Classic Film Guide

1940

1940 Academy Awards (Oscar winners and nominees)

(winners listed first, in bold print)

Best Picture

Rebecca (1940)

All This, and Heaven Too (1940)

Foreign Correspondent (1940)

The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

The Great Dictator (1940)

Kitty Foyle: The Natural History of a Woman (1940)

The Letter (1940)

The Long Voyage Home (1940)

Our Town (1940)

The Philadelphia Story (1940)

 

Best Actor in a Leading Role

James Stewart, The Philadelphia Story (1940)

Raymond Massey, Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)

Henry Fonda, The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

Charles Chaplin, The Great Dictator (1940)

Laurence Olivier, Rebecca (1940)

 

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Ginger Rogers, Kitty Foyle: The Natural History of a Woman (1940)

Bette Davis, The Letter (1940)

Martha Scott, Our Town (1940)

Katharine Hepburn, The Philadelphia Story (1940)

Joan Fontaine, Rebecca (1940)

 

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Walter Brennan, The Westerner (1940)

Albert Bassermann, Foreign Correspondent (1940)

Jack Oakie, The Great Dictator (1940)

James Stephenson, The Letter (1940)

William Gargan, They Knew What They Wanted (1940)

 

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Jane Darwell, The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

Barbara O'Neil, All This, and Heaven Too (1940)

Ruth Hussey, The Philadelphia Story (1940)

Marjorie Rambeau, Primrose Path (1940)

Judith Anderson, Rebecca (1940)

 

Best Director

John Ford, The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

Sam Wood, Kitty Foyle: The Natural History of a Woman (1940)

William Wyler, The Letter (1940)

George Cukor, The Philadelphia Story (1940)

Alfred Hitchcock, Rebecca (1940)

 

Best Writing, Original Screenplay

Preston Sturges, The Great McGinty (1940)

Ben Hecht, Angels Over Broadway (1940)

Norman Burnstine & Heinz Herald & John Huston, Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940)

Charles Bennett & Joan Harrison, Foreign Correspondent (1940)

Charles Chaplin, The Great Dictator (1940)

 

Best Writing, Original Story

Benjamin Glazer & Hans Székely, Arise, My Love (1940)

Walter Reisch, Comrade X (1940)

Hugo Butler & Dore Schary, Edison, the Man (1940)

Leo McCarey & Bella Spewack & Sam Spewack, My Favorite Wife (1940)

Stuart Lake, The Westerner (1940)

 

Best Writing, Screenplay

Donald Ogden Stewart, The Philadelphia Story (1940)

Nunnally Johnson, The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

Dalton Trumbo, Kitty Foyle: The Natural History of a Woman (1940)

Dudley Nichols, The Long Voyage Home (1940)

Robert Sherwood & Joan Harrison, Rebecca (1940)

 

Best B&W Cinematography

George Barnes, Rebecca (1940)

James Wong Howe, Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)

Ernest Haller, All This, and Heaven Too (1940)

Charles Lang, Arise, My Love (1940)

Harold Rosson, Boom Town (1940)

Rudolph Maté, Foreign Correspondent (1940)

Tony Gaudio, The Letter (1940)

Gregg Toland, The Long Voyage Home (1940)

Joseph Valentine, Spring Parade (1940)

Joseph Ruttenberg, Waterloo Bridge (1940)

 

Best Color Cinematography

Georges Périnal, The Thief of Bagdad (1940)

Oliver Marsh & Allen Davey, Bitter Sweet (1940)

Arthur Miller & Ray Rennahan, The Blue Bird (1940)

Leon Shamroy & Ray Rennahan, Down Argentine Way (1940)

Victor Milner & W. Howard Greene, North West Mounted Police (1940)

Sidney Wagner & William Skall, Northwest Passage (1940)

 

Best B&W Art Direction

Cedric Gibbons & Paul Groesse, Pride and Prejudice (1940)

Hans Dreier & Robert Usher, Arise, My Love (1940)

Lionel Banks & Robert Peterson, Arizona (1940)

John Otterson, The Boys from Syracuse (1940)

John Victor Mackay, Dark Command (1940)

Alexander Golitzen, Foreign Correspondent (1940)

Richard Day & Joseph Wright, Lillian Russell (1940)

Van Nest Polglase & Mark-Lee Kirk, My Favorite Wife (1940)

John DuCasse Schulze, My Son, My Son! (1940)

Lewis J. Rachmil, Our Town (1940)

Lyle Wheeler, Rebecca (1940)

Anton Grot, The Sea Hawk (1940)

James Basevi, The Westerner (1940)

 

Best Color Art Direction

Vincent Korda, The Thief of Bagdad (1940)

Cedric Gibbons & John Detlie, Bitter Sweet (1940)

Richard Day & Joseph Wright, Down Argentine Way (1940)

