Archive for the ‘1939’ Category

Fixing the Oscars 2.0 – 1939

February 10, 2011

BEST ENGLISH-LANGUAGE PICTURE


Gone with the Wind – WINNER!

– The Wizard of Oz
– Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
– Stagecoach
– The Four Feathers
– Ninotchka

BEST NON-ENGLISH-LANGUAGE PICTURE

La règle du jeu / The Rules of the Game – WINNER!

– Le jour se lève / Daybreak
– La fin du jour / The End of the Day
– Zangiku monogatari / The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum

BEST ACTOR

Robert Donat (Goodbye, Mr. Chips) – WINNER!

– James Stewart (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington)
– Clark Gable (Gone with the Wind)
– Marcel Dalio (La règle du jeu)
– Henry Fonda (Young Mr. Lincoln)
– Charles Laughton (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)
– Laurence Olivier (Wuthering Heights)

BEST ACTRESS

Vivien Leigh (Gone with the Wind) – WINNER!

– Judy Garland (The Wizard of Oz)
– Greta Garbo (Ninotchka)
– Bette Davis (Dark Victory)
– Jean Arthur (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Bert Lahr (The Wizard of Oz) – WINNER! (tied)
Thomas Mitchell (Stagecoach) – WINNER! (tied)

– Jules Berry (Le jour se lève)
– Jean Renoir (La règle du jeu)
– Brian Aherne (Juarez)
– John Barrymore (Midnight)
– Moore Marriott (Ask a Policeman)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Hattie McDaniel (Gone with the Wind) – WINNER!

– Arletty (Le jour se lève)
– Olivia de Havilland (Gone with the Wind)
– Margaret Hamilton (The Wizard of Oz)
– Greer Garson (Goodbye, Mr. Chips)

BEST DIRECTOR

Jean Renoir (La règle du jeu) – WINNER!

– Victor Fleming (Gone with the Wind)
– John Ford (Stagecoach)
– Marcel Carné (Le jour se lève)
– Frank Capra (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington)
– Victor Fleming (The Wizard of Oz)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Jean Renoir & Carl Koch (La règle du jeu) – WINNER!

– Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, Edwin Justus Mayer & Franz Schulz (Midnight)
– Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, Walter Reisch & Melchior Lengyel (Ninotchka)
– Jacques Prévert & Jacques Viot (Le jour se lève)
– Sidney Buchman & Lewis R. Foster (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington)

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Sidney Howard [from the novel by Margaret Mitchell] (Gone with the Wind) – WINNER!

– Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson & Edgar Allan Woolf [from the book by L. Frank Baum] (The Wizard of Oz)
– Dudley Nichols [from the story “The Stage to Lordsburg” by Ernest Haycox] (Stagecoach)
– R.C. Sheriff, Claudine West & Eric Maschwitz [from the novel by James Hilton] (Goodbye, Mr. Chips)
– Yoshikata Yoda & Matsutaro Kawaguchi [from the serial by Shofu Muramatsu] (The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum)
– Ben Hecht & Charles MacArthur [from the novel by Emily Brontë] (Wuthering Heights)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Gone with the Wind (Ernest Haller, Ray Rennhan) – WINNER!

– Wuthering Heights (Gregg Toland)
– La règle du jeu (Jean Bachelet, Alain Renoir)
– Stagecoach (Bert Glennon)
– The Wizard of Oz (Harold Rosson)

BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORE

Max Steiner (Gone with the Wind) – WINNER!

– Aaron Copland (Of Mice and Men)
– Erich Wolfgang Korngold (The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex)
– Max Steiner (Dark Victory)
– Alfred Newman (Wuthering Heights)
– Miklos Rozsa (The Four Feathers)

BEST ADAPTED/SONG SCORE

Harold Arlen & E. Y. Harburg (original songs); Herbert Stothart & George Stoll (music adaptation & conducting); Murray Cutter, Ken Darby & Paul Marquardt (orchestral and vocal arrangements) (The Wizard of Oz) – WINNER!

