14th Academy Awards

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14th Academy Awards
Date February 26, 1942
Site Biltmore Bowl, Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA
Host Bob Hope
Highlights
Best Picture How Green Was My Valley
Most awards How Green Was My Valley (5)
Most nominations Sergeant York (11)
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The 14th Academy Awards honored American film achievements in 1941 and was held in the Biltmore Bowl at the Biltmore Hotel. The ceremony is now considered notable, in retrospect, as the year in which Citizen Kane failed to win Best Picture, which instead was awarded to John Ford's How Green Was My Valley. Ford won his third award for Best Director, becoming the second to accomplish three wins in that category, and the first to win in consecutive years (having won for The Grapes of Wrath the previous year).

Gary Cooper and Joan Fontaine holding their Oscars at an Academy Awards after party in 1942.

Most public attention was focused on the Best Actress race between sibling rivals Joan Fontaine in Alfred Hitchcock’s Suspicion and Olivia de Havilland for Hold Back the Dawn. Fontaine’s victory was the only time an actress won for a performance in an Alfred Hitchcock film.

This was also the first year in which documentaries were included. The first Oscar for a documentary was awarded to Churchill's Island.

The Little Foxes established a new high of nine nominations without winning a single Oscar. Its mark was matched by Peyton Place in 1957, and exceeded by The Turning Point and The Color Purple, both of which received 11 nominations without a win.

Awards[edit]

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.[1]

Outstanding Motion Picture Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Original Screenplay Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Story Best Documentary Short
Best Live Action Short Film, One-Reel Best Live Action Short Film, Two-Reel
Best Animated Short Film
Best Score of a Dramatic Picture Best Scoring of a Musical Picture
Best Original Song Best Sound Recording
Best Art Direction, Black and White Best Art Direction, Color
Best Cinematography, Black and White Best Cinematography, Color
Best Film Editing Best Special Effects

Academy Honorary Award[edit]

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award[edit]

Multiple nominations and awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The 14th Academy Awards (1942) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-13.