Archive for the ‘1941’ Category

Fixing the Oscars – 1941

January 16, 2008

Best Picture

THE WINNER: Citizen Kane (originally nominated)

– The Maltese Falcon (originally nominated)
– How Green Was My Valley (actual 1941 winner)
– The Lady Eve
– High Sierra

Best Actress

THE WINNER: Barbara Stanwyck (The Lady Eve)

– Bette Davis (The Little Foxes) (original nominee)
– Joan Fontaine (Suspicion) (actual 1941 winner)
– Mary Astor (The Maltese Falcon)
– Ida Lupino (High Sierra)

Best Actor:

THE WINNER: Orson Welles (Citizen Kane) (original nominee)

– Gary Cooper (Sergeant York) (actual 1941 winner)
– Humphrey Bogart (The Maltese Falcon)
– Humphrey Bogart (High Sierra)
– Cary Grant (Suspicion)

Best Supporting Actress

THE WINNER: Dorothy Comingore (The Magnificent Ambersons)

– Sara Allgood (How Green Was My Valley) (original nominee)
– Teresa Wright (The Little Foxes) (original nominee)
– Agnes Moorehead (Citizen Kane)
– Maria Ouspenskaya (The Wolf Man)

Best Supporting Actor

THE WINNER: Peter Lorre (The Maltese Falcon)

– Sidney Greenstreet (The Maltese Falcon) (original nominee)
– Joseph Cotten (Citizen Kane)
– Donald Crisp (How Green Was My Valley) (actual 1941 winner)
– Charles Coburn (The Lady Eve)

Best Director:

THE WINNER: Orson Welles (Citizen Kane) (original nominee)

– John Huston (The Maltese Falcon)
– John Ford (How Green Was My Valley) (actual 1941 winner)
– Preston Sturges (The Lady Eve)
– Alfred Hitchcock (Suspicion)

Best Black and White Cinematography

THE WINNER: Gregg Toland (Citizen Kane) (original nominee)

– Arthur S. Miller (How Green Was My Valley) (actual 1941 winner)
– Joseph Ruttenberg (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde) (original nominee)
– Sol Polito (Sergeant York) (original nominee)
– Toni Gaudio (High Sierra)

Best Art Direction

THE WINNERS: Richard Day; Nathan Juran; Thomas Little (How Green Was My Valley) (actual 1941 winner)

– Vincent Korda (Major Barbara)
– Boris Leven (The Shanghai Gesture)
– Perry Ferguson; Van Nest Polglase; A. Roland Fields; Darrell Silvera (Citizen Kane) (original nominee)

Best Song

THE WINNER: Blues in the Night, Harold Arlen (music); Johnny Mercer (lyrics) – For the song “Blues in the Night” (original nominee)

– Lady Be Good, Jerome Kern (music); Oscar Hammerstein II (lyrics) – For the song “The Last Time I Saw Paris” (actual 1941 winner)
– Buck Privates, Hugh Prince (music); Don Raye (lyrics) – For the song “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B” (original nominee)
– Dumbo, Frank Churchill (music); Ned Washington (lyrics) – For the song “When I See an Elephant Fly”
– Sun Valley Serenade, Harry Warren (music); Mack Gordon (lyrics) – For the song “Chattanooga Choo Choo” (original nominee)

Best Score, Dramatic Motion Picture

THE WINNER: Bernard Herrmann (All That Money Can Buy) (actual 1941 winner)

– Alfred Newman (How Green Was My Valley) (original nominee)
– Franz Waxman (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde) (original nominee)
– Bernard Herrmann (Citizen Kane) (original nominee)
– Frank Churchill, Oliver Wallace (Dumbo)

Best Writing, Original Screenplay

THE WINNER: Herman J. Mankiewicz; Orson Welles (Citizen Kane) (actual 1941 winner)

– Monckton Hoffe, (The Lady Eve)
– Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder (Ball of Fire)
– William Ludwig, Charles Lederer, David Hertz (Love Crazy)

Best Writing, Original Story

THE WINNER: Monckton Hoffe (The Lady Eve) (original nominee)

– Harry Segall (Here Comes Mr. Jordan) (original nominee)
– Richard Connell; Robert Presnell Sr. (Meet John Doe) (original nominee)
– Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder (Ball of Fire (original nominee)
– Curt Siodmak (The Wolf Man)

Best Writing, Screenplay (Adapted)

THE WINNER: John Huston (The Maltese Falcon) (original nominee)

– Lillian Hellman, Arthur Kober, Dorothy Parker, Alan Campbell (The Little Foxes) (original nominee)
– Philip Dunne (How Green Was My Valley) (original nominee)
– Samson Raphaelson, Joan Harrison, Alma Reville (Suspicion)
– Sidney Buchman; Seton I. Miller (Here Comes Mr. Jordan)

Fixing the Oscars (2.0) – 1941

March 26, 2007

Best Picture, English Language

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– Citizen Kane (winner!)

– The Maltese Falcon
– Sullivan’s Travels
– The Lady Eve
– How Green Was My Valley

Best Picture, Non-English Language

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– Remorques [Stormy Waters] (winner!)

Best Actor

– Orson Welles (Citizen Kane) (winner!)

