1945 Academy Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

The 1945 Academy Awards were presented March 7, 1946 at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, Calif.

Best Motion PictureAnchors Aweigh (MGM)
The Bells of St. Mary's (Rainbow Productions; RKO Radio)
The Lost Weekend (Paramount)
Mildred Pierce (Warner Bros.)
Spellbound (Selznick International Pictures; United Artists)
Best ActorBing Crosby, The Bells of St. Mary's
Gene Kelly, Anchors Aweigh
Ray Milland, The Lost Weekend
Gregory Peck, The Keys of the Kingdom
Cornel Wilde, A Song to Remember
Best ActressIngrid Bergman, The Bells of St. Mary's
Joan Crawford, Mildred Pierce
Greer Garson, The Valley of Decision
Jennifer Jones, Love Letters
Gene Tierney, Leave Her to Heaven

Joan Crawford, Mildred Pierce
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Actor in a Supporting RoleMichael Chekhov, Spellbound
John Dall, The Corn Is Green
James Dunn, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Robert Mitchum, G. I. Joe
J. Carrol Naish, A Medal for Benny
Actress in a Supporting RoleEve Arden, Mildred Pierce
Ann Blyth, Mildred Pierce
Angela Lansbury, The Picture of Dorian Gray
Joan Loring, The Corn Is Green
Anne Revere, National Velvet
DirectingClarence Brown, National Velvet
Alfred Hitchcock, Spellbound
Leo McCarey, The Bells of St. Mary's
Jean Renoir, The Southerner
Billy Wilder, The Lost Weekend
Original Motion Picture StoryAlvah Bessie, Objective, Burma!
Charles G. Booth, The House on 92nd Street
Laszlo Gorog and Thomas Monroe, The Affairs of Susan
Ernst Marischka, A Song to Remember
John Steinbeck and Jack Wagner, A Medal for Benny
Original ScreenplayMyles Connolly, Music for Millions
Milton Holmes, Salty O'Rourke
Harry Kurnitz, What Next, Corporal Hargrove?
Richard Schweizer, Marie-Louise
Philip Yordan, Dillinger
ScreenplayLeopold Atlas, Guy Endore and Philip Stevenson, G. I. Joe
Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder, The Lost Weekend
Frank Davis and Tess Slesinger, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Ranald MacDougall, Mildred Pierce
Albert Maltz, Pride of the Marines
Black-and-WhiteGeorge Barnes, Spellbound
Ernest Haller, Mildred Pierce
Arthur Miller, The Keys of the Kingdom
John F. Seitz, The Lost Weekend
Harry Stradling, The Picture of Dorian Gray
ColorGeorge Barnes, The Spanish Main
Tony Gaudio and Allen M. Davey, A Song to Remember
Robert Planck and Charles Boyle, Anchors Aweigh
Leon Shamroy, Leave Her to Heaven
Leonard Smith, National Velvet
Art Direction
Black-and-WhiteJames Basevi and William Darling, art direction; Thomas Little and Frank E. Hughes, interior decoration, The Keys of the Kingdom
Albert S. D'Agostino and Jack Okey, art direction; Darrell Silvera and Claude Carpenter, interior decoration, Experiment Perilous
Hans Dreier and Roland Anderson, art direction; Sam Comer and Ray Moyer, interior decoration, Love Letters
Cedric Gibbons and Hans Peters, art direction; Edwin B. Willis, John Bonar and Hugh Hunt, interior decoration, The Picture of Dorian Gray
Wiard Ihnen, art direction; A. Roland Fields, interior decoration, Blood on the Sun
ColorHans Dreier and Ernst Fegte, art direction; Sam Comer, interior decoration, Frenchman's Creek
Cedric Gibbons and Urie McCleary, art direction; Edwin B. Willis and Mildred Griffiths, interior decoration, National Velvet
Stephen Goosson and Rudolph Sternad, art direction; Frank Tuttle, interior decoration, A Thousand and One Nights
Ted Smith, art direction; Jack McConaghy, interior decoration, San Antonio
Lyle Wheeler and Maurice Ransford, art direction; Thomas Little, interior decoration, Leave Her to Heaven
Sound RecordingColumbia Studio Sound Dept., A Song to Remember
General Service, The Southerner
MGM Studio Sound Dept., They Were Expendable
Paramount Studio Sound Dept., The Unseen
RCA Sound, Three Is a Family
Republic Studio Sound Dept., Flame of Barbary Coast
RKO Radio Studio Sound Dept., The Bells of St. Mary's
Samuel Goldwyn Studio Sound Dept., Wonder Man
Twentieth Century-Fox Studio Sound Dept., Leave Her to Heaven
Universal Studio Sound Dept., Lady on a Train
Walt Disney Studio Sound Dept., The Three Caballeros
Warner Bros. Studio Sound Dept., Rhapsody in Blue
Song“Accentuate the Positive,” Here Come the Waves, Harold Arlen, music; Johnny Mercer, lyrics
“Anywhere,” Tonight and Every Night, Jule Styne, music; Sammy Cahn, lyrics
“Aren't You Glad You're You,” The Bells of St. Mary's, James Van Heusen, music; Johnny Burke, lyrics
“The Cat and the Canary,” Why Girls Leave Home, Jay Livingston, music; Ray Evans, lyrics
“Endlessly,” Earl Carroll Vanities, Walter Kent, music; Kim Gannon, lyrics
“I Fall in Love Too Easily,” Anchors Aweigh, Jule Styne, music; Sammy Cahn, lyrics
“I'll Buy That Dream,” Sing Your Way Home, Allie Wrubel, music; Herb Magidson, lyrics
“It Might as Well Be Spring,” State Fair, Richard Rodgers, music; Oscar Hammerstein II, lyrics
“Linda,” G. I. Joe, Ann Ronell, music and lyrics
