Archive for the ‘1946’ Category

Fixing the Oscars 2.0 – 1946

May 20, 2009

Best Picture, Non-English Language

La Belle et la Bête (winner!)

– Shoeshine
– Paisan
– Crisis
– Utamaro and His Five Women

Best Picture, English Language

It’a a Wonderful Life (winner!)

– The Best Years of Our Lives
– Great Expectations
– The Big Sleep
– Notorious

Best Actor

James Stewart (It’s a Wonderful Life) (winner!)

– Humphrey Bogart (The Big Sleep)
– Henry Fonda (My Darling Clementine)
– David Niven (A Matter of Life and Death)
– Dana Andrews (The Best Years of Our Lives)
– Alastair Sim (Green for Danger)

Best Actress

Rita Hayworth (Gilda) (winner!)

– Ingrid Bergman (Notorious)
– Josette Day (La Belle et la Bête)
– Lauren Bacall (The Big Sleep) –
– Setsuko Hara (No Regrets for Our Youth)

Best Supporting Actor

Claude Rains (Notorious) (winner!)

– Franco Interlenghi (Shoeshine)
– Harold Russell (The Best Years of Our Lives)
– Lionel Barrymore (It’s a Wonderful Life)
– Cecil Kellaway (The Postman Always Rings Twice)

Best Supporting Actress

Myrna Loy (The Best Years of Our Lives) (winner!)

– Martita Hunt (Great Expectations)
– Anne Baxter (The Razor’s Edge)
– Jean Simmons (Great Expectations)
– Leopoldine Konstantine (Notorious)

Best Director

Jean Cocteau (La Belle et la Bête) (winner!)

– Alfred Hitchcock (Notorious)
– William Wyler (The Best Years of Our Lives)
– David Lean (Great Expectations)
– Frank Capra (It’s a Wonderful Life)

Best Cinematography

Henri Alekan (La Belle et la Bête) (winner!)

– Guy Green (Great Expectations)
– Jack Cardiff (A Matter of Life and Death)
– Gregg Toland (The Best Years of Our Lives)
– Charles Rosher & Leonard Smith (The Yearling)

Best Original Screenplay

Sergio Amidei & Adolfo Franci, C. G. Viola & Cesare Zavattini (Shoeshine) (winner!)

– Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger (A Matter of Life and Death)
– Lewis Herman & Anne Wigton & Mindret Lord (Strange Impersonation)
– Victor Trivas & Anthony Veiller & Decla Dunning (The Stranger)
– Norman Panama & Melvin Frank (Road to Utopia)

Best Adapted Screenplay

Robert E. Sherwood (The Best Years of Our Lives, from the novella Glory for Me by MacKinlay Kantor) (winner!)

– Jean Cocteau (La Belle et la Bête, from the story by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont)
– William Faulkner & Leigh Brackett & Jules Furthman (The Big Sleep, from the novel by Raymond Chandler)
– Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett & Frank Capra & Jo Swerling (It’s a Wonderful Life, from the story “The Greatest Gift” by Philip Van Doren Stern)
– Anthony Havelock-Allan & David Lean & Cecil McGivern & Ronald Neame & Kay Walsh (Great Expectations, from the novel by Charles Dickens)

Best Original Score

Georges Auric (La Belle et la Bête) (winner!)

– Hugo Friedhofer (The Best Years of Our Lives)
– Max Steiner (The Big Sleep)
– Bernard Herrmann (Anna and the King of Siam)
– Miklos Rozsa (The Killers)

Best Adapted / Song / Musical Score

Allie Wrubel, Ray Gilbert, Ken Darby, Foster Carling, et. al. (original songs); Charles Wolcott (musical director) (Song of the South) (winner!)

– Harry Warren & Johnny Mercer (original songs); Lennie Hayton (musical director) (The Harvey Girls)
– Irving Berlin (adapted songs); Robert Emmett Dolan (musical director) (Blue Skies)
– Dimitri Tiomkin (musical director) (It’s a Wonderful Life)
– M. W. Stoloff (musical director) (The Jolson Story)
– Cole Porter (adapted songs); Leo F. Forbstein (musical director) (Night and Day)

Best Original Song

“Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah”, Allie Wrubel & Ray Gilbert (Song of the South) (winner!)

– “On the Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe”, Harry Warren & Johnny Mercer (The Harvey Girls)
– “Put the Blame on Mame”, Doris Fisher & Allan Roberts (Gilda)
– “Ole Buttermilk Sky”, Hoagy Carmichael & Jack Brooks (Canyon Passage)
– “Personality”, Jimmy Van Heusen & Johnny Burke (Road to Utopia)

Best Sound

Great Expectations (winner!)

– The Best Years of Our Lives
– A Matter of Life and Death
– Paisan
– It’s a Wonderful Life
– The Jolson Story
– My Darling Clementine

Best Film Editing

Jack Harris (Great Expectations) (winner!)

– Arthur Hilton (The Killers)
– Reginald Mills (A Matter of Life and Death)
– Theron Warth (Notorious)
– Claude Ibéria (La Belle et la Bête)

Best Art Direction

Lucien Carré & Christian Bérard & René Moulaert (La Belle et la Bête) (winner!)

– Alfred Junge & Arthur Lawson & Roger Ramsdell (A Matter of Life and Death)
– Wilfred Shingleton & William Hutchinson & John Bryan (Great Expectations)
– Jack Okey & Emile Kuri (It’s a Wonderful Life)
– William Darling & Lyle Wheeler (Anna and the King of Siam)

Best Costume Design

Antonio Castillo & Marcel Escoffier & Christian Bérard (La Belle et la Bête) (winner!)

