15th Academy Awards
DateMarch 4, 1943
SiteCoconut Grove, The Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA
Hosted byBob Hope
Best PictureMrs. Miniver
Most awardsMrs. Miniver (6)
Most nominationsMrs. Miniver (12)

The 15th Academy Awards was held in the Cocoanut Grove at The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles on March 4, 1943, honoring the films of 1942. The ceremony is most famous for the speech by Greer Garson; accepting the award for Best Actress, Garson spoke for nearly 6 minutes, considered to be the longest Oscars acceptance speech.[1]

Mrs. Miniver was the second film (after My Man Godfrey in 1936) to receive nominations in all four acting categories, as well as the first film to receive five acting nominations. It won six of its twelve nominations, including Best Picture, and William Wyler's first of three Best Director awards.

Irving Berlin presented the Academy Award for Best Original Song, which he ended up winning himself for "White Christmas". There was a four-way tie for Best Documentary Feature, a unique occurrence.

A portion of the ceremony was broadcast by CBS Radio.[2]


Sidney Franklin, Best Picture winner
William Wyler, Best Director winner
James Cagney, Best Actor winner
Greer Garson, Best Actress winner
Van Heflin, Best Supporting Actor winner
Teresa Wright, Best Supporting Actress winner
Walt Disney, Best Short Subjects – Cartoons winner
Charles Boyer, Honorary Academy Award recipient
Noël Coward, Honorary Academy Award recipient

Nominees announced on February 8, 1943. Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.[3]

Academy Honorary Award

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award

Multiple nominations and awards

See also


  1. ^ "And the Oscar for the longest speech goes to ... Greer Garson". Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved March 2, 2020.
  2. ^ Dunning, John (1998). On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio (Revised ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. pp. 4–5. ISBN 978-0-19-507678-3. Retrieved September 19, 2019. The Academy Awards Show.
  3. ^ "The 15th Academy Awards (1943) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved August 13, 2011.