1942 Academy Awards (Oscar winners and nominees)

(winners listed first in bold print)

Best Picture

Mrs. Miniver (1942)

49th Parallel (1941)

Kings Row (1942)

The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

The Pied Piper (1942)

The Pride of the Yankees (1942)

Random Harvest (1942)

The Talk of the Town (1942)

Wake Island (1942)

Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

Best Actor in a Leading Role

James Cagney Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

Walter Pidgeon Mrs. Miniver (1942)

Monty Woolley The Pied Piper (1942)

Gary Cooper The Pride of the Yankees (1942)

Ronald Colman Random Harvest (1942)

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Greer Garson Mrs. Miniver (1942)

Rosalind Russell My Sister Eileen (1942)

Bette Davis Now Voyager (1942)

Teresa Wright The Pride of the Yankees (1942)

Katharine Hepburn Woman of the Year (1942)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Van Heflin Johnny Eager (1942)

Henry Travers Mrs. Miniver (1942)

Frank Morgan Tortilla Flat (1942)

William Bendix Wake Island (1942)

Walter Huston Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Teresa Wright Mrs. Miniver (1942)

Agnes Moorehead The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

Dame May Whitty Mrs. Miniver (1942)

Gladys Cooper Now Voyager (1942)

Susan Peters Random Harvest (1942)

Best Director

William Wyler Mrs. Miniver (1942)

Sam Wood Kings Row (1942)

Mervyn LeRoy Random Harvest (1942)

John Farrow Wake Island (1942)

Michael Curtiz Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

Best Writing Original Screenplay

Michael Kanin & Ring Lardner Jr. Woman of the Year (1942)

Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942)

Frank Butler & Don Hartman Road to Morocco (1942)

W.R. Burnett & Frank Butler Wake Island (1942)

George Oppenheimer The War Against Mrs. Hadley (1942)


Best Writing Original Story

Emeric Pressburger 49th Parallel (1941)

Irving Berlin Holiday Inn (1942)

Paul Gallico The Pride of the Yankees (1942)

Sidney Harmon The Talk of the Town (1942)

Robert Buckner Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

Best Writing Screenplay

George Froeschel & James Hilton & Claudine West & Arthur Wimperis Mrs. Miniver (1942)

Rodney Ackland & Emeric Pressburger 49th Parallel (1941)

Herman Mankiewicz & Jo Swerling The Pride of the Yankees (1942)

George Froeschel & Claudine West & Arthur Wimperis Random Harvest (1942)

Sidney Buchman & Irwin Shaw The Talk of the Town (1942)


Best B&W Cinematography

Joseph Ruttenberg Mrs. Miniver (1942)

James Wong Howe Kings Row (1942)

Stanley Cortez The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

Charles Clarke Moontide (1942)

Edward Cronjager The Pied Piper (1942)

Rudolph Maté The Pride of the Yankees (1942)

John Mescall Take a Letter Darling (1942)

Tex Tetzlaff The Talk of the Town (1942)

Leon Shamroy Ten Gentlemen from West Point (1942)

Arthur Miller This Above All (1942)


Best Color Cinematography

Leon Shamroy The Black Swan (1942)

Milton Krasner & William Skall & W. Howard Greene Arabian Nights (1942)

Sol Polito Captains of the Clouds (1942)

W. Howard Greene Jungle Book (1942)

Victor Milner & William Skall Reap the Wild Wind (1942)

Edward Cronjager & William Skall To the Shores of Tripoli (1942)


Best B&W Art Direction-Interior Decoration

Richard Day & Joseph Wright & Thomas Little This Above All (1942)

Max Parker & Mark-Lee Kirk & Casey Roberts George Washington Slept Here (1942)

Albert D’Agostino & A. Roland Fields & Darrell Silvera The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

Perry Ferguson & Howard Bristol The Pride of the Yankees (1942)

Cedric Gibbons & Randall Duell & Edwin Willis & Jack Moore Random Harvest (1942)

Boris Leven The Shanghai Gesture (1941)

Ralph Berger & Emile Kuri Silver Queen (1942)

John Goodman & Jack Otterson & Russell Gausman & Edward Robinson The Spoilers (1942)

Hans Dreier & Roland Anderson & Sam Comer Take a Letter Darling (1942)

Lionel Banks & Rudolph Sternad & Fay Babcock The Talk of the Town (1942)

Best Color Art Direction-Interior Decoration

Richard Day & Joseph Wright & Thomas Little My Gal Sal (1942)

Alexander Golitzen & Jack Otterson & Russell Gausman & Ira Webb Arabian Nights (1942)

Ted Smith & Casey Roberts Captains of the Clouds (1942)

