16th Academy Awards

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16th Academy Awards
Date March 2, 1944
Site Grauman's Chinese Theatre
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
Host Jack Benny
Highlights
Best Picture Casablanca
Most awards The Song of Bernadette (4)
Most nominations The Song of Bernadette (12)
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The 16th Academy Awards, in 1944, was the first Oscar ceremony held at a large public venue, Grauman’s Chinese Theater. Free passes were given out to men and women in uniform. The more theatrical approach makes it a forerunner of the contemporary Oscar telecast.

The serial cartoon Tom and Jerry won their first Oscar this year for The Yankee Doodle Mouse after two failed nominations in a row. They would end up winning another six Oscars, including three in a row for the next three years, and gained a total of 13 nominations.

For the first time, supporting actors and actresses took home full-size statuettes, instead of smaller-sized awards mounted on a plaque.

This was the last year until 2009 to have 10 nominations for Best Picture; The Ox-Bow Incident is, as of 2014, the last film to be nominated solely in that category.

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 Feature
Best Documentary Short Best Animated Short Film
Best Live Action Short Film, One-Reel Best Live Action Short Film, Two-Reel
Best Dramatic Score Best Musical Score
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]

Presenters[edit]

Performers[edit]

Multiple nominations and awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The 16th Academy Awards (1944) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on 2013-10-14. Retrieved 2013-10-04.