Fixing the Oscars 2.0 – 1947

BEST ENGLISH-LANGUGE PICTURE

Winner: Black Narcissus

– Out of the Past
– Odd Man Out
– Brighton Rock
– The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
– The Lady from Shanghai

BEST NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGE PICTURE

Winner: Quai des Orfèvres

– Record of a Tenement Gentleman
– The Devil in the Flesh
– The Pearl
(No other film received the 5-vote minimum)

BEST ACTOR

Winner: Richard Attenborough (Brighton Rock)

– James Mason (Odd Man Out)
– Robert Mitchum (Out of the Past)
– John Garfield (Body and Soul)
– Charles Chaplin (Monsieur Verdoux)
– Ronald Colman (A Double Life)

BEST ACTRESS

Winner: Deborah Kerr (Black Narcissus)

– Jane Greer (Out of the Past)
– Gene Tierney (The Ghost and Mrs. Muir)
– Joan Crawford (Possessed)
– Rita Hayworth (The Lady from Shanghai)
– Choko Iida (Record of a Tenement Gentleman)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Winner: Robert Ryan (Crossfire)
Winner: Richard Widmark (Kiss of Death)

-Edmund Gwenn (Miracle on 34th Street)
– Kirk Douglas (Out of the Past)
– David Farrar (Black Narcissus)
– Everett Sloane (The Lady from Shanghai)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Winner: Kathleen Byron (Black Narcissus)

– Martha Raye (Monsieur Verdoux)
– Hermione Baddeley (Brighton Rock)
– Ethel Barrymore (The Paradine Case)
– Celeste Holm (Gentleman’s Agreement)
– Agnes Moorehead (Dark Passage)

BEST DIRECTOR

Winner: Jacques Tourneur (Out of the Past)

– Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger (Black Narcissus)
– Carol Reed (Odd Man Out)
– Orson Welles (The Lady from Shanghai)
– John Boulting (Brighton Rock)
– Henri-Georges Clouzot (Quai des Orfèvres)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Winner: Monsieur Verdoux (Charles Chaplin, from an idea by Orson Welles)

– Miracle on 34th Street (Valentine Davies & George Seaton)
– A Double Life (Ruth Gordon & Garson Kanin)
– Body and Soul (Abraham Polonsky)
– Hue and Cry (T. E. B. Clarke)
– Record of a Tenement Gentleman (Tadao Ikeda & Yasujiro Ozu)

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Winner: Black Narcissus (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, from the novel by Rumer Godden)

– Odd Man Out (F. L. Green & R.C. Sherriff, from the novel by Green)
– Out of the Past (Daniel Mainwaring, from the novel Build My Gallows High by Mainwaring)
– Quai des Orfèvres (Henri-Georges Clouzot & Jean Ferry, from the novel Légitime défense by Stanislas-Andre Steeman)
– Brighton Rock (Graham Greene & Terence Rattigan, from the novel by Greene)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Winner: Black Narcissus (Jack Cardiff)

– Out Of The Past (Nicholas Musuraca)
– The Ghost And Mrs Muir (Charles Lang)
– The Pearl (Gabriel Figueroa)
– The Fugitive (Gabriel Figueroa)
– Odd Man Out (Robert Krasker)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Winner: The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (Bernard Herrmann)

– A Double Life (Miklós Rózsa)
– Black Narcissus (Brian Easdale)
– The Paradine Case (Franz Waxman)
– Captain from Castile (Alfred Newman)

Best ADAPTED/SONG/MUSICAL SCORE

Winner: New Orleans – Louis Alter & Eddie Delange (original songs); Nat W. Finston (musical director)

– Good News – Ray Henderson, Lew Brown & Buddy G. DeSylva (adapted songs); Roger Edens et. al. (original songs); Lennie Hayton (musical director)
– The Perils of Pauline – Frank Loesser (original songs); musical director uncredited (The Perils of Pauline)

Best Original Song

Winner: “The Girl with the Pre-Fabricated Heart”, John Latouche* (Dreams That Money Can Buy)

– “The French Lesson”, Roger Edens, Betty Comden & Adolph Green (Good News)
– “Pass That Peace Pipe”, Roger Edens, Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane (Good News)
– “Avec son tralala, son petit tralala, elle faisait tourner toutes les têtes”, Francis Lopez & André Hornez (Quai des Orfèvres)
– “Rumble, Rumble, Rumble”, Frank Loesser (The Perils of Pauline)

BEST SOUND

Winner: Odd Man Out

– Black Narcissus
– The Ghost And Mrs Muir
– A Double Life
– The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty

BEST FILM EDITING

Winner: The Lady from Shanghai – Viola Lawrence

– Black Narcissus – Reginald Mills
– Body and Soul – Robert Parrish
– The Ghost and Mrs. Muir – Dorothy Spencer
– Odd Man Out – Fergus McDonell

BEST ART DIRECTION

Winner: Black Narcissus – Alfred Junge & Arthur Lawson

– The Lady from Shanghai – Sturges Carne & Stephen Goosson
– The Ghost and Mrs. Muir – George W. Davis & Richard Day
– Hue and Cry – Norman G. Arnold & Joseph Bato
– The Fugitive – Alfred Ybarra & Manuel Parra

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Winner: Black Narcissus – Hein Heckroth

– The Ghost and Mrs. Muir – Eleanor Behm
– Life with Father – Milo Anderson
– The Paradine Case – Travis Banton & Charles Arrico
– The Perils of Pauline – Edith Head

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS

Winner: The Ghost And Mrs Muir

– Black Narcissus
– Green Dolphin Street
– The Bishop’s Wife
– Unconquered

BEST SHORT FILM

Winner: King-Size Canary

– Le Petit Soldat
– Fireworks
– L’Ecole des facteurs
– Along Came Daffy
– Mickey and the Beanstalk
– Tubby the Tuba

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Black Narcissus for its makeup design
Black Narcissus for its matte paintings

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