March 2, 1944
Grauman’s Chinese Theatre
Hosted by Jack Benny


“For Whom the Bell Tolls”
“Heaven Can Wait”
“The Human Comedy”
“In Which We Serve”
“Madame Curie”
“The More the Merrier”
“The Ox-Bow Incident”
“The Song of Bernadette”
“Watch on the Rhine”


Clarence Brown – “The Human Comedy”
Michael Curtiz – “Casablanca”
Henry King – “The Song of Bernadette”
Ernst Lubitsch – “Heaven Can Wait”
George Stevens – “The More the Merrier”


Humphrey Bogart – “Casablanca”
Gary Cooper – “For Whom the Bell Tolls”
Paul Lukas – “Watch on the Rhine”
Walter Pidgeon – “Madame Curie”
Mickey Rooney – “The Human Comedy”


Jean 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”


Charles 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”


Gladys 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”


“Five Graves to Cairo”
Art Direction: Hans Dreier and Ernst Fegté; Interior Decoration: Bertram Granger
“Flight for Freedom”
Art Direction: Albert S. D’Agostino and Carroll Clark; Interior Decoration: Darrell Silvera and Harley Miller
“Madame Curie”
Art Direction: Cedric Gibbons and Paul Groesse; Interior Decoration: Edwin B. Willis and Hugh Hunt
“Mission to Moscow”
Art Direction: Carl Jules Weyl; Interior Decoration: George James Hopkins
“The North Star”
Art Direction: Perry Ferguson; Interior Decoration: Howard Bristol
“The Song of Bernadette”
Art Direction: James Basevi and William S. Darling; Interior Decoration: Thomas Little


“For Whom the Bell Tolls”
Art Direction: Hans Dreier and Haldane Douglas; Interior Decoration: Bertram Granger
“The Gang’s All Here”
Art Direction: James Basevi and Joseph C. Wright; Interior Decoration: Thomas Little
“Phantom of the Opera”
Art Direction: Alexander Golitzen and John B. Goodman; Interior Decoration: Russell A. Gausman and Ira S. Webb
“This Is the Army”
Art Direction: John Hughes and Lt. John Koenig; Interior Decoration: George James Hopkins
“Thousands Cheer”
Art Direction: Cedric Gibbons and Daniel B. Cathcart; Interior Decoration: Edwin B. Willis and Jacques Mersereau


“Air Force” – James Wong Howe, Elmer Dyer and Charles A. Marshall
“Casablanca” – Arthur Edeson
“Corvette K-225” – Tony Gaudio
“Five Graves to Cairo” – John F. Seitz
“The Human Comedy” – Harry Stradling
“Madame Curie” – Joseph Ruttenberg
“The North Star” – James Wong Howe
“Sahara” – Rudolph Maté
“The Song of Bernadette” – Arthur C. Miller
“So Proudly We Hail!” – Charles Lang


“For Whom the Bell Tolls” – Ray Rennahan
“Heaven Can Wait” – Edward Cronjager
“Hello, Frisco, Hello” – Charles G. Clarke and Allen Davey
“Lassie Come Home” – Leonard Smith
“Phantom of the Opera” – Hal Mohr and W. Howard Greene
“Thousands Cheer” – George J. Folsey


“Baptism of Fire” – United States Army
“The Battle of Russia” – United States Department of War, Special Service Division
“Desert Victory” – British Ministry of Information
“Report from the Aleutians” – United States Army Pictorial Service
“War Department Report” – United States Office of Strategic Services, Field Photographic Bureau


“Children of Mars” – RKO Radio
“December 7th” – United States Navy
“Plan for Destruction” – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
“Swedes in America” – United States Office of War Information, Overseas Motion Picture Bureau
“To the People of the United States” – Walter Wanger
“Tomorrow We Fly” – United States Navy Bureau of Aeronautics
“Youth in Crisis” – The March of Time


“Air Force” – George Amy
“Casablanca” – Owen Marks
“Five Graves to Cairo” – Doane Harrison
“For Whom the Bell Tolls” – Sherman Todd and John F. Link Sr.
“The Song of Bernadette” – Barbara McLean


“The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins” – George Pal
“The Dizzy Acrobat” – Walter Lantz
“Greetings, Bait!” – Leon Schlesinger
“Imagination” – Dave Fleischer
“Reason and Emotion” – Walt Disney
“The Yankee Doodle Mouse” – Fred Quimby


