Oscar Rewrite: 1942


Best Picture: Mrs. Miniver       Yankee Doodle Dandy

Best Director: William Wyler (Mrs. Miniver)  Orson Welles (The Magnificent Ambersons)

Best Actor: James Cagney (Yankee Doodle Dandy)  Spencer Tracy (Woman of the Year)

Best Actress: Greer Garson (Mrs. Miniver)    Carole Lombard (To Be or Not To Be)

Best Supporting Actor: Van Heflin (Johnny Eager) Rudy Vallee (The Palm Beach Story)

Best Supporting Actress: Teresa Wright (Mrs. Miniver / Pride of the Yankees)

Best Original Screenplay: Woman of the Year    Road to Morocco (Frank Butler & Don Hartman)

This romp across the desert marked the very best of the Hope & Crosby buddy pictures.

Best Adapted Screenplay: Mrs. Miniver (Arthur Wimperis, George Froeschel, James Hilton, Claudine West from Jan Struther’s book)  Now, Voyager (Casey Robinson via Olive Higgins Prouty’s book)

It’s hard to top Bette Davis’ romantic line: “Don’t let’s ask for the moon; we have the stars.”

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