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The Oscars for the year 1938


Winners are shown in red


Best Picture

* Awful Truth, The (1937) - Leo McCarey; Everett Riskin
* Captains Courageous (1937) - Louis D. Lighton
* Dead End (1937) - Samuel Goldwyn; Merritt Hulburd
* Good Earth, The (1937) - Irving Thalberg; Albert Lewin (I)
* In Old Chicago (1937) - Darryl F. Zanuck; Kenneth Macgowan
* Life of Emile Zola, The (1937) - Henry Blanke
* Lost Horizon (1937) - Frank Capra
* One Hundred Men and a Girl (1937) - Charles R. Rogers; Joe Pasternak
* Stage Door (1937) - Pandro S. Berman
* Star Is Born, A (1937) - David O. Selznick

Best Actor in a Leading Role

* Captains Courageous (1937) - Spencer Tracy
* Conquest (1937) - Charles Boyer
* Life of Emile Zola, The (1937) - Paul Muni
* Night Must Fall (1937/I) - Robert Montgomery
* Star Is Born, A (1937) - Fredric March

Best Actress in a Leading Role

* Awful Truth, The (1937) - Irene Dunne
* Camille (1937) - Greta Garbo
* Good Earth, The (1937) - Luise Rainer
* Star Is Born, A (1937) - Janet Gaynor (I)
* Stella Dallas (1937) - Barbara Stanwyck

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

* Awful Truth, The (1937) - Ralph Bellamy
* Hurricane, The (1937) - Thomas Mitchell (I)
* Life of Emile Zola, The (1937) - Joseph Schildkraut
* Lost Horizon (1937) - H.B. Warner
* Topper (1937) - Roland Young

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

* Dead End (1937) - Claire Trevor
* In Old Chicago (1937) - Alice Brady
* Night Must Fall (1937/I) - Dame May Whitty
* Stage Door (1937) - Andrea Leeds
* Stella Dallas (1937) - Anne Shirley

Best Director

* Awful Truth, The (1937) - Leo McCarey
* Good Earth, The (1937) - Sidney Franklin (I)
* Life of Emile Zola, The (1937) - William Dieterle
* Stage Door (1937) - Gregory La Cava
* Star Is Born, A (1937) - William A. Wellman

Best Assistant Director

* In Old Chicago (1937) - Robert D. Webb
* Life of Emile Zola, The (1937) - Russell Saunders (I)
* Lost Horizon (1937) - Charles C. Coleman (II)
* Souls at Sea (1937) - Hal Walker
* Star Is Born, A (1937) - Eric Stacey (I)

Best Writing, Original Story

* Black Legion (1936) - Robert Lord (I)
* In Old Chicago (1937) - Niven Busch
* Life of Emile Zola, The (1937) - Heinz Herald; Geza Herczeg
* One Hundred Men and a Girl (1937) - Hanns KrŠly
* Star Is Born, A (1937) - William A. Wellman; Robert Carson (I)

Best Writing, Screenplay

* Awful Truth, The (1937) - Vi–a Delmar
* Captains Courageous (1937) - Marc Connelly; John Lee Mahin; Dale Van Every
* Life of Emile Zola, The (1937) - Heinz Herald; Geza Herczeg; Norman Reilly Raine
* Stage Door (1937) - Morrie Ryskind; Anthony Veiller
* Star Is Born, A (1937) - Alan Campbell (I); Robert Carson (I); Dorothy Parker

Best Cinematography

* Dead End (1937) - Gregg Toland
* Good Earth, The (1937) - Karl Freund
* Wings Over Honolulu (1937) - Joseph A. Valentine

Best Art Direction

* Conquest (1937) - Cedric Gibbons; William A. Horning
* Damsel in Distress, A (1937) - Carroll Clark
* Dead End (1937) - Richard Day (I)
* Every Day's a Holiday (1937) - Wiard Ihnen
* Life of Emile Zola, The (1937) - Anton Grot
* Lost Horizon (1937) - Stephen Goosson
* Manhattan Merry-Go-Round (1937) - John Victor MacKay
* Prisoner of Zenda, The (1937) - Lyle R. Wheeler
* Souls at Sea (1937) - Hans Dreier; Roland Anderson
* Vogues of 1938 (1937) - Alexander Toluboff
* Wee Willie Winkie (1937) - William S. Darling; David S. Hall
* You're a Sweetheart (1937) - Jack Otterson

