My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Oscar 1947

ACTOR
* Ronald ColmanA Double Life {“Anthony John”}
John GarfieldBody and Soul {“Charlie Davis”}
Gregory PeckGentleman’s Agreement {“Phil Green”}
William PowellLife with Father {“Clarence Day”}
Michael Redgrave — Mourning Becomes Electra {“Orin Mannon”}

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Charles BickfordThe Farmer’s Daughter {“Clancy”}
Thomas Gomez — Ride the Pink Horse {“Pancho”}
* Edmund GwennMiracle on 34th Street {“Kris Kringle”}
Robert RyanCrossfire {“Montgomery”}
Richard WidmarkKiss of Death {“Tommy Udo”}

ACTRESS
Joan CrawfordPossessed {“Louise Howell”}
Susan HaywardSmash-Up–The Story of a Woman {“Angie”}
Dorothy McGuireGentleman’s Agreement {“Kathy”}
Rosalind Russell — Mourning Becomes Electra {“Lavinia Mannon”}
* Loretta YoungThe Farmer’s Daughter {“Katrin Holstrom”}

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Ethel BarrymoreThe Paradine Case {“Lady Sophie Horfield”}
Gloria GrahameCrossfire {“Ginny Tremaine”}
* Celeste HolmGentleman’s Agreement {“Anne”}
Marjorie Main — The Egg and I {“Ma Kettle”}
Anne RevereGentleman’s Agreement {“Mrs. Green”}

ART DIRECTION (Black-and-White)
The Foxes of Harrow — Art Direction: Lyle Wheeler, Maurice Ransford; Set Decoration: Thomas Little, Paul S. Fox
* Great Expectations — Art Direction: John Bryan; Set Decoration: Wilfred Shingleton

ART DIRECTION (Color)
* Black Narcissus — Art Direction: Alfred Junge; Set Decoration: Alfred Junge
Life with Father — Art Direction: Robert M. Haas; Set Decoration: George James Hopkins

CINEMATOGRAPHY (Black-and-White)
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir — Charles Lang, Jr.
* Great Expectations — Guy Green
Green Dolphin Street — George Folsey

CINEMATOGRAPHY (Color)
* Black Narcissus — Jack Cardiff
Life with Father — Peverell Marley, William V. Skall
Mother Wore Tights — Harry Jackson

DIRECTING
The Bishop’s Wife — Henry Koster
Crossfire — Edward Dmytryk
A Double Life — George Cukor
* Gentleman’s Agreement — Elia Kazan
Great Expectations — David Lean

DOCUMENTARY (Feature)
* Design for Death — Sid Rogell, Executive Producer; Theron Warth and Richard O. Fleischer, Producers
Journey into Medicine — United States Department of State Office of Information and Educational Exchange
The World Is Rich — Paul Rotha, Producer

DOCUMENTARY (Short Subject)
* First Steps — United Nations Division of Films and Visual Information
Passport to Nowhere — Frederic Ullman, Jr., Producer
School in the Mailbox — Australian News & Information Bureau

FILM EDITING
The Bishop’s Wife — Monica Collingwood
* Body and Soul — Francis Lyon, Robert Parrish
Gentleman’s Agreement — Harmon Jones
Green Dolphin Street — George White
Odd Man Out — Fergus McDonell

MUSIC (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)
The Bishop’s Wife — Hugo Friedhofer
Captain from Castile — Alfred Newman
* A Double Life — Dr. Miklos Rozsa
Forever Amber — David Raksin
Life with Father — Max Steiner

MUSIC (Scoring of a Musical Picture)
Fiesta — Johnny Green
* Mother Wore Tights — Alfred Newman
My Wild Irish Rose — Ray Heindorf, Max Steiner
Road to Rio — Robert Emmett Dolan
Song of the South — Daniele Amfitheatrof, Paul J. Smith, Charles Wolcott

