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1950 Oscars 22nd Academy Awards
Winners Announced: March 23, 1950
Held at: RKO Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, California
Host: Paul Douglas
Eligibility Year: 1949
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1950 Oscar Winners
*Best Motion Picture * All the King's Men (Robert Rossen Productions; Columbia)
Battleground (MGM)
The Heiress (Paramount)
A Letter to Three Wives (Twentieth Century-Fox)
Twelve O'Clock High (Twentieth Century-Fox)
*Best Actor *Broderick Crawford, All the King's Men
Kirk Douglas, Champion
Gregory Peck, Twelve O'Clock High
Richard Todd, The Hasty Heart
John Wayne, Sands of lwo Jima
*Best Actress Jeanne Crain, Pinky
*Olivia de Havilland, The Heiress
Susan Hayward, My Foolish Heart
Deborah Kerr, Edward, My Son
Loretta Young, Come to the Stable
*Actor in a Supporting Role John Ireland, All the King's Men
*Dean Jagger, Twelve O'Clock High
Arthur Kennedy, Champion
Ralph Richardson, The Heiress
James Whitmore, Battleground
*Actress in a Supporting Role Ethel Barrymore, Pinky
Celeste Holm, Come to the Stable
Elsa Lanchester, Come to the Stable
*Mercedes McCambridge, All the King's Men
Ethel Waters, Pinky
*Directing *Joseph L. Mankiewicz, A Letter to Three Wives
Carol Reed, The Fallen Idol
Robert Rossen, All the King's Men
William A. Wellman, Battleground
William Wyler, The Heiress
*Writing Motion Picture Story Harry Brown, Sands of Iwo Jima
Virginia Kellogg, White Heat
Clare Boothe Luce, Come to the Stable
*Douglas Morrow, The Stratton Story
Shirley W. Smith and Valentine Davies, It Happens Every Spring
*Writing Screenplay Carl Foreman, Champion
Graham Greene, The Fallen Idol
*Joseph L. Mankiewicz, A Letter to Three Wives
Robert Rossen, All the King's Men
Cesare Zavattini, The Bicycle Thief
*Writing Story and Screenplay Sidney Buchman, Jolson Sings Again
T. E. B. Clarke, Passport to Pimlico
Alfred Hayes, Federico Fellini, Sergio Amidei, Marcello Pagliero and Roberto Rossellini, Paisan
Helen Levitt, Janice Loeb and Sidney Meyers, The Quiet One
*Robert Pirosh, Battleground
*Cinematography Black-and-White Joseph LaShelle, Come to the Stable
Frank Planer, Champion
Leon Shamroy, Prince of Foxes
Leo Tover, The Heiress
*Paul C. Vogel, Battleground
*Cinematography Color Charles G. Clarke, Sand
*Winton Hoch, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
Robert Planck and Charles Schoenbaum, Little Women
William Snyder, Jolson Sings Again
Harry Stradling, The Barkleys of Broadway
*Art Direction Black-and-White Cedric Gibbons and Jack Martin Smith, art direction; Edwin B. Willis and Richard A. Pefferle, set decoration, Madame Bovary
*John Meehan and Harry Horner, art direction; Emile Kuri, set decoration, The Heiress
Lyle Wheeler and Joseph C. Wright, art direction; Thomas Little and Paul S. Fox, set decoration, Come to the Stable
*Art Direction Color Edward Carrere, art direction; Lyle Reifsnider, set decoration, The Adventures of Don Juan
*Cedric Gibbons and Paul Groesse; Edwin B. Willis and Jack D. Moore, Little Women
Jim Morahan, William Kellner and Michael Relph, art direction, Saraband
*Sound Recording Republic Studio Sound Department, Sands of Iwo Jima
*Twentieth Century-Fox Studio Sound Department, Twelve O'Clock High
Universal-International Studio Sound Department, Once More, My Darling
*Music Song *“Baby, It's Cold Outside,” Neptune's Daughter, Frank Loesser, music and lyrics ]
“It's a Great Feeling,” It's a Great Feeling, Jule Styne, music; Sammy Cahn, lyrics
