14th Academy Awards (1941): The Ceremony

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

Nominations Announcement

Nominations Announcement Date: Friday, February 6, 1942

Ceremony Details

Awards Ceremony Date/Time: Thursday, February 26, 1942, 7:45pm
Location: Banquet, Biltmore Bowl, Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles
Host: Bob Hope
Length: 1 hours, 48 minutes

Presenters

Film Editing: Darryl F. Zanuck
Sound Mixing: Darryl F. Zanuck
Special Effects: Darryl F. Zanuck
Production Design: William L. Pereira (NOTE: Both Black-and-White and Color awards presented together)
Scientific & Technical Awards: Darryl F. Zanuck
Cinematography: George Barnes (NOTE: Both Black-and-White and Color awards presented together)
Animated Short Film: Bob Hope
Live Action Short Film (One-Reel): Bob Hope
Live Action Short Film (Two-Reel): Bob Hope
Documentary Short Subject: Bob Hope
Music: Drama Score: B.G. DeSylva
Music: Musical Score: B.G. DeSylva
Original Song: B.G. DeSylva
Writing: Original Screenplay: Preston Sturges
Writing: Original Story: Preston Sturges
Writing; Screenplay: Preston Sturges
Special Award: Rey Scott for “Kukan,” The British Ministry of Information for “Target for Tonight,” Leopold Stokowski for “Fantasia,” and Walt Disney, William Garity, John N.A. Hawkins & the RCA Manufacturing Company for “Fantasia”: Mervyn LeRoy
Directing: Cecil B. DeMille
Picture: David O. Selznick
Irving G. Thalberg Award: Walt Disney: David O. Selznick
Supporting Actor: James Stewart
Actor: James Stewart
Supporting Actress: Ginger Rogers
Actress: Ginger Rogers

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 – James Stewart: Yes and No (Presented: both actor awards)
Actress – Ginger Rogers: Yes and No (Presented: both actress awards)
Supporting Actor – Walter Brennan: No
Supporting Actress – Jane Darwell: No
Directing – John Ford: No

Song Performances

Baby Mine: Not Performed
Be Honest with Me: Not Performed
Blues in the Night: Not Performed
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B: Not Performed
Chattanooga Choo Choo: Not Performed
Dolores: Not Performed
Out of the Silence: Not Performed
Since I Kissed My Baby Goodbye: Not Performed
The Last Time I Saw Paris: Not Performed

Original Song Film Performers

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

Baby Mine: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Betty Noyes)
Be Honest with Me: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Gene Autry)
Blues in the Night: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: William Gillespie, Richard Whorf (dubbed by Stan Wrightman), Stan Wrightman (dubbing for Richard Whorf))
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: The Andrews Sisters (LaVerne Andrews, Maxene Andrews, Patty Andrews))
Chattanooga Choo Choo: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Glenn Miller and His Orchestra, Tex Beneke, Paula Kelly, The Modernaires, The Nicholas Brothers, Dorothy Dandridge)
Dolores: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: The Mexican Trio, Bert Wheeler, Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra)
Out of the Silence: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Frances Langford)
Since I Kissed My Baby Goodbye: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: The Four Tones (Lucius Brooks, Leon Buck, Rudolph Hunter, John Porter))
The Last Time I Saw Paris: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Ann Sothern)

Scientific & Technical Awards

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