MUSIC (Song)
“A Gal In Calico” from The Time, the Place and the Girl — Music by Arthur Schwartz; Lyrics by Leo Robin
“I Wish I Didn’t Love You So” from The Perils of Pauline — Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
“Pass That Peace Pipe” from Good News — Music and Lyrics by Ralph Blane, Roger Edens and Hugh Martin
“You Do” from Mother Wore Tights — Music by Josef Myrow; Lyrics by Mack Gordon
* “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah” from Song of the South — Music by Allie Wrubel; Lyrics by Ray Gilbert

BEST MOTION PICTURE
The Bishop’s Wife — Samuel Goldwyn Productions
Crossfire — RKO Radio
* Gentleman’s Agreement — 20th Century-Fox
Great Expectations — J. Arthur Rank-Cineguild
Miracle on 34th Street — 20th Century-Fox

SHORT SUBJECT (Cartoon)
Chip An’ Dale — Walt Disney, Producer
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse — Frederick Quimby, Producer
Pluto’s Blue Note — Walt Disney, Producer
Tubby the Tuba — George Pal, Producer
* Tweetie Pie — Edward Selzer, Producer

SHORT SUBJECT (One-reel)
Brooklyn, U.S.A. — Thomas Mead, Producer
* Good-bye Miss Turlock — Herbert Moulton, Producer
Moon Rockets — Jerry Fairbanks, Producer
Now You See It — Pete Smith, Producer
So You Want to Be in Pictures — Gordon Hollingshead, Producer

SHORT SUBJECT (Two-reel)
Champagne for Two — Harry Grey, Producer
* Climbing the Matterhorn — Irving Allen, Producer
Fight of the Wild Stallions — Thomas Mead, Producer
Give Us the Earth — Herbert Morgan, Producer
A Voice Is Born: The Story of Niklos Gafni — Ben Blake, Producer

SOUND RECORDING
* The Bishop’s Wife — Samuel Goldwyn Studio Sound Department, Gordon Sawyer, Sound Director
Green Dolphin Street — Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio Sound Department, Douglas Shearer, Sound Director
T-Men — Sound Service, Inc., Jack R. Whitney, Sound Director

SPECIAL EFFECTS
* Green Dolphin Street — Special Visual Effects by A. Arnold Gillespie, Warren Newcombe; Special Audible Effects by Douglas Shearer, Michael Steinore
Unconquered — Special Visual Effects by Farciot Edouart, Devereux Jennings, Gordon Jennings, Wallace Kelley, Paul Lerpae; Special Audible Effects by George Dutton

WRITING (Motion Picture Story)
A Cage of Nightingales — Georges Chaperot, Rene Wheeler
It Happened on Fifth Avenue — Herbert Clyde Lewis, Frederick Stephani
Kiss of Death — Eleazar Lipsky
* Miracle on 34th Street — Valentine Davies
Smash-Up–The Story of a Woman — Dorothy Parker, Frank Cavett

WRITING (Original Screenplay)
* The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer — Sidney Sheldon
Body and Soul — Abraham Polonsky
A Double Life — Ruth Gordon, Garson Kanin
Monsieur Verdoux — Charles Chaplin
Shoe-Shine — Sergio Amidei, Adolfo Franci, C. G. Viola, Cesare Zavattini

WRITING (Screenplay)
Boomerang! — Richard Murphy
Crossfire — John Paxton
Gentleman’s Agreement — Moss Hart
Great Expectations — David Lean, Anthony Havelock-Allan, Ronald Neame
* Miracle on 34th Street — George Seaton

SPECIAL AWARD
To James Baskett for his able and heart-warming characterization of Uncle Remus, friend and story teller to the children of the world in Walt Disney’s Song of the South.
To Bill and Coo, in which artistry and patience blended in a novel and entertaining use of the medium of motion pictures.
To Shoe-Shine – the high quality of this motion picture, brought to eloquent life in a country scarred by war, is proof to the world that the creative spirit can triumph over adversity.
To Colonel William N. Selig, Albert E. Smith, Thomas Armat and George K. Spoor (one of) the small group of pioneers whose belief in a new medium, and whose contributions to its development, blazed the trail along which the motion picture has progressed, in their lifetime, from obscurity to world-wide acclaim.