Fixing the Oscars 2.0 – 1938

BEST ENGLISH-LANGUAGE PICTURE

The Adventures of Robin Hood – WINNER! (tied)
Bringing Up Baby – WINNER! (tied)

– The Lady Vanishes
– Pygmalion
– Holiday

BEST NON-ENGLISH-LANGUAGE PICTURE

Alexander Nevsky – WINNER!

– Le Quai des Brumes (Port of Shadows)
– La Bete Humaine (The Human Beast)
– Detstvo Gorkogo (The Childhood of Maxim Gorky)
– Le Femme du Boulanger (The Baker’s Wife)
– Olympia, Parts I & II

BEST ACTOR

Cary Grant (Bringing Up Baby) – WINNER!

– James Cagney (Angels with Dirty Faces)
– Raimu (The Baker’s Wife)
– Leslie Howard (Pygmalion)
– Robert Donat (The Citadel)
– Errol Flynn (The Adventures of Robin Hood)
– Cary Grant (Holiday)

BEST ACTRESS

Wendy Hiller (Pygmalion) – WINNER!

– Katharine Hepburn (Bringing Up Baby)
– Bette Davis (Jezebel)
– Margaret Sullavan (Three Comrades)
– Katharine Hepburn (Holiday)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Basil Rathbone (The Adventures of Robin Hood) – WINNER!

– John Garfield (Four Daughters)
– Robert Morley (Marie Antoinette)
– Lew Ayres (Holiday)
– Joseph Calleia (Algiers)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Fay Bainter (Jezebel) – WINNER! (tied)
May Robson (Bringing Up Baby) – WINNER! (tied)

– Dame May Whitty (The Lady Vanishes)
– Varvara Massalitinova (The Childhood of Maxim Gorky)
– Fay Bainter (White Banners)

BEST DIRECTOR

Howard Hawks (Bringing Up Baby) – WINNER!

– Alfred Hitchcock (The Lady Vanishes)
– Sergei Eisenstein (Alexander Nevsky)
– Frank Capra (You Can’t Take It with You)
– Marcel Carne (Port of Shadows)
– Michael Curtiz (The Adventures of Robin Hood)

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Sidney Gilliat & Frank Launder [from the novel “The Wheel Spins” by Ethel Lina White] (The Lady Vanishes) – WINNER!

– George Bernard Shaw, W.P. Lipscomb, Cecil Lewis & Ian Dalrymple [from the play by Bernard Shaw] (Pygmalion)
– Donald Ogden Stewart & Sidney Buchman [from the play by Philip Barry] (Holiday)
– Jacques Prévert [from the novel by Pierre Mac Orlan] (Le quai des brumes)
– Marcel Pagnol [from the novel “Jean le Bleu” by Jean Giono] (La femme du boulanger)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Hagar Wilde & Dudley Nichols (Bringing Up Baby) – WINNER!
Norman Reilly Raine & Seton I. Miller (The Adventures of Robin Hood)
Sergei M. Eisenstein & Pyotr Pavlenko (Alexander Nevsky)
John Wexley, Warren Duff & Rowland Brown (Angels with Dirty Faces)
Michael Powell (The Edge of the World)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

The Adventures of Robin Hood (Tony Gaudio, Sol Polito, W.Howard Greene) – WINNER!

– Alexander Nevsky (Edouard Tisse)
– Olympia (Wilfied Basse, Werner Bundhausen)
– Port of Shadows (Eugen Schufften)
– The Edge of the World (Monty Beerman, Skeets Kelly)
– Jezebel (Ernest Haller)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Erich Wolfgang Korngold (The Adventures of Robin Hood) – WINNER! (tied)
Sergei Prokofiev (Alexander Nevsky) – WINNER! (tied)

– Max Steiner (Jezebel)
– Arthur Honegger (Pygmalion)
– Lev Shvarts (The Childhood of Maxim Gorky)
– Herbert Stothart (Marie Antoinette)
– Franz Waxman (The Young in Heart)

BEST ADAPTED/SONG/MUSICAL SCORE

Irving Berlin (original songs); Victor Baravalle (musical director) (Carefree) – WINNER!

– Irving Berlin (adapted and original songs); Alfred Newman (musical director); Fletcher Henderson (arranger) (Alexander’s Ragtime Band)
– George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin & Vernon Duke (original songs); Alfred Newman (musical director) (The Goldwyn Follies)
– Johann Strauss II (adapted compositions); Oscar Hammerstein II (English-language lyrics); Artur Guttmann (musical director); Dimitri Tiomkin (music adaptor) (The Great Waltz)
– Harold Adamson & Jimmy McHugh (original songs); Charles Previn (musical director) (Mad About Music)

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

“Change Partners”, Irving Berlin (Carefree) – WINNER! (tied)
“Vstavajte, ljudi russkie!” a.k.a. “Arise, ye Russian People”, Sergei Prokofiev & Vladimir Lugovsky (Alexander Nevsky) – WINNER! (tied)

– “Jeepers Creepers”, Harry Warren & Johnny Mercer (Going Places)
– “Thanks for the Memory”, Ralph Rainger & Leo Robin (The Big Broadcast of 1938)
– “Dust”, Johnny Marvin (Under Western Stars)
– “Love Is Here to Stay”, George Gershwin, Vernon Duke & Ira Gershwin (The Goldwyn Follies)
– “Now It Can Be Told”, Irving Berlin (Alexander’s Ragtime Band)
– “An Old Straw Hat”, Harry Revel & Mack Gordon (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm)

BEST SOUND

The Adventures Of Robin Hood – WINNER!

– The Lady Vanishes
– Alexander’s Ragtime Band
– Spawn of the North
– Suez
– You Can’t Take It With You

BEST FILM EDITING

Sergei M. Eisenstein & Esfir Tobak (Alexander Nevsky) – WINNER!

– Ralph Dawson (The Adventures of Robin Hood)
– R.E. Dearing (The Lady Vanishes)
– Leni Riefenstahl (Olympia)
– Gene Havlick (You Can’t Take It with You)

BEST ART DIRECTION

Carl Jules Weyl (The Adventures of Robin Hood) – WINNER!

– Alexander Toluboff (Algiers)
– Cedric Gibbons (Marie Antoinette)
– Sergei M. Eisenstein & Nikolai Solovyov (Alexander Nevsky)
– Alexandre Trauner (Port of Shadows)

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Milo Anderson (The Adventures of Robin Hood) – WINNER!

– Konstantin Yeliseyev (Alexander Nevsky)
– Orry-Kelly (Jezebel)
– Adrian, Gile Steele (Marie Antoinette)
– Howard Greer (Bringing Up Baby)

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS

Spawn of the North – WINNER!

– Maid’s Night Out
– Topper Takes a Trip
– Test Pilot
– The Adventures of Robin Hood

BEST SHORT FILM

Porky In Wackyland – WINNER!

– Ferdinand the Bull
– The Brave Little Tailor
– The River
– Donald’s Nephews
– Have you Got Any Castles?
– Mickey’s Trailer
– North or Northwest

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT

Best animal performance: Baby in Bringing Up Baby
Best animal performance: Asta in Bringing Up Baby
Virgil Thompson for the musical score of The River

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