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The Complete Oscar Quest: 17th Academy Awards (1944)

1944

Best Picture

  • Double Indemnity
  • Gaslight
  • Going My Way
  • Since You Went Away
  • Wilson

Best Director

  • Alfred Hitchcock, Lifeboat
  • Henry King, Wilson
  • Leo McCarey, Going My Way
  • Otto Preminger, Laura
  • Billy Wilder, Double Indemnity

Best Actor

  • Charles Boyer, Gaslight
  • Bing Crosby, Going My Way
  • Barry Fitzgerald, Going My Way
  • Cary Grant, None But the Lonely Heart
  • Alexander Knox, Wilson

Best Actress

  • Ingrid Bergman Gaslight
  • Claudette Colbert, Since You Went Away
  • Bette Davis, Mr. Skeffington
  • Greer Garson, Mrs. Parkington
  • Barbara Stanwyck, Double Indemnity

Best Supporting Actor

  • Hume Cronyn, The Seventh Cross
  • Barry Fitzgerald, Going My Way
  • Claude Rains, Mr. Skeffington
  • Clifton Webb, Laura
  • Monty Woolley, Since You Went Away

Best Supporting Actress

  • Ethel Barrymore, None But the Lonely Heart
  • Jennifer Jones, Since You Went Away
  • Angela Lansbury, Gaslight
  • Aline MacMahon, Dragon Seed
  • Agnes Moorehead, Mrs. Parkington

Best Original Screenplay

  • Hail the Conquering Hero
  • The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek
  • Two Girls and a Sailor
  • Wilson
  • Wing and a Prayer

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Double Indemnity
  • Gaslight
  • Going My Way
  • Laura
  • Meet Me in St. Louis

Best Story

  • Going My Way
  • A Guy Named Joe
  • Lifeboat
  • None Shall Escape
  • The Fighting Sullivans

Best Editing

  • Going My Way
  • Janie
  • None But the Lonely Heart
  • Since You Went Away
  • Wilson

Best Cinematography, Black and White

  • Double Indemnity
  • Dragon Seed
  • Gaslight
  • Going My Way
  • Laura
  • Lifeboat
  • Since You Went Away
  • The Uninvited
  • The White Cliffs of Dover
  • Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo

Best Cinematography, Color

  • Cover Girl
  • Home in Indiana
  • Kismet
  • Lady in the Dark
  • Meet Me in St. Louis
  • Wilson

Best Dramatic or Comedy Score

  • Address Unknown
  • The Adventures of Mark Twain
  • The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • Casanova Brown
  • Christmas Holiday
  • Double Indemnity
  • The Fighting Seabees
  • The Hairy Ape
  • It Happened Tomorrow
  • Jack London
  • Kismet
  • None But the Lonely Heart
  • The Princess and the Pirate
  • Since You Went Away
  • Summer Storm
  • Three Russian Girls
  • Up in Mabel’s Room
  • Voice in the Wind
  • Wilson
  • Woman of the Town

Best Musical Score

  • Brazil
  • Cover Girl
  • Higher and Higher
  • Hollywood Canteen
  • Irish Eyes Are Smiling
  • Knickerbocker Holiday
  • Lady in the Dark
  • Lady, Let’s Dance
  • Meet Me in St. Louis
  • The Merry Monahans
  • Minstrel Man
  • Sensations of 1945
  • Song of the Open Road
  • Up in Arms

Best Original Song

  • “I Couldn’t Sleep a Wink Last Night,” from Higher and Higher
  • “I’ll Walk Alone,” from Follow the Boys
  • “I’m Making Believe,” from Sweet and Lowdown
  • “Long Ago and Far Away,” from Cover Girl
  • “Now I Know,” from Up in Arms
  • “Remember Me to Carolina,” from Minstrel Man
  • “Rio de Janeiro,” from Brazil
  • “Silver Shadows and Golden Dreams,” from Lady, Let’s Dance
  • “Sweet Dreams Sweetheart,” from Hollywood Canteen
  • “Swinging on a Star,” from Going My Way
  • “Too Much in Love,” from Song of the Open Road
  • “The Trolley Song,” from Meet Me in St. Louis

Best Art Direction, Black and White

  • Address Unknown
  • The Adventures of Mark Train
  • Casanova Brown
  • Gaslight
  • Laura
  • No Time for Love
  • Since You Went Away
  • Step Lively

Best Art Direction, Color

  • The Climax
  • Cover Girl
  • The Desert Song
  • Kismet
  • Lady in the Dark
  • The Princess and the Pirate
  • Wilson

Best Special Effects

  • The Adventures of Mark Twain
  • Days of Glory
  • Secret Command
  • Since You Went Away
  • The Story of Dr. Wassell
  • Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
  • Wilson

Best Sound Recording

  • Brazil
  • Casanova Brown
  • Cover Girl
  • Double Indemnity
  • His Butler’s Sister
  • Hollywood Canteen
  • It Happened Tomorrow
  • Kismet
  • Music in Manhattan
  • Voice in the Wind
  • Wilson

Best Documentary

  • The Fighting Lady
  • Resisting Enemy Interrogation

Best Documentary Short

  • Hymn of the Nations
  • New Americans
  • With the Marines at Tawara

Best Live-Action Short, One-Reel

  • Blue Grass Gentlemen
  • Jammin’ the Blues
  • Movie Pests
  • Screen Snapshots’ 50th Anniversary of Motion Pictures
  • Who’s Who in Animal Land

Best Live-Action Short, Two-Reel

  • Bombalera
  • I Won’t Play
  • Main Street Today

Best Animated Short

  • And to Thin I Saw It on Mulberry Street
  • Dog, Cat and Canary
  • Fish Fry
  • How to Play Football
  • Mouse Trouble
  • My Boy, Johnny
  • Swooner Crooner

Total List of Films Nominated:

  1. Address Unknown
  2. The Adventures of Mark Twain
  3. Brazil
  4. The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  5. Casanova Brown
  6. Christmas Holiday
  7. The Climax
  8. Cover Girl
  9. Days of Glory
  10. The Desert Song
  11. Double Indemnity
  12. Dragon Seed
  13. The Fighting Seabees
  14. The Fighting Sullivans
  15. Follow the Boys
  16. Gaslight
  17. Going My Way
  18. A Guy Named Joe
  19. Hail the Conquering Hero
  20. The Hairy Ape
  21. Higher and Higher
  22. His Butler’s Sister
  23. Hollywood Canteen
  24. Home in Indiana
  25. Irish Eyes Are Smiling
  26. It Happened Tomorrow
  27. Jack London
  28. Janie
  29. Kismet
  30. Knickerbocker Holiday
  31. Lady in the Dark
  32. Lady, Let’s Dance
  33. Laura
  34. Lifeboat
  35. Meet Me in St. Louis
  36. The Merry Monahans
  37. Minstrel Man
  38. The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek
  39. Mr. Skeffington
  40. Mrs. Parkington
  41. Music in Manhattan
  42. No Time for Love
  43. None But the Lonely Heart
  44. None Shall Escape
  45. The Princess and the Pirate
  46. Secret Command
  47. Sensations of 1945
  48. The Seventh Cross
  49. Since You Went Away
  50. Song of the Open Road
  51. Step Lively
  52. The Story of Dr. Wassell
  53. Summer Storm
  54. Sweet and Lowdown
  55. Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
  56. Three Russian Girls
  57. Two Girls and a Sailor
  58. The Uninvited
  59. Up in Arms
  60. Up in Mabel’s Room
  61. Voice in the Wind
  62. The White Cliffs of Dover
  63. Wilson
  64. Wing and a Prayer
  65. Woman of the Town

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