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The Complete Oscar Quest: 19th Academy Awards (1946)

1946

Best Picture

  • The Best Years of Our Loves
  • Henry V
  • It’s a Wonderful Life
  • The Razor’s Edge
  • The Yearling

Best Director

  • Frank Capra, It’s a Wonderful Life
  • David Lean, Brief Encounter
  • Robert Siodmak, The Killers
  • Sam Wood, The Yearling
  • William Wyler, The Best Years of Our Lives

Best Actor

  • Fredric March, The Best Years of Our Lives
  • Laurence Olivier, Henry V
  • Larry Parks, The Jolson Story
  • Gregory Peck, The Yearling
  • James Stewart, It’s a Wonderful Life

Best Actress

  • Olivia de Havilland, To Each His Own
  • Celia Johnson, Brief Encounter
  • Jennifer Jones, Duel in the Sun
  • Rosalind Russell, Sister Kenny
  • Jane Wyman, The Yearling

Best Supporting Actor

  • Charles Coburn, The Green Years
  • William Demarest, The Jolson Story
  • Claude Rains, Notorious
  • Harold Russell, The Best Years of Our Lives
  • Clifton Webb, The Razor’s Edge

Best Supporting Actress

  • Anne Baxter, The Razor’s Edge
  • Ethel Barrymore, The Spiral Staircase
  • Lillian Gish, Duel in the Sun
  • Flora Robson, Saratoga Trunk
  • Gale Sondergaard, Anna and the King of Siam

Best Original Screenplay

  • The Blue Dahlia
  • Les Enfants du Paradis
  • Notorious
  • Road to Utopia
  • The Seventh Veil

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Anna and the King of Siam
  • The Best Years of Our Lives
  • Brief Encounter
  • The Killers
  • Rome, Open City

Best Story

  • The Dark Mirror
  • The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
  • The Stranger
  • To Each His Own
  • Vacation from Marriage

Best Editing

  • The Best Years of Our Lives
  • It’s a Wonderful Life
  • The Jolson Story
  • The Killers
  • The Yearling

Best Cinematography, Black and White

  • Anna and the King of Siam
  • The Green Years

Best Cinematography, Color

  • The Jolson Story
  • The Yearling

Best Dramatic or Comedy Score

  • Anna and the King of Siam
  • The Best Years of Our Lives
  • Henry V
  • Humoresque
  • The Killers

Best Musical Score

  • Blue Skies
  • Centennial Summer
  • The Harvey Girls
  • The Jolson Story
  • Night and Day

Best Original Song

  • “All Through the Day,” from Centennial Summer
  • “I Can’t Begin to Tell You,” from The Dolly Sisters
  • “Ole Buttermilk Sky,” from Canyon Passage
  • “On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe,” from The Harvey Girls
  • “You Keep Coming Back Like a Song,” from Blue Skies

Best Art Direction, Black and White

  • Anna and the King of Siam
  • Kitty
  • The Razor’s Edge

Best Art Direction, Color

  • Caesar and Cleopatra
  • Henry V
  • The Yearling

Best Special Effects

  • Blithe Spirit
  • A Stolen Life

Best Sound Recording

  • The Best Years of Our Lives
  • It’s a Wonderful Life
  • The Jolson Story

Best Documentary Short

  • Atomic Power
  • Life at the Zoo
  • Paramount News Issue #37
  • Seeds of Destiny
  • Traffic with the Devil

Best Live-Action Short, One-Reel

  • Dive-Hi Champs
  • Facing Your Danger
  • Golden Horses
  • Smart as a Fox
  • Sure Cures

Best Live-Action Short, Two-Reel

  • A Boy and His Dog
  • College Queen
  • Hiss and Yell
  • The Luckiest Guy in the World

Best Animated Short

  • The Cat Concerto
  • Chopin’s Musical Moments
  • John Henry and the Inky Poo
  • Squatter’s Rights
  • Walky Talky Hawky

Total List of Films Nominated:

  1. Anna and the King of Siam
  2. The Best Years of Our Lives
  3. Blithe Spirit
  4. The Blue Dahlia
  5. Blue Skies
  6. Brief Encounter
  7. Caesar and Cleopatra
  8. Canyon Passage
  9. Centennial Summer
  10. The Dark Mirror
  11. The Dolly Sisters
  12. Duel in the Sun
  13. The Green Years
  14. The Harvey Girls
  15. Henry V
  16. Humoresque
  17. It’s a Wonderful Life
  18. The Jolson Story
  19. The Killers
  20. Kitty
  21. Les Enfants du Paradis
  22. Night and Day
  23. Notorious
  24. The Razor’s Edge
  25. Road to Utopia
  26. Rome, Open City
  27. Saratoga Trunk
  28. The Seventh Veil
  29. Sister Kenny
  30. The Spiral Staircase
  31. A Stolen Life
  32. The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
  33. The Stranger
  34. To Each His Own
  35. Vacation from Marriage
  36. The Yearling

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