22nd Academy Awards


22nd Academy Awards

Infobox Academy AwardsB | name = 22nd
poster =
date = March 23, 1950
site = RKO Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, California
host = Paul Douglas
last = 21st
next = 23rd

The 22nd Academy Awards Ceremony awarded "Oscars" for the best in films in 1949.

Nominees and Winners

The nominees are listed by award. The winner of each category is in bold.

Best Motion Picture

* "All the King's Men" (Robert Rossen Productions; Columbia)
* "Battleground" (MGM)
* "The Heiress" (Paramount)
* "A Letter to Three Wives" (Twentieth-Century Fox)
* "Twelve O'Clock High" (Twentieth-Century Fox)

Best Actor

* John Wayne, "Sands of Iwo Jima"
* Broderick Crawford, "All the King's Men"
* Kirk Douglas, "Champion"
* Gregory Peck, "Twelve O'Clock High"
* Richard Todd, "The Hasty Heart"

Best Actress

* Susan Hayward, "My Foolish Heart"
* Jeanne Crain, "Pinky"
* Olivia de Havilland, "The Heiress"
* Deborah Kerr, "Edward, My Son"
* Loretta Young, "Come to the Stable"

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

* John Ireland, "All the King's Men"
* Dean Jagger, "Twelve O'Clock High"
* Arthur Kennedy, "Champion"
* Ralph Richardson, "The Heiress"
* James Whitmore, "Battleground"

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

* Ethel Barrymore, "Pinky"
* Celeste Holm, "Come to the Stable"
* Elsa Lanchester, "Come to the Stable"
* Mercedes McCambridge, "All the King's Men"
* Ethel Waters, "Pinky"

Best Directing

* Joseph L. Mankiewicz, "A Letter to Three Wives"
* Carol Reed, "The Fallen Idol"
* Robert Rossen, "All the King's Men"
* William A. Wellman, "Battleground"
* William Wyler, "The Heiress"

Best Writing

Motion Picture Story

* Harry Brown, "Sands of Iwo Jima"
* Virginia Kellogg, "White Heat"
* Clare Boothe Luce, "Come to the Stable"
* Douglas Morrow, "The Stratton Story"
* Shirley W. Smith and Valentine Davies, "It Happens Every Spring"

creenplay

* Carl Foreman, "Champion"
* Graham Greene, "The Fallen Idol"
* Joseph L. Mankiewicz, "A Letter to Three Wives"
* Robert Rossen, "All the King's Men"
* Cesare Zavattini, "The Bicycle Thief"

tory and Screenplay

* Sidney Buchman, "Jolson Sings Again"
* T. E. B. Clarke, "Passport to Pimlico"
* Alfred Hayes, Federico Fellini, Sergio Amidei, Marcello Pagliero and Roberto Rossellini, "Paisà"
* Helen Levitt, Janice Loeb and Sidney Meyers, "The Quiet One"
* Robert Pirosh, "Battleground"

Cinematography

Black-and-White

* Joseph LaShelle, "Come to the Stable"
* Frank Planer, "Champion"
* Leon Shamroy, "Prince of Foxes"
* Leo Tover, "The Heiress"
* Paul C. Vogel, "Battleground"

Color

* Charles G. Clarke, "Sands of Iwo Jima"
* Winton Hoch, "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon"
* Robert Planck and Charles Schoenbaum, "Little Women"
* William Snyder, "Jolson Sings Again"
* Harry Stradling, "The Barkleys of Broadway"

Art Direction

Black-and-White

* Cedric Gibbons and Jack Martin Smith, art direction; Edwin B. Willis and Richard A. Pefferle, set decoration, "Madame Bovary"
* John Meehan and Harry Horner, art direction; Emile Kuri, set decoration, "The Heiress"
* Lyle Wheeler and Joseph C. Wright, art direction; Thomas Little and Paul S. Fox, set decoration, "Come to the Stable"

Color

* Edward Carrere, art direction; Lyle Reifsnider, set decoration, "Adventures of Don Juan"
* ***Cedric Gibbons and Paul Groesse; Edwin B. Willis and Jack D. Moore, "Little Women"*
* Jim Morahan, William Kellner and Michael Relph, art direction, "Saraband"

ound Recording

* Republic Studio Sound Department, "Sands of Iwo Jima"
* Twentieth Century-Fox Studio Sound Department, "Twelve O'Clock High"
* Universal-International Studio Sound Department, "Once More, My Darling"