“Lavender Blue,” So Dear to My Heart, Eliot Daniel, music; Larry Morey, lyrics
“My Foolish Heart,” My Foolish Heart, Victor Young, music; Ned Washington, lyrics
“Through a Long and Sleepless Night,” Come to the Stable, Alfred Newman, music; Mack Gordon, lyrics
*Music Scoring of a Comedy or Dramatic Picture *Aaron Copland, The Heiress
Max Steiner, Beyond the Forest
Dimitri Tiomkin, Champion
*Music Scoring of a Musical Picture *Roger Edens and Lennie Hayton, On the Town
Ray Heindorf, Look for the Silver Lining
Morris Stoloff and George Duning, Jolson Sings Again
*Film Editing John Dunning, Battleground
*Harry Gerstad, Champion
Frederic Knudtson, The Window
Robert Parrish and Al Clark, All the King's Men
Richard L. Van Enger, Sands of Iwo Jima
*Costume Design Black-and-White *Edith Head and Gile Steele, The Heiress
Vittorio Nino Novarese, Prince of Foxes
*Costume Design Color Kay Nelson, Mother Is a Freshman
*Leah Rhodes, Travilla and Marjorie Best, The Adventures of Don Juan
*Special Effects * Mighty Joe Young (Arko Production; RKO Radio)
Tulsa (Walter Wagner; Eagle Lion)
*Short Subjects Cartoon Canary Row (Merrie Melodies Series) (Warner Bros. Cartoons, Inc.; Warner Bros.) (Nomination withdrawn by producer.)
* For Scent-imental Reasons (Merrie Melodies Series) (Warner Bros. Cartoons, Inc.; Warner Bros.)
Hatch Up Your Troubles (Tom and Jerry Series) (Frederick Quimby, producer; MGM)
The Magic Fluke (Fox and Crow Series) (United Productions of America; Columbia)
Toy Tinkers (Donald Duck Series) (Walt Disney Productions; RKO Radio)
*Short Subjects One-Reel * Aquatic House-Party (Grantland Rice Sportlights Series) (Jack Eaton, producer; Paramount)
Roller Derby Girl (Pacemaker Series) (Justin Herman, producer; Paramount)
So You Think You're Not Guilty (John McDoakes Series) (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Warner Bros.)
Spills and Chills (Sports News Review Series) (Walton C. Ament, producer; Warner Bros.)
Water Trix (Pete Smith Specialties Series) (Pete Smith, producer; MGM)
*Short Subjects Two-Reel The Boy and the Eagle (William Lasky, producer; RKO Radio)
Chase of Death (Irving Allen Productions)
The Grass Is Always Greener (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Warner Bros.)
Snow Carnival (Two-reel Technicolor Series) (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Warner Bros.)
* Van Gogh (Gaston Diehl and Robert Haeessens, producers; Canton-Weiner Films)
*Documentary Short Subject (tie) * A Chance to Live (March of Time Series) (Richard de Rochemont, producer; Twentieth Century-Fox)
1848 (A. F. Films; French Cinema General Cooperative)
The Rising Tide (National Film Board of Canada; St. Francis-Xavier University)
* So Much for So Little (Warner Bros. Cartoons, Inc.; Warner Bros.)
*Documentary Feature * Daybreak in Udi (British Information Services; Crown Film Unit)
Kenji Comes Home (Paul F. Heard, producer; Protestant Film Commission)
*Special Awards To * The Bicycle Thief (Italy), voted by the Academy Board of Governors as the most outstanding foreign language film released in the United States during 1949
To *Bobby Driscoll, oustanding juvenile actor of 1949
To *Fred Astaire for his unique artistry and his contributions to the technique of musical pictures
To *Cecil B. DeMille, distinguished motion picture pioneer, for 37 years of brilliant showmanship
To *Jean Hersholt for distinguished service to the motionpicture industry


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