19th Academy Awards
DateMarch 13, 1947
SiteShrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
Hosted byJack Benny
Best PictureThe Best Years of Our Lives
Most awardsThe Best Years of Our Lives (7)
Most nominationsThe 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.


Samuel Goldwyn; Best Picture winner
William Wyler; Best Director winner
Fredric March; Best Actor winner
Olivia de Havilland; Best Actress winner
Harold Russell; Best Supporting Actor winner and Honorary Academy Award recipient
Anne Baxter; Best Supporting Actress winner
Robert E. Sherwood; Best Screenplay winner
Winifred Ashton (as Clemence Dane); Best Story winner
Johnny Mercer; Best Original Song co-winner
Cedric Gibbons; Best Art Direction, Color co-winner
Charles Rosher; Best Cinematography, Color co-winner
Laurence Olivier; Honorary Academy Award recipient
Ernst Lubitsch; Honorary Academy Award recipient

Nominees were announced on February 9, 1947. Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.[1]

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

Academy Honorary Awards

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award

Academy Juvenile Award



Multiple nominations and awards

See also


  1. ^ "The 19th Academy Awards (1947) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved August 19, 2011.
  2. ^ "19th Academy Awards Winners | Oscar Legacy | Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences". Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved January 8, 2015. Open City on 19th Oscars website