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The 14th Academy Awards (1942) Nominees and Winners

Held at the Biltmore Bowl of the Biltmore Hotel on Thursday, February 26, 1942,
honoring movies released in 1941.

Best Actor Gary Cooper ("Sergeant York"), Best Actress Joan Fontaine "Suspicion"), Best Supporting Actress Mary Astor ("The Great Lie") and Best Support Actor Donald Crisp ("How Green Was My Valley").

Best Actor Gary Cooper ("Sergeant York"), Best Actress Joan Fontaine ("Suspicion"), Best Supporting Actress Mary Astor ("The Great Lie") and Best Supporting Actor Donald Crisp ("How Green Was My Valley").


  • Gary Cooper in "Sergeant York"
  • Cary Grant in "Penny Serenade"
  • Walter Huston in "All That Money Can Buy"
  • Robert Montgomery in "Here Comes Mr. Jordan"
  • Orson Welles in "Citizen Kane"

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Walter Brennan in "Sergeant York"
  • Charles Coburn in "The Devil and Miss Jones"
  • Donald Crisp in "How Green Was My Valley"
  • James Gleason in "Here Comes Mr. Jordan"
  • Sydney Greenstreet in "The Maltese Falcon"


  • Bette Davis in "The Little Foxes"
  • Olivia de Havilland in "Hold Back the Dawn"
  • Joan Fontaine in "Suspicion"
  • Greer Garson in "Blossoms in the Dust"
  • Barbara Stanwyck in "Ball of Fire"

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Sara Allgood in "How Green Was My Valley"
  • Mary Astor in "The Great Lie"
  • Patricia Collinge in "The Little Foxes"
  • Teresa Wright in "The Little Foxes"
  • Margaret Wycherly in "Sergeant York"

Art Direction (Black-and-White)

  • "Citizen Kane" Art Direction: Perry Ferguson, Van Nest Polglase; Interior Decoration: Al Fields, Darrell Silvera
  • "The Flame of New Orleans" Art Direction: Martin Obzina, Jack Otterson; Interior Decoration: Russell A. Gausman
  • "Hold Back the Dawn" Art Direction: Hans Dreier, Robert Usher; Interior Decoration: Sam Comer
  • "How Green Was My Valley" Art Direction: Richard Day, Nathan Juran; Interior Decoration: Thomas Little
  • "Ladies in Retirement" Art Direction: Lionel Banks; Interior Decoration: George Montgomery
  • "The Little Foxes" Art Direction: Stephen Goosson; Interior Decoration: Howard Bristol
  • "Sergeant York" Art Direction: John Hughes; Interior Decoration: Fred MacLean
  • "The Son of Monte Cristo" Art Direction: John DuCasse Schulze; Interior Decoration: Edward G. Boyle
  • "Sundown" Art Direction: Alexander Golitzen; Interior Decoration: Richard Irvine
  • "That Hamilton Woman" Art Direction: Vincent Korda; Interior Decoration: Julia Heron
  • "When Ladies Meet" Art Direction: Cedric Gibbons, Randall Duell; Interior Decoration: Edwin B. Willis

Art Direction (Color)

  • "Blood and Sand" Art Direction: Richard Day, Joseph C. Wright; Interior Decoration: Thomas Little
  • "Blossoms in the Dust" Art Direction: Cedric Gibbons, Urie McCleary; Interior Decoration: Edwin B. Willis
  • "Louisiana Purchase" Art Direction: Raoul Pene du Bois; Interior Decoration: Stephen A. Seymour

Cinematography (Black-and-White)

  • "The Chocolate Soldier" Karl Freund
  • "Citizen Kane" Gregg Toland
  • "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" Joseph Ruttenberg
  • "Here Comes Mr. Jordan" Joseph Walker
  • "Hold Back the Dawn" Leo Tover
  • "How Green Was My Valley" Arthur Miller
  • "Sergeant York" Sol Polito
  • "Sun Valley Serenade" Edward Cronjager
  • "Sundown" Charles Lang
  • "That Hamilton Woman" Rudolph Maté

Cinematography (Color)

  • "Aloma of the South Seas" Wilfred M. Cline, Karl Struss, William Snyder
  • "Billy the Kid" William V. Skall, Leonard Smith
  • "Blood and Sand" Ernest Palmer, Ray Rennahan
  • "Blossoms in the Dust" Karl Freund, W. Howard Greene
  • "Louisiana Purchase" Harry Hallenberger, Ray Rennahan


