walk Alone,” Follow the Boys, Jule Styne, music; Sammy Cahn, lyrics
“I'm Making Believe,” Sweet and Lowdown, James V. Monaco, music; Mack Gordon, lyrics
“Long Ago and Far Away,” Cover Girl, Jerome Kern, music; Ira Gershwin, lyrics
“Now I Know,” Up in Arms, Harold Arlen, music; Ted Koehler, lyrics
“Remember Me to Carolina,” Minstrel Man, Harry Revel, music; Paul Webster, lyrics
“Rio de Janeiro,” Brazil, Ary Barroso, music; Ned Washington, lyrics
“Silver Shadows and Golden Dreams,” Lady, Let's Dance, Lew Pollack, music; Charles Newman, lyrics
“Sweet Dreams Sweetheart,” Hollywood Canteen, M. K. Jerome, music; Ted Koehler, lyrics
“Swinging on a Star,” Going My Way, James Van Heusen, music; Johnny Burke, lyrics
“Too Much in Love,” Song of the Open Road, Walter Kent, music; Kim Gannon, lyrics
“The Trolley Song,” Meet Me in St. Louis, Ralph Blane and Hugh Martin, music and lyrics
Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy PictureC. Bakaleinikoff and Hanns Eisler, None but the Lonely Heart
Karl Hajos, Summer Storm
Franke Harling, Three Russian Girls
Arthur Lange, Casanova Brown
Michel Michelet and Edward Paul, The Hairy Ape
Michel Michelet, Voice in the Wind
Alfred Newman, Wilson
Edward Paul, Up in Mabel's Room
Frederic E. Rich, Jack London
David Rose, The Princess and the Pirate
Miklos Rozsa, Double Indemnity
Miklos Rozsa, Woman of the Town
H. J. Salter, Christmas Holiday
Walter Scharf and Roy Webb, The Fighting Seabees
Max Steiner, The Adventures of Mark Twain
Max Steiner, Since You Went Away
Morris Stoloff and Ernst Toch, Address Unknown
Robert Stolz, It Happened Tomorrow
Herbert Stothart, Kismet
Dimitri Tiomkin, The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Scoring of a Musical PictureC. Bakaleinikoff, Higher and Higher
Robert Emmett Dolan, Lady in the Dark
Carmen Dragon and Morris Stoloff, Cover Girl
Leo Erdody and Ferde Grofé, Minstrel Man
Louis Forbes and Ray Heindorf, Up in Arms
Ray Heindorf, Hollywood Canteen
Werner R. Heymann and Kurt Weill, Knickerbocker Holiday
Edward Kay, Lady, Let's Dance
Mahlon Merrick, Sensations of 1945
Alfred Newman, Irish Eyes Are Smiling
Charles Previn, Song of the Open Road
H. J. Salter, The Merry Monahans
Walter Scharf, Brazil
Georgie Stoll, Meet Me in St. Louis
Film EditingRoland Gross, None but the Lonely Heart
Hal C. Kern and James E. Newcom, Since You Went Away
Owen Marks, Janie
Barbara McLean, Wilson
Leroy Stone, Going My Way
Special EffectsDavid Allen, Ray Cory and Robert Wright, photography; Russell Malmgren and Harry Kusnick, sound, Secret Command
John R. Cosgrove, photography; Arthur Johns, sound, Since You Went Away
Paul Detlefsen and John Crouse, photography; Nathan Levinson, sound, The Adventures of Mark Twain
Farciot Edouart and Gordon Jennings, photography; George Dutton, sound, The Story of Dr. Wassell
A. Arnold Gillespie, Donald Jahraus and Warren Newcombe, photography; Douglas Shearer, sound, Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
Fred Sersen, photography; Roger Heman, sound, Wilson
Vernon L. Walker, photography; James G. Steward and Roy Granville, sound, Days of Glory
Short Subjects
CartoonAnd to Think I Saw It on Mulberry Street (George Pal Puppetoon Series) (George Pal Productions; Paramount)
Dog, Cat and Canary (Color Rhapsody Series) (Screen Gems; Columbia)
Fish Fry (Cartunes) (Walter Lantz Productions; Universal)
How to Play Football (Goofy Series) (Walt Disney Productions; RKO Radio)
Mouse Trouble (Tom and Jerry Series) (Frederick Quimby, producer; MGM)
My Boy Johnny (Terrytoons Series) (Paul Terry, producer; Twentieth Century-Fox)
Swooner Crooner (Looney Tunes Series) (Warner Bros.)
One-ReelBlue Grass Gentlemen (Ed Thorgerson's Sports Review Series) (Edmund Reek, producer; Twentieth Century-Fox)
Jammin' the Blues (Melody Master Bands Series) (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Warner Bros.)
Movie Pests (Pete Smith's Specialties Series) (Pete Smith, producer; MGM)
Screen Snapshots' 50th Anniversary of Motion Pictures (Screen Snapshots Series) (Ralph Staub, producer; Columbia)
Who's Who in Animal Land (Speaking of Animals Series) (Jerry Fairbanks, producer; Paramount)
Two-ReelBombalera (Musical Parade Series) (Louis Harris, producer; Paramount)
I Won't Play (Featurette Series) (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Warner Bros.)
Main Street Today (Jerry Bresler, producer; MGM)
Short SubjectArturo Toscanini (U.S. War Information Office Overseas Motion Picture Bureau)
New Americans (This Is America Series) (RKO Radio)
With the Marines at Tarawa (U.S. Marine Corps)
FeatureThe Fighting Lady (U.S. Navy; Twentieth Century-Fox)
Resisting Enemy Interrogation (U.S. Army Air Force)
Irving G. Thalberg Memorial AwardDarryl F. Zanuck
Special AwardsTo Margaret O'Brien, outstanding child actress of 1944
To Bob Hope for his many services to the Academy (a life membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences)

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