|22nd Academy Awards
|March 23, 1950
|RKO Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, California
|All the King's Men
|The Heiress (4)
|The 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. The press believed it found something wrong with the acceptance speech of the other major winner, Olivia De Havilland, which was described as cold.
Nominees were announced on February 12, 1950. Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.
|Best Motion Picture
|Best Supporting Actor
|Best Supporting Actress
|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
These films had multiple nominations:
The following films received multiple awards.