Academy Award for "MRS. MINIVER"
Best Film of 1942
The Times (London) March 6, 1943 page 3
From Our Own Correspondent
New York, March 5.
Mrs. Miniver, it was announced last night in Hollywood, has
been granted the Motion Picture Academy's award for the best film of 1942.
Miss Greer Garson for her
performance in the leading role of the picture, and Mr. James
Cagney for his performance in the
Warner Brothers film Yankee Doodle
Dandy, were awarded statuettes, which Hollywood calls "Oscars,"
for the best pieces of acting of the year.
Mr. William Wyler,
now with the American Air Force in Europe, who directed Mrs. Miniver
for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, won a
prize for his direction, and Miss Teresa
Wright, who played in support of Miss Garson,
was accounted the best actress in a secondary role. The prize for the best
actor in a secondary role went to Mr. Van Heflin for his performance in
Mrs. Miniver also was accounted the best written screen play
of 1942, and the best achievement in black and white cinematography. With
Random Harvest it won its producer, Mr. Sidney
Franklin, the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award. A special certificate
was given to Mr. Noel Coward for his film In Which We Serve as the
best foreign picture. Moscow Strikes Back was voted the best documentary
film. The British film The Invaders was accounted the best original
motion picture story. Mr. Walt
Disney won a prize for his cartoon Der Führer's Face, and
Mr. Irving Berlin also received an award for his song White Christmas.
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