11th Academy Awards (1938): The Ceremony

Nominations Announcement | Ceremony Details | Presenters | Song Performances | Sci-Tech Awards

Nominations Announcement

Nominations Announcement Date: Sunday, February 5, 1939

Ceremony Details

Awards Ceremony Date/Time: Thursday, February 23, 1939, 8:30pm
Location: Banquet, Biltmore Bowl, Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles
Host: Frank Capra
Length: 2 hours, 6 minutes

Presenters

Music: Original Score: Jerome Kern
Music: Scoring: Jerome Kern
Original Song: Jerome Kern
Film Editing: Frank Lloyd
Cinematography: Frank Lloyd
Sound Mixing: Frank Lloyd
Production Design: Frank Lloyd
Animated Short Film: Bob Hope
Live Action Short Film (One-Reel): Bob Hope
Live Action Short Film (Two-Reel): Bob Hope
Writing: Original Story: Lloyd C. Douglas
Writing: Screenplay: Lloyd C. Douglas
Special Award: Deanna Durbin & Mickey Rooney: Edgar Bergen
Directing: Fred Niblo
Picture: James Roosevelt
Special Award: Walt Disney for “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”: Shirley Temple
Scientific & Technical Awards: Frank Capra
Special Award: Harry M. Warner, Spawn of the North, Oliver Marsh & Allen Davey for “Sweethearts,” and J. Arthur Ball: James Roosevelt (NOTE: Exact location of the announcement of these awards is not known. Placement is based on information known about the ceremony, including where presenter James Roosevelt presented Best Picture that year.)
Irving G. Thalberg Award: Hal B. Wallis: Joseph Schenck
Supporting Actor: Tyrone Power
Supporting Actress: Tyrone Power
Actor: Cedric Hardwicke
Actress: Cedric Hardwicke

Previous Acting & Directing Winners

The tradition of prior acting winners returning the subsequent year to present the opposite-gender category is a long one. Each year, we look to see whether the prior winners returned. There was an intermittent tradition where the prior directing winner returned as well, but this was a rare occurrence.

Actor – Spencer Tracy: No
Actress – Luise Rainer: No
Supporting Actor – Joseph Schildkraut: No
Supporting Actress – Alice Brady: No
Directing – Leo McCarey: No

Song Performances

A Mist Over the Moon: Not Performed
Always and Always: Not Performed
Change Partners: Not Performed
Dust: Not Performed
Jeepers Creepers: Not Performed
Merrilyn We Live: Not Performed
My Own: Not Performed
Now It Can Be Told: Not Performed
Thanks for the Memory: Not Performed
The Cowboy and the Lady: Not Performed

Original Song Film Performers

Was the song performed at the Oscars by the same individuals who performed it in the film?

A Mist Over the Moon: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Lanny Ross)
Always and Always: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Joan Crawford)
Change Partners: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Fred Astaire)
Dust: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Roy Rogers)
Jeepers Creepers: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Louis Armstrong, Dick Powell)
Merrilyn We Live: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Chorus)
My Own: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Deanna Durbin)
Now It Can Be Told: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Don Ameche, Alice Faye)
Thanks for the Memory: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Bob Hope, Shirley Ross)
The Cowboy and the Lady: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Chorus)

Scientific & Technical Awards

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