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How Green Was my Valley John Ford

scene from How Green Was My Valley

poster art for How Green Was My Valley


This marked the very first time that the awards acknowledged documentaries. The attention geared towards Joan Fontanne and Olivia de Havilland in the Best Actress category. It honored movies released in 1941 and was hosted by Bob Hope in the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. When Fontanne won , she became the only actress to win for a Hitchcock movie. Walt Disney earned an Irving G Thalberg award and shared the honorary oscar with Leopold Stokowski, William Garity, John N.A. Hawkins, and RCA for their work on Fantasia. Rey Scott also earned his Honorary Oscar for producing Kukan, and the British Ministry of Information earned theirs for the documentary Target for Tonight.

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Main Street On The March! won for Best 2-reel Live Action Short

Of Pups and Puzzles won for Best 1-reel Live Action Short

Churchill's Island won for Best Documentary Short

Lend A Paw won for Best Animated Short

I Wanted Wings won for Best Special Effects

Blood And Sand won for Best Technicolor Cinematography

Blossoms In The Dust won for Best Technicolor Art Direction

That Hamilton Woman won for Best Sound Recording

Lady Be Good won for Best Original Song (The Last Time I Saw Paris)

All That Money Can Buy won for Best Dramatic Score

Dumbo won for Best Musical Score

Citizen Kane won for Best Original Screenplay

The Great Lie won for Best Supporting Actress

Suspicion won for Best Actress

Seargent York won 2 Academy Awards for Best Actor and Best Film Editing

Here Comes Mr. Jordan won its 2 Academy Awards for Best Story and Best Adapted Screenplay

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How Green Was My Valley won 5 Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Black and White Art Direction, and Best Black and White Cinematography