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The 10th Academy Awards (1938) Nominees and Winners

Held at the Biltmore Bowl of the Biltmore Hotel on Thursday, March 10, 1938,
honoring movies released in 1937.

W.C. Fields, Mack Sennett, and Frank Capra at the 10th Academy Awards ceremony at the Biltmore Hotel.

W.C. Fields, Mack Sennett, and Frank Capra at the 10th Academy Awards ceremony at the Biltmore Hotel.


  • Charles Boyer in "Conquest"
  • Fredric March in "A Star Is Born"
  • Robert Montgomery in "Night Must Fall"
  • Paul Muni in "The Life of Emile Zola"
  • Spencer Tracy in "Captains Courageous"

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Ralph Bellamy in "The Awful Truth"
  • Thomas Mitchell in "The Hurricane"
  • Joseph Schildkraut in "The Life of Emile Zola"
  • H. B. Warner in "Lost Horizon"
  • Roland Young in "Topper"


  • Irene Dunne in "The Awful Truth"
  • Greta Garbo in "Camille"
  • Janet Gaynor in "A Star Is Born"
  • Luise Rainer in "The Good Earth"
  • Barbara Stanwyck in "Stella Dallas"

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Alice Brady in "In Old Chicago"
  • Andrea Leeds in "Stage Door"
  • Anne Shirley in "Stella Dallas"
  • Claire Trevor in "Dead End"
  • Dame May Whitty in "Night Must Fall"

Art Direction

  • "Conquest" Cedric Gibbons, William Horning
  • "A Damsel in Distress" Carroll Clark
  • "Dead End" Richard Day
  • "Every Day's a Holiday" Wiard Ihnen
  • "The Life of Emile Zola" Anton Grot
  • "Lost Horizon" Stephen Goosson
  • "Manhattan Merry-Go-Round" John Victor Mackay
  • "The Prisoner of Zenda" Lyle Wheeler
  • "Souls at Sea" Hans Dreier, Roland Anderson
  • "Walter Wanger's Vogues of 1938" Alexander Toluboff
  • "Wee Willie Winkie" William S. Darling, David Hall
  • "You're a Sweetheart" Jack Otterson

Assistant Director

  • "In Old Chicago" Robert Webb
  • "The Life of Emile Zola" Russ Saunders
  • "Lost Horizon" C. C. Coleman, Jr.
  • "Souls at Sea" Hal Walker
  • "A Star Is Born" Eric Stacey


  • "Dead End" Gregg Toland
  • "The Good Earth" Karl Freund
  • "Wings over Honolulu" Joseph Valentine

Dance Direction

  • Busby Berkeley "The Finale" number from "Varsity Show"
  • Bobby Connolly "Too Marvelous for Words" number from "Ready, Willing and Able"
  • Dave Gould "All God's Children Got Rhythm" number from "A Day at the Races"
  • Sammy Lee "Swing Is Here to Stay" number from "Ali Baba Goes to Town"
  • Harry Losee "Prince Igor Suite" number from "Thin Ice"
  • Hermes Pan "Fun House" number from "A Damsel in Distress"
  • LeRoy Prinz "Luau" number from "Waikiki Wedding "


  • "The Awful Truth" Leo McCarey
  • "The Good Earth" Sidney Franklin
  • "The Life of Emile Zola" William Dieterle
  • "Stage Door" Gregory La Cava
  • "A Star Is Born" William Wellman

Film Editing

  • "The Awful Truth" Al Clark
  • "Captains Courageous" Elmo Veron
  • "The Good Earth" Basil Wrangell
  • "Lost Horizon" Gene Havlick, Gene Milford
  • "One Hundred Men and a Girl" Bernard W. Burton

Music (Scoring)