Hans Dreier & Roland Anderson, North West Mounted Police (1940)

 

Best Sound, Recording

Douglas Shearer, Strike Up the Band (1940)

Charles Lootens, Behind the News (1940)

Elmer Raguse, Captain Caution (1940)

Edmund Hansen, The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

Jack Whitney, The Howards of Virginia (1940)

John Aalberg, Kitty Foyle: The Natural History of a Woman (1940)

Loren Ryder, North West Mounted Police (1940)

Thomas Moulton, Our Town (1940)

Nathan Levinson, The Sea Hawk (1940)

Bernard B. Brown, Spring Parade (1940)

John Livadary, Too Many Husbands (1940)

 

Best Film Editing

Anne Bauchens, North West Mounted Police (1940)

Robert Simpson, The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

Warren Low, The Letter (1940)

Sherman Todd, The Long Voyage Home (1940)

Hal Kern, Rebecca (1940)

 

Best Effects, Special Effects

Lawrence Butler (photographic); Jack Whitney (sound), The Thief of Bagdad (1940)

Fred Sersen (photographic); Edmund Hansen (sound), The Blue Bird (1940)

A. Arnold Gillespie (photographic); Douglas Shearer (sound), Boom Town (1940)

John Fulton (photographic); Bernard B. Brown & Joe Lapis (sound), The Boys from Syracuse (1940)

Farciot Edouart (photographic); Gordon Jennings (photographic), Dr. Cyclops (1940)

Paul Eagler (photographic); Thomas Moulton (sound), Foreign Correspondent (1940)

John Fulton (photographic); Bernard B. Brown & William Hedgcock (sound), The Invisible Man Returns (1940)

R.T. Layton & Ray Binger (photographic); Thomas Moulton (sound), The Long Voyage Home (1940)

Roy Seawright (photographic); Elmer Raguse (sound), One Million B.C. (1940)

Jack Cosgrove (photographic); Arthur Johns (sound), Rebecca (1940)

Byron Haskin (photographic); Nathan Levinson (sound), The Sea Hawk (1940)

Vernon Walker (photographic); John Aalberg (sound), Swiss Family Robinson (1940)

Farciot Edouart & Gordon Jennings (photographic); Loren Ryder (sound), Typhoon (1940)

Howard Lydecker & William Bradford & Bud Thackery (photographic); Herbert Norsch (sound), Women in War (1940)

 

Best Music, Original Song

Leigh Harline (music); Ned Washington (lyrics), "When You Wish Upon a Star", Pinocchio (1940)

Harry Warren (music); Mack Gordon (lyrics), "Down Argentine Way", Down Argentine Way (1940)

Jule Styne (music); Walter Bullock (lyrics), "Who Am I?", Hit Parade of 1941 (1940)

Chet Forrest; Bob Wright, "It's a Blue World", Music in My Heart (1940)

James Monaco (music); Johnny Burke (lyrics), "Only Forever", Rhythm on the River (1940)

Artie Shaw (music); Johnny Mercer (lyrics), "Love of My Life", Second Chorus (1940)

Robert Stolz (music); Gus Kahn (lyrics), "Waltzing in the Clouds", Spring Parade (1940)

Roger Edens & George Stoll, "Our Love Affair", Strike Up the Band (1940)

Jimmy McHugh (music); Johnny Mercer (lyrics), "I'd Know You Anywhere", You'll Find Out (1940)

 

Best Music, Original Score

Leigh Harline & Paul J. Smith & Ned Washington, Pinocchio (1940)

Victor Young, Arizona (1940)

Victor Young, Dark Command (1940)

Louis Gruenberg, The Fight for Life (1940)

Meredith Willson, The Great Dictator (1940)

Frank Skinner, The House of the Seven Gables (1940)

Richard Hageman, The Howards of Virginia (1940)

Max Steiner, The Letter (1940)

Richard Hageman, The Long Voyage Home (1940)

Alfred Newman, The Mark of Zorro (1940)

Roy Webb, My Favorite Wife (1940)

Victor Young, North West Mounted Police (1940)

Werner Heymann, One Million B.C. (1940)

Aaron Copland, Our Town (1940)

Franz Waxman, Rebecca (1940)

Miklós Rózsa, The Thief of Bagdad (1940)

Herbert Stothart, Waterloo Bridge (1940)

 

Best Music, Score

Alfred Newman, Tin Pan Alley (1940)

Victor Young, Arise, My Love (1940)

Cy Feuer, Hit Parade of 1941 (1940)

Anthony Collins, Irene (1940)

Aaron Copland, Our Town (1940)

Erich Wolfgang Korngold, The Sea Hawk (1940)

Artie Shaw, Second Chorus (1940)

Charles Previn, Spring Parade (1940)

George Stoll & Roger Edens, Strike Up the Band (1940)

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