19th Annual Academy Awards Nominations (1947)

  • Date of Ceremony: Thursday, March 13, 1947
  • For films released in: 1946
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Here is a complete list of nominations for the 19th Annual Academy Awards.

And the nominees are:

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

Best Directing

  • 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

Best Actor

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

Best Actress

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

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

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

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

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

Best Art Direction (Black-and-White)

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

Best Art Direction (Color)

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

Best Cinematography (Black-and-White)

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

Best Cinematography (Color)

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

Best Documentary (Short Subject)

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

Best 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

Best 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

Best 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 and Max Steiner

Best Music (Song)

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

Best Short Subject (Cartoon)

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

Best Short Subject (One-reel)

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

Best Short Subject (Two-reel)

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

Best Sound Recording

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

Best Special Effects

  • Blithe Spirit
    Thomas Howard [Special Visual Effects by]
  • A Stolen Life
    William McGann [Special Visual Effects by] and Nathan Levinson [Special Audible Effects by]

Best Writing (Original Screenplay)

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

Best Writing (Screenplay)

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

Best 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
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