  • "The Hurricane" Samuel Goldwyn Studio Music Department, Alfred Newman, head of department
  • "In Old Chicago" 20th Century-Fox Studio Music Department, Louis Silvers, head of department (no composer credit)
  • "The Life of Emile Zola" Warner Bros. Studio Music Department, Leo Forbstein, head of department
  • "Lost Horizon" Columbia Studio Music Department, Morris Stoloff, head of department
  • "Make a Wish" Principal Productions, Dr. Hugo Riesenfeld, musical director (Score by Dr. Hugo Riesenfeld)
  • "Maytime" Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio Music Department, Nat W. Finston, head of department
  • "One Hundred Men and a Girl" Universal Studio Music Department, Charles Previn, head of department (no composer credit)
  • "Portia on Trial" Republic Studio Music Department, Alberto Colombo, head of department
  • "The Prisoner of Zenda" Selznick International Pictures Music Department, Alfred Newman, musical director
  • "Quality Street" RKO Radio Studio Music Department, Roy Webb, musical director
  • "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" Walt Disney Studio Music Department, Leigh Harline, head of department
  • "Something to Sing About" Grand National Studio Music Department, C. Bakaleinikoff, musical director
  • "Souls at Sea" Paramount Studio Music Department, Boris Morros, head of department
  • "Way Out West" Hal Roach Studio Music Department, Marvin Hatley, head of department

Music (Song)

  • "Remember Me" from "Mr. Dodd Takes the Air" Music by Harry Warren; Lyrics by Al Dubin
  • "Sweet Leilani" from "Waikiki Wedding" Music and Lyrics by Harry Owens
  • "That Old Feeling" from "Walter Wanger's Vogues of 1938" Music by Sammy Fain; Lyrics by Lew Brown
  • "They Can't Take That Away From Me" from "Shall We Dance" Music by George Gershwin; Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
  • "Whispers in the Dark" from "Artists and Models" Music by Frederick Hollander; Lyrics by Leo Robin

Outstanding Production

  • "The Awful Truth" Columbia
  • "Captains Courageous" Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • "Dead End" Samuel Goldwyn Productions
  • "The Good Earth" Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • "In Old Chicago" 20th Century-Fox
  • "The Life of Emile Zola" Warner Bros.
  • "Lost Horizon" Columbia
  • "One Hundred Men and a Girl" Universal
  • "Stage Door" RKO Radio
  • "A Star Is Born" Selznick International Pictures

Short Subject (Cartoon)

  • "Educated Fish" Paramount
  • "The Little Match Girl" Charles Mintz, Producer
  • "The Old Mill" Walt Disney, Producer

Short Subject (Color)

  • "The Man without a Country" Warner Bros.
  • "Penny Wisdom" Pete Smith, Producer
  • "Popular Science J-7-1" Paramount

Short Subject (One-reel)

  • "A Night at the Movies" Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • "The Private Life of the Gannets" Skibo Productions
  • "Romance of Radium" Pete Smith, Producer

Short Subject (Two-reel)

  • "Deep South" RKO Radio
  • "Should Wives Work?" RKO Radio
  • "Torture Money" Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Sound Recording

  • "The Girl Said No" Grand National Studio Sound Department, A. E. Kaye, Sound Director
  • "Hitting a New High" RKO Radio Studio Sound Department, John Aalberg, Sound Director
  • "The Hurricane" United Artists Studio Sound Department, Thomas T. Moulton, Sound Director
  • "In Old Chicago" 20th Century-Fox Studio Sound Department, E. H. Hansen, Sound Director
  • "The Life of Emile Zola" Warner Bros. Studio Sound Department, Nathan Levinson, Sound Director
  • "Lost Horizon" Columbia Studio Sound Department, John Livadary, Sound Director
  • "Maytime" Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio Sound Department, Douglas Shearer, Sound Director
  • "One Hundred Men and a Girl" Universal Studio Sound Department, Homer G. Tasker, Sound Director
  • "Topper" Hal Roach Studio Sound Department, Elmer A. Raguse, Sound Director
  • "Wells Fargo" Paramount Studio Sound Department, Loren L. Ryder, Sound Director

Writing (Original Story)

  • "Black Legion" Robert Lord
  • "In Old Chicago" Niven Busch
  • "The Life of Emile Zola" Heinz Herald, Geza Herczeg
  • "One Hundred Men and a Girl" Hans Kraly
  • "A Star Is Born" William A. Wellman, Robert Carson

Writing (Screenplay)

  • "The Awful Truth" Vina Delmar
  • "Captains Courageous" John Lee Mahin, Marc Connelly, Dale Van Every
  • "The Life of Emile Zola" Norman Reilly Raine, Heinz Herald, Geza Herczeg
  • "Stage Door" Morris Ryskind, Anthony Veiller
  • "A Star Is Born" Dorothy Parker, Alan Campbell, Robert Carson

  • Star indicates a win.