Music

ong

* “"Baby, It's Cold Outside",” "Neptune's Daughter", Frank Loesser, music and lyrics
* “"It's a Great Feeling",” "It's a Great Feeling", Jule Styne, music; Sammy Cahn, lyrics
* “"Lavender Blue",” "So Dear to My Heart", Eliot Daniel, music; Larry Morey, lyrics
* “"My Foolish Heart",” "My Foolish Heart", Victor Young, music; Ned Washington, lyrics
* “"Through a Long and Sleepless Night",” "Come to the Stable", Alfred Newman, music; Mack Gordon, lyrics

coring of a Comedy or Dramatic Picture

* Aaron Copland, "The Heiress"
* Max Steiner, "Beyond the Forest"
* Dimitri Tiomkin, "Champion"

coring of a Musical Picture

* Roger Edens and Lennie Hayton, "On the Town"
* Ray Heindorf, "Look for the Silver Lining"
* Morris Stoloff and George Duning, Jolson Sings Again

Film Editing

* John Dunning, "Battleground"
* Harry Gerstad, "Champion"
* Frederic Knudtson, "The Window"
* Robert Parrish and Al Clark, "All the King's Men"
* Richard L. Van Enger, "Sands of Iwo Jima"

Costume Design

Black-and-White

* "'Edith Head and Gile Steele, "The Heiress"
* Vittorio Nino Novarese, "Prince of Foxes"

Color

* Kay Nelson, "Mother Is a Freshman"
* Leah Rhodes, Travilla and Marjorie Best, "Adventures of Don Juan"

pecial Effects

* "Mighty Joe Young" (Arko Production; RKO Radio)
* "Tulsa" (Walter Wagner; Eagle Lion)

hort Subjects

Cartoon

* "Canary Row" (Merrie Melodies Series) (Warner Bros. Cartoons, Inc.; Warner Bros.) (Nomination withdrawn by producer.)
* "For Scent-imental Reasons" (Merrie Melodies Series) (Warner Bros. Cartoons, Inc.; Warner Bros.)
* "Hatch Up Your Troubles" (Tom and Jerry Series) (Frederick Quimby, producer; MGM)
* "The Magic Fluke"' (Fox and Crow Series) (United Productions of America; Columbia)
* "Toy Tinkers" (Donald Duck Series) (Walt Disney Productions; RKO Radio)

One-Reel

* "Aquatic House Party" (Grantland Rice Sportlights Series) (Jack Eaton, producer; Paramount)
* "Roller Derby Girl" (Pacemaker Series) (Justin Herman, producer; Paramount)
* "So You Think You're Not Guilty" (John McDoakes Series) (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Warner Bros.)
* "Spills and Chills" (Sports News Review Series) (Walton C. Ament, producer; Warner Bros.)
* "Water Trix" (Pete Smith Specialties Series) (Pete Smith, producer; MGM)

Two-Reel

* "The Boy and the Eagle" (William Lasky, producer; RKO Radio)
* "Chase of Death" (Irving Allen Productions)
* "The Grass Is Always Greener" (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Warner Bros.)
* "Snow Carnival" (Two-reel Technicolor Series) (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Warner Bros.)
* "Van Gogh" (Gaston Diehl and Robert Haeessens, producers; Canton-Weiner Films)

Documentary

hort Subject (tie)

* "A Chance to Live" (March of Time Series) (Richard de Rochemont, producer; Twentieth Century-Fox)
* "1848" (A. F. Films; French Cinema General Cooperative)
* "The Rising Tide" (National Film Board of Canada; St. Francis-Xavier University)
* "So Much for So Little" (Warner Bros. Cartoons, Inc.; Warner Bros.)

Feature

* "Daybreak in Udi" (British Information Services; Crown Film Unit)
* "Kenji Comes Home" (Paul F. Heard, producer; Protestant Film Commission)

pecial Awards

* To "The Bicycle Thief" (Italy), voted by the Academy Board of Governors as the most outstanding foreign language film released in the United States during 1949
* To Bobby Driscoll, outstanding juvenile actor of 1949
* To Fred Astaire for his unique artistry and his contributions to the technique of musical pictures
* To Cecil B. DeMille, distinguished motion picture pioneer, for 37 years of brilliant showmanship
* To Jean Hersholt for distinguished service to the motionpicture industry


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