Classic Film Guide

1944

1944 Academy Awards (Oscar winners and nominees)

(winners listed first, in bold print)

Best Picture

Going My Way (1944)

Double Indemnity (1944)

Gaslight (1944)

Since You Went Away (1944)

Wilson (1944)

 

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Bing Crosby, Going My Way (1944)

Charles Boyer, Gaslight (1944)

Barry Fitzgerald, Going My Way (1944)

Cary Grant, None But the Lonely Heart (1944)

Alexander Knox, Wilson (1944)

 

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Ingrid Bergman, Gaslight (1944)

Barbara Stanwyck, Double Indemnity (1944)

Bette Davis, Mr. Skeffington (1944)

Greer Garson, Mrs. Parkington (1944)

Claudette Colbert, Since You Went Away (1944)

 

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Barry Fitzgerald, Going My Way (1944)

Clifton Webb, Laura (1944)

Claude Rains, Mr. Skeffington (1944)

Hume Cronyn, The Seventh Cross (1944)

Monty Woolley, Since You Went Away (1944)

 

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Ethel Barrymore, None But the Lonely Heart (1944)

Aline MacMahon, Dragon Seed (1944)

Angela Lansbury, Gaslight (1944)

Agnes Moorehead, Mrs. Parkington (1944)

Jennifer Jones, Since You Went Away (1944)

 

Best Director

Leo McCarey, Going My Way (1944)

Billy Wilder, Double Indemnity (1944)

Otto Preminger, Laura (1944)

Alfred Hitchcock, Lifeboat (1944)

Henry King, Wilson (1944)

 

Best Writing, Original Screenplay

Lamar Trotti, Wilson (1944)

Preston Sturges, Hail the Conquering Hero (1944)

Preston Sturges, The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944)

Richard Connell & Gladys Lehman, Two Girls and a Sailor (1944)

Jerome Cady, Wing and a Prayer (1944)

 

Best Writing, Original Story

Leo McCarey, Going My Way (1944)

David Boehm & Chandler Sprague, A Guy Named Joe (1943)

John Steinbeck, Lifeboat (1944)

Alfred Neumann & Joseph Than, None Shall Escape (1944)

Edward Doherty & Jules Schermer, The Sullivans (1944)

 

Best Writing, Screenplay

Frank Butler & Frank Cavett, Going My Way (1944)

Raymond Chandler & Billy Wilder, Double Indemnity (1944)

John Balderston & Walter Reisch & John Van Druten, Gaslight (1944)

Jay Dratler & Samuel Hoffenstein & Elizabeth Reinhardt, Laura (1944)

Irving Brecher & Fred Finklehoffe, Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

 

Best B&W Cinematography

Joseph LaShelle, Laura (1944)

John Seitz, Double Indemnity (1944)

Sidney Wagner, Dragon Seed (1944)

Joseph Ruttenberg, Gaslight (1944)

Lionel Lindon, Going My Way (1944)

Glen MacWilliams, Lifeboat (1944)

Stanley Cortez & Lee Garmes, Since You Went Away (1944)

Robert Surtees & Harold Rosson, Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)

Charles Lang, The Uninvited (1944)

George Folsey, The White Cliffs of Dover (1944)

 

Best Color Cinematography

Leon Shamroy, Wilson (1944)

Rudolph Maté & Allen Davey, Cover Girl (1944)

Edward Cronjager, Home in Indiana (1944)

Charles Rosher, Kismet (1944)

Ray Rennahan, Lady in the Dark (1944)

George Folsey, Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

 

Best Color Art Direction-Interior Decoration

Wiard Ihnen & Thomas Little, Wilson (1944)

John B. Goodman & Alexander Golitzen & Russell Gausman & Ira Webb, The Climax (1944)

Lionel Banks & Cary Odell & Fay Babcock, Cover Girl (1944)

Charles Novi & Jack McConaghy, The Desert Song (1943)

Cedric Gibbons & Daniel Cathcart & Edwin Willis & Richard Pefferle, Kismet (1944)

Hans Dreier & Raoul Pene Du Bois & Ray Moyer, Lady in the Dark (1944)

Ernst Fegté & Howard Bristol, The Princess and the Pirate (1944)

 

Best B&W Art Direction-Interior Decoration

Cedric Gibbons & William Ferrari & Edwin Willis & Paul Huldschinsky, Gaslight (1944)

Lionel Banks & Walter Holscher & Joseph Kish, Address Unknown (1944)

John Hughes & Fred MacLean, The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944)

Perry Ferguson & Julia Heron, Casanova Brown (1944)

Lyle Wheeler & Leland Fuller & Thomas Little, Laura (1944)

Hans Dreier & Robert Usher & Sam Comer, No Time for Love (1943)

Mark-Lee Kirk & Victor Gangelin, Since You Went Away (1944)

Albert D'Agostino & Carroll Clark & Darrell Silvera & Claude Carpenter, Step Lively (1944)

 

Best Sound, Recording

Edmund Hansen, Wilson (1944)

