Archive for the ‘1944’ Category

Fixing The Oscars 2.0 – 1944

June 23, 2008

Best Picture, English Language

 

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Double Indemnity (winner!)

– Meet Me in St. Louis
– Laura
– Arsenic and Old Lace
– Henry the Fift

Best Picture, Non-English Language

 

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Ivan the Terrible, Part One (winner!)

– The Children Are Watching Us
– Torment (Hets)
– The Rainbow (Raduga)
– Tower of the Seven Hunchbacks (La torre de los siete jorobados)

Best Actor

Charles Boyer (Gaslight) (winner!)

– Fred MacMurray (Double Indemnity)
– Laurence Olivier (Henry the Fift)
– Humphrey Bogart (To Have and Have Not)
– Cary Grant (Arsenic and Old Lace)

Best Actress

Judy Garland (Meet Me in St. Louis) (winner!)

– Barbara Stanwyck (Double Indemnity)
– Ingrid Bergman (Gaslight)
– Lauren Bacall (To Have and Have Not)
– Gene Tierney (Laura)

Best Supporting Actor

Edward G. Robinson (Double Indemnity) (winner!)

– Clifton Webb (Laura)
– William Demarest (The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek)
– Walter Brennan (To Have and Have Not)
– Barry Fitzgerald (Going My Way)
– Claude Rains (Mr. Skeffington)

Best Supporting Actress

Margaret O’Brien (Meet Me in St. Louis) (winner!)

– Angela Lansbury (Gaslight)
– Anne Revere (National Velvet)
– Tallulah Bankhead (Lifeboat)
– Judith Anderson (Laura)
– Diana Lynn (The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek)

Best Director

Billy Wilder (Double Indemnity) (winner!)

– Vincente Minnelli (Meet Me in St. Louis)
– Otto Preminger (Laura)
– Preston Sturges (The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek)
– Howard Hawks (To Have and Have Not)

Best Cinematography

George Folsey (Meet Me In St Louis) (winner!)

– John Seitz (Double Indemnity)
– Edouard Tisse, Andrei Moskvin (Ivan the Terrible, Part One)
– Joseph Ruttenberg (Gaslight)
– Joseph La Shelle (Laura)

Best Original Screenplay

Preston Sturges (The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek) (winner!)

– Preston Sturges (Hail the Conquering Hero)
– John Steinbeck & Jo Swerling (Lifeboat)
– Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger (A Canterbury Tale)
– Lamar Trotti (Wilson)

Best Adapted Screenplay

Raymond Chandler & Billy Wilder (Double Indemnity, from the novel by James M. Cain) (winner!)

– Jay Dratler, Samuel Hoffenstein & Betty Reinhardt (Laura, from the novel by Vera Caspary)
– Irving Brecher & Fred F. Finklehoffe (Meet Me in St. Louis, from the novel by Sally Benson)
– Jules Furthman & William Faulkner (To Have and Have Not, from the novel by Ernest Hemingway)
– Philip G. Epstein & Julius J. Epstein (Arsenic and Old Lace, from the play by Joseph Kesselring)

Best Original Score

Miklos Rozsa (Double Indemnity) (winner!)

– David Raksin (Laura)
– Sergei Prokofiev (Ivan the Terrible, Part One)
– William Walton (Henry the Fift)
– Herbert Stothart (National Velvet)

Best Adapted/Song/Musical Score

Ralph Blane & Hugh Martin, original songs; Georgie Stoll, musical director (Meet Me in St. Louis) (winner!)

– Edward Plumb, Paul J. Smith & Charles Wolcott, musical directors (The Three Caballeros)
– Jerome Kern & Ira Gershwin, original songs; M.W. Stoloff, musical director; Carmen Dragon, orchestrator (Cover Girl)
– Robert Emmett Dolan, musical director (Going My Way)
– Ary Barroso & Ned Washington, original songs; Walter Scharf, musical director (Brazil)
– Ray Heindorf, music adaptor; Leo F. Forbstein, orchestrator (Hollywood Canteen)

Best Original Song

“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”, Ralph Blane & Hugh Martin (Meet Me In St. Louis) (winner!)

– “The Trolley Song”, Ralph Blane & Hugh Martin (Meet Me In St. Louis)
– “Swinging on a Star”, Jimmy Van Heusen & Johnny Burke (Going My Way)
– “Long Ago and Far Away”, Jerome Kern & Ira Gershwin (Cover Girl)
– “The Boy Next Door”, Ralph Blane & Hugh Martin (Meet Me in St. Louis)

Best Sound

Gaslight (winner!)

– Double Indemnity
– Laura
– National Velvet
– Meet Me In St Louis
– The Uninvited

Best Editing

Robert J. Kern (National Velvet) (winner!)

– Sergei Eisenstein (Ivan the Terrible, Part One)
– Doane Harrison & Lee Hall (Double Indemnity)
– Dorothy Spencer (Lifeboat)
– Daniel Mandell (Arsenic and Old Lace)

Best Art Direction

Lemuel Ayers & Cedric Gibbons & Jack Martin Smith (Meet Me in St. Louis) (winner!)

– Sergei Eisenstein & I. Shpinel (Ivan the Terrible, Part One)
– Cedric Gibbons & William Ferrari (Gaslight)
– Paul Sheriff & Carmen Dillon (Henry the Fift)
– Albert S. D’Agostino & Jack Okey (Experiment Perilous)
– James Basevi & Wiard B. Ihnen (Jane Eyre)

Best Costume Design

Irene Sharaff (Meet Me in St. Louis) (winner!)

