Oscar 1937

ACTOR
Charles Boyer — Conquest {“Napoleon Bonaparte”}
Fredric MarchA Star Is Born {“Norman Maine (Alfred Hinkel)”}
Robert MontgomeryNight Must Fall {“Danny”}
Paul Muni — The Life of Emile Zola {“Emile Zola”}
* Spencer TracyCaptains Courageous {“Manuel”}

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Ralph BellamyThe Awful Truth {“Daniel Leeson”}
Thomas MitchellThe Hurricane {“Doctor Kersaint”}
* Joseph Schildkraut — The Life of Emile Zola {“Captain Alfred Dreyfus”}
H. B. WarnerLost Horizon {“Chang”}
Roland YoungTopper {“Cosmo Topper”}

ACTRESS
Irene DunneThe Awful Truth {“Lucy Warriner”}
Greta GarboCamille {“Marguerite Gautier (Camille)”}
Janet GaynorA Star Is Born {“Esther Blodgett/Vicki Lester”}
* Luise RainerThe Good Earth {“O-Lan”}
Barbara StanwyckStella Dallas {“Stella Dallas”}

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
* Alice BradyIn Old Chicago {“Molly O’Leary”}
Andrea LeedsStage Door {“Kaye Hamilton”}
Anne ShirleyStella Dallas {“Laurel Dallas”}
Claire TrevorDead End {“Francie”}
Dame May WhittyNight Must Fall {“Mrs. Bramson”}

ART DIRECTION
Conquest — Cedric Gibbons, William Horning
A Damsel in Distress — Carroll Clark
Dead End — Richard Day
Every Day’s a Holiday — Wiard Ihnen
The Life of Emile Zola — Anton Grot
* Lost Horizon — Stephen Goosson
Manhattan Merry-Go-Round — John Victor Mackay
The Prisoner of Zenda — Lyle Wheeler
Souls at Sea — Hans Dreier, Roland Anderson
Walter Wanger’s Vogues of 1938 — Alexander Toluboff
Wee Willie Winkie — William S. Darling, David Hall
You’re a Sweetheart — Jack Otterson

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
* In Old Chicago — Robert Webb
The Life of Emile Zola — Russ Saunders
Lost Horizon — C. C. Coleman, Jr.
Souls at Sea — Hal Walker
A Star Is Born — Eric Stacey

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Dead End — Gregg Toland
* The Good Earth — Karl Freund
Wings over Honolulu — Joseph Valentine

DANCE DIRECTION
Busby Berkeley — “The Finale” number from Varsity Show
Bobby Connolly — “Too Marvelous for Words” number from Ready, Willing and Able
Dave Gould — “All God’s Children Got Rhythm” number from A Day at the Races
Sammy Lee — “Swing Is Here to Stay” number from Ali Baba Goes to Town
Harry Losee — “Prince Igor Suite” number from Thin Ice
* Hermes Pan — “Fun House” number from A Damsel in Distress
LeRoy Prinz — “Luau” number from Waikiki Wedding

DIRECTING
* The Awful Truth — Leo McCarey
The Good Earth — Sidney Franklin
The Life of Emile Zola — William Dieterle
Stage Door — Gregory La Cava
A Star Is Born — William Wellman

FILM EDITING
The Awful Truth — Al Clark
Captains Courageous — Elmo Veron
The Good Earth — Basil Wrangell
* Lost Horizon — Gene Havlick, Gene Milford
One Hundred Men and a Girl — Bernard W. Burton

MUSIC (Scoring)
The Hurricane — Samuel Goldwyn Studio Music Department, Alfred Newman, head of department (Score by Alfred Newman)
In Old Chicago — 20th Century-Fox Studio Music Department, Louis Silvers, head of department (no composer credit)
The Life of Emile Zola — Warner Bros. Studio Music Department, Leo Forbstein, head of department (Score by Max Steiner)
Lost Horizon — Columbia Studio Music Department, Morris Stoloff, head of department (Score by Dimitri Tiomkin)
Make a Wish — Principal Productions, Dr. Hugo Riesenfeld, musical director (Score by Dr. Hugo Riesenfeld)
Maytime — Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio Music Department, Nat W. Finston, head of department (Score by Herbert Stothart)
* One Hundred Men and a Girl — Universal Studio Music Department, Charles Previn, head of department (no composer credit)
Portia on Trial — Republic Studio Music Department, Alberto Colombo, head of department (Score by Alberto Colombo)
The Prisoner of Zenda — Selznick International Pictures Music Department, Alfred Newman, musical director (Score by Alfred Newman)
Quality Street — RKO Radio Studio Music Department, Roy Webb, musical director (Score by Roy Webb)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs — Walt Disney Studio Music Department, Leigh Harline, head of department (Score by Frank Churchill, Leigh Harline and Paul J. Smith)
Something to Sing About — Grand National Studio Music Department, C. Bakaleinikoff, musical director (Score by Victor Schertzinger)
Souls at Sea — Paramount Studio Music Department, Boris Morros, head of department (Score by W. Franke Harling and Milan Roder)
Way Out West — Hal Roach Studio Music Department, Marvin Hatley, head of department (Score by Marvin Hatley)

