Awards for 1937
Leo McCarey - Producer, Everett Riskin - Producer, THE AWFUL TRUTH
Louis D. Lighton - Producer, CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS
Samuel Goldwyn - Producer, Merritt Hulbert - Producer, DEAD END
Irving Thalberg - Producer, Albert Lewin - Producer, THE GOOD EARTH
Darryl F. Zanuck - Producer, Kenneth MacGowan - Producer, IN OLD CHICAGO
* Hal Wallis - Producer, Henry Blanke - Producer, THE LIFE OF EMILE ZOLA
Frank Capra - Producer, LOST HORIZON
Charles R. Rogers - Producer, Joe Pasternak - Producer, ONE HUNDRED MEN AND A GIRL
Pandro S. Berman - Producer, STAGE DOOR
David O. Selznick - Producer, A STAR IS BORN
Charles Boyer, CONQUEST
Fredric March, A STAR IS BORN
Robert Montgomery, NIGHT MUST FALL
Paul Muni, THE LIFE OF EMILE ZOLA
* Spencer Tracy, CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS
Irene Dunne, THE AWFUL TRUTH
Greta Garbo, CAMILLE
Janet Gaynor, A STAR IS BORN
* Luise Rainer, THE GOOD EARTH
Barbara Stanwyck, STELLA DALLAS
Ralph Bellamy, THE AWFUL TRUTH
Thomas Mitchell, THE HURRICANE
* Joseph Schildkraut, THE LIFE OF EMILE ZOLA
H.B. Warner, LOST HORIZON
Roland Young, TOPPER
* Alice Brady, IN OLD CHICAGO
Andrea Leeds, STAGE DOOR
Anne Shirley, STELLA DALLAS
Claire Trevor, DEAD END
Dame May Whitty, NIGHT MUST FALL
William Dieterle, THE LIFE OF EMILE ZOLA
Sidney Franklin, THE GOOD EARTH
Gregory La Cava, STAGE DOOR
* Leo McCarey, THE AWFUL TRUTH
William A. Wellman, A STAR IS BORN
Writing - Original Story
Robert Lord, BLACK LEGION
Niven Busch, IN OLD CHICAGO
Heinz Herald, Geza Herczeg, THE LIFE OF EMILE ZOLA
Hans Kraly, ONE HUNDRED MEN AND A GIRL
* William A. Wellman, Robert Carson, A STAR IS BORN
Writing - Screenplay
Vina Delmar, THE AWFUL TRUTH
Marc Connolly, John Lee Mahin, Dale Van Every, CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS
* Heinz Herald, Geza Herczeg, Norman Reilly Raine, THE LIFE OF EMILE ZOLA
Morrie Ryskind, Anthony Veiller, STAGE DOOR
Alan Campbell, Robert Carson, Dorothy Parker, A STAR IS BORN
Cedric Gibbons - Art Direction, William Horning - Art Direction, CONQUEST
Carroll Clark - Art Direction, A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS
Richard Day - Art Direction, DEAD END
Wiard Ihnen - Art Direction, EVERY DAY'S A HOLIDAY
Anton Grot - Art Direction, THE LIFE OF EMILE ZOLA
* Stephen Goosson - Art Direction, LOST HORIZON
John Victor Mackay - Art Direction, MANHATTAN MERRY-GO-ROUND
Lyle Wheeler - Art Direction, THE PRISONER OF ZENDA
Hans Dreier - Art Direction, Roland Anderson - Art Direction, SOULS AT SEA
Alexander Toluboff - Art Direction, VOGUES
William S. Darling - Art Direction, David Hall - Art Direction, WEE WILLIE WINKIE
Jack Otterson - Art Direction, YOU'RE A SWEETHEART
Gregg Toland, DEAD END
* Karl Freund, THE GOOD EARTH
Joseph Valentine, WINGS OVER HONOLULU
Al Clark, THE AWFUL TRUTH
Elmo Vernon, CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS
Basil Wrangell, THE GOOD EARTH
* Gene Havlick, Gene Milford, LOST HORIZON
Bernard W. Burton, ONE HUNDRED MEN AND A GIRL
This award was discontinued after 1937.
C.C. Coleman, Jr., LOST HORIZON
Russ Saunders, THE LIFE OF EMILE ZOLA
Eric Stacey, A STAR IS BORN
Hal Walker, SOULS AT SEA
* Robert Webb, IN OLD CHICAGO
This award was discontinued after 1937.