Daniel Bloomberg, Brazil (1944)

Thomas Moulton, Casanova Brown (1944)

John Livadary, Cover Girl (1944)

Loren Ryder, Double Indemnity (1944)

Bernard B. Brown, His Butler's Sister (1943)

Nathan Levinson, Hollywood Canteen (1944)

Jack Whitney, It Happened Tomorrow (1944)

Douglas Shearer, Kismet (1944)

Stephen Dunn, Music in Manhattan (1944)

Mac Dalgleish, A Voice in the Wind (1944)

 

Best Film Editing

Barbara McLean, Wilson (1944)

LeRoy Stone, Going My Way (1944)

Owen Marks, Janie (1944)

Roland Gross, None But the Lonely Heart (1944)

Hal Kern & James Newcom, Since You Went Away (1944)

 

Best Effects, Special Effects

A. Arnold Gillespie & Donald Jahraus & Warren Newcombe (photographic); Douglas Shearer (sound), Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)

Paul Detlefsen & John Crouse (photographic); Nathan Levinson (sound), The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944)

Vernon Walker (photographic); James G. Stewart & Roy Granville (sound), Days of Glory (1944)

David Allen & Ray Cory & Robert Wright (photographic); Russell Malmgren & Harry Kusnick (sound), Secret Command (1944)

Jack Cosgrove (photographic) & Arthur Johns (sound), Since You Went Away (1944)

Farciot Edouart & Gordon Jennings (photographic); George Dutton (sound), The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944)

Fred Sersen (photographic); Roger Heman Sr. (sound), Wilson (1944)

 

Best Music, Original Song

Jimmy Van Heusen (music); Johnny Burke (lyrics), "Swinging on a Star", Going My Way (1944)

Ary Barroso (music); Ned Washington (lyrics), "Rio de Janeiro", Brazil (1944)

Jerome Kern (music); Ira Gershwin (lyrics), "Long Ago and Far Away", Cover Girl (1944)

Jule Styne (music); Sammy Cahn (lyrics), "I'll Walk Alone", Follow the Boys (1944)

Jimmy McHugh (music); Harold Adamson (lyrics), "I Couldn't Sleep a Wink Last Night", Higher and Higher (1943)

M.K. Jerome (music); Ted Koehler (lyrics), "Sweet Dreams Sweetheart", Hollywood Canteen (1944)

Lew Pollack (music); Charles Newman (lyrics), "Silver Shadows and Golden Dreams", Lady, Let’s Dance (1944)

Ralph Blane & Hugh Martin, "The Trolley Song", Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

Harry Revel (music); Paul Francis Webster (lyrics), "Remember Me to Carolina", Minstrel Man (1944)

Walter Kent (music); Kim Gannon (lyrics), "Too Much in Love", Song of the Open Road (1944)

James Monaco (music); Mack Gordon (lyrics), "I'm Making Believe", Sweet and Low-Down (1944)

Harold Arlen (music); Ted Koehler (lyrics), "Now I Know", Up in Arms (1944)

 

Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture

Max Steiner, Since You Went Away (1944)

Morris Stoloff & Ernst Toch, Address Unknown (1944)

Max Steiner, The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944)

Dimitri Tiomkin, The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1944)

Arthur Lange, Casanova Brown (1944)

Hans Salter, Christmas Holiday (1944)

Miklós Rózsa, Double Indemnity (1944)

Walter Scharf & Roy Webb, The Fighting Seabees (1944)

Michel Michelet & Edward Paul, The Hairy Ape (1944)

Robert Stolz, It Happened Tomorrow (1944)

Freddie Rich, Jack London (1943)

Herbert Stothart, Kismet (1944)

C. Bakaleinikoff & Hanns Eisler, None But the Lonely Heart (1944)

David Rose, The Princess and the Pirate (1944)

Karl Hajos, Summer Storm (1944)

W. Franke Harling, Three Russian Girls (1943)

Edward Paul, Up in Mabel's Room (1944)

Michel Michelet, A Voice in the Wind (1944)

Alfred Newman, Wilson (1944)

Miklós Rózsa, The Woman of the Town (1943)

 

Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture

Carmen Dragon & Morris Stoloff, Cover Girl (1944)

Walter Scharf, Brazil (1944)

C. Bakaleinikoff, Higher and Higher (1943)

Ray Heindorf, Hollywood Canteen (1944)

Alfred Newman, Irish Eyes Are Smiling (1944)

Werner Heymann & Kurt Weill, Knickerbocker Holiday (1944)

Robert Emmett Dolan, Lady in the Dark (1944)

Edward Kay, Lady, Let's Dance (1944)

George Stoll, Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

Hans Salter, The Merry Monahans (1944)

Leo Erdody & Ferde Grofé Sr., Minstrel Man (1944)

Mahlon Merrick, Sensations of 1945 (1944)

Charles Previn, Song of the Open Road (1944)

Louis Forbes & Ray Heindorf, Up in Arms (1944)

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