16th Academy Awards

The Academy Awards 1944 took place in Los Angeles at the Ambassador Hotel. It was the 16th Annual Academy Awards. In the year of award films of the previous year are always excellent, in this case, the films of the year 1943.


The ceremony was hosted by Bob Hope.

Nominations and Winners

Best Picture

Casablanca - Jack L. Warner

Best Director

Michael Curtiz - Casablanca

Best Actor

Paul Lukas - Watch on the Rhine

Best Actress

Jennifer Jones - The Song of Bernadette ( The Song of Bernadette )

Best Supporting Actor

Charles Coburn - The More the Merrier (The More the Merrier )

Best Supporting Actress

Katina Paxinou - For Whom the Bell Tolls ( For Whom the Bell Tolls )

Best Adapted Screenplay

Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Howard Koch - Casablanca

Best Original Screenplay

Norman Krasna - The pilot and the Princess (Princess O'Rourke )

Best Original Story

William Saroyan - And life goes on ( The Human Comedy )

Best Cinematography (Black and White )

Arthur C. Miller - The Song of Bernadette ( The Song of Bernadette )

Best Cinematography (Color)

Hal Mohr, W. Howard Greene - Phantom of the Opera ( Phantom of the Opera)

Best Art Direction (Black and White )

James Basevi, William S. Darling, Thomas Little - The Song of Bernadette ( The Song of Bernadette )

Best Art Direction (Color)

Best Sound

Best Editing

Amy George - In the Japanese sun (Air Force)

Best Visual Effects

Fred Sersen, Roger Heman Sr. - Crash Dive

Best Score ( Drama / Comedy )

Alfred Newman - The Song of Bernadette ( The Song of Bernadette )

Best Score (Musical)

Ray Heinsdorf - This Is the Army

Best Song

Harry Warren, Mack Gordon - "You'll Never Know" in Hello Frisco, Hello

Best Short Film (1 roll of film )

Grantland Rice - Amphibious Fighters

Best Short Film (2 films)

Jeremy Bresler, Sam Coslow - Heavenly Music

Best Animated Short Film

Fred Quimby - Tom plays pyrotechnician ( The Yankee Doodle Mouse)

Best Documentary Short Film

December 7th - U.S. Navy Field Photographic Branch

Best Documentary

Desert Victory - British Ministry of Information

Honorary Oscars

Honorary Oscar

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award

Scientific and Engineering Award

Technical Achievement Award