Oscar Rewrite: 1939


Best Picture: Gone with the Wind The Wizard of Oz

Best Director: Victor Fleming (Gone With the Wind)    Jean Renoir (The Rules of the Game)

Citizen Kane is the peak of film art, but many of its techniques came from The Rules of The Game, which pioneered deep-focus photography, complex camera choreography and single-takes.

Best Actor: Robert Donat (Goodbye Mr. Chips)  Jimmy Stewart (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington)

Best Actress: Vivien Leigh (Gone With the Wind)

Best Supporting Actor: Thomas Mitchell (Stagecoach / Gone w/ the Wind / Hunchback of Notre Dame)

Best Supporting Actress: Hattie McDaniel (Gone With the Wind) Margaret Hamilton (Wizard of Oz)

Best Original Screenplay: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (Sidney Buchman & Lewis Foster) Ninotchka (Billy Wilder, Charles Brackett, Walter Reisch, Melchior Lengyel)

Best Adapted Screenplay: Gone With the Wind (Sidney Howard from a book by Margaret Mitchell)   Wuthering Heights (Charles MacArthur & Ben Hecht from a book by Emily Bronte)