  • "Citizen Kane" Orson Welles
  • "Here Comes Mr. Jordan" Alexander Hall
  • "How Green Was My Valley" John Ford
  • "The Little Foxes" William Wyler
  • "Sergeant York" Howard Hawks

Documentary (Short Subject)

  • "Adventure in the Bronx" Film Associates
  • "Bomber" United States Office for Emergency Management Film Unit
  • "Christmas under Fire" British Ministry of Information
  • "Churchill's Island" National Film Board of Canada
  • "Letter from Home" British Ministry of Information
  • "Life of a Thoroughbred" Truman Talley, Producer
  • "Norway in Revolt" The March of Time
  • "A Place to Live" Philadelphia Housing Association
  • "Russian Soil" Amkino
  • "Soldiers of the Sky" Truman Talley, Producer
  • "War Clouds in the Pacific" National Film Board of Canada

Film Editing

  • "Citizen Kane" Robert Wise
  • "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" Harold F. Kress
  • "How Green Was My Valley" James B. Clark
  • "The Little Foxes" Daniel Mandell
  • "Sergeant York" William Holmes

Music (Music Score of a Dramatic Picture)

  • "All That Money Can Buy" Bernard Herrmann
  • "Back Street" Frank Skinner
  • "Ball of Fire" Alfred Newman
  • "Cheers for Miss Bishop" Edward Ward
  • "Citizen Kane" Bernard Herrmann
  • "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" Franz Waxman
  • "Hold Back the Dawn" Victor Young
  • "How Green Was My Valley" Alfred Newman
  • "King of the Zombies" Edward Kay
  • "Ladies in Retirement" Morris Stoloff, Ernst Toch
  • "The Little Foxes" Meredith Willson
  • "Lydia" Miklos Rozsa
  • "Mercy Island" Cy Feuer, Walter Scharf
  • "Sergeant York" Max Steiner
  • "So Ends Our Night" Louis Gruenberg
  • "Sundown" Miklos Rozsa
  • "Suspicion" Franz Waxman
  • "Tanks a Million" Edward Ward
  • "That Uncertain Feeling" Werner Heymann
  • "This Woman Is Mine" Richard Hageman

Music (Scoring of a Musical Picture)

  • "All-American Co-Ed" Edward Ward
  • "Birth of the Blues" Robert Emmett Dolan
  • "Buck Privates" Charles Previn
  • "The Chocolate Soldier" Herbert Stothart, Bronislau Kaper
  • "Dumbo" Frank Churchill, Oliver Wallace
  • "Ice-Capades" Cy Feuer
  • "The Strawberry Blonde" Heinz Roemheld
  • "Sun Valley Serenade" Emil Newman
  • "Sunny" Anthony Collins
  • "You'll Never Get Rich" Morris Stoloff

Music (Song)

  • "Baby Mine" from "Dumbo" Music by Frank Churchill; Lyrics by Ned Washington
  • "Be Honest with Me" from "Ridin' on a Rainbow" Music and Lyrics by Gene Autry and Fred Rose
  • "Blues in the Night" from "Blues in the Night" Music by Harold Arlen; Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
  • "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B" from "Buck Privates" Music by Hugh Prince; Lyrics by Don Raye
  • "Chattanooga Choo Choo" from "Sun Valley Serenade" Music by Harry Warren; Lyrics by Mack Gordon
  • "Dolores" from "Las Vegas Nights" Music by Lou Alter; Lyrics by Frank Loesser
  • "The Last Time I Saw Paris" from "Lady Be Good" Music by Jerome Kern; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
  • "Out of the Silence" from "All-American Co-Ed" Music and Lyrics by Lloyd B. Norlind
  • "Since I Kissed My Baby Goodbye" from "You'll Never Get Rich" Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter

Outstanding Motion Picture

  • "Blossoms in the Dust" Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • "Citizen Kane" Mercury
  • "Here Comes Mr. Jordan" Columbia
  • "Hold Back the Dawn" Paramount
  • "How Green Was My Valley" 20th Century-Fox
  • "The Little Foxes" Samuel Goldwyn Productions
  • "The Maltese Falcon" Warner Bros.
  • "One Foot in Heaven" Warner Bros.
  • "Sergeant York" Warner Bros.
  • "Suspicion" RKO Radio

Short Subject (Cartoon)

