12th Academy Awards (2-29-40)


The winners are:

Outstanding Production
Gone With the Wind – Selznick International and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Best Director
Victor Fleming – Gone With the Wind

Best Actor
Robert Donat – Goodbye, Mr. Chips

Best Actress
Vivien Leigh – Gone With the Wind

Best Supporting Actor
Thomas Mitchell – Stagecoach

Best Supporting Actress
Hattie McDaniel – Gone With the Wind

Best Story
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington – Lewis R. Foster

Best Screenplay
Gone With the Wind – Sidney Howard (posthumous), based on the novel by Margaret Mitchell

Best Live Action Short Film, One-Reel
Busy Little Bears – Paramount Pictures

Best Live Action Short Film, Two-Reel
Sons of Liberty – Warner Bros.

Best Animated Short Film
The Ugly Duckling – Walt Disney Productions and RKO Radio

Best Score
Stagecoach – Richard Hageman, W. Franke Harling, John Leipold and Leo Shuken

Best Original Score
The Wizard of Oz – Herbert Stothart

Best Song
“Over the Rainbow” – The Wizard of Oz

Best Sound Recording
When Tomorrow Comes – Bernard B. Brown

Best Art Direction
Gone With the Wind – Lyle R. Wheeler

Best Cinematography, Black and White
Wuthering Heights – Gregg Toland

Best Cinematography, Color
Gone With the Wind – Ernest Haller and Ray Rennahan

Best Film Editing
Gone With the Wind – Hal C. Kern and James E. Newcom

Best Special Effects
The Rains Came – E. H. Hansen and Fred Sersen

Honorary Awards

  • Douglas Fairbanks
  • Motion Picture Relief Fund
  • William Cameron Menzies
  • The Technicolor Company

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award
David O. Selznick

Juvenile Award
Judy Garland – The Wizard of Oz


Jimmy Stewart got robbed!


I couldn’t agree with you more.