12th Academy Awards
The Academy Awards 1940 took place on February 29, 1940 at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. It was the 12th Annual Academy Awards. In the year of award films of the past year are always excellent, in this case, the films of the year 1939.
With 13 nominations and ten awards in 8 categories, the movie was Gone with the Wind, the most awards. Director Victor Fleming, who was hailed as Best Director, boycotted the ceremony for unknown reasons.
A special prize for outstanding achievement in the use of color effects in Gone with the Wind, William Cameron Menzies went to. The film was also awarded the Academy Award for Technical Merit.
- 3.1 Juvenile Award
- 3.2 Honorary Oscar
- 3.3 Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award
- 3.4 Technical Achievement Award
Bob Hope led for the first time as a presenter by the Academy Awards. The presenters of the candidates are listed below in the respective categories.
Nominations and Winners
Gone with the Wind ( Gone with the Wind ) - Victor Fleming
Victor Fleming - Gone with the Wind ( Gone with the Wind )
Robert Donat - Goodbye, Mr. Chips ( Goodbye, Mr. Chips )
Vivien Leigh - Gone with the Wind ( Gone with the Wind )
Best Supporting Actor
Thomas Mitchell - Ringo ( Stagecoach )
Best Supporting Actress
Hattie McDaniel - Gone with the Wind ( Gone with the Wind )
Best Original Screenplay
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington ( Mr. Smith Goes to Washington) - Lewis R. Foster
Best Adapted Screenplay
Sidney Howard - Gone with the Wind ( Gone with the Wind )
Best Cinematography (Color)
Best Cinematography (S / W)
Gregg Toland - Wuthering Heights ( Wuthering Heights )
Bernard B. Brown - When Tomorrow Comes
Best Original Soundtrack
Herbert Stothart - The Wizard of Oz ( The Wizard of Oz)
Best Original Score
Lyle R. Wheeler - Gone with the Wind ( Gone with the Wind )
Hal C. Kern, James E. Newcom - Gone with the Wind ( Gone with the Wind )
Best Visual Effects
Edmund H. Hansen, Fred Sersen - The Rains Came ( The Rains Come )
Best Short Film (1 roll of film )
Busy Little Bears - Paramount
Best Short Film (2 films)
Sons of Liberty - Warner Bros.
Best Short Film ( Animation )
The Ugly Duckling - Walt Disney