Busby Berkeley, VARSITY SHOW
Bobby Connolly, READY, WILLING AND ABLE
"Too Marvelous for Words"
Dave Gould, A DAY AT THE RACES
"All God's Children Got Rhythm"
Sammy Lee, ALI BABA GOES TO TOWN
"Swing is Here to Stay"
Harry Losee, THIN ICE
"Prince Igor Suite"
* Hermes Pan, A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS
LeRoy Prinz, WAIKIKI WEDDING
Alfred Newman - Departmental Head (Samuel Goldwyn Studio Music Department),
Alfred Newman - Score, THE HURRICANE
Louis Silvers - Departmental Head (20th Century-Fox Studio Music Department),
IN OLD CHICAGO
Leo Forbstein - Departmental Head (Warner Bros. Studio Music Department),
Max Steiner - Score, THE LIFE OF EMILE ZOLA
Morris Stoloff - Departmental Head (Columbia Studio Music Department),
Dimitri Tiomkin - Score, LOST HORIZON
Dr. Hugo Riesenfeld - Musical Director (Principal Productions),
Dr. Hugo Riesenfeld - Score, MAKE A WISH
Nat W. Finston - Departmental Head (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio Music Department),
Herbert Stothart - Score, MAYTIME
* Charles Previn - Departmental Head (Universal Studio Music Department),
ONE HUNDRED MEN AND A GIRL
Alberto Colombo - Departmental Head (Republic Studio Music Department),
Alberto Colombo - Score, PORTIA ON TRIAL
Alfred Newman - Musical Director (Selznick International Pictures Music Department),
Alfred Newman - Score, THE PRISONER OF ZENDA
Roy Webb - Musical Director (RKO Radio Studio Music Department),
Roy Webb - Score, QUALITY STREET
Leigh Harline - Departmental Head (Walt Disney Studio Music Department),
Frank Churchill - Score, Leigh Harline - Score, Paul J. Smith - Score, SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS
C. Bakaleinikoff - Musical Director (Grand National Studio Music Department),
Victor Schertzinger - Score, SOMETHING TO SING ABOUT
Boris Morros - Departmental Head (Paramount Studio Music Department),
W. Franke Harling - Score, Milan Roder - Score, SOULS AT SEA
Marvin Hatley - Departmental Head (Hal Roach Studio Music Department),
Marvin Hatley - Score, WAY OUT WEST
Harry Warren - Music, Al Dubin - Lyrics, MR. DODD TAKES THE AIR
* Harry Owens - Music & Lyrics, WAIKIKI WEDDING
Sammy Fain - Music, Lew Brown - Lyrics, VOGUES
"That Old Feeling"
George Gershwin - Music, Ira Gershwin - Lyrics, SHALL WE DANCE
"They Can't Take That Away from Me"
Frederick Hollander - Music, Leo Robin - Lyrics, ARTISTS & MODELS
"Whispers in the Dark"
Paramount, EDUCATED FISH
Charles Mintz - Producer, THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL
* Walt Disney - Producer, THE OLD MILL
Short Subjects - One-Reel
MGM, A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES
* Educational, THE PRIVATE LIFE OF THE GANNETS
Pete Smith - Producer, ROMANCE OF RADIUM
Short Subjects - Two-Reel
RKO Radio, DEEP SOUTH
RKO, SHOULD WIVES WORK
* MGM, TORTURE MONEY
Short Subjects - Color
This award was discontinued after 1937.
Warner Bros., THE MAN WITHOUT A COUNTRY
* Pete Smith - Producer, PENNY WISDOM
Paramount, POPULAR SCIENCE J-7-1
A.E. Kaye, THE GIRL SAID NO
John Aalberg, HITTING A NEW HIGH
* Thomas Moulton, THE HURRICANE
E.H. Hansen, IN OLD CHICAGO
Nathan Levinson, THE LIFE OF EMILE ZOLA
John Livadary, LOST HORIZON
Douglas Shearer, MAYTIME
Homer Tasker, ONE HUNDRED MEN AND A GIRL
Elmer Raguse, TOPPER
L.L. Ryder, WELLS FARGO
Class I (Statuette)
* Agfa ANSCO Corporation, For Agfa Supreme and Agfa Ultra Speed pan motion picture negatives.
Class II (Plaque)
* Walt Disney Productions Ltd.
For the design and application to production of the Multi-Plane Camera.
* Eastman Kodak Company, For two fine-grain duplicating film stocks.
* Farciot Edouart, Paramount Pictures Inc.
For the development of the Paramount dual screen transparency camera setup.
* Douglas Shearer, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio Sound Department, For a method of varying the scanning width of variable density sound tracks (squeeze tracks) for the purpose of obtaining an increased amount of noise reduction.
Class III (Citation)
* John Arnold, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio Camera Department, For their improvement of the semi-automatic follow focus device and its application to all of the cameras used by the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio.
* John Livadary - Director of Sound Recording (Columbia Pictures Corporation)
For the application of the biplanar light valve to motion picture sound recording.
* Thomas T. Moulton, United Artists Studio Sound Department, For the application to motion picture sound recording of volume indicators which have peak reading response and linear decibel scales.
* RCA Manufacturing Company Inc.
For the introduction of the modulated high-frequency method of determining optimum photographic processing conditions for variable width sound tracks.
* Douglas Shearer, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio Sound Department, For the design of the film drive mechanism as incorporated in the ERPI 1010 reproducer.
* Joseph E. Robbins, Paramount Pictures Inc.
For an exceptional application of acoustic principles to the soundproofing of gasoline generators and water pumps.
Honorary and Other Awards
* Mack Sennett, For his lasting contribution to the comedy technique of the screen, the basic principles of which are as important today as when they were first put into practice, the Academy presents a Special Award to that master of fun, discoverer of stars, sympathetic, kindly, understanding comedy genius. Winner presented a Statuette.
* Edgar Bergen, For his outstanding comedy creation, Charlie McCarthy. Winner presented a Wooden Statuette.
* Museum of Modern Art Film Library, For its significant work in collecting films dating from 1895 to the present and for the first time making available to the public the means of studying the historical and aesthetic development of the motion picture as one of the major arts. Winner presented a Scroll Certificate.
* W. Howard Greene, A STAR IS BORN
For the color photography of A STAR IS BORN. (This Award was recommended by a committee of leading cinematographers after viewing all the color pictures made during the year.) Winner presented a Plaque.
The Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award
This award was instituted in 1937.
* Darryl F. Zanuck,