13th Academy Awards

The Academy Awards 1941 took place on 27 February 1941 at the Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. It was the 13th Annual Academy Awards. In the year of award films of the past year are always excellent, in this case, the films of the year 1940. This year the winners of the Oscars for the first time were kept secret until the moment of the ceremony.

  • 3.1 Honorary Oscar
  • 3.2 Technical Achievement Award


Walter Wanger

Nominations and Winners

Best Picture

Rebecca - David O. Selznick

Best Director

John Ford - The Grapes of Wrath ( The Grapes of Wrath)

Best Actor

James Stewart - The Philadelphia Story ( The Philadelphia Story )

Best Actress

Ginger Rogers - Miss Kitty ( Kitty Foyle )

Best Supporting Actor

Walter Brennan - The Westerner ( The Westerner )

Best Supporting Actress

Jane Darwell - The Grapes of Wrath ( The Grapes of Wrath)

Best Original Screenplay

Preston Sturges - The Great McGinty ( The Great McGinty )

Best Original Story

Benjamin Glazer, Hans Székely - Arise, My Love

Best Adapted Screenplay

Donald Ogden Stewart - The night before the wedding ( The Philadelphia Story )

Best Cinematography (black & white )

George Barnes - Rebecca

Best Cinematography ( color film )

Georges Périnal - The Thief of Bagdad ( The Thief of Baghdad )

Best Art Direction (black & white )

Best Art Direction (Color film )

Vincent Korda - The Thief of Bagdad ( The Thief of Baghdad )

Best Sound

Douglas Shearer - Hot rhythms in Chicago ( Strike Up the Band )

Best Editing

Anne Bauchens - The Scarlet Horseman ( Northwest Mounted Police )

Best Visual Effects

Lawrence W. Butler, Jack Whitney - The Thief of Bagdad ( The Thief of Baghdad )

Best Song

Leigh Harline, Ned Washington - "When You Wish Upon A Star " in Pinocchio

Best Original Soundtrack

Leigh Harline, Paul J. Smith, Ned Washington - Pinocchio

Best Original Score

Alfred Newman - Tin Pan Alley

Best Short Film (1 roll of film )

Quicker'n a Wink - Pete Smith

Best Short Film (2 films)

Teddy the Rough Rider - Warner Bros.

Best Short Film ( Animation )

The Milky Way ( The Milky Way ) - Metro -Goldwyn -Mayer

Honorary Oscars

Honorary Oscar

Technical Achievement Award