13th Academy Awards (1940): The Ceremony

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

Nominations Announcement

Nominations Announcement Date: Monday, February 10, 1941

Ceremony Details

Awards Ceremony Date/Time: Thursday, February 27, 1941, 8:45pm
Location: Banquet, Biltmore Bowl, Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles
Host: Walter Wanger
Length: 2 hours, 10 minutes

Presenters

Film Editing: Darryl F. Zanuck
Sound Mixing: Darryl F. Zanuck
Special Effects: Darryl F. Zanuck
Production Design: Darryl F. Zanuck (NOTE: Both Black-and-White and Color awards presented together)
Scientific & Technical Awards: Darryl F. Zanuck
Cinematography: Rosalind Russell (NOTE: Both Black-and-White and Color awards presented together)
Special Award: Nathan Levinson: Col. J.O. Mauborgne
Animated Short Film: Bob Hope
Live Action Short Film (One-Reel): Bob Hope
Live Action Short Film (Two-Reel): Bob Hope
Special Award: Bob Hope: Walter Wanger
Music: Original Score: B.G. DeSylva
Music: Scoring: B.G. DeSylva
Original Song: B.G. DeSylva
Writing: Original Screenplay: Quentin Reynolds
Writing: Original Story: Quentin Reynolds
Writing; Screenplay: Quentin Reynolds
Directing: Frank Capra
Picture: Mervyn LeRoy
Supporting Actress: Lynn Fontanne
Actress: Lynn Fontanne
Supporting Actor: Alfred Lunt
Actor: Alfred Lunt

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 – Robert Donat: No
Actress – Vivien Leigh: No
Supporting Actor – Thomas Mitchell: No
Supporting Actress – Hattie McDaniel: No
Directing – Victor Fleming: No

Song Performances

Down Argentine Way: Not Performed
I’d Know You Anywhere: Not Performed
It’s a Blue World: Not Performed
Love of My Life: Not Performed
Only Forever: Not Performed
Our Love Affair: Not Performed
Waltzing in the Clouds: Not Performed
When You Wish Upon a Star: Not Performed
Who Am I?: Not Performed

Original Song Film Performers

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

Down Argentine Way: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Betty Grable, Don Ameche, The Nicholas Brothers)
I’d Know You Anywhere: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Ginny Simms, Harry Babbitt)
It’s a Blue World: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Tony Martin, Andre Kostelanetz and his Orchestra)
Love of My Life: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Fred Astaire)
Only Forever: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Bing Crosby)
Our Love Affair: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney)
Waltzing in the Clouds: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Deanna Durbin)
When You Wish Upon a Star: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Cliff Edwards)
Who Am I?: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Kenny Baker, Frances Langford)

Scientific & Technical Awards

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