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Best Films – 1940

Henry Fonda The Grapes of Wrath
Henry Fonda in The Grapes of Wrath.
Ramon Novarro biography Beyond Paradise

Best Film
The Blue Bird, dir.: Walter Lang; scr.: Ernest Pascal.
Busman’s Honeymoon / Haunted Honeymoon, dir.: Arthur B. Woods; scr.: Monckton Hoffe, Angus MacPhail & Harold Goldman.
The Grapes of Wrath, dir.: John Ford; scr.: Nunnally Johnson.
Kitty Foyle, dir.: Sam Wood; scr.: Dalton Trumbo.
The Letter, dir.: William Wyler; scr.: Howard Koch.
The Man I Married, dir.: Irving Pichel; scr.: Oliver H.P. Garrett.
The Mark of Zorro, dir.: Rouben Mamoulian; scr.: John Tainton Foote, Garrett Fort & Bess Meredyth.
My Favorite Wife, dir.: Leo McCarey; scr.: Sam Spewack & Bella Spewack.
Pinocchio, dir.: Hamilton Luske & Ben Sharpsteen; scr.: Ted Sears, Otto Englander & others.
Pride and Prejudice, dir.: Robert Z. Leonard; scr.: Aldous Huxley & Jane Murfin.
Rebecca, dir.: Alfred Hitchcock; scr.: Robert E. Sherwood & Joan Harrison.
Susan and God, dir.: George Cukor; scr.: Anita Loos.
Waterloo Bridge, dir.: Mervyn LeRoy; scr.: S.N. Behrman, Hans Rameau & George Froeschel.

Best Actress
Joan Crawford, Strange Cargo & Susan and God.
Constance Cummings, Busman’s Honeymoon.
Bette Davis, The Letter.
Irene Dunne, My Favorite Wife.
Joan Fontaine, Rebecca.
Greer Garson, Pride and Prejudice.
Vivien Leigh, Waterloo Bridge.
Ginger Rogers, Kitty Foyle.

Best Actor
Charles Chaplin, The Great Dictator.
Henry Fonda, The Grapes of Wrath.
Cary Grant, My Favorite Wife & The Philadelphia Story.
Joel McCrea, Foreign Correspondent.
Robert Montgomery, Busman’s Honeymoon.
Laurence Olivier, Pride and Prejudice.
Tyrone Power, The Mark of Zorro.
James Stephenson, The Letter.

Best Supporting Actor
Irving Bacon & Clem Bevans, She Couldn’t Say No.
Granville Bates, My Favorite Wife.
J. Edward Bromberg & Basil Rathbone, The Mark of Zorro.
Melville Cooper & Edmund Gwenn, Pride and Prejudice.
Cedric Hardwicke, The Howards of Virginia.
Herbert Marshall, Foreign Correspondent.
Herbert Marshall & Sen Yung, The Letter.
Jack Oakie, The Great Dictator.

Best Supporting Actress
Judith Anderson & Florence Bates, Rebecca.
Mary Boland, Frieda Inescort & Edna May Oliver, Pride and Prejudice.
Jane Darwell, The Grapes of Wrath.
Vera Lewis & Zeffie Tilbury, She Couldn’t Say No.
Marjorie Main, Susan and God.
Micheline Presle, La comédie du bonheur / The Play of Happiness.
Gale Sondergaard, The Letter.
Queenie Vassar, The Primrose Path.

Best Cinematography
George Barnes, Rebecca.
Karl Freund, Pride and Prejudice.
Tony Gaudio, The Letter.
Ernest Haller, All This and Heaven Too.
Arthur C. Miller, The Mark of Zorro.
Arthur C. Miller & Ray Rennahan, The Blue Bird.
Robert Planck, Strange Cargo.
Joseph Ruttenberg, Waterloo Bridge.
Gregg Toland, The Grapes of Wrath & The Long Voyage Home.

Best Original Score
Alfred Newman, The Grapes of Wrath & The Mark of Zorro.
Max Steiner, The Letter & Virginia City.
Herbert Stothart, Waterloo Bridge & Pride and Prejudice.
Roy Webb, Kitty Foyle.

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