MUSIC (Song)
“Remember Me” from Mr. Dodd Takes the Air — Music by Harry Warren; Lyrics by Al Dubin
* “Sweet Leilani” from Waikiki Wedding — Music and Lyrics by Harry Owens
“That Old Feeling” from Walter Wanger’s Vogues of 1938 — Music by Sammy Fain; Lyrics by Lew Brown
“They Can’t Take That Away From Me” from Shall We Dance — Music by George Gershwin; Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
“Whispers In The Dark” from Artists and Models — Music by Frederick Hollander; Lyrics by Leo Robin

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION
The Awful Truth — Columbia
Captains Courageous — Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Dead End — Samuel Goldwyn Productions
The Good Earth — Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
In Old Chicago — 20th Century-Fox
* The Life of Emile Zola — Warner Bros.
Lost Horizon — Columbia
One Hundred Men and a Girl — Universal
Stage Door — RKO Radio
A Star Is Born — Selznick International Pictures

SHORT SUBJECT (Cartoon)
Educated Fish — Paramount
The Little Match Girl — Charles Mintz, Producer
* The Old Mill — Walt Disney, Producer

SHORT SUBJECT (Color)
The Man without a Country — Warner Bros.
* Penny Wisdom — Pete Smith, Producer
Popular Science J-7-1 — Paramount

SHORT SUBJECT (One-reel)
A Night at the Movies — Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
* The Private Life of the Gannets — Skibo Productions
Romance of Radium — Pete Smith, Producer

SHORT SUBJECT (Two-reel)
Deep South — RKO Radio
Should Wives Work? — RKO Radio
* Torture Money — Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

SOUND RECORDING
The Girl Said No — Grand National Studio Sound Department, A. E. Kaye, Sound Director
Hitting a New High — RKO Radio Studio Sound Department, John Aalberg, Sound Director
* The Hurricane — United Artists Studio Sound Department, Thomas T. Moulton, Sound Director
In Old Chicago — 20th Century-Fox Studio Sound Department, E. H. Hansen, Sound Director
The Life of Emile Zola — Warner Bros. Studio Sound Department, Nathan Levinson, Sound Director
Lost Horizon — Columbia Studio Sound Department, John Livadary, Sound Director
Maytime — Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio Sound Department, Douglas Shearer, Sound Director
One Hundred Men and a Girl — Universal Studio Sound Department, Homer G. Tasker, Sound Director
Topper — Hal Roach Studio Sound Department, Elmer A. Raguse, Sound Director
Wells Fargo — Paramount Studio Sound Department, Loren L. Ryder, Sound Director

WRITING (Original Story)
Black Legion — Robert Lord
In Old Chicago — Niven Busch
The Life of Emile Zola — Heinz Herald, Geza Herczeg
One Hundred Men and a Girl — Hans Kraly
* A Star Is Born — William A. Wellman, Robert Carson

WRITING (Screenplay)
The Awful Truth — Vina Delmar
Captains Courageous — John Lee Mahin, Marc Connelly, Dale Van Every
* The Life of Emile Zola — Norman Reilly Raine, Heinz Herald, Geza Herczeg
Stage Door — Morris Ryskind, Anthony Veiller
A Star Is Born — Dorothy Parker, Alan Campbell, Robert Carson

SPECIAL AWARD
To Mack Sennett, “for his lasting contribution to the comedy technique of the screen, the basic principles of which are as important today as when they were first put into practice, the Academy presents a Special Award to that master of fun, discoverer of stars, sympathetic, kindly, understanding comedy genius – Mack Sennett.”
To Edgar Bergen for his outstanding comedy creation, “Charlie McCarthy.”
To The Museum of Modern Art Film Library for its significant work in collecting films dating from 1895 to the present and for the first time making available to the public the means of studying the historical and aesthetic development of the motion picture as one of the major arts.
To W. Howard Greene for the color photography of A Star Is Born. (This Award was recommended by a committee of leading cinematographers after viewing all the color pictures made during the year.)

IRVING G. THALBERG MEMORIAL AWARD
Darryl F. Zanuck

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