14th Academy Awards

The Academy Awards 1942 took place on 26 February 1942 at the Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. It was the 14th Annual Academy Awards. In the year of award films of the previous year are always excellent, in this case, the films of the year 1941.

Only a few weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor and the entry of the United States into the Second World War, the Oscars should first be canceled. Academy President Bette Davis made ​​the proposal for the event tickets for sale and to let the proceeds coming to the American Red Cross. The event was eventually carried out as evening dinner without glamorous evening clothes.

At the ceremony met in the category Best Actress for the first time two sisters meet: Olivia de Havilland in The Golden Gate and Joan Fontaine in suspicion.


Nominations and Winners

Best Picture

Green Was My Valley ( How Green Was My Valley) - Darryl F. Zanuck

Best Director

John Ford - Impact Weather ( How Green Was My Valley)

Best Actor

Gary Cooper - Sergeant York

Best Actress

Joan Fontaine - Suspicion ( Suspicion )

Best Supporting Actor

Donald Crisp - Green Was My Valley ( How Green Was My Valley)

Best Supporting Actress

Mary Astor - The Great Lie ( The Great Lie)

Best Original Screenplay

Herman J. Mankiewicz, Orson Welles - Citizen Kane

Best Original Story

Harry Segall - Holidays from Heaven ( Here Comes Mr. Jordan )

Best Adapted Screenplay

Sidney Buchman, Seton I. Miller - Holidays from Heaven ( Here Comes Mr. Jordan )

Best Cinematography (black & white )

Arthur C. Miller - Green Was My Valley ( How Green Was My Valley)

Best Cinematography ( color film )

Ernest Palmer, Ray Rennahan - King of the Toreros ( Blood and Sand )

Best Art Direction (black & white )

Richard Day, Nathan Juran, Thomas Little - Green Was My Valley ( How Green Was My Valley)

Best Art Direction (Color film )

Cedric Gibbons, Urie McCleary, Edwin B. Willis - Blossoms in the Dust ( Blossoms in the Dust )

Best Sound

Jack Whitney - Lord Nelson's last love (That Hamilton Woman)

Best Editing

William Holmes - Sergeant York

Best Special Effects

Farciot Edouart, Gordon Jennings, Louis Mesenkop - I Wanted Wings

Best Song

Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II - " The Last Time I Saw Paris " in Lady Be Good

Best Score ( Drama )

Bernard Herrmann - The Devil and Daniel Webster ( The Devil and Daniel Webster )

Best Original Score ( Music Film )

Frank Churchill, Oliver Wallace - Dumbo ( Dumbo )

Best Short Film (1 roll of film )

Of Pups and Puzzles - Metro -Goldwyn -Mayer

Best Short Film (2 films)

Main Street on the March! - Metro -Goldwyn -Mayer

Best Short Film ( Animation )

The heartless savior ( Lend a Paw ) - Walt Disney

Best Short Documentary

Churchill's Iceland - National Film Board of Canada

Honorary Oscars

Honorary Oscar

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award

Technical Achievement Award