1939

1939

1939 Academy Awards (Oscar winners and nominees)

(winners listed first in bold print)

Best Picture

Gone with the Wind (1939)

Dark Victory (1939)

Goodbye Mr. Chips (1939)

Love Affair (1939)

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Ninotchka (1939)

Of Mice and Men (1939)

Stagecoach (1939)

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Wuthering Heights (1939)

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Robert Donat Goodbye Mr. Chips (1939)

Mickey Rooney Babes in Arms (1939)

Clark Gable Gone with the Wind (1939)

James Stewart Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Laurence Olivier Wuthering Heights (1939)

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Vivien Leigh Gone with the Wind (1939)

Bette Davis Dark Victory (1939)

Greer Garson Goodbye Mr. Chips (1939)

Irene Dunne Love Affair (1939)

Greta Garbo Ninotchka (1939)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Thomas Mitchell Stagecoach (1939)

Brian Donlevy Beau Geste (1939)

Brian Aherne Juarez (1939)

Harry Carey Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Claude Rains Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Hattie McDaniel Gone with the Wind (1939)

Edna May Oliver Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)

Olivia de Havilland Gone with the Wind (1939)

Maria Ouspenskaya Love Affair (1939)

Geraldine Fitzgerald Wuthering Heights (1939)

Best Director

Victor Fleming Gone with the Wind (1939)

Sam Wood Goodbye Mr. Chips (1939)

Frank Capra Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

John Ford Stagecoach (1939)

William Wyler Wuthering Heights (1939)

Best Writing Original Story

Lewis Foster Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Felix Jackson Bachelor Mother (1939)

Mildred Cram & Leo McCarey Love Affair (1939)

Melchior Lengyel Ninotchka (1939)

Lamar Trotti Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)

Best Writing Screenplay

Sidney Howard Gone with the Wind (1939)

Eric Maschwitz & R.C. Sherriff & Claudine West Goodbye Mr. Chips (1939)

Sidney Buchman Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Charles Brackett & Walter Reisch & Billy Wilder Ninotchka (1939)

Ben Hecht & Charles MacArthur Wuthering Heights (1939)

Best B&W Cinematography

Gregg Toland Wuthering Heights (1939)

Joseph Valentine First Love (1939)

Victor Milner The Great Victor Herbert (1939)

Joseph August Gunga Din (1939)

Gregg Toland Intermezzo: A Love Story (1939)

Tony Gaudio Juarez (1939)

Norbert Brodine Lady of the Tropics (1939)

Joseph Walker Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

Arthur C. Miller The Rains Came (1939)

Bert Glennon Stagecoach (1939)

Best Color Cinematography

Ernest Haller & Ray Rennahan Gone With the Wind (1939)

Ray Rennahan & Bert Glennon Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)

Georges PĂ©rinal & Osmond Borradaile The Four Feathers (1939)

William Skall The Mikado (1939)

Sol Polito & W. Howard Greene The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)

Harold Rosson The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Best Art Direction

Lyle Wheeler Gone with the Wind (1939)

Hans Dreier & Robert Odell Beau Geste (1939)

Charles D. Hall Captain Fury (1939)

Jack Otterson & Martin Obzina First Love (1939)

Van Nest Polglase & Alfred Herman Love Affair (1939)

John Victor Mackay Man of Conquest (1939)

Lionel Banks Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Anton Grot The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)

William Darling & George Dudley The Rains Came (1939)

Alexander Toluboff Stagecoach (1939)

Cedric Gibbons & William Horning The Wizard of Oz (1939)

James Basevi Wuthering Heights (1939)

Best Sound Recording

Bernard B. Brown When Tomorrow Comes (1939)

Douglas Shearer Balalaika (1939)

Thomas Moulton Gone with the Wind (1939)

A.W. Watkins Goodbye Mr. Chips (1939)

Loren Ryder The Great Victor Herbert (1939)

John Aalberg The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)

Charles Lootens Man of Conquest (1939)

John Livadary Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Elmer Raguse Of Mice and Men (1939)

Nathan Levinson The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)

Edmund Hansen The Rains Came (1939)

Best Film Editing

Hal Kern & James Newcom Gone With the Wind (1939)

Charles Frend Goodbye Mr. Chips (1939)

Gene Havlick & Al Clark Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Barbara McLean The Rains Came (1939)

Otho Lovering & Dorothy Spencer Stagecoach (1939)

Best Effects Special Effects (first year for this category)

Fred Sersen (photographic); Edmund Hansen (sound) The Rains Came (1939)

Jack Cosgrove (photographic); Fred Albin & Arthur Johns (sound) Gone With the Wind (1939)

Roy Davidson (photographic); Edwin Hahn (sound) Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

Byron Haskin (photographic); Nathan Levinson (sound) The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)

Roy Seawright (photographic) Topper Takes a Trip (1938)

Farciot Edouart & Gordon Jennings (photographic); Loren Ryder (sound) Union Pacific (1939)

A. Arnold Gillespie (photographic); Douglas Shearer (sound) The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Best Music Original Song

Harold Arlen (music); E.Y. Harburg (lyrics) "Over the Rainbow" The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Ralph Rainger (music); Leo Robin (I) (lyrics) "Faithful Forever" Gulliver’s Travels (1939)

Buddy DeSylva "Wishing" Love Affair (1939)

Irving Berlin "I Poured My Heart Into a Song" Second Fiddle (1939)

Best Music Original Score

Herbert Stothart The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Max Steiner Dark Victory (1939)

Werner Janssen Eternally Yours (1939)

Victor Young Golden Boy (1939)

Max Steiner Gone with the Wind (1939)

Victor Young Gulliver’s Travels (1939)

Lud Gluskin & Lucien Moraweck The Man in the Iron Mask (1939)

Victor Young Man of Conquest (1939)

Anthony Collins Nurse Edith Cavell (1939)

Aaron Copland Of Mice and Men (1939)

Alfred Newman The Rains Came (1939)

Alfred Newman Wuthering Heights (1939)

Best Music Scoring

Richard Hageman & W. Franke Harling & John Leipold & Leo Shuken Stagecoach (1939)

Roger Edens & George Stoll Babes in Arms (1939)

Charles Previn First Love (1939)

Phil Boutelje & Arthur Lange The Great Victor Herbert (1939)

Alfred Newman The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)

Louis Forbes Intermezzo: A Love Story (1939)

Dimitri Tiomkin Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Aaron Copland Of Mice and Men (1939)

Erich Wolfgang Korngold The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)

Cy Feuer She Married a Cop (1939)

Louis Silvers Swanee River (1939)

Alfred Newman They Shall Have Music (1939)

Victor Young Way Down South (1939)

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