Maria Cooper, Gary Cooper and Haya Harareet at the Academy Awards, 1960 at the Pantages Theater
OUTSTANDING ACTORS AND ACTRESSES FOR 1941—
HOLLYWOOD, CALIF…..LEFT TO RIGHT, GARY COOPER, JOAN FONTAINE, MARY ASTOR AND DONALD CRISP, PHOTOGRAPHED AFTER THEY HAD BEEN AWARDED GOLD STATUETTES (WHICH THEY ARE HOLDING) FOR GIVING THE BEST PERFORMANCES ON THE SCREEN DURING 1941. COOPER AND MISS FONTAINE WERE SELECTED AS THE BEST ACTOR AND ACTRESS WHILE CRISP AND MISS ASTOR WERE SELECTED AS HAVING GIVEN THE BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCES FOR THE YEAR.
Jimmy Stewart presents Best Actor Award to Gary Cooper
Actor Jimmy Cagney, left, is congratulated by Gary Cooper after receiving the Oscar statuette at the 1942 Academy Awards banquet at Cocoanut Grove, Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, Ca., March 4, 1943. Cagney is named best actor of the year for his role in “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” (AP Photo/John T. Burns) Photo: John T. Burns / SF
Jimmy Stewart with Gary Cooper’s Honorary Oscar at the Academy Awards Show a month before Cooper’s death.
James Cagney and Gary Cooper at the 15th Academy Awards, March 1943
1942 Best Actor: Gary Cooper Best Actress: Joan Fontaine Best Supporting Actress: Mary Astor Best Supporting Actor: Donald Crisp
The 14th Academy Awards honouring the film achievements of 1941 was held in the Biltmore Bowl at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles on February 26, 1942
- Joan Fontaine won the Oscar for Best Actress for her role in Suspicion
- Gary Cooper won the Oscar for Best Actor for his role in Sergeant York
- Mary Astor won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Great Lie
- Donald Crisp won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in How Green Was My Valley
1943 Academy Awards
Gifs (I guess I only made two…) from the 1943 Academy Awards
Joan had to grab Ginger Rogers for support. Gary forgot to take his Oscar off the platform.
- Modern Screen, May 1942
Patricia Neal, making her first Hollywood appearance since a near-fatal stroke of two years before, received a standing ovation from the audience.
April 10, 1967
Be sure to watch the video. Pat is amazing.
Best Picture: “Wings”
- “Wings” was the only silent film to win an Academy Award for Best Picture.
- “Wings” also won the Academy Award for Engineering Effects.
Be sure to watch the video! Coop and Bing are right at the beginning.
March 15, 1944