– Humphrey Bogart (The Maltese Falcon)
– Walter Huston (The Devil and Daniel Webster)
– Cary Grant (Suspicion)
– Henry Fonda (The Lady Eve)
– Joel McCrea (Sullivan’s Travels)

Best Actress

– Barbara Stanwyck (The Lady Eve) (winner!)

– Bette Davis (The Little Foxes)
– Joan Fontaine (Suspicion)
– Mary Astor (The Maltese Falcon)
– Ida Lupino (High Sierra)

Best Supporting Actor

– Peter Lorre (The Maltese Falcon) (winner!)

– Sydney Greenstreet (The Maltese Falcon)
– Joseph Cotten (Citizen Kane)
– Herbert Marshall (The Little Foxes)
– Donald Crisp (How Green Was My Valley)

Best Supporting Actress

– Veronica Lake (Sullivan’s Travels) (winner!)

– Dorothy Comingore (Citizen Kane)
– Maria Ouspenskaya (The Wolf Man)
– Sara Allgood (How Green Was My Valley)
– Patricia Collinge (The Little Foxes)
– Teresa Wright (The Little Foxes)

Best Director

– Orson Welles (Citizen Kane) (winner!)

– John Huston (The Maltese Falcon)
– William Wyler (The Little Foxes)
– Preston Sturges (Sullivan’s Travels)
– John Ford (How Green Was My Valley)
– Alfred Hitchcock (Suspicion)

Best Cinematography

– Gregg Toland (Citizen Kane) (winner!)

– Arthur Miller (How Green Was My Valley)
– Joseph August (The Devil And Daniel Webster)
– Tony Gaudio (High Sierra)
– Arthur Edeson (The Maltese Falcon)

Best Original Screenplay

– Herman J. Mankiewicz & Orson Welles (Citizen Kane) (winner!)
– Preston Sturges (Sullivan’s Travels)
– Monckton Hoffe & Preston Sturges (The Lady Eve)
– Emeric Pressburger & Rodney Ackland (49th Parallel)
– Billy Wilder, Thomas Monroe & Charles Brackett (Ball of Fire)
– Edward E. Seabrook, Paul Girard Smith & Warren Wilson (Tanks a Million)

Best Adapted Screenplay

– John Huston (The Maltese Falcon, from the novel by Dashiell Hammett) (winner!)

– Lillian Hellman, Arthur Kober, Dorothy Parker & Alan Campbell (The Little Foxes, from the play by Hellman)
– Sidney Buchman & Seton I. Miller (Here Comes Mr. Jordan, from the play Heaven Can Wait by Harry Segall)
– John Huston & W. R. Burnett (High Sierra, from the novel by Burnett)
– Samson Raphaelson, Joan Harrison & Alma Reville (Suspicion, from the novel Before the Fact by Francis Iles)

Best Original Score

– Bernard Herrmann (Citizen Kane) (winner!)

– Bernard Herrmann (The Devil and Daniel Webster)
– Franz Waxman (Suspicion)
– Franz Waxman (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde)
– Alfred Newman (How Green Was My Valley)

Best Adapted / Song / Musical Score

– Oliver Wallace (musical director), Frank Churchill & Ned Washington (Dumbo) (winner!)

– Emil Newman (musical director), Harry Warren & Mack Gordon (Sun Valley Serenade)
– Louis Levy (musical director) (The Ghost Train)

Best Original Song

– “When I See an Elephant Fly”, Frank Churchill & Ned Washington (Dumbo) (winner!)

– “Chattanooga Choo Choo”, Harry Warren & Mack Gordon (Sun Valley Serenade)
– “Pink Elephants on Parade”, Frank Churchill & Ned Washington (Dumbo)
– “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B”, Don Ray & Hugh Prince (Buck Privates)
– “Blues in the Night”, Harold Arlen & Johnny Mercer (Blues in the Night)

Best Sound

– Citizen Kane (winner!)

– How Green Was My Valley
– 49th Parallel
– Man Hunt
– Sergeant York
– The Wolf Man

Best Film Editing

– Robert Wise (Citizen Kane) (winner!)

– Thomas Richards (The Maltese Falcon)
– William Hamilton (Suspicion)
– Daniel Mandell (The Little Foxes)
– Doane Harrison (Hold Back the Dawn)
– William Holmes (Sergeant York)

Best Art Direction

– Van Nest Polglase (Citizen Kane) (winner!)

– Richard Day & Nathan Juran (How Green Was My Valley)
– Van Nest Polglase (The Devil and Daniel Webster)
– Stephen Goosson (The Little Foxes)
– Richard Day & Joseph C. Wright (Blood and Sand)
– Boris Leven (The Shanghai Gesture)
– Jack Otterson (The Wolf Man)

Best Costume Design

– Edward Stevenson (Citizen Kane) (winner!)

– Gwen Wakeling (How Green Was My Valley)
– Orry-Kelly (The Little Foxes)
– René Hubert (That Hamilton Woman)
– Orry-Kelly (The Maltese Falcon)
– Edith Head (Sullivan’s Travels)
– Milo Anderson (They Died with Their Boots On)

Best Special Effects

– The Wolf Man (winner!)

– Citizen Kane
– Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde
– The Sea Wolf
– That Hamilton Woman

Best Film Short

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– Superman (winner!)

– Rhapsody In Rivets
– Hollywood Steps Out
– Mechanical Monsters
– The Night Before Christmas
– The Tell-Tale Heart
– Truant Officer Donald