19th Academy Awards (1946): The Ceremony

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

Nominations Announcement

Nominations Announcement Date: Sunday, February 9, 1947

Ceremony Details

Awards Ceremony Date/Time: Thursday, March 13, 1947, 8:45pm
Location: Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
Host: Jack Benny
Length: 2 hours, 52 minutes

Presenters

Show Introduction: Ronald Reagan, Jane Wyman
Animated Short Film: Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Live Action Short Film (One-Reel): Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Live Action Short Film (Two-Reel): Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Documentary Short Subject: Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Documentary Feature: Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Scientific & Technical Awards: Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Film Editing: Rex Harrison
Sound Mixing: Rex Harrison
Special Effects: Rex Harrison
Music: Drama or Comedy Score: Lana Turner
Music: Musical Score: Lana Turner
Production Design: Greer Garson (NOTE: Both Black-and-White and Color awards presented together)
Cinematography: Ann Sheridan (NOTE: Both Black-and-White and Color awards presented together)
Original Song: Van Johnson
Writing: Original Motion Picture Story: Robert Montgomery
Writing: Original Screenplay: Robert Montgomery
Writing: Screenplay: Robert Montgomery
Special Award: Laurence Olivier for “Hamlet,” Harold Russell for “The Best Years of Our Lives,” Ernst Lubitsch, and Claude Jarman Jr.: Shirley Temple
Directing: Billy Wilder
Picture: Eric Johnston
Irving G. Thalberg Award: Samuel Goldwyn: Donald Nelson
Supporting Actor: Anne Revere
Supporting Actress: Lionel Barrymore
Actor: Joan Fontaine
Actress: Ray Milland

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 – Ray Milland: Yes
Actress – Joan Crawford: No
Supporting Actor – James Dunn: No
Supporting Actress – Anne Revere: Yes
Directing – Billy Wilder: Yes

Song Performances

All Through the Day: Dinah Shore
I Can’t Begin to Tell You: Dick Haymes
Ole Buttermilk Sky: Hoagy Carmichael
On the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe: Dinah Shore
You Keep Coming Back Like a Song: Andy Russell

Original Song Film Performers

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

All Through the Day: No (Performed in the Film by: Larry Stevens, Jeanne Crain (dubbed by Louanne Hogan), Louanne Hogan (dubbing for Jeanne Crain), Linda Darnell (dubbed by Kay St. Germain Wells), Kay St. Germain Wells (dubbing for Linda Darnell), William Eythe (dubbed by David Street), David Street (dubbing for William Eythe), Cornel Wilde (dubbed by Ben Gage), Ben Gage (dubbing for Cornel Wilde))
I Can’t Begin to Tell You: No (Performed in the Film by: John Payne, Betty Grable, June Haver)
Ole Buttermilk Sky: Yes (Performed in the Film by: Hoagy Carmichael)
On the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe: No (Performed in the Film by: Ben Carter, Marjorie Main, Ray Bolger, Judy Garland)
You Keep Coming Back Like a Song: No (Performed in the Film by: Bing Crosby)

Scientific & Technical Awards

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