– Louis Gruenberg, Richard Hagemen, Franke Harling, John Leipold & Leo Shuken (adaptors of songs by Stephen Foster et. al.) (Stagecoach)
– Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart (songs from stage version); Nacio Herb Brown & Arthur Freed (original and adapted songs); Stephen Foster et. al. (adapted songs); George Stoll (musical director); Roger Edens (music adaptor) (Babes in Arms)

BEST SONG

“Over the Rainbow”, Harold Arlen & E. Y. Harburg (The Wizard of Oz) – WINNER!

– “If I Only Had a Brain”, Harold Arlen & E. Y. Harburg (The Wizard of Oz)
– “We’re Off to See the Wizard”, Harold Arlen & E. Y. Harburg (The Wizard of Oz)
– “Lydia the Tattooed Lady”, Harold Arlen & E. Y. Harburg (At the Circus)
– “Oh, Give Me Time for Tenderness”, Edmund Goulding & Elsie Janis (Dark Victory)
– “See What the Boys in the Back Room will Have”, Frederick Hollander & Frank Loesser (Destry Rides Again)

BEST SOUND

Gone with the Wind – WINNER!

– The Wizard of Oz
– Stagecoach
– Gunga Din
– Union Pacific

BEST FILM EDITING

Hal C. Kern & James E. Newcom (Gone with the Wind) – WINNER!

– Blanche Sewell & Margaret Booth (The Wizard of Oz)
– Otho Lovering & Dorothy Spencer (Stagecoach)
– Al Clark & Gene Havlick (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington)
– Viola Lawrence (Only Angels Have Wings)

BEST ART DIRECTION

Cedric Gibbons & Elmer Sheeley (The Wizard of Oz) WINNER!

– Lyle R. Wheeler & William Cameron Menzies (Gone with the Wind)
– Van Nest Polglase (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)
– Lionel Banks (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington)
– Alexandre Trauner (Le Jour se Lève)

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Adrian (The Wizard of Oz) – WINNER!

– Walter Plunkett (Gone with the Wind)
– Omar Kiam (Wuthering Heights)
– Walter Plunkett (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)
– Orry-Kelly (The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex)

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS

The Wizard of Oz – WINNER!

– Gone with the Wind
– The Rains Came
– Only Angels Have Wings
– Union Pacific

BEST SHORT FILM

Peace on Earth – WINNER!

– The Ugly Duckling
– Rhythm on the Reservation
– Small Fry
– Detouring America
– Love on the Wing

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Jack Dawn for the makeup design of The Wizard of Oz – WINNER!

– Perc Westmore for the makeup design of The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Fixing The Oscars – 1939

April 11, 2008

Best Picture: English Language

WINNER: The Wizard of Oz (original nominee)

Gone With the Wind (original winner)
– Stagecoach
– Wuthering Heights (original nominee)
– The Spy in Black
– The Hunchback of Notre Dame
– Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (original nominee)

Best Picture: Non-English Language

WINNER: The Rules of the Game

– Le jour se leve
– The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum
– Oshidori utagassen
– My Apprenticeship

Best Actor in a Leading Role

WINNER: Marcel Dalio (The Rules of the Game)

– Clark Gable (Gone With the Wind) (original nominee)
– Laurence Olivier (Wuthering Heights) (original nominee)
– Charles Laughton (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)
– James Stewart (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington) (original nominee)
– Robert Donat (Goodbye, Mr. Chips) (original winner)

Best Actress in a Leading Role

WINNER: Vivien Leigh (Gone With the Wind) (original winner)

– Judy Garland (The Wizard of Oz) (original winner)
– Bette Davis (Dark Victory) (original nominee)
– Jean Arthur (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington)
– Greta Garbo (Ninotchka) (original nominee)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

WINNER: Bert Lahr (The Wizard of Oz)

– Thomas Mitchell (Stagecoach) (original winner)
– Jean Renoir (The Rules of the Game)
– Lon Chaney, Jr. (Of Mice and Men)
– Claude Rains (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington) (original nominee)
– Bela Lugosi (Son of Frankenstein)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

WINNER: Hattie McDaniel (Gone With the Wind) (original winner)

– Margaret Hamilton (The Wizard of Oz)
– Arletty (Le Jour se leve)
– Olivia de Havilland (Gone With the Wind) (original nominee)
– Paulette Dubost (The Rules of the Game)

Best Director

WINNER: Jean Renoir (The Rules of the Game)

