Fixing the Oscars 2.0 – 1940

BEST ENGLISH-LANGUAGE PICTURE

The Shop Around the Corner – WINNER!

- Rebecca
– His Girl Friday
– Pinocchio
– Fantasia
– The Grapes of Wrath
– The Thief of Bagdad

BEST NON-ENGLISH-LANGUAGE PICTURE

Ahí está el detalle / You’re Missing the Point – WINNER! (tied)
Juninatten / A Night in June – WINNER! (tied)

- Sans lendemain / There’s No Tomorrow
– Paradis perdu / Four Flights to Love

BEST ACTOR

Henry Fonda (The Grapes of Wrath) – WINNER!

- Cary Grant (His Girl Friday)
– Charles Chaplin (The Great Dictator)
– Laurence Olivier (Rebecca)
– James Stewart (The Shop Around the Corner)
– Conrad Veidt (The Thief of Bagdad)

BEST ACTRESS

Joan Fontaine (Rebecca) – WINNER!

- Katharine Hepburn (The Philadelphia Story)
– Rosalind Russell (His Girl Friday)
– Bette Davis (The Letter)
– Vivien Leigh (Waterloo Bridge)
– Margaret Sullavan (The Shop Around the Corner)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

John Carradine (The Grapes of Wrath) – WINNER!

- Walter Brennan (The Westerner)
– Jack Oakie (The Great Dictator)
– John Qualen (The Grapes of Wrath)
– James Stephenson (The Letter)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Judith Anderson (Rebecca) – WINNER!

- Jane Darwell (The Grapes of Wrath)
– Ida Lupino (They Drive by Night)
– Ruth Hussey (The Philadelphia Story)
– Lucile Watson (Waterloo Bridge)

BEST DIRECTOR

John Ford (The Grapes of Wrath) – WINNER!

- Alfred Hitchcock (Rebecca)
– Howard Hawks (His Girl Friday)
– Ernst Lubitsch (The Shop Around the Corner)
– Charles Chaplin (The Great Dictator)

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

His Girl Friday (Charles Lederer; from the play ‘The Front Page’ by Ben Hecht & Charles MacArthur) – WINNER!

- The Shop Around the Corner (Samson Raphaelson; from the play by Miklós László)
– The Philadelphia Story (Donald Ogden Stewart; from the play by Philip Barry)
– Rebecca (Robert E. Sherwood, Joan Harrison, Philip MacDonald & Michael Hogan; from the novel by Daphne Du Maurier)
– The Grapes of Wrath (Nunnally Johnson; from the novel by John Steinbeck)
– The Thief of Bagdad (Lajos Biró & Miles Malleson; from ‘One Thousand and One Nights’ by Scheherazade)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

The Great Dictator (Charles Chaplin) – WINNER!

- The Great McGinty (Preston Sturges)
– Remember the Night (Preston Sturges)
– You’re Missing the Point (Humberto Gómez Landero & Juan Bustillo Oro)
– There’s No Tomorrow (Hans Wilhelm, Jean Jacot & André-Paul Antoine)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

The Thief of Bagdad (Georges Perinal & Osmond Borradaile) – WINNER!

- The Grapes of Wrath (Gregg Toland)
– Rebecca (George Barnes)
– The Letter (Tony Gaudio)
– Stranger on the Third Floor (Nicholas Musuraca)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

The Thief of Bagdad (Miklos Rozsa) – WINNER!

- The Letter (Max Steiner)
– Rebecca (Franz Waxman)
– The Sea Hawk (Erich Wolfgang Korngold)
– The Great Dictator (Meredith Willson & Charles Chaplin)
– The Mark of Zorro (Alfred Newman)
– Our Town (Aaron Copland)

BEST ADAPTED/SONG SCORE

Fantasia (Edward H. Plumb – musical director, Leopold Stokowski – conductor; compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Paul Dukas, Igor Stravinsky, Ludwig van Beethoven, Amilcare Ponchielli, Modest Mussorgsky & Franz Schubert) – WINNER!

- Pinocchio (Leigh Harline & Ned Washington – original songs)
– The Grapes of Wrath (Alfred Newman – musical direction; adapted from traditional American melodies including “Red River Valley”)
– Down Argentine Way (Harry Warren & Mack Gordon, et. al. – original songs; Emil Newman – musical director)
– Broadway Melody of 1940 (Cole Porter, et. al. – original & adapted songs; Alfred Newman – musical director)
– Dance, Girl, Dance (Edward Ward – original song music & musical director, Chet Forrest & Bob Wright – original lyrics)
– Strike Up the Band (Roger Edens & Arthur Freed – original songs, various adapted songs; Georgie Stoll – musical director)

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

“I’ve Got No Strings”, Leigh Harline & Ned Washington (Pinocchio) – WINNER! (tied)
“When You Wish Upon a Star”, Leigh Harline & Ned Washington (Pinocchio) – WINNER! (tied)

- “Hi Diddle Dee Dee”, Leigh Harline & Ned Washington (Pinocchio)
– “Down Argentine Way”, Harry Warren & Mack Gordon (Down Argentine Way)
– “The Man’s in the Navy”, Frederick Hollander & Frank Loesser (Seven Sinners)
– “Paradis perdu”, Hans May & Roger Fernay (Paradis perdu)

BEST SOUND

Fantasia – WINNER!

- The Sea Hawk
– Foreign Correspondent
– The Grapes of Wrath
– The Thief of Bagdad

BEST FILM EDITING

Foreign Correspondent (Dorothy Spencer) – WINNER!

- Rebecca (W. Donn Hayes)
– The Grapes of Wrath (Robert L. Simpson)
– The Thief of Bagdad (Charles Crichton)
– The Great Dictator (Willard Nico)
– His Girl Friday (Gene Havlick)

BEST ART DIRECTION

The Thief of Bagdad (Vincent Korda) – WINNER!

- Rebecca (Lyle R. Wheeler – art director, Joseph B. Platt – interior designer, Howard Bristol – interior decorator)
– The Grapes of Wrath (Richard Day & Mark-Lee Kirk – art directors, Thomas Little – set decorator)
– Foreign Correspondent (Alexander Golitzen)
– The Great Dictator (J. Russell Spencer)
– Pride and Prejudice (Cedric Gibbons – art director, Edwin B. Willis – set decorator)
– The Sea Hawk (Anton Grot)

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

The Thief of Bagdad (John Armstrong, Oliver Messel & Marcel Vertès) – WINNER!

- The Grapes of Wrath (Gwen Wakeling)
– The Great Dictator (Wyn Ritchie & Ted Tetrick)
– The Mark of Zorro (Travis Banton)
– Pride and Prejudice (Adrian)
– The Sea Hawk (Orry-Kelly)

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS

The Thief of Bagdad (Lawrence W. Butler) – WINNER!

- The Sea Hawk (Byron Haskins & Hans F. Koenekamp)
– Foreign Correspondent (Paul Eagler)
– The Long Voyage Home (Ray Binger & R. T. Layton)
– Fantasia (Dan MacManus, Joshua Meador, Gail Papineau, Leonard – Pickley, Miles E. Pike, John Reed, et al.)

BEST SHORT FILM

You Ought to Be In Pictures – WINNER!

- Puss Gets the Boot
– A Wild Hare
– London Can Take It!
– The Milky Way
– Mr. Duck Steps Out
– Quicker N’ a Wink!

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT

Bobby Connolly & Albertina Rasch for the choreography of “Begin the Beguine” (Broadway Melody of 1940) – WINNER!

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