– L. Naumov (Ivan the Terrible, Part One)
– Irene (Gaslight)
– Roger K. Furse (Henry the Fift)
– Raoul Pene Du Bois (Frenchman’s Creek)

Best Special Effects

Lifeboat (winner!)

– Since You Went Away
– Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
– The Uninvited
– Jane Eyre
– Murder My Sweet

Best Film Short

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At Land (winner!)

– How To Play Football
– Little Red Riding Rabbit
– Der Schneerman
– Jammin’ the Blues
– The Old Grey Hare
– The Private Life of a Cat
– Screwball Squirrel

Fixing the Oscars – 1944

January 10, 2008

Best Picture: English Language

THE WINNER: Double Indemnity (original nominee)

– Laura
– The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek
– Meet Me in St. Louis
– Hail the Conquering Hero

Best Picture: Non-English Language

THE WINNER: Torment

Best Actor

THE WINNER: Charles Boyer (Gaslight) (original nominee)

– Fred MacMurray (Double Indemnity)
– Alexander Knox (Wilson) (original nominee)
– Eddie Bracken (Hail the Conquering Hero)
– Laurence Olivier (Henry V) (original nominee)
– Humphrey Bogart (To Have and Have Not)

Best Actress

THE WINNER: Barbara Stanwyck (Double Indemnity) (original nominee)

– Ingrid Bergman (Gaslight) (original winner)
– Lauren Bacall (To Have and Have Not)
– Gene Tierney (Laura)
– Bette Davis (Mr. Skeffington) (original nominee)

Best Supporting Actor

THE WINNER: Clifton Webb (Laura) (original nominee)

– Edward G. Robinson (Double Indemnity)
– Claude Rains (Mr. Skeffington) (original nominee)
– Vincent Price (Laura)
– Donald Crisp (National Velvet)
– William Demarest (The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek)
– Walter Brennan (To Have and Have Not)

Best Supporting Actress

THE WINNER: Anne Revere (National Velvet) (original nominee)

– Margaret O’Brien (Meet Me in St. Louis) (special Oscar)
– Angela Lansbury (Gaslight) (original nominee)
– Diana Lynn (The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek)
– Judith Anderson (Laura)

Best Director

THE WINNER: Billy Wilder (Double Indemnity) (original nominee)

– Otto Preminger (Laura) (original nominee)
– Preston Sturges (The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek)
– Howard Hawks (To Have and Have Not)
– Vincente Minnelli (Meet Me in St. Louis)

Best Screenplay

THE WINNER: Raymond Chandler, Billy Wilder (Double Indemnity) (original nominee)

– Preston Sturges (The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek) (original nominee)
– Preston Sturges (Hail the Conquering Hero) (original nominee)
– Jay Dratler, Samuel Hoffenstein, Elizabeth Reinhardt (Laura) (original nominee)
– Jules Furthman, William Faulkner (To Have and Have Not) (new nominee)

Best Cinematography

THE WINNER: Joseph LaShelle (Laura) (original winner)

– Leon Shamroy (Wilson) (original winner)
– John F. Seitz (Double Indemnity) (original nominee)
– Jack Hildyard, Robert Krasker (Henry V)
– George J. Folsey (Meet Me in St. Louis) (original nominee)

Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture

THE WINNER: Miklos Rozsa (Double Indemnity)

– David Raksin (Laura)
– Herbert Stothart (National Velvet)
– Alfred Newman (Wilson) (original nominee)
– William Walton (Henry V) (original nominee)

Best Short

THE WINNER: Little Red Riding Rabbit (WB/Friz Freleng, w/Bugs Bunny)

– At Land (Maya Deren)
– How to Play Football (Disney/Jack Kinney, w/Goofy) (original nominee, “best cartoon”)
– Screwball Squirrel (MGM/Tex Avery)
– Mouse Trouble (MGM/Hanna-Barbera, w/Tom & Jerry) (original winner, “best cartoon”)

Best Editing

THE WINNER:National Velvet (Robert J. Kern) (original winner)

– Double Indemnity (Doane Harrison)
– Lifeboat (Dorothy Spencer)
– Gaslight (Ralph E. Winters)
– A Canterbury Tale (John Seabourne)

Best Art-Direction

THE WINNER: Meet Me in St. Louis (Lemuel Ayers, Cedric Gibbons, Jack Martin Smith, Edwin B. Willis)

– Henry V (Carmen Dillon, Paul Sheriff)
– Gaslight (Cedric Gibbons; William Ferrari; Edwin B. Willis; Paul Huldschinsky) (original winner)

Best Costume Design

THE WINNER: Meet Me in St. Louis (Irene Sharaff)

– Gaslight (Irene)
– Henry V (Roger K. Furse)
– Mr. Skeffington (Orry Kelly)
– Laura (Bonnie Cashin)

Best Song

THE WINNER: The Trolley Song, by Ralph Blane & Hugh Martin, from the movie “Meet Me In St. Louis” (original nominee)

– Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, by Ralph Blane & Hugh Martin, from the movie “Meet Me In St. Louis”
– I’ll Walk Alone, by Jule Styne & Sammy Cahn, from the movie “Follow The Boys” (original nominee)
– Swinging On A Star, by Jimmy Van Heusen & Johnny Burke, from the movie “Going My Way” (original winner)
– Long Ago And Far Away, by Jerome Kern & Ira Gershwin, from the movie “Cover Girl”