Classic Film Guide

1947

1947 Academy Awards (Oscar winners and nominees)

(winners listed first, in bold print)

Best Picture

Gentleman's Agreement (1947)

The Bishop's Wife (1947)

Crossfire (1947)

Great Expectations (1946)

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

 

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Ronald Colman, A Double Life (1947)

John Garfield, Body and Soul (1947)

Gregory Peck, Gentleman's Agreement (1947)

William Powell, Life with Father (1947)

Michael Redgrave, Mourning Becomes Electra (1947)

 

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Loretta Young, The Farmer's Daughter (1947)

Dorothy McGuire, Gentleman's Agreement (1947)

Rosalind Russell, Mourning Becomes Electra (1947)

Joan Crawford, Possessed (1947)

Susan Hayward, Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman (1947)

 

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Edmund Gwenn, Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Robert Ryan, Crossfire (1947)

Charles Bickford, The Farmer's Daughter (1947)

Richard Widmark, Kiss of Death (1947)

Thomas Gomez, Ride the Pink Horse (1947)

 

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Celeste Holm, Gentleman's Agreement (1947)

Gloria Grahame, Crossfire (1947)

Marjorie Main, The Egg and I (1947)

Anne Revere, Gentleman's Agreement (1947)

Ethel Barrymore, The Paradine Case (1947)

 

Best Director

Elia Kazan, Gentleman's Agreement (1947)

Henry Koster, The Bishop's Wife (1947)

Edward Dmytryk, Crossfire (1947)

George Cukor, A Double Life (1947)

David Lean, Great Expectations (1946)

 

Best Writing, Original Screenplay

Sidney Sheldon, The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)

Abraham Polonsky, Body and Soul (1947)

Ruth Gordon & Garson Kanin, A Double Life (1947)

Charles Chaplin, Monsieur Verdoux (1947)

Sergio Amidei & Adolfo Franci & Cesare Giulio Viola & Cesare Zavattini, Sciuscià (1946)

 

Best Writing, Original Story

Valentine Davies, Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Georges Chaperot & René Wheeler, La Cage aux rossignols (1945)

Herbert Clyde Lewis & Frederick Stephani, It Happened on 5th Avenue (1947)

Eleazar Lipsky, Kiss of Death (1947)

Dorothy Parker & Frank Cavett, Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman (1947)

 

Best Writing, Screenplay

George Seaton, Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Richard Murphy, Boomerang! (1947)

John Paxton, Crossfire (1947)

Moss Hart, Gentleman's Agreement (1947)

David Lean & Ronald Neame & Anthony Havelock-Allan, Great Expectations (1946)

 

Best B&W Cinematography

Guy Green, Great Expectations (1946)

Charles Lang, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)

George Folsey, Green Dolphin Street (1947)

 

Best Color Cinematography

Jack Cardiff, Black Narcissus (1947)

J. Peverell Marley & William Skall, Life with Father (1947)

Harry Jackson, Mother Wore Tights (1947)

 

Best Color Art Direction-Set Decoration

Alfred Junge, Black Narcissus (1947)

Robert Haas & George James Hopkins, Life with Father (1947)

 

Best B&W Art Direction-Set Decoration

John Bryan & Wilfred Shingleton, Great Expectations (1946)

Lyle Wheeler & Maurice Ransford & Thomas Little & Paul Fox, The Foxes of Harrow (1947)

 

Best Sound, Recording

Gordon Sawyer, The Bishop's Wife (1947)

Douglas Shearer, Green Dolphin Street (1947)

Jack Whitney, T-Men (1947)

 

Best Film Editing

Francis Lyon & Robert Parrish, Body and Soul (1947)

Monica Collingwood, The Bishop's Wife (1947)

Harmon Jones, Gentleman's Agreement (1947)

George White, Green Dolphin Street (1947)

Fergus McDonell, Odd Man Out (1947)

 

Best Effects, Special Effects

A. Arnold Gillespie & Warren Newcombe (visual); Douglas Shearer & Michael Steinore (audible), Green Dolphin Street (1947)

Farciot Edouart & Devereaux Jennings & Gordon Jennings & W. Wallace Kelley & Paul Lerpae; George Dutton (audible), Unconquered (1947)

 

Best Music, Original Song

Allie Wrubel (music); Ray Gilbert (lyrics), "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah", Song of the South (1946)

Ralph Blane & Hugh Martin & Roger Edens, "Pass That Peace Pipe", Good News (1947)

Josef Myrow (music); Mack Gordon (lyrics), "You Do", Mother Wore Tights (1947)

Frank Loesser, "I Wish I Didn't Love You So", The Perils of Pauline (1947)

Arthur Schwartz (music); Leo Robin (lyrics), "A Gal in Calico", The Time, the Place and the Girl (1946)

 

Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture

Miklós Rózsa, A Double Life (1947)

Hugo Friedhofer, The Bishop's Wife (1947)

Alfred Newman, Captain from Castile (1947)

David Raksin, Forever Amber (1947)

Max Steiner, Life with Father (1947)

 

Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture

Alfred Newman, Mother Wore Tights (1947)

Johnny Green, Fiesta (1947)

Ray Heindorf & Max Steiner, My Wild Irish Rose (1947)

Robert Emmett Dolan, Road to Rio (1947)

Daniele Amfitheatrof & Paul J. Smith & Charles Wolcott, Song of the South (1946)

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