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The Complete Oscar Quest: 15th Academy Awards (1942)

1942

Outstanding Production (Best Picture)

  • 49th Parallel
  • Kings Row
  • The Magnificent Ambersons
  • Mrs. Miniver
  • The Pied Piper
  • The Pride of the Yankees
  • Random Harvest
  • The Talk of the Town
  • Wake Island
  • Yankee Doodle Dandy

Best Director

  • Michael Curtiz, Yankee Doodle Dandy
  • John Farrow, Wake Island
  • Mervyn LeRoy, Random Harvest
  • Sam Wood, Kings Row
  • William Wyler, Mrs. Miniver

Best Actor

  • James Cagney, Yankee Doodle Dandy
  • Ronald Colman, Random Harvest
  • Gary Cooper, The Pride of the Yankees
  • Walter Pidgeon, Mrs. Miniver
  • Monty Woolley, The Pied Piper

Best Actress

  • Bette Davis, Now, Voyager
  • Greer Garson, Mrs. Miniver
  • Katharine Hepburn, Woman of the Year
  • Rosalind Russell, My Sister Eileen
  • Teresa Wright, The Pride of the Yankees

Best Supporting Actor

  • William Bendix, Wake Island
  • Van Heflin, Johnny Eager
  • Walter Huston, Yankee Doodle Dandy
  • Frank Morgan, Tortilla Flat
  • Henry Travers, Mrs, Miniver

Best Supporting Actress

  • Gladys Cooper, Now, Voyager
  • Agnes Moorehead, The Magnificent Ambersons
  • Susan Peters, Random Harvest
  • Dame May Whitty, Mrs. Miniver
  • Teresa Wright, Mrs. Miniver

Best Original Screenplay

  • One of Our Aircraft Is Missing
  • Road to Morocco
  • Wake Island
  • The War Against Mrs. Hadley
  • Woman of the Year

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • 49th Parallel
  • Mrs. Miniver
  • The Pride of the Yankees
  • Random Harvest
  • The Talk of the Town

Best Story

  • 49th Parallel
  • Holiday Inn
  • The Pride of the Yankees
  • The Talk of the Town
  • Yankee Doodle Dandy

Best Editing

  • Mrs. Miniver
  • The Pride of the Yankees
  • The Talk of the Town
  • This Above All
  • Yankee Doodle Dandy

Best Cinematography, Black and White

  • Kings Row
  • The Magnificent Ambersons
  • Moontide
  • Mrs. Miniver
  • The Pied Piper
  • The Pride of the Yankees
  • The Talk of the Town
  • Take a Letter, Darling
  • Ten Gentlemen from West Point
  • This Above All

Best Cinematography, Color

  • Arabian Nights
  • The Black Swan
  • Captains of the Clouds
  • The Jungle Book
  • Reap the Wild Wind
  • To the Shores of Tripoli

Best Dramatic Score

  • Arabian Nights
  • Bambi
  • The Black Swan
  • The Corsican Brothers
  • Flying Tigers
  • The Gold Rush
  • I Married a Witch
  • Joan of Paris
  • Jungle Book
  • Klondike Fury
  • Now, Voyager
  • The Pride of the Yankees
  • Random Harvest
  • The Shanghai Gesture
  • Silver Queen
  • Take a Letter, Darling
  • The Talk of the Town
  • To Be or Not to Be

Best Musical Score

  • Flying with Music
  • For Me and My Gal
  • Holiday Inn
  • It Started with Eve
  • Johnny Doughboy
  • My Gal Sal
  • Yankee Doodle Dandy
  • You Were Never Lovelier

Best Original Song

  • “Always in My Heart,” from Always in My Heart
  • “Dearly Beloved,” from You Were Never Lovelier
  • “How About You?” from Babes on Broadway
  • “It Seems I Heard That Song Before,” from Youth on Parade
  • “I’ve Got a Gal in Kalamazoo,” from Orchestra Wives
  • “Love Is a Song,” from Bambi
  • “Pennies for Peppino,” from Flying with Music
  • “Pig Foot Pete,” from Hellzapoppin’
  • “There’s a Breeze on Lake Louise,” from The Mayor of 44th Street
  • “White Christmas,” from Holiday Inn

