Classic Film Guide


1943 Academy Awards (Oscar winners and nominees)

(winners listed first, in bold print)

Best Picture

Casablanca (1942)

For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)

Heaven Can Wait (1943)

The Human Comedy (1943)

In Which We Serve (1942)

Madame Curie (1943)

The More the Merrier (1943)

The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)

The Song of Bernadette (1943)

Watch on the Rhine (1943)


Best Actor in a Leading Role

Paul Lukas, Watch on the Rhine (1943)

Humphrey Bogart, Casablanca (1942)

Gary Cooper, For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)

Mickey Rooney, The Human Comedy (1943)

Walter Pidgeon, Madame Curie (1943)


Best Actress in a Leading Role

Jennifer Jones, The Song of Bernadette (1943)

Joan Fontaine, The Constant Nymph (1943)

Ingrid Bergman, For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)

Greer Garson, Madame Curie (1943)

Jean Arthur, The More the Merrier (1943)


Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Charles Coburn, The More the Merrier (1943)

Claude Rains, Casablanca (1942)

Akin Tamiroff, For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)

J. Carrol Naish, Sahara (1943)

Charles Bickford, The Song of Bernadette (1943)


Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Katina Paxinou, For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)

Paulette Goddard, So Proudly We Hail! (1943)

Gladys Cooper, The Song of Bernadette (1943)

Anne Revere, The Song of Bernadette (1943)

Lucile Watson, Watch on the Rhine (1943)


Best Director

Michael Curtiz, Casablanca (1942)

Ernst Lubitsch, Heaven Can Wait (1943)

Clarence Brown, The Human Comedy (1943)

George Stevens, The More the Merrier (1943)

Henry King, The Song of Bernadette (1943)


Best Writing, Original Screenplay

Norman Krasna, Princess O'Rourke (1943)

Dudley Nichols, Air Force (1943)

Noel Coward, In Which We Serve (1942)

Lillian Hellman, The North Star (1943)

Allan Scott, So Proudly We Hail! (1943)


Best Writing, Original Story

William Saroyan, The Human Comedy (1943)

Guy Gilpatric, Action in the North Atlantic (1943)

Steve Fisher, Destination Tokyo (1943)

Frank Ross & Robert Russell, The More the Merrier (1943)

Gordon McDonell, Shadow of a Doubt (1943)


Best Writing, Screenplay

Julius Epstein & Philip Epstein & Howard Koch, Casablanca (1942)

Nunnally Johnson, Holy Matrimony (1943)

Richard Flournoy & Lewis Foster & Frank Ross & Robert Russell, The More the Merrier (1943)

George Seaton, The Song of Bernadette (1943)

Dashiell Hammett, Watch on the Rhine (1943)


Best B&W Cinematography

Arthur Miller, The Song of Bernadette (1943)

James Wong Howe & Elmer Dyer & Charles Marshall, Air Force (1943)

Arthur Edeson, Casablanca (1942)

Tony Gaudio, Corvette K-225 (1943)

John Seitz, Five Graves to Cairo (1943)

Harry Stradling Sr., The Human Comedy (1943)

Joseph Ruttenberg, Madame Curie (1943)

James Wong Howe, The North Star (1943)

Rudolph Maté, Sahara (1943)

Charles Lang, So Proudly We Hail! (1943)


Best Color Cinematography

Hal Mohr & W. Howard Greene, Phantom of the Opera (1943)

Ray Rennahan, For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)

Edward Cronjager, Heaven Can Wait (1943)

Charles Clarke & Allen Davey, Hello Frisco, Hell (1943)

Leonard Smith, Lassie Come Home (1943)

George Folsey, Thousands Cheer (1943)


Best Color Art Direction-Interior Decoration

Alexander Golitzen & John Goodman & Russell Gausman & Ira Webb, Phantom of the Opera (1943)

Hans Dreier & Haldane Douglas & Bertram Granger, For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)

James Basevi & Joseph Wright & Thomas Little, The Gang’s All Here (1943)

John Hughes & John Koenig & George James Hopkins, This is the Army (1943)

Cedric Gibbons & Daniel Cathcart & Edwin Willis & Jacques Mersereau, Thousands Cheer (1943)


Best B&W Art Direction-Interior Decoration

James Basevi & William Darling & Thomas Little, The Song of Bernadette (1943)

Hans Dreier & Ernst Fegté & Bertram Granger, Five Graves to Cairo (1943)

Albert D'Agostino & Carroll Clark & Darrell Silvera & Harley Miller, Flight for Freedom (1943)

