Fixing the Oscars – 1943

Best Picture

THE WINNER: Shadow of a Doubt
THE WINNER: Day of Wrath

– The Ox-Bow Incident
– Cabin in the Sky
– The Seventh Victim

Best Actor

THE WINNER: Joseph Cotten (Shadow of a Doubt)

– Henry Fonda (The Ox-Bow Incident)
– Don Ameche (Heaven Can Wait)
– Paul Lukas (Watch on the Rhine) (original winner)
– Charles Laughton (This Land is Mine)

Best Actress

THE WINNER: Lisbeth Movin (Day of Wrath)
THE WINNER: Jean Arthur (The More the Merrier) (original nominee)

– Ethel Waters (Cabin in the Sky)
– Teresa Wright (Shadow of a Doubt)
– Jennifer Jones (The Song of Bernadette) (original winner)

Best Supporting Actor

THE WINNER: Charles Coburn (The More the Merrier) (original winner)

– Dana Andrews (The Ox-Bow Incident)
– Akim Tamiroff (For Whom the Bell Tolls) (original nominee)
– Anton Walbrook (The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp)
– Hume Cronyn (Shadow of a Doubt)
– George Sanders (This Land is Mine)

Best Supporting Actress

THE WINNER: Anna Svierkier (Day of Wrath)

– Katina Paxinou (For Whom the Bell Tolls) (original winner)
– Gladys Cooper (The Song of Bernadette) (original nominee)
– Lena Horne (Cabin in the Sky)
– Jean Brooks (The Seventh Victim)
– Patricia Collinge (Shadow of a Doubt)
– Jane Darwell (The Ox-Bow Incident)
– Joan Blondell (Cry Havoc)

Best Director

THE WINNER: Alfred Hitchcock (Shadow of a Doubt)
THE WINNER: Carl Th. Dreyer (Day of Wrath)

– Vincente Minnelli (Cabin in the Sky)
– Jacques Tourneur (I Walked With a Zombie)
– Ernst Lubitsch (Heaven Can Wait) (original nominee)
– George Stevens (The More the Merrier) (original nominee)

Best Screenplay

THE WINNER: Lamar Trotti (The Ox-Bow Incident)

– Richard Flournoy, Lewis R. Foster, Frank Ross, Robert Russell (The More the Merrier)
– Thornton Wilder, Sally Benson, Alma Reville (Shadow of a Doubt)
– Samson Raphaelson (Heaven Can Wait)
– Curt Siodmak, Ardel Wray (I Walked With a Zombie)

Best Cinematography

THE WINNER: Karl Andersson (Day of Wrath)

– Joseph Valentine (Shadow of a Doubt)
– Hal Mohr, W. Howard Greene (The Phantom of the Opera) (original color winner)
– Ray Rennahan (For Whom the Bell Tolls) (original nominee)
– Leonard Smith (Lassie Come Home) (original nominee)
– J. Roy Hunt (I Walked With a Zombie) (new nominee)

Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture

THE WINNER: Alfred Newman (The Song of Bernadette) (original winner)

– Victor Young (For Whom the Bell Tolls) (original nominee)
– Roy Webb (I Walked With a Zombie)

Best Short Film

WINNER: Red Hot Riding Hood (MGM/Tex Avery)

– Meshes of the Afternoon (Maya Deren)
– Tortoise Wins By a Hare (WB/Bob Clampett)
– The Yankee Doodle Mouse (MGM/William Hanna & Joseph Barbera, w/Tom & Jerry)
– Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs (WB/Bob Clampett)

Best Art-Direction

WINNER: William Cameron Menzies (production designer) Hans Dreier; Haldane Douglas; Bertram C. Granger (For whom the Bell Tolls)

– James Basevi, Leland Fuller, Thomas Little (sets) (Heaven Can Wait)
– Alfred Junge (The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp)
– Alexander Golitzen; John B. Goodman (I); Russell A. Gausman; Ira Webb (Phantom of the Opera)
– James Basevi; William S. Darling; Thomas Little (The Song Of Bernadette)

Best Costume Design

WINNER: René Hubert (Heaven Can Wait)

– Karl Sandt Jensen, Olga Thomsen (Day of Wrath)
– Vera West (Phantom of the Opera)
– Joseph Bato, Matilda Etches (The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp)

Best Editing

WINNER: Milton Carruth (Shadow of the Doubt)

– John Seabourne (The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp)
– Petersen and Schlüssel (Day Of Wrath)
– Sherman Todd; John F. Link Sr. (For whom the Bell Tolls)

Best Song

WINNER: Harold Arlen, E. Y. Harburg “Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe” (Cabin in the Sky)

– Arthur Schwartz (music); Frank Loesser (lyrics) for the song “They’re Either Too Young or Too Old” (Thank Your Lucky Stars)
– Harry Warren, Mack Grodon; for the song “You’ll Never Know (Hello Frisco, Boy)
– Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer; for the song “One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)” (The Sky’s the Limit)

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