– John Ford (Stagecoach) (original nominee)
– Victor Fleming (Gone With the Wind) (original winner)
– Marcel Carne (Le Jour se leve)
– Victor Fleming (The Wizard of Oz)

Best Cinematography

WINNER: Ernest Haller, Ray Rennahan (Gone With the Wind) (original winner)

– Harold Rosson (The Wizard of oz) (original nominee)
– Jean-Paul Alphen, Jean Bachelet, Lacques Lemare, Alain Renoir (The Rules of the Game)
– Bert Glennon (Stagecoach) (original nominee)
– Gregg Toland (Wuthering Heights) (original winner)

Best Original Screenplay

WINNER: Carl Koch, Jean Renoir (La Règle du jeu a.k.a. The Rules of the Game)

– Melchior Lengyel, Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, Walter Reisch (Ninotchka)
– Lewis R. Foster, Sidney Buchman (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington)
– Jacques Prévert & Jacques Viot (Le jour se lève a.k.a. Daybreak)
– Edwin Justus Mayer, Franz Schulz, Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder (Midnight)

Best Adapted Screenplay

WINNER: Sidney Howard (Gone with the Wind, from the novel by Margaret Mitchell)

– Dudley Nichols (Stagecoach, from the story “Stage to Lordsburg” by Ernest Haycox)
– Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson, Edgar Allan Woolf (The Wizard of Oz, from the novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum)
– Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur (Wuthering Heights, from the novel by Emily Bronte)
– Anita Loos, Jane Murfin (The Women, from the play by Clare Boothe)
– Eric Maschwitz, R.C. Sherriff, Claudine West (Goodbye, Mr. Chips, from the novel by James Hilton)
– Matsutarô Kawaguchi, Yoshikata Yoda (Zangiku monogatari a.k.a. The Story of the Late Chrysanthemums, from the novel by Shôfû Muramatsu)

Best Original Score

WINNER Max Steiner Gone With The Wind

– Alfred Newman Wuthering Heights
– Aaron Copland Of Mice And Men
– Max Steiner Dark Victory
– Erich Wolfgang Korngold Private Lives Of Elizabeth And Essex

Best Song

WINNER Harold Arlen & E.Y. Harburg Over The Rainbow (The Wizard Of Oz)

– Harold Arlen & E.Y. Harburg Lydia The Tattooed Lady (At The Circus)
– Harold Arlen & E.Y. Harburg If I Were King Of The Forest (The Wizard Of Oz)
– Harold Arlen & E.Y. Harburg We’re Off To See The Wizard (The Wizard Of Oz)
– Harold Arlen & E.Y. Harburg If I Only Had A Brain (The Wizard of Oz)

Best Musical Scoring/Adaptation/Song Score

WINNER Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg, George Bassman, Murray Cutter, Ken Darby, Paul Marquardt, George Stoll, Herbert Stothart, Leo Arnaud The Wizard Of Oz

– Louis Gruenberg, Richard Hageman, W. Franke Harling, John Leipold, Boris Morros, Leo Shuken Stagecoach

Best Film Editing

WINNER: Hal C. Kem, James E. Newcom (Gone With the Wind)
WINNER: Otto Lovering, Dorothy Spencer (Stagecoach)

– Blanche Sewell (The Wizard of Oz)
– Marthe Huguet, Marguerite Renoir (The Rules of the Game)
– Gene Havlick, Al Clark (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington)

Best Art Direction

WINNER: Cedric Gibbons, William A. Horning (The Wizard of Oz)

– Lyle R. Wheeler (Gone With the Wind)
– Van Nest Polglase (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)
– Lionel Banks (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington)
– Anton Grot (The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex)
– James Basevi (Wuthering Heights)
– Max Douy, Eugène Lourié (The Rules of the Game)

Best Costumes Design

WINNER: Adrian (The Wizard of Oz)

– Walter Plunkett (Gone With the Wind)
– Orry-Kelly (The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex)
– Omar Kiam (Wuthering Heights) (10)
– Walter Plunkett (The Hunchback of Notre Dame) (9)

Best Film Short

WINNER: Peace on Earth

– The Ugly Duckling
– Busy Little Bears
– Daffy Duck and the Dinosaur
– Detouring America
– Rhythm on the Reservation
– Society Dog Show