  • "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B" Walter Lantz, Producer
  • "Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt" Leon Schlesinger, Producer
  • "How War Came" Columbia
  • "Lend a Paw" Walt Disney, Producer
  • "The Night before Christmas" Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • "Rhapsody in Rivets" Leon Schlesinger, Producer
  • "Rhythm in the Ranks" George Pal, Producer
  • "The Rookie Bear" Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • "Superman" Max Fleischer, Producer
  • "Truant Officer Donald" Walt Disney, Producer

Short Subject (One-reel)

  • "Army Champions" Pete Smith, Producer
  • "Beauty and the Beach" Paramount
  • "Down on the Farm" Paramount
  • "Forty Boys and a Song" Warner Bros.
  • "Kings of the Turf" Warner Bros.
  • "Of Pups and Puzzles" Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • "Sagebrush and Silver" 20th Century-Fox

Short Subject (Two-reel)

  • "Alive in the Deep" Woodard Productions, Inc.
  • "Forbidden Passage" Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • "The Gay Parisian" Warner Bros.
  • "Main Street on the March!" Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • "The Tanks Are Coming" United States Army

Sound Recording

  • "Appointment for Love" Universal Studio Sound Department, Bernard B. Brown, Sound Director
  • "Ball of Fire" Samuel Goldwyn Studio Sound Department, Thomas T. Moulton, Sound Director
  • "The Chocolate Soldier" Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio Sound Department, Douglas Shearer, Sound Director
  • "Citizen Kane" RKO Radio Studio Sound Department, John Aalberg, Sound Director
  • "The Devil Pays Off" Republic Studio Sound Department, Charles Lootens, Sound Director
  • "How Green Was My Valley" 20th Century-Fox Studio Sound Department, E. H. Hansen, Sound Director
  • "The Men in Her Life" Columbia Studio Sound Department, John Livadary, Sound Director
  • "Sergeant York" Warner Bros. Studio Sound Department, Nathan Levinson, Sound Director
  • "Skylark" Paramount Studio Sound Department, Loren Ryder, Sound Director
  • "That Hamilton Woman" General Service Sound Department, Jack Whitney, Sound Director
  • "Topper Returns" Hal Roach Studio Sound Department, Elmer Raguse, Sound Director

Special Effects

  • "Aloma of the South Seas" Photographic Effects by Farciot Edouart, Gordon Jennings; Sound Effects by Louis Mesenkop
  • "Dive Bomber" Photographic Effects by Byron Haskin; Sound Effects by Nathan Levinson
  • "Flight Command" Photographic Effects by A. Arnold Gillespie; Sound Effects by Douglas Shearer
  • "I Wanted Wings" Photographic Effects by Farciot Edouart, Gordon Jennings; Sound Effects by Louis Mesenkop
  • "The Invisible Woman" Photographic Effects by John Fulton; Sound Effects by John Hall
  • "The Sea Wolf" Photographic Effects by Byron Haskin; Sound Effects by Nathan Levinson
  • "That Hamilton Woman" Photographic Effects by Lawrence Butler; Sound Effects by William H. Wilmarth
  • "Topper Returns" Photographic Effects by Roy Seawright; Sound Effects by Elmer Raguse
  • "A Yank in the R.A.F." Photographic Effects by Fred Sersen; Sound Effects by E. H. Hansen

Writing (Original Screenplay)

  • "Citizen Kane" Herman J. Mankiewicz, Orson Welles
  • "The Devil and Miss Jones" Norman Krasna
  • "Sergeant York" Abem Finkel, Harry Chandlee, Howard Koch, John Huston
  • "Tall, Dark and Handsome" Karl Tunberg, Darrell Ware
  • "Tom, Dick and Harry" Paul Jarrico

Writing (Original Story)

  • "Ball of Fire" Billy Wilder, Thomas Monroe
  • "Here Comes Mr. Jordan" Harry Segall
  • "The Lady Eve" Monckton Hoffe
  • "Meet John Doe" Richard Connell, Robert Presnell
  • "Night Train" Gordon Wellesley

Writing (Screenplay)

  • "Here Comes Mr. Jordan" Sidney Buchman, Seton I. Miller
  • "Hold Back the Dawn" Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder
  • "How Green Was My Valley" Philip Dunne
  • "The Little Foxes" Lillian Hellman
  • "The Maltese Falcon" John Huston

  • Star indicates a win.