Cedric Gibbons & Paul Groesse & Edwin Willis & Hugh Hunt, Madame Curie (1943)

Carl Jules Weyl & George James Hopkins, Mission to Moscow (1943)

Perry Ferguson & Howard Bristol, The North Star (1943)


Best Sound, Recording

Steven Dunn, This Land Is Mine (1943)

Jack Whitney, Hangmen Also Die (1943)

Daniel Bloomberg, In Old Oklahoma (1943)

Douglas Shearer, Madame Curie (1943)

Thomas Moulton, The North Star (1943)

Bernard Brown, Phantom of the Opera (1943)

Loren Ryder, Riding High (1943)

John Livadary, Sahara (1943)

C.O. Slyfield, Saludos Amigos (1942)

James Fields, So This Is Washington (1943)

Edmund Hansen, The Song of Bernadette (1943)

Nathan Levinson, This Is the Army (1943)


Best Film Editing

George Amy, Air Force (1943)

Owen Marks, Casablanca (1942)

Doane Harrison, Five Graves to Cairo (1943)

Sherman Todd & John Link Sr., For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)

Barbara McLean, The Song of Bernadette (1943)


Best Effects, Special Effects

Fred Sersen (photographic); Roger Heman Sr. (sound), Crash Dive (1943)

Hans Koenekamp & Rex Wimpy (photographic); Nathan Levinson (sound), Air Force (1943)

Vernon Walker (photographic); James G. Stewart (sound); Roy Granville, Bombardier (1943)

Clarence Slifer & Ray Binger (photographic); Thomas Moulton (sound), The North Star (1943)

Farciot Edouart & Gordon Jennings (photographic); George Dutton (sound), So Proudly We Hail! (1943)

A. Arnold Gillespie & Donald Jahraus (photographic); Michael Steinore (sound), Stand by for Action (1942)


Best Music, Original Song

Harry Warren (music); Mack Gordon (lyrics), "You'll Never Know", Hello Frisco, Hello (1943)

Harold Arlen (music); E.Y. Harburg (lyrics), "Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe", Cabin in the Sky (1943)

Jimmy McHugh (music); Herb Magidson (lyrics), "Say a Prayer for the Boys Over There", Hers to Hold (1943)

Jule Styne (music); Harold Adamson (lyrics), "Change of Heart", Hit Parade of 1943 (1943)

Charles Wolcott (music); Ned Washington (lyrics), "Saludos Amigos", Saludos Amigos (1942)

Harold Arlen (music); Johnny Mercer (lyrics), "My Shining Hour", The Sky’s the Limit (1943)

Cole Porter, "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home to", Something to Shout About (1943)

James Monaco (music); Al Dubin (lyrics), "We Mustn't Say Good Bye", Stage Door Canteen (1943)

Harold Arlen (music); Johnny Mercer (lyrics), "That Old Black Magic", Star Spangled Rhythm (1942)

Arthur Schwartz (music); Frank Loesser (lyrics), "They're Either Too Young or Too Old", Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943)


Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture

Alfred Newman, The Song of Bernadette (1943)

Hans Salter & Frank Skinner, The Amazing Mrs. Holliday (1943)

Max Steiner, Casablanca (1942)

Louis Gruenberg & Morris Stoloff, Commandos Strike at Dawn (1942)

C. Bakaleinikoff & Roy Webb, The Fallen Sparrow (1943)

Victor Young, For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)

Hanns Eisler, Hangmen Also Die (1943)

Phil Boutelje, Hi Diddle Diddle (1943)

Walter Scharf, In Old Oklahoma (1943)

Leigh Harline, Johnny Come Lately (1943)

Gerard Carbonara, The Kansan (1943)

Arthur Lange, Lady of Burlesque (1943)

Herbert Stothart, Madame Curie (1943)

Dimitri Tiomkin, The Moon and Sixpence (1942)

Aaron Copland, The North Star (1943)

Edward Plumb & Paul J. Smith & Oliver Wallace, Victory Through Air Power (1943)


Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture

Ray Heindorf, This Is the Army (1943)

Alfred Newman, Coney Island (1943)

Walter Scharf, Hit Parade of 1943 (1943)

Edward Ward, Phantom of the Opera (1943)

Edward Plumb & Paul J. Smith & Charles Wolcott, Saludos Amigos (1942)

Leigh Harline, The Sky's the Limit (1943)

Morris Stoloff, Something to Shout About (1943)

Freddie Rich, Stage Door Canteen (1943)

Robert Emmett Dolan, Star Spangled Rhythm (1942)

Herbert Stothart, Thousands Cheer (1943)

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