– Sophia Harris of Motley (Great Expectations)
– Joseph Bato & Hein Heckroth (A Matter of Life and Death)
– Edith Head (Notorious)
– Laurie Lourie (Diary of a Chambermaid)

Best Special Effects

A Matter of Life and Death (winner!)

– La Belle et la Bête
– Song of the South
– The Dark Mirror
– It’s a Wonderful Life

Best Film Short

The Cat Concerto (winner!)

– The Great Piggy Bank Robbery
– John Henry and the Inky-Poo
– Ritual In Transfigured Time
– Daffy Doodles
– Northwest Hounded Police
– Peter and the Wolf

Fixing the Oscars – 1946

December 19, 2007

Best Picture: English Language

THE WINNER: The Big Sleep

– Notorious
– The Best Years of Our Lives (original winner)
– My Darling Clementine
– Brief Encounter
– It’s a Wonderful Life (original nominee)

Best Picture: Non-English Language

THE WINNER: Beauty and the Beast

– Shoeshine (original winner)
– Paisan
– No Regrets for Our Youth
– Murderers Among Us

Best Actor

THE WINNER: James Stewart (It’s a Wonderful Life) (original nominee)

– Humphrey Bogart (The Big Sleep)
– John Garfield (The Postman Always Rings Twice)
– Dana Andrews (The Best Years of Our Lives)
– Henry Fonda (My Darling Clementine)

Best Actress

THE WINNER: Celia Johnson (Brief Encounter) (original nominee)

– Ingrid Bergman (Notorious)
– Rita Hayworth (Gilda)
– Lauren Bacall (The Big Sleep)
– Olivia De Havilland (To Each His Own) (original winner)

Best Supporting Actor

THE WINNER: Claude Rains (Notorious) (original nominee)

Victor Mature (My Darling Clementine)
Clifton Webb (The Razor’s Edge) (original nominee)
Harold Russell (The Best Years of Our Lives) (original winner)
Walter Brennan (My Darling Clementine)
Hume Cronyn (The Postman Always Rings Twice)

Best Supporting Actress

THE WINNER: Anne Baxter (The Razor’s Edge) (original winner)

– Sonia Darrin (The Big Sleep)
– Myrna Loy (The Best Years of Our Lives)
– Teresa Wright (The Best Years of Our Lives)
– Martita Hunt (Great Expectations)

Best Director

THE WINNER: Alfred Hitchcock (Notorious)

– William Wyler (The Best Years of Our Lives) (original winner)
– Howard Hawks (The Big Sleep)
– Jean Cocteau (Beauty and the Beast)
– David Lean (Brief Encounter) (original nominee)
– Frank Capra (It’s a Wonderful Life) (original nominee)
– John Ford (My Darling Clementine)

Best Screenplay

THE WINNER: William Faulkner, Leigh Brackett, Jules Furthman (The Big Sleep)

– Ben Hecht (Notorious) (original nominee)
– Robert E. Sherwood (The Best Years of Our Lives) (original winner)
– Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger (A Matter of Life and Death)
– Noel Coward (Brief Encounter) (original nominee)

Best Cinematography

THE WINNER: Henri Alekan (Beauty and the Beast)

– Gregg Toland (The Best Years of Our Lives)
– Jack Cardiff (A Matter of Life and Death)
– Guy Green (Great Expectations) (original nominee) (18)
– Charles Rosher, Leonard Smith, Arthur E. Arling (The Yearling) (original nominee)
– Ted Tetzlaff (Notorious)
– Joe MacDonald (My Darling Clementine)

Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture

THE WINNER: Hugo Friedhofer (The Best Years of Our Lives) (original winner)

– Georges Auric (Beauty and the Beast)
– Max Steiner (The Big Sleep)
– Miklos Rozsa (The Killers) (original nominee)
– Dimitri Tiomkin (Duel in the Sun)

Best Film Editing

WINNER: Theron Worth (Notorious)

– William Hornbeck (It’s a Wonderful Life)
– Daniel Mandell (Best Years of Our Lives)
– Christian Nyby (The Big Sleep)
– Reginald Mills (A Matter of Life and Death)

Best Art Direction

WINNER: Christian Berard and Lucien Carre (art directors), Lucien Carre and Rene Mouleart (set decorators) (Beauty and the Beast)

– Alfred Junge (A Matter of Life and Death)
– John Bryan, Wilfred Shingleton (Great Expectations)
– Jack Okey, Emile Kuri (It’s a Wonderful Life)
– Lyle R. Wheeler; William S. Darling, Thomas Little, Frank E. Hughes (Anna and the King of Siam)

Best Costume Design

WINNER: Antonio Castillo, Marcel Escoffier, and Christian Berard (Beauty and the Beast)

– Jean Louis (Gilda)
– Sophie Harris (Great Expectations)
– Bonnie Cashin (Anna and the King of Siam)
– Hein Heckroth, Joseph Bato (A Matter of Life and Death)
– Edith Head (Notorious)

Best Song

WINNER: Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah from “Song Of The South”; Allie Wrubel (music), Ray Gilbert (lyrics) (original winner)

– Put The Blame On Mame from “Gilda”; Doris Fisher (music); Allan Roberts (lyrics)
– On the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe from “The Harvey Girls”; Harry Warren (music), Johnny Mercer (lyrics) (original winner)
– Ole Buttermilk Sky from “Canyon Passage”; Hoagy Carmichael (music), Jack Brooks (lyrics) (5 votes) (original nominee)
– Personality from “Road To Utopia”; James Van Heusen (music), Johnny Burke (lyrics)

Best Short

WINNER: The Cat Concerto (MGM/William Hanna & Joseph Barbera)

– The Great Piggy Bank Robbery (Warner Bros./Bob Clampett)