“Amphibious Fighters” – Grantland Rice
“Cavalcade of Dance” – Gordon Hollingshead
“Champions Carry On” – Edmund Reek
“Hollywood in Uniform” – Ralph Staub
“Seeing Hands” – Pete Smith


“Heavenly Music” – Jerry Bresler and Sam Coslow
“Letter to a Hero” – Frederic Ullman Jr.
“Mardi Gras” – Walter MacEwen
“Women at War” – Gordon Hollingshead

Scoring of a Dramatic or comedy Picture

“The Amazing Mrs. Holliday” – Hans J. Salter and Frank Skinner
“Casablanca” – Max Steiner
“Commandos Strike at Dawn” – Louis Gruenberg and Morris Stoloff
“The Fallen Sparrow” – C. Bakaleinikoff and Roy Webb
“For Whom the Bell Tolls” – Victor Young
“Hangmen Also Die!” – Hanns Eisler
“Hi Diddle Diddle” – Philip Boutelje
“In Old Oklahoma”– Walter Scharf
“Johnny Come Lately” – Leigh Harline
“The Kansan” – Gerard Carbonara
“Lady of Burlesque” – Arthur Lange
“Madame Curie” – Herbert Stothart
“The Moon and Sixpence” – Dimitri Tiomkin
“The North Star” – Aaron Copland
“The Song of Bernadette” – Alfred Newman
“Victory Through Air Power” – Edward H. Plumb, Paul J. Smith, and Oliver Wallace

Scoring of a Musical Picture

“Coney Island” – Alfred Newman
“Hit Parade of 1943” – Walter Scharf
“Phantom of the Opera” – Edward Ward
“Saludos Amigos” – Edward H. Plumb, Paul J. Smith, and Charles Wolcott
“The Sky’s the Limit” – Leigh Harline
“Something to Shout About” – Morris Stoloff
“Stage Door Canteen” – Frederic E. Rich
“Star Spangled Rhythm” – Robert Emmett Dolan
“This Is the Army” – Ray Heindorf
“Thousands Cheer” – Herbert Stothart


“Happiness is a Thing Called Joe” from “Cabin in the Sky”
Music by Harold Arlen; Lyrics by E. Y. Harburg
“You’ll Never Know” from “Hello, Frisco, Hello”
Music by Harry Warren; Lyrics by Mack Gordon
“Say a Pray’r for the Boys Over There” from “Hers to Hold”
Music by Jimmy McHugh; Lyrics by Herb Magidson
“A Change of Heart” from “Hit Parade of 1943”
Music by Jule Styne; Lyrics by Harold Adamson
“Saludos Amigos” from “Saludos Amigos”
Music by Charles Wolcott; Lyrics by Ned Washington
“My Shining Hour” from “The Sky’s the Limit”
Music by Harold Arlen; Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
“You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To” from “Something to Shout About”
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
“We Mustn’t Say Goodbye” from “Stage Door Canteen”
Music by James V. Monaco; Lyrics by Al Dubin
“That Old Black Magic” from “Star Spangled Rhythm”
Music by Harold Arlen; Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
“They’re Either Too Young or Too Old” from “Thank Your Lucky Stars”
Music by Arthur Schwartz; Lyrics by Frank Loesser


“Hangmen Also Die!” – Jack Whitney
“In Old Oklahoma “– Daniel J. Bloomberg
“Madame Curie” – Douglas Shearer
“The North Star” – Thomas T. Moulton
“Phantom of the Opera” – Bernard B. Brown
“Riding High” – Loren L. Ryder
“Sahara” – John P. Livadary
“Saludos Amigos” – C. O. Slyfield
“So This Is Washington” – J. L. Fields
“The Song of Bernadette” – E. H. Hansen
“This Is the Army” – Nathan Levinson
“This Land Is Mine” – Stephen Dunn


