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The Donkey Transformation scene from Pinocchio


Held at the Biltmore Bowl of the Biltmore Hotel, it honored movies released in 1940. Walter Wagner was the host. Following last year's fiasco, the multinational accounting firm Price Waterhouse has been called to tally up the ballots for the first time. Another first: the winners were kept secret until the very moment recieved. 2 Honorary Oscars were given: one for Bob Hope for his services to the industry and one for Colonel Nathan Levinson for his services in both the industry and the army while a Scientific and Technical Award was given to 20th Century Fox for the design and construction of the 20th Century Silenced Camera. President FDR (Franklin D. Roosevelt) gave a six minute radio introduction from the White House, marking the first time that the President of the United States got involved with the ceremony.

Henry Fonda and Jane Russell in The Grapes Of Wrath

Winners Synopsis[]

The Milky Way won for Best Animated Short

Quicker'n A Wink won for Best One Reel Live Action Short

Teddy The Rough Rider won for Best Two Reel Live Action Short

North West Mounted Police won for Best Film Editing

Pride And Prejudice won for Best Black and White Art Direction

Tin Pan Alley won for Best Score

Arise, My Love won for Best Story

The Great McGinty won for Best Original Screenplay

The Westerner won for Best Supporting Actor

Kitty Foyle won for Best Actress

Pinocchio won 2 Academy Awards for Best Original Score and Best Original Song (When You Wish Upon A Star)

The Philadelphia Story won its 2 Academy Awards for Best Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay

The Grapes Of Wrath won its 2 Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Supporting Actress

The Thief Of Bagdad won 3 Academy Awards for Best Technicolor Art Direction, Best Technicolor Cinematography, and Best Special Effects

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Rebecca won its 2 Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Black and White Cinematography