12th Academy Award Ceremony

Date: February 29, 1940

Best Picture

Best Actor in a Leading Role

  • Robert Donat for Goodbye, Mr. Chips

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Thomas Mitchell for Stagecoach

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Best Director

Best Writing, Original Story

  • Lewis R. Foster for Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Best Writing, Screenplay

Best Cinematography, Colour

Best Cinematography, Black-and-White

  • Gregg Toland for Wuthering Heights

Best Art Direction

Best Sound, Recording

  • Bernard B. Brown for When Tomorrow Comes

Best Film Editing

Best Special Effects

  • Fred Sersen & Edmund H. Hansen for The Rains Came

Best Original Song

Best Original Score

Best Scoring

  • Richard Hageman, W. Franke Harling, John Leipold, & Leo Shuken for Stagecoach

Best Short Subject, Two-Reel

  • Sons of Liberty

Best Short Subject, One-Reel

  • Busy Little Bears

Best Short Subject, Cartoons

  • Walt Disney for Ugly Duckling

Juvenile Award

  • Judy Garland

Honorary Award

Technical Achievement Award