Best Sound, Recording

* Girl Said No, The (1937) - A.E. Kaye (Grand National SSD)
* Hitting a New High (1937) - John Aalberg (RKO Radio SSD)
* Hurricane, The (1937) - Thomas T. Moulton (United Artists SSD)
* In Old Chicago (1937) - Edmund H. Hansen (20th Century-Fox SSD)
* Life of Emile Zola, The (1937) - Nathan Levinson (Warner Bros. SSD)
* Lost Horizon (1937) - John P. Livadary (Columbia SSD)
* Maytime (1937) - Douglas Shearer (M-G-M SSD)
* One Hundred Men and a Girl (1937) - Homer G. Tasker (Universal SSD)
* Topper (1937) - Elmer Raguse (Hal Roach SSD)
* Wells Fargo (1937) - Loren L. Ryder (Paramount SSD)

Best Film Editing

* Awful Truth, The (1937) - Al Clark (I)
* Captains Courageous (1937) - Elmo Veron
* Good Earth, The (1937) - Basil Wrangell
* Lost Horizon (1937) - Gene Havlick; Gene Milford
* One Hundred Men and a Girl (1937) - Bernard W. Burton

Best Music, Song

* Artists & Models (1937) - Frederick Hollander (music); Leo Robin (I) (lyrics)
- For the song "Whispers in the Dark"
* Mr. Dodd Takes the Air (1937) - Harry Warren (music); Al Dubin (lyrics)
- For the song "Remember Me"
* Shall We Dance? (1937) - George Gershwin (music); Ira Gershwin (lyrics)
- For the song "They Can't Take That Away from Me"
* Vogues of 1938 (1937) - Sammy Fain (music); Lew Brown (I) (lyrics)
- For the song "That Old Feeling"
* Waikiki Wedding (1937) - Harry Owens
- For the song "Sweet Leilani"


Best Music, Score

* Hurricane, The (1937) - Alfred Newman
* In Old Chicago (1937) - Louis Silvers (I)
* Life of Emile Zola, The (1937) - Max Steiner
* Lost Horizon (1937) - Dimitri Tiomkin
* Make a Wish (1937) - Hugo Riesenfeld
* Maytime (1937) - Herbert Stothart
* One Hundred Men and a Girl (1937) - Charles Previn
* Portia on Trial (1937) - Alberto Colombo
* Prisoner of Zenda, The (1937) - Alfred Newman
* Quality Street (1937) - Roy Webb
* Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) - Frank Churchill; Leigh Harline; Paul J. Smith
* Something to Sing About (1937) - Victor Schertzinger
* Souls at Sea (1937) - W. Franke Harling; Milan Roder
* Way Out West (1937) - Marvin Hatley

Best Short Subject, Cartoons

* Educated Fish (1937) - Paramount
* Little Match Girl, The (1937) - Charles Mintz
* Old Mill, The (1937) - Walt Disney

Best Short Subject, Two-reel

* Deep South (1937) - RKO Radio
* Should Wives Work? (1937) - RKO Radio
* Torture Money (1937) - M-G-M

Best Short Subject, One-reel

* Night at the Movies, A (1937) - M-G-M
* Private Life of the Gannets (1934) - Educational
* Romance of Radium (1937) - Pete Smith (I)

Best Short Subject, Color

* Man Without a Country, The (1937) - Warner Bros.
* Penny Wisdom (1937) - Pete Smith (I)
* Popular Science (1937/I) - Paramount

Best Dance Direction

* Ali Baba Goes to Town (1937) - Sammy Lee (I)
- For "Swing Is Here to Stay".
* Damsel in Distress, A (1937) - Hermes Pan
- For "Fun House"

* Day at the Races, A (1937) - Dave Gould (I)
- For "All God's Children Got Rhythm".
* Ready, Willing and Able (1937) - Bobby Connolly
- For "Too Marvelous for Words"
* Thin Ice (1937) - Harry Losee
- For "Prince Igor Suite".
* Varsity Show (1937) - Busby Berkeley
- For "The Finale"
* Waikiki Wedding (1937) - Le Roy Prinz
- For "Luau".

Honorary Award

* Museum of Modern Art Film Library
- For its significant work in collecting films dating from 1895 to the present and for the first time making available to the public the means of studying the historical and aesthetic development of the motion picture as one of the major arts (certificate).
* Edgar Bergen
- For his outstanding comedy creation, Charlie McCarthy (wooden statuette).
* Mack Sennett
- For his lasting contribution to the comedy technique of the screen, the basic principles of which are as important today as when they were first put into practice, the Academy presents a special award to that master of fun, discoverer of stars, sympathetic, kindly, understanding comedy genius, Mack Sennett.
* Star Is Born, A (1937) - W. Howard Greene
- For the color photography of A Star Is Born. (plaque) This award was recommended by a committee of leading cinematographers after viewing all the color pictures made during the year.

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award

* Darryl F. Zanuck

Academy Award of Merit

* Agfa Ansco Corp.
- For Agfa Supreme and Agfa Ultra Speed pan motion picture negatives.



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