15th Academy Awards (1942): The Ceremony

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

Nominations Announcement

Nominations Announcement Date: Monday, February 8, 1943

Ceremony Details

Awards Ceremony Date/Time: Thursday, March 4, 1943, 8:30pm
Location: Banquet, Coconut Grove, Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles
Host: Bob Hope
Length: 2 hours, 14 minutes

Presenters

Film Editing: Y. Frank Freeman
Sound Mixing: Y. Frank Freeman
Special Effects: Y. Frank Freeman
Production Design: William Cameron Menzies (NOTE: Both Black-and-White and Color awards presented together)
Scientific & Technical Awards: Y. Frank Freeman
Cinematography: James Wong Howe (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
Music: Drama or Comedy Score: Irving Berlin
Music: Musical Score: Irving Berlin
Original Song: Irving Berlin
Directing: Frank Capra
Special Award: Charles Boyer, Noel Coward for “In Which We Serve,” and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer for the “Andy Hardy” series: Mervyn LeRoy
Writing: Original Motion Picture Story: Mary C. McCall Jr.
Writing: Original Screenplay: Mary C. McCall Jr.
Writing: Screenplay: Mary C. McCall Jr.
Documentary: David O. Selznick
Picture: William Goetz
Irving G. Thalberg Award: Sidney Franklin: Walt Disney
Supporting Actor: Gary Cooper
Actor: Gary Cooper
Supporting Actress: Joan Fontaine
Actress: Joan Fontaine

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 – Gary Cooper: Yes and No (Presented: both actor awards)
Actress – Joan Fontaine: Yes and No (Presented: both actress awards)
Supporting Actor – Donald Crisp: No
Supporting Actress – Mary Astor: No
Directing – John Ford: No

Song Performances

Always in My Heart: Not Performed
Dearly Beloved: Not Performed
How About You?: Not Performed
It Seems I Haerd That Song Before: Not Performed
I’ve Got a Gal in Kalamazoo: Not Performed
Love Is a Song: Not Performed
Pennies for Peppino: Not Performed
Pig Foot Pete: Not Performed
There’s a Breeze on Lake Louise: Not Performed
White Christmas: Not Performed

Original Song Film Performers

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

Always in My Heart: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Walter Huston, Gloria Warren)
Dearly Beloved: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Fred Astaire, Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra, Rita Hayworth (dubbed by Nan Wynn), Nan Wynn (dubbing for Rita Hayworth))
How About You?: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney)
It Seems I Haerd That Song Before: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Martha O’Driscoll (dubbed by Margaret Whiting), Margaret Whiting (dubbing for Martha O’Driscoll))
I’ve Got a Gal in Kalamazoo: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Glenn Miller and His Orchestra, Tex Beneke, Marion Hutton, The Modernaires, Fayard Nicholas, Harold Nicholas)
Love Is a Song: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Donald Novis)
Pennies for Peppino: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: William “Billy” Roy)
Pig Foot Pete: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Martha Raye, The Six Hits)
There’s a Breeze on Lake Louise: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Freddy Martin and His Orchestra)
White Christmas: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Bing Crosby, Marjorie Reynolds (dubbed by Martha Mears), Martha Mears (dubbing for Marjorie Reynolds))

Scientific & Technical Awards

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