16th Academy Awards (1943): The Ceremony

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

Nominations Announcement

Nominations Announcement Date: Sunday, February 6, 1944

Ceremony Details

Awards Ceremony Date/Time: Thursday, March 2, 1944, 8:00pm
Location: Grauman’s Chinese Theater, Hollywood
Host: Jack Benny
Length: 1 hours, 42 minutes

Presenters

Animated Short Film: Walter Wanger
Live Action Short Film (One-Reel): Walter Wanger
Live Action Short Film (Two-Reel): Walter Wanger
Special Award: George Pal: Walter Wanger
Music: Drama or Comedy Score: Dinah Shore
Music: Musical Score: Dinah Shore
Original Song: Dinah Shore
Film Editing: Y. Frank Freeman
Sound Mixing: Y. Frank Freeman
Special Effects: Y. Frank Freeman
Scientific & Technical Awards: Y. Frank Freeman
Production Design: Carole Landis (NOTE: Both Black-and-White and Color awards presented together)
Cinematography: Rosalind Russell (NOTE: Both Black-and-White and Color awards presented together)
Writing: Original Motion Picture Story: James Hilton
Writing: Original Screenplay: James Hilton
Writing: Screenplay: James Hilton
Directing: Mark Sandrich
Documentary Short Subject: Howard Estabrook
Documentary Feature: Howard Estabrook
Picture: Sidney Franklin
Irving G. Thalberg Award: Hal B. Wallis: Darryl F. Zanuck
Supporting Actor: Donald Crisp
Supporting Actress: Teresa Wright
Actor: George Murphy
Actress: Greer Garson

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 Cagney: No
Actress – Greer Garson: Yes and No (Presented: Best Actress)
Supporting Actor – Van Heflin: No
Supporting Actress – Teresa Wright: Yes and No (Presented: Best Supporting Actress)
Directing – William Wyler: No

Song Performances

A Change of Heart: Not Performed
Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe: Not Performed
My Shining Hour: Not Performed
Saludos Amigos: Not Performed
Say a Pray’r for the Boys Over There: Not Performed
That Old Black Magic: Not Performed
They’re Either Too Young or Too Old: Not Performed
We Mustn’t Say Goodbye: Not Performed
You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To: Not Performed
You’ll Never Know: Not Performed

Original Song Film Performers

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

A Change of Heart: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: John Carroll)
Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Ethel Waters)
My Shining Hour: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Joan Leslie (dubbed by Sally Sweetland), Sally Sweetland (dubbing for Joan Leslie)
Saludos Amigos: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Chorus)
Say a Pray’r for the Boys Over There: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Deanna Durbin)
That Old Black Magic: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Johnny Johnston)
They’re Either Too Young or Too Old: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Bette Davis)
We Mustn’t Say Goodbye: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Lanny Ross)
You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Janet Blair, Don Ameche)
You’ll Never Know: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Alice Faye)

Other Performances

Performer: Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy
Performer: Ray Bolger
Performer: Susanna Foster
Performer: Mitzi Gerber
Performer: Lena Horne
Performer: Betty Hutton
Performer: Kay Kyser & His Band
Performer: Red Skelton

Scientific & Technical Awards

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