|19th Academy Awards|
|Date||March 13, 1947|
|Site||Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Hosted by||Jack Benny|
|Best Picture||The Best Years of Our Lives|
|Most awards||The Best Years of Our Lives (7)|
|Most nominations||The Best Years of Our Lives (8)|
The 19th Academy Awards were held on March 13, 1947, honoring the films of 1946, hosted by Jack Benny.
The Best Years of Our Lives won seven of its eight nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, and both male acting Oscars. The Academy awarded Harold Russell—a World War II veteran who had lost both hands in the war—an Honorary Academy Award for "bringing hope and courage to his fellow veterans" for his role as Homer Parrish, believing that, as a non-actor, he would not win the Best Supporting Actor award for which he was nominated. Russell also won the competitive award, making him the only person in Academy history to receive two Oscars for the same performance.
This was the first time since the 2nd Academy Awards that every category had, at most, five nominations.
Nominees were announced on February 9, 1947. Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.
|Best Motion Picture||Best Director|
|Best Actor||Best Actress|
|Best Supporting Actor||Best Supporting Actress|
|Best Original Screenplay||Best Screenplay|
|Best Motion Picture Story||Best Documentary Short Subject|
|Best Live Action Short Subject, One-Reel||Best Live Action Short Subject, Two-Reel|
|Best Short Subject – Cartoons||Best Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture|
|Best Scoring of a Musical Picture||Best Original Song|
|Best Sound Recording||Best Art Direction – Interior Decoration, Black-and-White|
|Best Art Direction – Interior Decoration, Color||Best Cinematography, Black-and-White|
|Best Cinematography, Color||Best Film Editing|
|Best Special Effects|
The following 16 films received multiple nominations:
The following four films received multiple awards: