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  • darthvader12
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    Best Picture: The Grapes of Wrath

    Best Director: John Ford, The Grapes of Wrath

    Best Actor: Henry Fonda, The Grapes of Wrath

    Best Actress: Joan Fontaine, Rebecca

    Best Supporting Actor: Walter Brennan, The Westerner

    Best Supporting Actress: Jane Darwell, The Grapes of Wrath

    Best Original Screenplay: The Great Dictator

    Best Adapted Screenplay: The Grapes of Wrath

    Best Story: Arise, My Love

    Best Sound Recording: The Grapes of Wrath

    Best Live Action Short – One-Reel: Quicker’n a Wink

    Best Live Action Short – Two-Reel: Teddy, the Rough Rider

    Best Animated Short: The Milky Way

    Best Score: Tin Pan Alley

    Best Original Score: Pinocchio

    Best Original Song: “When You Wish Upon a Star”, Pinocchio

    Best Art Direction – Black and White: Pride and Prejudice

    Best Art Direction – Color: The Thief of Bagdad

    Best Cinematography – Black and White: Rebecca

    Best Cinematography – Color: The Thief of Bagdad

    Best Film Editing: The Grapes of Wrath

    Best Special Effects: The Thief of Bagdad

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    darthvader12
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    Feel free to write your alternate oscars for 1940.

     

    I’ve got a question for you guys: If James Stewart won Best Actor the previous year for Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Do you think that Henry Fonda would have won Best Actor in 1940 for The Grapes of Wrath?

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    Jason Travis
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    Best Picture: The Philadelphia Story

    Best Director: Alfred Hitchcock, Rebecca

    Best Actor: Henry Fonda, The Grapes of Wrath

    Best Actress: Katharine Hepburn, The Philadelphia Story

    Best Supporting Actor: Walter Brennan, The Westerner

    Best Supporting Actress: Ruth Hussey, The Philadelphia Story

    Best Original Screenplay: The Great Dictator

    Best Adapted Screenplay: The Philadelphia Story

    Best Original Score: Pinocchio

    Best Original Song: “When You Wish Upon a Star”, Pinocchio

    Best Art Direction – Black and White: Rebecca

    Best Art Direction – Color: The Thief of Bagdad

    Best Cinematography – Black and White: Rebecca

    Best Cinematography – Color: The Thief of Bagdad

    Best Film Editing: The Grapes of Wrath

    Best Special Effects: The Thief of Bagdad

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    Andrew Carden
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    “Rebecca,” Alfred Hitchcock, Henry Fonda, Joan Fontaine, James Stephenson and Judith Anderson

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    Judith Anderson for Supporting Actress

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    babypook
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    Best Picture: The Grapes of Wrath

    Best Director: John Ford, The Grapes of Wrath

    Best Actor: Henry Fonda, The Grapes of Wrath

    Best Actress: Joan Fontaine, Rebecca

    Best Supporting Actor: Walter Brennan, The Westerner

    Best Supporting Actress: Jane Darwell, The Grapes of Wrath

    Best Original Screenplay: The Great Dictator

    Best Adapted Screenplay: The Grapes of Wrath

    Best Story: Arise, My Love

    Best Sound Recording: The Grapes of Wrath

    Best Live Action Short – One-Reel: Quicker’n a Wink

    Best Live Action Short – Two-Reel: Teddy, the Rough Rider

    Best Animated Short: The Milky Way

    Best Score: Tin Pan Alley

    Best Original Score: Pinocchio

    Best Original Song: “When You Wish Upon a Star”, Pinocchio

    Best Art Direction – Black and White: Pride and Prejudice

    Best Art Direction – Color: The Thief of Bagdad

    Best Cinematography – Black and White: Rebecca

    Best Cinematography – Color: The Thief of Bagdad

    Best Film Editing: The Grapes of Wrath

    Best Special Effects: The Thief of Bagdad

    This. Although, I’d switch to Charlie Chaplin for Actor

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    OnTheAisle
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    The 1940 Academy Awards was a three way race between The Grapes of Wrath, Rebecca, and The Philadelphia Story.

    In hindsight, Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn are easy calls for Best Actor and Actress.

    The only acting race without nominees from the leading Best Picture candidates was Best Supporting Actor. Personally, I prefer James Stephenson for The Letter. Great movie.

    The race for Best Supporting Actress is almost too difficult to select a winner.

    Jane Darwell is magnificent in The Grapes of Wrath. There is an iconic moment where Ma Joad silently holds her treasured fancy earrings and peers at her reflection in the dirty, aging mirror. Darwell truly captures the emotion shown by migrant farm workers in the classic photographs of Dust Bowl portraits shot by Dorothea Lange.

    Judith Anderson is no less thrilling as housekeeper Mrs. Danvers in Rebecca. During her most powerful moment, she shows the new Mrs. de Winter the perfectly preserved bedroom of the first Mrs. de Winter. Her reverence as she holds the intimate articles of her late employer is unnerving. In interviews, Anderson tells how director Alfred Hitchcock stood in during rehearsal and carefully modeled on the set exactly how Anderson was to move in the classic sequence.

    Ultimately the Academy divided the top three prizes between the three films. Rebecca won Picture, The Grapes of Wrath won Director, and The Philadelphia Story won Screenplay.

    Interestingly, this is the same result that happened this year with the three frontrunners, Spotlight, The Revenant and The Big Short, each winning at least one of the same awards.

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