1946 Academy Awards (Oscar winners and nominees)

(winners listed first in bold print)

Best Picture

The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Henry V (1944)

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

The Razor’s Edge (1946)

The Yearling (1946)

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Fredric March The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Laurence Olivier Henry V (1944)

James Stewart It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

Lary Parks The Jolson Story (1946)

Gregory Peck The Yearling (1946)

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Olivia de Havilland To Each His Own (1946)

Celia Johnson Brief Encounter (1945)

Jennifer Jones Duel in the Sun (1946)

Rosalind Russell Sister Kenny (1946)

Jane Wyman The Yearling (1946)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Harold Russell The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Charles Coburn The Green Years (1946)

William Demarest The Jolson Story (1946)

Claude Rains Notorious (1946)

Clifton Webb The Razor’s Edge (1946)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Anne Baxter The Razor’s Edge (1946)

Gale Sondergaard Anna and the King of Siam (1946)

Lillian Gish Duel in the Sun (1946)

Flora Robson Saratoga Trunk (1945)

Ethel Barrymore The Spiral Staircase (1945)

Best Director

William Wyler The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

David Lean Brief Encounter (1945)

Frank Capra It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

Robert Siodmak The Killers (1946)

Clarence Brown The Yearling (1946)

Best Writing Original Screenplay

Muriel Box & Sydney Box The Seventh Veil (1945)

Raymond Chandler The Blue Dahlia (1946)

Jacques Prévert Children of Paradise (1946)

Ben Hecht Notorious (1946)

Norman Panama & Melvin Frank Road to Utopia (1946)

Best Writing Original Story

Clemence Dane Perfect Strangers (1945)

Vladimir Pozner The Dark Mirror (1946)

John Patrick The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)

Victor Trivas The Stranger (1946)

Charles Brackett To Each His Own (1946)

Best Writing Screenplay

Robert Sherwood The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Sally Benson & Talbot Jennings Anna and the King of Siam (1946)

Anthony Havelock-Allan David Lean & Ronald Neame Brief Encounter (1945)

Anthony Veiller The Killers (1946)

Sergio Amidei & Federico Fellini Open City (1946)

Best B&W Cinematography

Arthur C. Miller Anna and the King of Siam (1946)

George Folsey The Green Years (1946)

Best Color Cinematography

Charles Rosher & Leonard Smith & Arthur Arling The Yearling (1946)

Joseph Walker The Jolson Story (1946)

Best Color Art Direction-Interior Decoration

Cedric Gibbons & Paul Groesse & Edwin Willis The Yearling (1946)

John Bryan Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)

Paul Sheriff & Carmen Dillon Henry V (1944)

Best B&W Art Direction-Interior Decoration

Lyle Wheeler & William Darling & Thomas Little & Frank Hughes Anna and the King of Siam (1946)

Hans Dreier & Walter Tyler & Sam Comer & Ray Moyer Kitty (1945)

Richard Day & Nathan Juran & Thomas Little & Paul Fox The Razor’s Edge (1946)

Best Sound Recording

John Livadary The Jolson Story (1946)

Gordon Sawyer The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

John Aalberg It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

Best Film Editing

Daniel Mandell The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

William Hornbeck It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

William Lyon The Jolson Story (1946)

Arthur Hilton The Killers (1946)

Harold Kress The Yearling (1946)

Best Effects Special Effects

Tom Howard Blithe Spirit (1945)

William McGann (visual); Nathan Levinson (audible) A Stolen Life (1946)

Best Music Original Song

Harry Warren (music); Johnny Mercer (lyrics) “On the Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe” The Harvey Girls (1946)

Irving Berlin “You Keep Coming Back Like a Song” Blue Skies (1946)

Hoagy Carmichael (music); Jack Brooks (lyrics) “Ole Buttermilk Sky” Canyon Passage (1946)

Jerome Kern (music); Oscar Hammerstein II (lyrics) “All Through the Day” Centennial Summer (1946)

James Monaco (music); Mack Gordon (lyrics) “I Can’t Begin to Tell You” The Dolly Sisters (1945)

Best Music Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture

Hugo Friedhofer The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Bernard Herrmann Anna and the King of Siam (1946)

William Walton Henry V (1944)

Franz Waxman Humoresque (1946)

Miklós Rózsa The Killers (1946)

Best Music Scoring of a Musical Picture

Morris Stoloff The Jolson Story (1946)

Robert Emmett Dolan Blue Skies (1946)

Alfred Newman Centennial Summer (1946)

Lennie Hayton The Harvey Girls (1946)

Ray Heindorf & Max Steiner Night and Day (1946)

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