19TH ACADEMY AWARDS

March 13, 1947
Shrine Auditorium
Hosted by Jack Benny

MOTION PICTURE

“The Best Years of Our Lives”
“Henry V”
“It’s a Wonderful Life”
“The Razor’s Edge”
“The Yearling”

DIRECTOR

Clarence Brown – “The Yearling”
Frank Capra – “It’s a Wonderful Life”
David Lean – “Brief Encounter”
Robert Siodmak – “The Killers”
William Wyler – “The Best Years of Our Lives”

ACTOR

Fredric March – “The Best Years of Our Lives”
Laurence Olivier – “Henry V”
Larry Parks – “The Jolson Story”
Gregory Peck – “The Yearling”
James Stewart – “It’s a Wonderful Life”

ACTRESS

Olivia de Havilland – “To Each His Own”
Celia Johnson – “Brief Encounter”
Jennifer Jones – “Duel in the Sun”
Rosalind Russell – “Sister Kenny”
Jane Wyman – “The Yearling”

SUPPORTING ACTOR

Charles Coburn – “The Green Years”
William Demarest – “The Jolson Story”
Claude Rains – “Notorious”
Harold Russell – “The Best Years of Our Lives”
Clifton Webb – “The Razor’s Edge”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Ethel Barrymore – “The Spiral Staircase”
Anne Baxter – “The Razor’s Edge”
Lillian Gish – “Duel in the Sun”
Flora Robson – “Saratoga Trunk”
Gale Sondergaard – “Anna and the King of Siam”

ART DIRECTION
(BLACK & WHITE)

“Anna and the King of Siam”
Art Direction: Lyle R. Wheeler and William S. Darling; Interior Decoration: Thomas Little and Frank E. Hughes
“Kitty”
Art Direction: Hans Dreier and Walter Tyler; Interior Decoration: Samuel M. Comer and Ray Moyer
“The Razor’s Edge”
Art Direction: Richard Day and Nathan H. Juran; Interior Decoration: Thomas Little and Paul S. Fox

ART DIRECTION
(COLOR)

“Caesar and Cleopatra”
Art Direction and Interior Decoration: John Bryan
“Henry V”
Art Direction and Interior Decoration: Paul Sheriff and Carmen Dillon
“The Yearling”
Art Direction: Cedric Gibbons and Paul Groesse; Interior Decoration: Edwin B. Willis

CINEMATOGRAPHY
(BLACK & WHITE)

“Anna and the King of Siam” – Arthur Miller
“The Green Years” – George J. Folsey

CINEMATOGRAPHY
(COLOR)

“The Jolson Story” – Joseph Walker
“The Yearling” – Charles Rosher, Leonard Smith and Arthur Arling

DOCUMENTARY
(SHORT SUBJECT)

“Atomic Power”
“Life at the Zoo”
“Paramount News Issue #37”
“Seeds of Destiny”
“Traffic with the Devil”

FILM EDITING

“The Best Years of Our Lives” – Daniel Mandell
“It’s a Wonderful Life” – William Hornbeck
“The Jolson Story” – William Lyon
“The Killers” – Arthur Hilton
“The Yearling” – Harold F. Kress

SHORT SUBJECT (CARTOON)

“The Cat Concerto” – Fred Quimby
“John Henry and the Inky-Poo” – George Pal
“Musical Moments from Chopin” – Walter Lantz
“Squatter’s Rights” – Walt Disney
“Walky Talky Hawky” – Edward Selzer

LIVE ACTION SHORT SUBJECT
(ONE-REEL)

“Dive-Hi Champs” – Jack Eaton
“Facing Your Danger” – Gordon Hollingshead
“Golden Horses” – Edmund Reek
“Smart as a Fox” – Gordon Hollingshead
“Sure Cures” – Pete Smith

LIVE ACTION SHORT SUBJECT
(TWO-REEL)

“A Boy and His Dog” – Gordon Hollingshead
“College Queen” – George B. Templeton
“Hiss and Yell” – Jules White
“The Luckiest Guy in the World” – Jerry Bresler

Scoring of a Dramatic or comedy Picture

“Anna and the King of Siam” – Bernard Herrmann
“The Best Years of Our Lives” – Hugo Friedhofer
“Henry V” – William Walton
“Humoresque” – Franz Waxman
“The Killers” – Miklós Rózsa