“Air Force”
Photographic Effects: Hans F. Koenekamp and Rex Wimpy; Sound Effects: Nathan Levinson
Photographic Effects: Vernon L. Walker; Sound Effects James G. Stewart and Roy Granville
“Crash Dive”
Photographic Effects: Fred Sersen; Sound Effects: Roger Heman
“The North Star”
Photographic Effects: Clarence Slifer and Ray Binger; Sound Effects: Thomas T. Moulton
“So Proudly We Hail!”
Photographic Effects: Farciot Edouart and Gordon Jennings; Sound Effects: George Dutton
“Stand By for Action”
Photographic Effects: A. Arnold Gillespie and Donald Jahraus; Sound Effects: Michael Steinore


“Casablanca” – Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, and Howard E. Koch
“Holy Matrimony” – Nunnally Johnson
“The More the Merrier” – Richard Flournoy, Lewis R. Foster, Frank Ross, and Robert Russell
“The Song of Bernadette” – George Seaton
“Watch on the Rhine” – Dashiell Hammett


“Air Force” – Dudley Nichols
“In Which We Serve” – Noël Coward
“The North Star” – Lillian Hellman
“Princess O’Rourke” – Norman Krasna
“So Proudly We Hail!” – Allan Scott


“Action in the North Atlantic” – Guy Gilpatric
“Destination Tokyo”– Steve Fisher
“The Human Comedy” – William Saroyan
“The More the Merrier” – Robert Russell and Frank Ross
“Shadow of a Doubt” – Thornton Wilder


George Pal
“for the development of novel methods and techniques in the production of short subjects known as Puppetoons”

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award

Hal B. Wallis
  1. “Action in the North Atlantic”
  2. “Air Force”
  3. “The Amazing Mrs. Holliday”
  4. “Bombardier”
  5. “Cabin in the Sky”
  6. “Casablanca”
  7. “Commandos Strike at Dawn”
  8. “Coney Island”
  9. “The Constant Nymph”
  10. “Corvette K-225”
  11. “Crash Dive”
  12. “Destination Tokyo”
  13. “The Fallen Sparrow”
  14. “Five Graves to Cairo”
  15. “Flight for Freedom”
  16. “For Whom the Bell Tolls”
  17. “The Gang’s All Here”
  18. “Hangmen Also Die!”
  19. “Heaven Can Wait”
  20. “Hello, Frisco, Hello”
  21. “Hers to Hold”
  22. “Hi Diddle Diddle”
  23. “Hit Parade of 1943”
  24. “Holy Matrimony”
  25. “The Human Comedy”
  26. “In Old Oklahoma”
  27. “In Which We Serve”
  28. “Johnny Come Lately”
  29. “The Kansan”
  30. “Lady of Burlesque”
  31. “Lassie Come Home”
  32. “Madame Curie”
  33. “Mission to Moscow”
  34. “The Moon and Sixpence”
  35. “The More the Merrier”
  36. “The North Star”
  37. “The Ox-Bow Incident”
  38. “Phantom of the Opera”
  39. “Princess O’Rourke”
  40. “Riding High”
  41. “Sahara”
  42. “Saludos Amigos”
  43. “Shadow of a Doubt”
  44. “The Sky’s the Limit”
  45. “Something to Shout About”
  46. “The Song of Bernadette”
  47. “So Proudly We Hail!”
  48. “So This Is Washington”
  49. “Stage Door Canteen”
  50. “Stand By for Action”
  51. “Star Spangled Rhythm”
  52. “Thank Your Lucky Stars”
  53. “This Is the Army”
  54. “This Land Is Mine”
  55. “Thousands Cheer”
  56. “Victory Through Air Power”
  57. “Watch on the Rhine”
  1. “Baptism of Fire”
  2. “The Battle of Russia”
  3. “Desert Victory”
  4. “Report from the Aleutians”
  5. “War Department Report”
  1. “The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins”
  2. “Amphibious Fighters”
  3. “Cavalcade of Dance”
  4. “Champions Carry On”
  5. “Children of Mars”
  6. “December 7th”
  7. “The Dizzy Acrobat”
  8. “Greetings, Bait!”
  9. “Heavenly Music”
  10. “Hollywood in Uniform”
  11. “Imagination”
  12. “Letter to a Hero”
  13. “Mardi Gras”
  14. “Plan for Destruction”
  15. “Reason and Emotion”
  16. “Seeing Hands”
  17. “Swedes in America”
  18. “To the People of the United States”
  19. “Tomorrow We Fly”
  20. “Women at War”
  21. “The Yankee Doodle Mouse”
  22. “Youth in Crisis”