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The 19th Academy Awards (1947) Nominees and Winners

Held at the Shrine Civic Auditorium on Thursday, March 13, 1947,
honoring movies released in 1946.

Winner for Best Cinematography ("The Yearling").

Winner for Best Cinematography ("The Yearling").


  • Fredric March in "The Best Years of Our Lives"
  • Laurence Olivier in "Henry V"
  • Larry Parks in "The Jolson Story"
  • Gregory Peck in "The Yearling"
  • James Stewart in "It's a Wonderful Life"

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Charles Coburn in "The Green Years"
  • William Demarest in "The Jolson Story"
  • Claude Rains in "Notorious"
  • Harold Russell in "The Best Years of Our Lives"
  • Clifton Webb in "The Razor's Edge"


  • Olivia de Havilland in "To Each His Own"
  • Celia Johnson in "Brief Encounter"
  • Jennifer Jones in "Duel in the Sun"
  • Rosalind Russell in "Sister Kenny"
  • Jane Wyman in "The Yearling"

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Ethel Barrymore in "The Spiral Staircase"
  • Anne Baxter in "The Razor's Edge"
  • Lillian Gish in "Duel in the Sun"
  • Flora Robson in "Saratoga Trunk"
  • Gale Sondergaard in "Anna and the King of Siam"

Art Direction (Black-and-White)

  • "Anna and the King of Siam" Art Direction: Lyle Wheeler, William Darling; Interior Decoration: Thomas Little, Frank E. Hughes
  • "Kitty" Art Direction: Hans Dreier, Walter Tyler; Interior Decoration: Sam Comer, Ray Moyer
  • "The Razor's Edge" Art Direction: Richard Day, Nathan Juran; Interior Decoration: Thomas Little, Paul S. Fox

Art Direction (Color)

  • "Caesar and Cleopatra" John Bryan
  • "Henry V" Art Direction: Paul Sheriff, Carmen Dillon
  • "The Yearling" Art Direction: Cedric Gibbons, Paul Groesse; Interior Decoration: Edwin B. Willis

Cinematography (Black-and-White)

  • "Anna and the King of Siam" Arthur Miller
  • "The Green Years" George Folsey

Cinematography (Color)

  • "The Jolson Story" Joseph Walker
  • "The Yearling" Charles Rosher, Leonard Smith, Arthur Arling


  • "The Best Years of Our Lives" William Wyler
  • "Brief Encounter" David Lean
  • "It's a Wonderful Life" Frank Capra
  • "The Killers" Robert Siodmak
  • "The Yearling" Clarence Brown

Documentary (Short Subject)

  • "Atomic Power" The March of Time
  • "Life at the Zoo" Artkino
  • "Paramount News Issue #37 (Twentieth Anniversary Issue! 1927.....1947)" Paramount
  • "Seeds of Destiny" United States Department of War
  • "Traffic with the Devil" Herbert Morgan, Producer

Film Editing

  • "The Best Years of Our Lives" Daniel Mandell
  • "It's a Wonderful Life" William Hornbeck
  • "The Jolson Story" William Lyon
  • "The Killers" Arthur Hilton
  • "The Yearling" Harold Kress

Music (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)

  • "Anna and the King of Siam" Bernard Herrmann
  • "The Best Years of Our Lives" Hugo Friedhofer
  • "Henry V" William Walton
  • "Humoresque" Franz Waxman
  • "The Killers" Miklos Rozsa

Music (Scoring of a Musical Picture)

  • "Blue Skies" Robert Emmett Dolan
  • "Centennial Summer" Alfred Newman
  • "The Harvey Girls" Lennie Hayton
  • "The Jolson Story" Morris Stoloff
  • "Night and Day" Ray Heindorf, Max Steiner

Music (Song)

  • "All Through the Day" from "Centennial Summer" Music by Jerome Kern; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
  • "I Can't Begin to Tell You" from "The Dolly Sisters" Music by James Monaco; Lyrics by Mack Gordon
  • "Ole Buttermilk Sky" from "Canyon Passage" Music by Hoagy Carmichael; Lyrics by Jack Brooks
  • "On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe" from "The Harvey Girls" Music by Harry Warren; Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
  • "You Keep Coming Back Like a Song" from "Blue Skies" Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin

Best Motion Picture

  • "The Best Years of Our Lives" Samuel Goldwyn Productions
  • "Henry V" J. Arthur Rank-Two Cities Films
  • "It's a Wonderful Life" Liberty Films
  • "The Razor's Edge" 20th Century-Fox
  • "The Yearling" Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Short Subject (Cartoon)

  • "The Cat Concerto" Frederick Quimby, Producer
  • "Chopin's Musical Moments" Walter Lantz, Producer
  • "John Henry and the Inky Poo" George Pal, Producer
  • "Squatter's Rights" Walt Disney, Producer
  • "Walky Talky Hawky" Edward Selzer, Producer

Short Subject (One-reel)

  • "Dive-Hi Champs" Jack Eaton, Producer
  • "Facing Your Danger" Gordon Hollingshead, Producer
  • "Golden Horses" Edmund Reek, Producer
  • "Smart as a Fox" Gordon Hollingshead, Producer
  • "Sure Cures" Pete Smith, Producer

Short Subject (Two-reel)

  • "A Boy and His Dog" Gordon Hollingshead, Producer
  • "College Queen" George B. Templeton, Producer
  • "Hiss and Yell" Jules White, Producer
  • "The Luckiest Guy in the World" Jerry Bresler, Producer

Sound Recording

  • "The Best Years of Our Lives" Samuel Goldwyn Studio Sound Department, Gordon Sawyer, Sound Director
  • "It's a Wonderful Life" RKO Radio Studio Sound Department, John Aalberg, Sound Director
  • "The Jolson Story" Columbia Studio Sound Department, John Livadary, Sound Director

Special Effects

  • "Blithe Spirit" Special Visual Effects by Thomas Howard
  • "A Stolen Life" Special Visual Effects by William McGann; Special Audible Effects by Nathan Levinson

Writing (Original Motion Picture Story)

  • "The Dark Mirror" Vladimir Pozner
  • "The Strange Love of Martha Ivers" Jack Patrick
  • "The Stranger" Victor Trivas
  • "To Each His Own" Charles Brackett
  • "Vacation from Marriage" Clemence Dane

Writing (Original Screenplay)

  • "The Blue Dahlia" Raymond Chandler
  • "Children of Paradise" Jacques Prevert
  • "Notorious" Ben Hecht
  • "Road to Utopia" Norman Panama, Melvin Frank
  • "The Seventh Veil" Muriel Box, Sydney Box

Writing (Screenplay)

  • "Anna and the King of Siam" Talbot Jennings, Sally Benson
  • "The Best Years of Our Lives" Robert E. Sherwood
  • "Brief Encounter" David Lean, Anthony Havelock-Allan, Ronald Neame
  • "The Killers" Anthony Veiller
  • "Open City" Sergio Amidei, F. Fellini

  • Star indicates a win.