Vincent Korda & Julia Heron Jungle Book (1942)

Hans Dreier & Roland Anderson & George Sawley Reap the Wild Wind (1942)


Best Sound Recording

Nathan Levinson Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

Bernard B. Brown Arabian Nights (1942)

C.O. Slyfield Bambi (1942)

Daniel Bloomberg Flying Tigers (1942)

Jack Whitney Friendly Enemies (1942)

James Fields The Gold Rush (1925)

Douglas Shearer Mrs. Miniver (1942)

Stephen Dunn Once Upon a Honeymoon (1942)

Thomas Moulton The Pride of the Yankees (1942)

Loren Ryder Road to Morocco (1942)

Edmund Hansen This Above All (1942)

John Livadary You Were Never Lovelier (1942)

Best Film Editing

Daniel Mandell The Pride of the Yankees (1942)

Harold Kress Mrs. Miniver (1942)

Otto Meyer The Talk of the Town (1942)

Walter Thompson This Above All (1942)

George Amy Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

Best Effects Special Effects

Farciot Edouart & Gordon Jennings & William Pereira (photographic); Louis Mesenkop (sound) Reap the Wild Wind (1942)

Fred Sersen (photographic); Roger Heman Sr. & George Leverett (sound) The Black Swan (1942)

Byron Haskin (photographic); Nathan Levinson (sound) Desperate Journey (1942)

Howard Lydecker (photographic); Daniel Bloomberg (sound) Flying Tigers (1942)

John Fulton (photographic); Bernard B. Brown (sound) Invisible Agent (1942)

Lawrence Butler (photographic); William Wilmarth (sound) Jungle Book (1942)

A. Arnold Gillespie & Warren Newcombe (photographic); Douglas Shearer (sound) Mrs. Miniver (1942)

Vernon Walker (photographic); James G. Stewart (sound) The Navy Comes Through (1942)

Ronald Neame (photographic); C.C. Stevens (sound) One of Our Aircraft is Missing (1942)

Jack Cosgrove & Ray Binger (photographic); Thomas Moulton (sound) The Pride of the Yankees (1942)

Best Music Original Song

Irving Berlin “White Christmas” Holiday Inn (1942)

Ernesto Lecuona (music); Kim Gannon (lyrics) “Always in My Heart” Always in My Heart (1942)

Burton Lane (music); Ralph Freed (lyrics) “How About You?” Babes on Broadway (1941)

Frank Churchill (music); Larry Morey (lyrics) “Love Is a Song” Bambi (1942)

Edward Ward (music); Chet Forrest & Bob Wright (lyrics) “Pennies for Peppino” Flying with Music (1942)

Gene de Paul (music); Don Raye (lyrics) “Pig Foot Pete” Hellzapoppin (1941)

Harry Revel (music); Mort Greene (lyrics) “There’s a Breeze on Lake Louise” The Mayor of 44th Street (1942)

Harry Warren (music); Mack Gordon (lyrics) “I’ve Got a Gal in Kalamazoo” Orchestra Wives (1942)

Jerome Kern (music); Johnny Mercer (lyrics) “Dearly Beloved” You Were Never Lovelier (1942)

Jule Styne (music); Sammy Cahn (lyrics) “It Seems I Heard That Song Before” Youth on Parade (1942)

Best Music Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture

Max Steiner Now Voyager (1942)

Frank Skinner Arabian Nights (1942)

Frank Churchill & Edward Plumb Bambi (1942)

Alfred Newman The Black Swan (1942)

Dimitri Tiomkin The Corsican Brothers (1942)

Victor Young Flying Tigers (1942)

Max Terr The Gold Rush (1925)

Roy Webb I Married a Witch (1942)

Roy Webb Joan of Paris (1942)

Miklós Rózsa. Jungle Book (1942)

Edward Kay Klondike Fury (1942)

Leigh Harline The Pride of the Yankees (1942)

Herbert Stothart Random Harvest (1942)

Richard Hageman The Shanghai Gesture (1941)

Victor Young Silver Queen (1942)

Victor Young Take a Letter Darling (1942)

Frederick Hollander & Morris Stoloff The Talk of the Town (1942)

Werner Heymann To Be or Not to Be (1942)

Best Music Scoring of a Musical Picture

Ray Heindorf & Heinz Roemheld Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

Edward Ward Flying with Music (1942)

Roger Edens & George Stoll For Me and My Gal (1942)

Robert Emmett Dolan Holiday Inn (1942)

Charles Previn & Hans Salter It Started with Eve (1941)

Walter Scharf Johnny Doughboy (1942)

Alfred Newman My Gal Sal (1942)

Leigh Harline You Were Never Lovelier (1942)

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