14th Academy Awards
|14th Academy Awards|
|Date||February 26, 1942|
|Site||Biltmore Bowl, Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Hosted by||Bob Hope|
|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 film achievements in 1941 and were held at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California. The ceremony is now considered notable as the year in which Citizen Kane failed to win Best Picture, losing to John Ford's How Green Was My Valley. Later regarded as the greatest film ever made, Citizen Kane was nominated for nine awards but won only one, for Best Original Screenplay.
John Ford won his third Best Director award for How Green Was My Valley, becoming the second to do so (after Frank Capra), and the first to win the award in consecutive years (following The Grapes of Wrath in 1940).
Much public attention was focused on the Best Actress race between sibling rivals Joan Fontaine, for Alfred Hitchcock’s Suspicion, and Olivia de Havilland, for Hold Back the Dawn. Fontaine won, becoming the only acting winner from a film directed by Hitchcock.
The Little Foxes set a record by receiving nine nominations without winning a single Oscar; this 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.
This year marked the debut of the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
A portion of the ceremony was broadcast by CBS Radio.
Nominations were announced on February 6, 1942. Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface, and marked with a dagger symbol ().
Academy Honorary Award
- Rey Scott for Kukan
- The British Ministry of Information for Target for Tonight
- Leopold Stokowski for Fantasia
- Walt Disney, William Garity, John N. A. Hawkins, and the RCA Manufacturing Company for Fantasia
Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award
Multiple nominations and awards
The following 26 films received multiple nominations:
The following four films received multiple awards:
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