“Love Letters,” Love Letters, Victor Young, music; Eddie Heyman, lyrics
“More and More,” Can't Help Singing, Jerome Kern, music; E. Y. Harburg, lyrics
“Sleighride in July,” Belle of the Yukon, James Van Heusen, music; Johnny Burke, lyrics
“So in Love,” Wonder Man, David Rose, music; Leo Robin, lyrics
“Some Sunday Morning,” San Antonio, Ray Heindorf and M. K. Jerome, music; Ted Koehler, lyrics
Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy PictureDaniele Amfitheatrof, Guest Wife
Louis Applebaum and Ann Ronell, G. I. Joe
Dale Butts and Morton Scott, Flame of the Barbary Coast
Robert Emmett Dolan, The Bells of St. Mary's
Lou Forbes, Brewster's Millions
Hugo Friedhofer and Arthur Lange, The Woman in the Window
Karl Hajos, The Man Who Walked Alone
Werner Janssen, Captain Kidd
Werner Janssen, Guest in the House
Werner Janssen, The Southerner
Edward J. Kay, G. I. Honeymoon
Alfred Newman, The Keys of the Kingdom
Miklos Rozsa, The Lost Weekend
Miklos Rozsa and Morris Stoloff, A Song to Remember
Miklos Rozsa, Spellbound
H. J. Salter, This Love of Ours
Herbert Stothart, The Valley of Decision
Alexander Tansman, Paris, Underground
Franz Waxman, Objective, Burma
Roy Webb, The Enchanted Cottage
Victor Young, Love Letters
Scoring of a Musical PictureRobert Emmett Dolan, Incendiary Blonde
Lou Forbes and Ray Heindorf, Wonder Man
Walter Greene, Why Girls Leave Home
Ray Heindorf and Max Steiner, Rhapsody in Blue
Charles Henderson and Alfred Newman, State Fair
Edward J. Kay, Sunbonnet Sue
Jerome Kern and H. J. Salter, Can't Help Singing
Arthur Lange, Belle of the Yukon
Edward Plumb, Paul J. Smith and Charles Wolcott, The Three Caballeros
Morton Scott, Hitchhike to Happiness
Marlin Skiles and Morris Stoloff, Tonight and Every Night
Georgie Stoll, Anchors Aweigh
Film EditingGeorge Amy, Objective, Burma!
Doane Harrison, The Lost Weekend
Robert J. Kern, National Velvet
Harry Marker, The Bells of St. Mary's
Charles Nelson, A Song to Remember
Special EffectsLawrence W. Butler, photography; Ray Bomba, sound, A Thousand and One Nights
Jack Cosgrove, photography, Spellbound
John Fulton, photography; Arthur W. Johns, sound, Wonder Man
A. Arnold Gillespie, Donald Jahraus and Robert A. MacDonald, photography; Michael Steinore, sound, They Were Expendable
Fred Sersen and Sol Halprin, photography; Roger Heman and Harry Leonard, sound, Captain Eddie
Short Subjects
CartoonDonald's Crime (Donald Duck Series) (Walt Disney Productions; RKO Radio)
Jasper and the Beanstalk (George Pal Puppetoon-Jasper Series) (George Pal Productions; Paramount)
Life With Feathers (Merrie Melodies Series) (Eddie Selzer, producer; Warner Bros.)
Mighty Mouse in Gypsy Life (Terrytoon Series) (Paul Terry, producer; Twentieth Century-Fox)
The Poet and Peasant (Lantz Technicolor Cartune Series) (Walter Lantz Productions; Universal)
Quiet Please! (Tom and Jerry Series) (Frederick Quimby, producer; MGM)
Rippling Romance (Color Rhapsodies Series) (Screen Gems; Columbia)
One-ReelAlong the Rainbow Trail (Movietone Adventure Series) (Edmund Reek, producer; Twentieth Century-Fox)
Screen Snapshots' 25th Anniversary (Screen Snapshots Series) (Ralph Staub, producer; Columbia)
Stairway to Light (John Nesbitt Passing Parade Series) (Herbert Moulton, producer; MGM)
Story of a Dog (Vitaphone Varieties Series) (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Warner Bros.)
White Rhapsody (Grantland Rice Spotlights Series) (Grantland Rice, producer; Paramount)
Your National Gallery (Variety Views Series) (Joseph O'Brien and Thomas Mead, producers; Universal)
Two-ReelA Gun in His Hand (Crime Doesn't Pay Series) (Chester Franklin, producer; MGM)
The Jury Goes Round 'N' Round (All Star Comedies Series) (Jules White, producer; Columbia)
The Little Witch (Musical Parade Series) (George Templeton, producer; Paramount)
Star in the Night (Broadway Brevities Series) (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Warner Bros.)
Short SubjectHitler Lives? (Featurette Series) (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Warner Bros.)
Library of Congress (U.S. War Information Office Overseas Motion Picture Bureau)
To the Shores of Iwo Jima (U.S. Marine Corps.)
FeatureThe Last Bomb (U.S. Army Air Force)
The True Glory (Governments of Great Britain and the United States; Columbia)
Special AwardsTo Walter Wanger for his six years service as President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
To Peggy Ann Garner, outstanding child actress of 1945
To The House I Live In, tolerance short subject; produced by Frank Ross and Mervyn LeRoy; directed by Mervyn LeRoy; screenplay by Albert Maltz; song “The House I Live In,” music by Earl Robinson, lyrics by Lewis Allen; starring Frank Sinatra; released by RKO Radio
To Republic Studio, Daniel J. Bloomberg and the Republic Sound Department for the building of an outstanding musical scoring auditorium which provides optimum recording conditions and combines all elements of acoustic and engineering design

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