16th Academy Award Ceremony

Date: March 2, 1944

Best Picture

Best Actor in a Leading Role

  • Paul Lukas for Watch on the Rhine

Best Actress in a Leading Role

  • Jennifer Jones for The Song of Bernadette

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Charles Coburn for The More the Merrier

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Katina Paxinou for For Whom the Bell Tolls

Best Director

Best Original Screenplay

  • Norman Krasna for Princess O’Rourke

Best Original Story

  • William Saroyan for The Human Comedy

Best Screenplay

  • Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, & Howard Koch for Casablanca

Best Cinematography, Colour

  • Hal Mohr & W. Howard Greene for Phantom of the Opera

Best Cinematography, Black-and-White

  • Arthur C. Miller for The Song of Bernadette

Best Art Direction-Interior Decoration, Black-and-White

  • James Basevi, William S. Darling, & Thomas Little for The Song of Bernadette

Best Art Direction-Interior Decoration, Colour

  • Alexander Golitzen, John B. Goodman, Russell A. Gausman, Ira Webb for Phantom of the Opera

Best Sound, Recording

  • Stephen Dunn for This Land Is Mine

Best Film Editing

  • George Amy for Air Force

Best Special Effects

  • Fred Sersen, Roger Heman Sr. for Crash Dive

Best Original Song

  • Harry Warren and Mack Gordon for “You’ll Never Know” from Hello Frisco, Hello

Best Original Scoring of a Musical Picture

  • Ray Heindorf for This Is the Army

Best Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture

  • Alfred Newman for The Song of Bernadette

Best Short Subject, Two-Reel

  • Jerry Bresler & Sam Coslow for Heavenly Music

Best Short Subject, One-Reel

  • Grantland Rice for Amphibious Fighters

Best Short Subject, Cartoons

  • Fred Quimby for The Yankee Doodle Mouse

Best Documentary, Short Subjects

  • December 7th

Best Documentary, Features

  • Desert Victory

Honorary Award

  • George Pal