Scoring of a Musical Picture

“Blue Skies” – Robert Emmett Dolan
“Centennial Summer” – Alfred Newman
“The Harvey Girls” – Lennie Hayton
“The Jolson Story” – Morris Stoloff
“Night and Day” – Ray Heindorf and Max Steiner

SONG

“You Keep Coming Back Like a Song” from “Blue Skies”
Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
“Ole Buttermilk Sky” from “Canyon Passage”
Music by Hoagy Carmichael; Lyrics by Jack Brooks
“All Through the Day” from “Centennial Summer”
Music by Jerome Kern; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
“I Can’t Begin to Tell You” from “The Dolly Sisters”
Music by James V. Monaco; Lyrics by Mack Gordon
“On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe” from “The Harvey Girls”
Music by Harry Warren; Lyrics by Johnny Mercer

SOUND RECORDING

“The Best Years of Our Lives” – Gordon E. Sawyer
“It’s a Wonderful Life” – John O. Aalberg
“The Jolson Story” – John P. Livadary

SPECIAL EFFECTS

“Blithe Spirit” – Tom Howard
“A Stolen Life” – William C. McGann; Special Audible Effects: Nathan Levinson

WRITING (ADAPTATION)

“Anna and the King of Siam” – Sally Benson and Talbot Jennings
“The Best Years of Our Lives” – Robert E. Sherwood
“Brief Encounter” – Anthony Havelock-Allan, David Lean and Ronald Neame
“The Killers” – Anthony Veiller
“Rome, Open City” – Sergio Amidei and Federico Fellini

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)

“The Blue Dahlia” – Raymond Chandler
“Children of Paradise” – Jacques Prévert
“Notorious” – Ben Hecht
“Road to Utopia” – Norman Panama and Melvin Frank
“The Seventh Veil” – Muriel Box and Sydney Box

WRITING (ORIGINAL STORY)

“The Dark Mirror” – Vladimir Pozner
“The Strange Love of Martha Ivers” – Jack Patrick
“The Stranger” – Victor Trivas
“To Each His Own” – Charles Brackett
“Vacation From Marriage” – Clemence Dane

ACADEMY HONORARY AWARD

Laurence Olivier
“for his outstanding achievement as actor, producer and director in bringing “Henry V” to the screen”

ACADEMY HONORARY AWARD

Harold Russell
“for bringing hope and courage to his fellow veterans through his appearance in “The Best Years of Our Lives”

ACADEMY HONORARY AWARD

Ernst Lubitsch
“for his distinguished contributions to the art of the motion picture”

Academy Juvenile Award

Claude Jarman Jr.

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award

Samuel Goldwyn
  1. “Anna and the King of Siam”
  2. “The Best Years of Our Lives”
  3. “The Blue Dahlia”
  4. “Blue Skies”
  5. “Brief Encounter”
  6. “Caesar and Cleopatra”
  7. “Canyon Passage”
  8. “Centennial Summer”
  9. “Children of Paradise”
  10. “The Dark Mirror”
  11. “The Dolly Sisters”
  12. “Duel in the Sun”
  13. “The Green Years”
  14. “The Harvey Girls”
  15. “Henry V”
  16. “It’s a Wonderful Life”
  17. “The Jolson Story”
  18. “The Killers”
  19. “Kitty”
  20. “Night and Day”
  21. “Notorious”
  22. “The Razor’s Edge”
  23. “Road to Utopia”
  24. “Rome, Open City”
  25. “Saratoga Trunk”
  26. “The Seventh Veil”
  27. “Sister Kenny”
  28. “The Spiral Staircase”
  29. “The Strange Love of Martha Ivers”
  30. “The Stranger”
  31. “To Each His Own”
  32. “Vacation From Marriage”
  33. “The Yearling”
SHORT FILMS
  1. “Atomic Power”
  2. “A Boy and His Dog”
  3. “The Cat Concerto”
  4. “College Queen”
  5. “Dive-Hi Champs”
  6. “Facing Your Danger”
  7. “Golden Horses”
  8. “Hiss and Yell”
  9. “John Henry and the Inky-Poo”
  10. “Life at the Zoo”
  11. “The Luckiest Guy in the World”
  12. “Musical Moments from Chopin”
  13. “Paramount News Issue #37”
  14. “Seeds of Destiny”
  15. “Smart as a Fox”
  16. “Squatter’s Rights”
  17. “Sure Cures”
  18. “Traffic with the Devil”
  19. “Walky Talky Hawky”