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1947 Oscars 19th Academy Awards
Winners Announced: March 13, 1947
Held at: Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California
Host: Jack Benny
Eligibility Year: 1946
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OSCAR TRIVIA: The "Academy Award of Merit" is what the Oscar statue is officially called.
1947 Oscar Winners
*Best Motion Picture * The Best Years of Our Lives (Goldwyn; RKO Radio)
Henry V (J. Arthur Rank-Two Cities Films; United Artists)
It's a Wonderful Life (Liberty Films; RKO Radio)
The Razor's Edge (Twentieth Century-Fox)
The Yearling (MGM)
*Best Actor *Fredric March, The Best Years of Our Lives
Laurence Olivier, Henry V
Larry Parks, The Jolson Story
Gregory Peck, The Yearling
James Stewart, It's a Wonderful Life
*Best Actress *Olivia de Havilland, To Each His Own
Celia Johnson, Brief Encounter
Jennifer Jones, Duel in the Sun
Rosalind Russell, Sister Kenny
Jane Wyman, The Yearling
*Actor in a Supporting Role Charles Coburn, The Green Years
William Demarest, The Jolson Story
Claude Rains, Notorious
*Harold Russell, The Best Years of Our Lives
Clifton Webb, The Razor's Edge
*Actress in a Supporting Role Ethel Barrymore, The Spiral Staircase
*Anne Baxter, The Razor's Edge
Lilian Gish, Duel in the Sun
Flora Robson, Saratoga Trunk
Gale Sondergaard, Anna and the King of Siam
*Directing Clarence Brown, The Yearling
Frank Capra, It's a Wonderful Life
David Lean, Brief Encounter
Robert Siodmak, The Killers
*William Wyler, The Best Years of Our Lives
*Writing Original Motion Picture Story Charles Brackett, To Each His Own
*Clemence Dane, Vacation From Marriage
Jack Patrick, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
Vladimir Pozner, The Dark Mirror
Victor Trivas, The Stranger
*Writing Original Screenplay *Muriel Box and Sydney Box, The Seventh Veil
Raymond Chandler, The Blue Dahlia
Ben Hecht, Notorious
Norman Panama and Melvin Frank, Road to Utopia
Jacques Prévert, Children of Paradise
*Writing Screenplay Sergio Amidei and Federico Fellini, Open City
Sally Benson and Talbot Jennings, Anna and the King of Siam
Anthony Havelock-Allan, David Lean and Ronald Neame, Brief Encounter
*Robert E. Sherwood, The Best Years of Our Lives
Anthony Veiller, The Killers
*Cinematography Black-and-White George Folsey, The Green Years
*Arthur Miller, Anna and the King of Siam
*Cinematography Color *Charles Rosher, Leonard Smith and Arthur Arling, The Yearling
Joseph Walker, The Jolson Story
*Art Direction Black-and-White Richard Day and Nathan Juran, art direction; Thomas Little and Paul S. Fox, interior decoration, The Razor's Edge
Hans Dreier and Walter Tyler, art direction; Sam Comer and Ray Moyer, interior decoration, Kitty
*Lyle Wheeler and William Darling, art direction; Thomas Little and Frank E. Hughes, interior decoration, Anna and the King of Siam
*Art Direction Color John Bryan, art direction, Caesar and Cleopatra
*Cedric Gibbons and Paul Groesse, art direction; Edwin B. Willis, interior decoration, The Yearling
Paul Sheriff and Carmen Dillon, art direction, Henry V
*Sound Recording *Columbia Studio Sound Dept., The Jolson Story
RKO Radio Studio Sound Dept., It's a Wonderful Life
Samuel Goldwyn Studio Sound Dept., The Best Years of Our Lives
*Music Song “All Through the Day,” Centennial Summer, Jerome Kern, music; Oscar Hammerstein II, lyrics
“I Can't Begin to Tell You,” The Dolly Sisters, James Monaco, music; Mack Gordon, lyrics
“Ole Buttermilk Sky,” Canyon Passage, Hoagy Carmichael, music; Jack Brooks, lyrics
*“On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe,” The Harvey Girls, Harry Warren, music; Johnny Mercer, lyrics
“You Keep Coming Back Like a Song,” Blue Skies, Irving Berlin, music and lyrics
*Music Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture *Hugo Friedhofer, The Best Years of Our Lives
Bernard Herrmann, Anna and the King of Siam
Miklos Rozsa, The Killers
William Walton, Henry V
Franz Waxman, Humoresque
*Music Scoring of a Musical Picture Robert Emmett Dolan, Blue Skies
Lennie Hayton, The Harvey Girls
Ray Heindorf and Max Steiner, Night and Day
Alfred Newman, Centennial Summer
*Morris Stoloff, The Jolson Story
*Film Editing Arthur Hilton, The Killers
William Hornbeck, It's a Wonderful Life
Harold Kress, The Yearling
William Lyon, The Jolson Story
*Daniel Mandell, The Best Years of Our Lives
*Special Effects *Thomas Howard, visual, Blithe Spirit
William McGann, visual; Nathan Levinson, audible, A Stolen Life
*Short Subjects Cartoon * The Cat Concerto (Tom and Jerry Series) (Frederick Quimby, producer; MGM)
Chopin's Musical Moments (Musical Miniatures Series) (Walter Lantz, producer; Universal)
John Henry and the Inky Poo (George Pal Puppetoon Series) (George Pal, producer; Paramount)
Squatter's Rights (Mickey Mouse Series) (Walt Disney Productions; RKO Radio)
Walky Talky Hawky (Merrie Melodies Series) (Edward Selzer, producer; Warner Bros.)
*Short Subjects One-Reel Dive-Hi Champs (Grantland Rice Spotlights Series) (Jack Eaton, producer; Paramount)
* Facing Your Danger (Sports Parade Series) (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Warner Bros.)
Golden Horses (Ed Thorgerson's Sports Review Series) (Edmund Reek, producer; Twentieth Century-Fox)
Smart as a Fox (Vitaphone Varieties Series) (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Warner Bros.)
Sure Cures (Pete Smith Specialty Series) (Pete Smith, producer; MGM)
*Short Subjects Two-Reel * A Boy and His Dog (Featurettes Series) (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Warner Bros.)
College Queen (Musical Parade Series) (George B. Templeton, producer; Paramount)
Hiss and Yell (All Star Comedies Series) (Jules White, producer; Columbia)
The Luckiest Guy in the World (Crime Doesn't Pay Series) (Jerry Bresler, producer; MGM)
*Documentary Short Subject Atomic Power (March of Time Series) (Twentieth Century-Fox)
Life at the Zoo (Artkino; Artkino Pictures)
Paramount News Issue #37 (Twentieth Anniversary Issue! 1927—1947) (Paramount)
* Seeds of Destiny (U.S. War Department)
Traffic With the Devil (Theatre of Life Series) (Herbert Morgan, producer; MGM)
*Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award *Samuel Goldwyn
*Special Awards To *Laurence Olivier for his outstanding achievement as actor, producer and director in bringing Henry V to the screen
To *Harold Russell for bringing hope and courage to his fellow veterans through his appearance in The Best Years of Our Lives
To *Ernst Lubitsch for his distinguished contributions to the art of the motion picture
To *Claude Jarman, Jr., outstanding child actor of 1946

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