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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 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's Johnny Eager.

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.

© 1943 The Times

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