Best Art Direction, Black and White

  • George Washington Slept Here
  • The Magnificent Ambersons
  • The Pride of the Yankees
  • Random Harvest
  • The Shanghai Gesture
  • Siler Queen
  • The Spoilers
  • Take a Letter, Darling
  • The Talk of the Town
  • This Above All

Best Art Direction, Color

  • Arabian Nights
  • Captains of the Clouds
  • Jungle Book
  • My Gal Sal
  • Reap the Wild Wind

Best Special Effects

  • The Black Swan
  • Desperate Journey
  • Flying Tigers
  • Invisible Agent
  • Jungle Book
  • Mrs. Miniver
  • The Navy Comes Through
  • One of Our Aircraft Is Missing
  • The Pride of the Yankees
  • Reap the Wild Wind

Best Sound Recording

  • Arabian Nights
  • Bambi
  • Friendly Enemies
  • Flying Tigers
  • The Gold Rush
  • Mrs. Miniver
  • Once Upon a Honeymoon
  • The Pride of the Yankees
  • Road to Morocco
  • This Above All
  • Yankee Doodle Dandy
  • You Were Never Lovelier

Best Documentary

  • Africa, Prelude to Victory
  • The Battle of Midway
  • Combat Report
  • Conquer by the Clock
  • The Grain That Built a Hemisphere
  • Henry Browne, Farmer
  • High Over the Borders
  • Inside Fighting China
  • It’s Everybody’s War
  • Kokoda Front Line!
  • Listen to Britain
  • Little Belgium
  • Little Isles of Freedom
  • Moscow Strikes Back
  • Mr. Blabbermouth!
  • Mr. Gardenia Jones
  • The New Spirit
  • Prelude to War
  • The Price of Victory
  • A Ship Is Born
  • Twenty-One Miles
  • We Refuse to Die
  • White Eagle
  • Winning Your Wings

Best Live-Action Short, One-Reel

  • Desert Wonderland
  • Marines in the Making
  • Speaking of Animals and Their Families
  • United States Marine Band

Best Live-Action Short, Two-Reel

  • Beyond the Line of Duty
  • Don’t Talk
  • Private Smith of the U.S.A

Best Animated Short

  • All Out for V
  • Blitz Wolf
  • Der Fuhrer’s Face
  • Juke Box Jamboree
  • Pigs in a Polka
  • Tulips Shall Grow

Total List of Films Nominated:

  1. 49th Parallel
  2. Always in My Heart
  3. Arabian Nights
  4. Babes on Broadway
  5. Bambi
  6. The Black Swan
  7. Captains of the Clouds
  8. The Corsican Brothers
  9. Desperate Journey
  10. Flying Tigers
  11. Flying with Music
  12. For Me and My Gal
  13. Friendly Enemies
  14. George Washington Slept Here
  15. The Gold Rush
  16. Hellzapoppin’
  17. Holiday Inn
  18. I Married a Witch
  19. Invisible Agent
  20. It Started with Eve
  21. Joan of Paris
  22. Johnny Doughboy
  23. Johnny Eager
  24. Jungle Book
  25. Kings Row
  26. Klondike Fury
  27. The Magnificent Ambersons
  28. The Mayor of 44th Street
  29. Moontide
  30. Mrs. Miniver
  31. My Gal Sal
  32. My Sister Eileen
  33. The Navy Comes Through
  34. Now, Voyager
  35. Once Upon a Honeymoon
  36. One of Our Aircraft Is Missing
  37. Orchestra Wives
  38. The Pied Piper
  39. The Pride of the Yankees
  40. Random Harvest
  41. Reap the Wild Wind
  42. Road to Morocco
  43. The Shanghai Gesture
  44. Silver Queen
  45. The Spoilers
  46. Take a Letter, Darling
  47. The Talk of the Town
  48. Ten Gentlemen from West Point
  49. This Above All
  50. To Be or Not to Be
  51. To the Shores of Tripoli
  52. Tortilla Flat
  53. Wake Island
  54. The War Against Mrs. Hadley
  55. Woman of the Year
  56. Yankee Doodle Dandy
  57. You Were Never Lovelier
  58. Youth on Parade

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