1939

GoneWithTheWindOUTSTANDING PRODUCTION
Dark Victory
* Gone With The Wind
Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Love Affair
Mr. Smith Goes To Washington
Ninotchka
Of Mice and Men
Stagecoach
The Wizard Of Oz
Wuthering Heights

BEST ACTOR
* Robert Donat, Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Clark Gable, Gone With The Wind
Laurence Olivier, Wuthering Heights
Mickey Rooney, Babes In Arms
James Stewart, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington

StagecoachposterBEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Brian Aherne, Juarez
Harry Carey, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington
Brian Donlevy, Beau Geste
* Thomas Mitchell, Stagecoach
Claude Rains, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington

BEST ACTRESS
Bette Davis, Dark Victory
Irene Dunne, Love Affair
Greta Garbo, Ninotchka
Greer Garson, Goodbye, Mr. Chips
* Vivien Leigh, Gone With The Wind

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Olivia de Havilland, Gone With The Wind
Geraldine Fitzgerald, Wuthering Heights
* Hattie McDaniel, Gone With The Wind
Edna May Oliver, Drums Along The Mohawk
Maria Ouspenskaya, Love Affair

BEST DIRECTING
* Victor Fleming, Gone With The Wind
Sam Wood, Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Frank Capra, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington
John Ford, Stagecoach
William Wyler, Wuthering Heights

BEST ART DIRECTION
Beau Geste
Captain Fury
First Love
* Gone With The Wind
Love Affair
Man of Conquest
Mr. Smith Goes To Washington
The Private Lives Of Elizabeth And Essex
The Rains Came
Stagecoach
The Wizard Of Oz
Wuthering Heights

WutheringHeightsposterBEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (BLACK-AND-WHITE)
First Love (unofficial)
The Great Victor Herbert (unofficial)
Gunga Din (unofficial)
Intermezzo (unofficial)
Juarez (unofficial)
Lady Of the Tropics (unofficial)
Of Mice And Men (unofficial)
Only Angels Have Wings (unofficial)
The Rains Came (unofficial)
Stagecoach
* Wuthering Heights

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (COLOR)
Drums Along The Mohawk (unofficial)
Four Feathers (unofficial)
* Gone With The Wind
The Mikado (unofficial)
The Private Lives Of Elizabeth And Essex
The Wizard Of Oz (unofficial)

BEST FILM EDITING
* Gone With The Wind
Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Mr. Smith Goes To Washington
The Rains Came
Stagecoach

WizardOfOzposterBEST MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)
Dark Victory
Eternally Yours
Golden Boy
Gone With The Wind
Gulliver’s Travels
The Man In The Iron Mask
Man Of Conquest
Nurse Edith Cavell
Of Mice and Men
The Rains Came
* The Wizard Of Oz
Wuthering Heights

BEST MUSIC (SCORING)
Babes In Arms
First Love
The Great Victor Herbert
The Hunchback Of Notre Dame
Intermezzo
Mr. Smith Goes To Washington
Of Mice and Men
The Private Lives Of Elizabeth And Essex
She Married A Cop
* Stagecoach
Swanee River
They Shall Have Music
Way Down South

BEST MUSIC (SONG)
“Faithful Forever” Gulliver’s Travels
“I Poured My Heart Into A Song” Second Fiddle
* “Over the Rainbow” The Wizard Of Oz
“Wishing” Love Affair

BEST SHORT SUBJECT (CARTOON)
Detouring America
Peace On Earth
The Pointer
* The Ugly Duckling

BEST SHORT SUBJECT (ONE-REEL)
* Busy Little Bears
Information Please
Prophet Without Honour
Sword Fishing

BEST SHORT SUBJECT (TWO-REEL)
Drunk Driving
Five Times Five
* Sons Of Liberty

BEST SOUND RECORDING
Balalaika
Gone With The Wind
Goodbye, Mr. Chips
The Great Victor Herbert
The Hunchback Of Notre Dame
Man Of Conquest
Mr. Smith Goes To Washington
Of Mice and Men
The Private Lives Of Elizabeth And Essex
The Rains Came
* When Tomorrow Comes

THERAINSCAMEposterBEST SPECIAL EFFECTS
Gone With The Wind
Only Angels Have Wings
The Private Lives Of Elizabeth And Essex
* The Rains Came
Topper Takes a Trip
Union Pacific
The Wizard Of Oz

BEST WRITING (ORIGINAL STORY)
Bachelor Mother
Love Affair
* Mr. Smith Goes To Washington
Ninotchka
Young Mr. Lincoln

BEST WRITING (SCREENPLAY)
* Gone With The Wind
Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Mr. Smith Goes To Washington
Ninotchka
Wuthering Heights

SPECIAL AWARD
To Douglas Fairbanks (Commemorative Award) – recognizing the unique and outstanding contribution of Douglas Fairbanks, first President of the Academy, to the international development of the motion picture.
To The Motion Picture Relief Fund – acknowledging the outstanding services to the industry during the past year of the Motion Picture Relief Fund and its progressive leadership. Presented to Jean Hersholt, President; Ralph Morgan, Chairman of the Executive Committee; Ralph Block, First Vice-President; and Conrad Nagel.
To Judy Garland for her outstanding performance as a screen juvenile during the past year.
To William Cameron Menzies for outstanding achievement in the use of color for the enhancement of dramatic mood in the production of Gone With The Wind.
To the Technicolor Company for its contributions in successfully bringing three-color feature production to the screen.

IRVING G. THALBERG MEMORIAL AWARD
David O. Selznick

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