22nd Academy Awards
DateMarch 23, 1950
SiteRKO Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, California
Hosted byPaul Douglas
Best PictureAll the King's Men
Most awardsThe Heiress (4)
Most nominationsThe Heiress (8)

The 22nd Academy Awards were held on March 23, 1950, at the RKO Pantages Theatre, honoring the films in 1949. This was the final year in which all five Best Picture nominees were in Black & White, and the first year in which every film nominated for Best Picture won multiple Oscars.

Broderick Crawford was said to be genuinely surprised by his Best Actor win for his performance in All the King's Men. His mother responded by humbly saying that she "could find nothing wrong in [his] performance.[1] The press believed it found something wrong with the acceptance speech of the other major winner, Olivia De Havilland, which was described as cold.[1]

Winners and nominees

Joseph L. Mankiewicz; Best Director and Best Screenplay winner
Broderick Crawford; Best Actor winner
Olivia de Havilland; Best Actress winner
Dean Jagger; Best Supporting Actor winner
Mercedes McCambridge; Best Supporting Actress winner
Aaron Copland; Best Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture winner
Lennie Hayton; Best Scoring of a Musical Picture co-winner
Cedric Gibbons; Best Art Direction, Color co-winner
Travilla; Best Costume Design, Color co-winner


Nominees were announced on February 12, 1950. Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.[2][3]

Best Motion Picture Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Screenplay Best Story and Screenplay
Best Motion Picture Story Best Documentary Feature
Best Documentary Short Subject Best Live Action Short Subject, One-Reel
Best Live Action Short Subject, Two-Reel Best Short Subject, Cartoon
Best Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture Best Scoring of a Musical Picture
Best Original Song Best Sound Recording
Best Art Direction – Set Decoration, Black-and-White Best Art Direction – Set Decoration, Color
Best Cinematography, Black-and-White Best Cinematography, Color
Best Costume Design, Black-and-White Best Costume Design, Color
Best Film Editing Best Special Effects

Academy Honorary Awards

Best Foreign Language Film

Academy Juvenile Award

Presenters and performers



Multiple nominations and awards

Films with multiple nominations
Nominations Film
8 The Heiress
7 All the King's Men
Come to the Stable
6 Battleground
4 Sands of Iwo Jima
Twelve O'Clock High
3 Jolson Sings Again
A Letter to Three Wives
2 Adventures of Don Juan
The Fallen Idol
Little Women
My Foolish Heart
Prince of Foxes
Films with multiple awards
Awards Film
4 The Heiress
3 All the King's Men
2 Battleground
A Letter to Three Wives
Twelve O'Clock High

See also


  1. ^ a b Wallechinsky, David; Wallace, Irving (1975). The People's Almanac. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc. p. 838. ISBN 0-385-04060-1.
  2. ^ "The 22nd Academy Awards (1950) Nominees and Winners". Oscars.org (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences). Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved August 18, 2011.
  3. ^ "The Official Academy Awards Database". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Select "1949" in the "Award Year(s)" drop-down menu and press "Search".