February 26, 1942
Biltmore Hotel
Hosted by Bob Hope


“Blossoms in the Dust”
“Citizen Kane”
“Here Comes Mr. Jordan”
“Hold Back the Dawn”
“How Green Was My Valley”
“The Little Foxes”
“The Maltese Falcon”
“One Foot in Heaven”
“Sergeant York”


John Ford – “How Green Was My Valley”
Alexander Hall – “Here Comes Mr. Jordan”
Howard Hawks – “Sergeant York”
Orson Welles – “Citizen Kane”
Howard Hawks – “Sergeant York”


Gary Cooper – “Sergeant York”
Cary Grant – “Penny Serenade”
Walter Huston – “All That Money Can Buy”
Robert Montgomery – “Here Comes Mr. Jordan”
Orson Welles – “Citizen Kane”


Bette Davis – “The Little Foxes”
Joan Fontaine – “Suspicion”
Greer Garson – “Blossoms in the Dust”
Olivia de Havilland – “Hold Back the Dawn”
Barbara Stanwyck – “Ball of Fire”


Walter Brennan – “Sergeant York”
Charles Coburn – “The Devil and Miss Jones”
Donald Crisp – “How Green Was My Valley”
James Gleason – “Here Comes Mr. Jordan”
Sydney Greenstreet – “The Maltese Falcon”


Sara Allgood – “How Green Was My Valley”
Mary Astor – “The Great Lie”
Patricia Collinge – “The Little Foxes”
Teresa Wright – “The Little Foxes”
Margaret Wycherly – “Sergeant York”


“Citizen Kane”
Art Direction: Perry Ferguson and Van Nest Polglase; Interior Decoration: Al Fields and Darrell Silvera
“The Flame of New Orleans”
Art Direction: Martin Obzina and Jack Otterson; Interior Decoration: Russell A. Gausman
“Hold Back the Dawn”
Art Direction: Hans Dreier and Robert Usher; Interior Decoration: Samuel M. Comer
“How Green Was My Valley”
Art Direction: Richard Day and Nathan H. Juran; Interior Decoration: Thomas Little
“Ladies in Retirement”
Art Direction: Lionel Banks; Interior Decoration: George Montgomery
“The Little Foxes”
Art Direction: Stephen Goosson; Interior Decoration: Howard Bristol
“Sergeant York”
Art Direction: John Hughes; Interior Decoration: Fred M. MacLean
“The Son of Monte Cristo”
Art Direction: John DuCasse Schulze; Interior Decoration: Edward G. Boyle
Art Direction: Alexander Golitzen; Interior Decoration: Richard Irvine
“That Hamilton Woman”
Art Direction: Vincent Korda; Interior Decoration: Julia Heron
“When Ladies Meet”
Art Direction: Cedric Gibbons and Randall Duell; Interior Decoration: Edwin B. Willis


“Blood and Sand”
Art Direction: Richard Day and Joseph C. Wright; Interior Decoration: Thomas Little
“Blossoms in the Dust”
Art Direction: Cedric Gibbons and Urie McCleary; Interior Decoration: Edwin B. Willis
“Louisiana Purchase”
Art Direction: Raoul Pene Du Bois; Interior Decoration: Stephen Seymour


“The Chocolate Soldier” – Karl Freund
“Citizen Kane” – Gregg Toland
“Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” – Joseph Ruttenberg
“Here Comes Mr. Jordan” – Joseph Walker
“Hold Back the Dawn” – Leo Tover
“How Green Was My Valley” – Arthur Miller
“Sergeant York” – Sol Polito
“Sun Valley Serenade” – Edward Cronjager
“Sundown” – Charles Lang
“That Hamilton Woman” – Rudolph Maté


“Aloma of the South Seas” – Wilfred M. Cline, Karl Struss, and William Snyder
“Billy the Kid” – William V. Skall and Leonard Smith
“Blood and Sand” – Ernest Palmer and Ray Rennahan
“Blossoms in the Dust” – Karl Freund and W. Howard Greene
“Dive Bomber” – Bert Glennon
“Louisiana Purchase” – Harry Hallenberger and Ray Rennahan


“Adventure in the Bronx”
“Bomber: A Defense Report on Film”
“Christmas Under Fire”
“Churchill’s Island”
“A Letter from Home”
“Life of a Thoroughbred”
“Norway in Revolt”
“A Place to Live”
“Russian Soil”
“Soldiers of the Sky”
“War Clouds in the Pacific”


“Citizen Kane” – Robert Wise
“Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” – Harold F. Kress
“How Green Was My Valley” – James B. Clark
“The Little Foxes” – Daniel Mandell
“Sergeant York” – William Holmes


“Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B” – Walter Lantz Productions and Universal
“Hiawatha’s Rabbit Hunt” – Leon Schlesinger and Warner Bros.
“How War Came” – Columbia
“Lend a Paw” – Walt Disney Productions and RKO Radio
“The Night Before Christmas” – MGM
“Rhapsody in Rivets” – Leon Schlesinger and Warner Bros.
“Rhythm in the Ranks” – George Pal Productions and Paramount
“The Rookie Bear” – MGM
“Superman” – Fleischer Studios and Paramount
“Truant Officer Donald” – Walt Disney Productions and RKO Radio


“Army Champions” – Pete Smith and MGM
“Beauty and the Beach” – Paramount
“Down on the Farm” – Paramount
“Forty Boys and a Song” – Warner Bros.
“Kings of the Turf” – Warner Bros.
“Of Pups and Puzzles” – MGM
“Sagebrush and Silver” – 20th Century Fox


“Alive in the Deep” – Woodard Productions, Inc.
“Forbidden Passage” – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
“The Gay Parisian” – Warner Bros.
“Main Street on the March!” – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
“The Tanks Are Coming” – U.S. Army and Warner Bros.

Scoring of a Dramatic Picture

“All That Money Can Buy” – Bernard Herrmann
“Back Street” – Frank Skinner
“Ball of Fire” – Alfred Newman
“Cheers for Miss Bishop” – Edward Ward
“Citizen Kane” – Bernard Herrmann
“Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” – Franz Waxman
“Hold Back the Dawn” – Victor Young
“How Green Was My Valley” – Alfred Newman
“King of the Zombies” – Edward J. Kay
“Ladies in Retirement” – Morris Stoloff and Ernst Toch
“The Little Foxes” – Meredith Willson
“Lydia” – Miklós Rózsa
“Mercy Island” – Cy Feuer and Walter Scharf
“Sergeant York” – Max Steiner
“So Ends Our Night” – Louis Gruenberg
“Sundown” – Miklós Rózsa
“Suspicion” – Franz Waxman
“Tanks a Million” – Edward Ward
“That Uncertain Feeling” – Werner R. Heymann
“This Woman is Mine” – Richard Hageman

Scoring of a Musical Picture

“All-American Co-Ed”– Edward Ward
“Birth of the Blues” – Robert Emmett Dolan
“Buck Privates” – Charles Previn
“The Chocolate Soldier” – Herbert Stothart and Bronisław Kaper
“Dumbo” – Frank Churchill and Oliver Wallace
“Ice-Capades” – Cy Feuer
“The Strawberry Blonde” – Heinz Roemheld
“Sunny” – Anthony Collins
“Sun Valley Serenade” – Emil Newman
“You’ll Never Get Rich” – Morris Stoloff


“Out of the Silence” from “All-American Co-ed”
Music and Lyrics by Lloyd B. Norlin
“Blues in the Night” from “Blues in the Night”
Music by Harold Arlen; Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
“Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B” from “Buck Privates”
Music by Hugh Prince; Lyrics by Don Raye
“Baby Mine” from “Dumbo”
Music by Frank Churchill; Lyrics by Ned Washington
“The Last Time I Saw Paris” from “Lady Be Good”
Music by Jerome Kern; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
“Dolores” from “Las Vegas Nights”
Music by Louis Alter; Lyrics by Frank Loesser
“Be Honest With Me” from “Ridin’ on a Rainbow”
Music and Lyrics by Gene Autry and Fred Rose
“Chattanooga Choo Choo” from “Sun Valley Serenade”
Music by Harry Warren; Lyrics by Mack Gordon
“Since I Kissed My Baby Goodbye” from “You’ll Never Get Rich”
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter


“Appointment for Love” – Bernard B. Brown
“Ball of Fire” – Thomas T. Moulton
“The Chocolate Soldier” – Douglas Shearer
“Citizen Kane” – John O. Aalberg
“The Devil Pays Off” – Charles L. Lootens
“How Green Was My Valley” – E. H. Hansen
“The Men in Her Life” – John P. Livadary
“Sergeant York” – Nathan Levinson
“Skylark” – Loren L. Ryder
“That Hamilton Woman” – Jack Whitney
“Topper Returns” – Elmer Raguse


“Aloma of the South Seas”
Photographic Effects: Farciot Edouart and Gordon Jennings; Sound Effects: Louis Mesenkop
“Flight Command”
Photographic Effects: A. Arnold Gillespie; Sound Effects: Douglas Shearer
“The Invisible Woman”
Photographic Effects: John P. Fulton; Sound Effects: John D. Hall
“I Wanted Wings”
Photographic Effects Farciot Edouart and Gordon Jennings; Sound Effects: Louis Mesenkop
“The Sea Wolf”
Photographic Effects: Byron Haskin; Sound Effects: Nathan Levinson
“That Hamilton Woman”
Photographic Effects: Lawrence W. Butler; Sound Effects: William H. Wilmarth
“Topper Returns”
Photographic Effects: Roy Seawright; Sound Effects: Elmer Raguse
“A Yank in the R.A.F.”
Photographic Effects: Fred Sersen; Sound Effects: Edmund H. Hansen


“Here Comes Mr. Jordan” – Sidney Buchman and Seton I. Miller
“Hold Back the Dawn” – Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder
“How Green Was My Valley” – Philip Dunne
“The Little Foxes” – Lillian Hellman
“The Maltese Falcon” – John Huston


“Citizen Kane” – Herman J. Mankiewicz and Orson Welles
“The Devil and Miss Jones” – Norman Krasna
“Sergeant York” – John Huston, Howard Koch, Abem Finkel, and Harry Chandlee
“Tall, Dark and Handsome” – Karl Tunberg and Darrell Ware
“Tom, Dick and Harry” – Paul Jarrico


“Ball of Fire” – Billy Wilder and Thomas Monroe
“Here Comes Mr. Jordan” – Harry Segall
“The Lady Eve” – Monckton Hoffe
“Meet John Doe” – Richard Connell and Robert Presnell Sr.
“Night Train to Munich” – Gordon Wellesley


Rey Scott for “Kukan”


The British Ministry of Information for “Target for Tonight”


Leopold Stokowski for “Fantasia”


Walt Disney, William Garity, John N. A. Hawkins, and the RCA Manufacturing Company for “Fantasia”

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award

Walt Disney
  1. “All-American Co-Ed”
  2. “All That Money Can Buy”
  3. “Aloma of the South Seas”
  4. “Appointment for Love”
  5. “How Green Was My Valley”
  6. “Back Street”
  7. “Ball of Fire”
  8. “Billy the Kid”
  9. “Birth of the Blues”
  10. “Blood and Sand”
  11. “Blossoms in the Dust”
  12. “Blues in the Night”
  13. “Buck Privates”
  14. “Cheers for Miss Bishop”
  15. “The Chocolate Soldier”
  16. “Citizen Kane”
  17. “The Devil and Miss Jones”
  18. “The Devil Pays Off”
  19. “Dive Bomber”
  20. “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”
  21. “Dumbo”
  22. “The Flame of New Orleans”
  23. “Flight Command”
  24. “The Great Lie”
  25. “Here Comes Mr. Jordan”
  26. “Hold Back the Dawn”
  27. “How Green Was My Valley”
  28. “Ice-Capades”
  29. “The Invisible Woman”
  30. “I Wanted Wings”
  31. “King of the Zombies”
  32. “Ladies in Retirement”
  33. “Lady Be Good”
  34. “The Lady Eve”
  35. “Las Vegas Nights”
  36. “The Little Foxes”
  37. “Louisiana Purchase”
  38. “Lydia”
  39. “The Maltese Falcon”
  40. “Meet John Doe”
  41. “The Men in Her Life”
  42. “Mercy Island”
  43. “Night Train to Munich”
  44. “One Foot in Heaven”
  45. “Penny Serenade”
  46. “Ridin’ on a Rainbow”
  47. “The Sea Wolf”
  48. “Sergeant York”
  49. “Skylark”
  50. “So Ends Our Night”
  51. “The Son of Monte Cristo”
  52. “The Strawberry Blonde”
  53. “Sundown”
  54. “Sunny”
  55. “Sun Valley Serenade”
  56. “Suspicion”
  57. “Tall, Dark and Handsome”
  58. “Tanks a Million”
  59. “That Hamilton Woman”
  60. “That Uncertain Feeling”
  61. “This Woman is Mine”
  62. “Tom, Dick and Harry”
  63. “Topper Returns”
  64. “When Ladies Meet”
  65. “A Yank in the R.A.F.”
  66. “You’ll Never Get Rich”
  1. “Adventure in the Bronx”
  2. “Bomber: A Defense Report on Film”
  3. “Christmas Under Fire”
  4. “Churchill’s Island”
  5. “A Letter from Home”
  6. “Life of a Thoroughbred”
  7. “Norway in Revolt”
  8. “A Place to Live”
  9. “Russian Soil”
  10. “Soldiers of the Sky”
  11. “War Clouds in the Pacific”
  1. “Alive in the Deep”
  2. “Army Champions”
  3. “Beauty and the Beach”
  4. “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B”
  5. “Down on the Farm”
  6. “Forbidden Passage”
  7. “Forty Boys and a Song”
  8. “The Gay Parisian”
  9. “Hiawatha’s Rabbit Hunt”
  10. “How War Came”
  11. “Kings of the Turf”
  12. “Lend a Paw”
  13. “Main Street on the March!”
  14. “The Night Before Christmas”
  15. “Of Pups and Puzzles”
  16. “Rhapsody in Rivets”
  17. “Rhythm in the Ranks”
  18. “The Rookie Bear”
  19. “Sagebrush and Silver”
  20. “Superman”
  21. “The Tanks Are Coming”
  22. “Truant Officer Donald”