14th Academy Awards
|14th Academy Awards|
|Date||February 26, 1942|
|Site||Biltmore Bowl, Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Best Picture||How Green Was My Valley|
|Most awards||How Green Was My Valley (5)|
|Most nominations||Sergeant York (11)|
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. Best Picture of the year was awarded to How Green Was My Valley, the story of Welsh coalminers in changing times. In addition, John Ford won his third Academy Award for Best Director, also for How Green Was My Valley.
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 actor 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.
Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.
Academy Honorary Award 
- Rey Scott
- the British Ministry of Information
- Leopold Stokowski
- Walt Disney, William Garity, John N. A. Hawkins and the RCA Manufacturing Company
Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award 
Multiple nominations and awards 
These films had multiple nominations:
The following films received multiple awards.
See also 
- Academy Awards
- List of Academy Awards ceremonies
- Academy Honorary Award
- 1941 in film
- Governors Awards
- Kehr, Dave, "Big, Important Picture? Sure. But Is It Best?" The New York Times, December 31, 2008
- "The 14th Academy Awards (1942) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on 06 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-13.