19th Academy Awards

The 19th Academy Awards continued a trend through the late-1940s of the Oscar voters honoring films about contemporary social issues.

The Best Years of Our Lives concerns the lives of three returning veterans from three branches of military service as they adjust to life on the home front after World War II.

The 1946 Academy Award Winners

Picture: The Best Years of Our Lives
Actor: Fredric March (The Best Years of Our Lives)
Actress: Olivia de Havilland (To Each His Own)
Supporting Actor: Harold Russell (The Best Years of Our Lives)
Supporting Actress: Anne Baxter (The Razor's Edge)
Director: William Wyler (The Best Years of Our Lives)
Adapted Screenplay: Robert E. Sherwood (The Best Years of Our Lives)
Original Screenplay: Muriel and Sydney Box (The Seventh Veil) / Clemence Dane (Vacation From Marriage)
Song: "On the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe" (The Harvey Girls)
Score: The Best Years of Our Lives / The Jolson Story
Cinematography: Anna and the King of Siam (Black and White) / The Yearling (Color)
Interior Decoration: Anna and the King of Siam (Black and White) / The Yearling (Color)
Film Editing: The Best Years of Our Lives
Sound: The Jolson Story
Special Effects: Blithe Spirit
Short Films: The Cat Concerto (Cartoons) / Facing Your Danger (One-Reel) / A Boy and His Dog (Two-Reel)
Documentaries: Seeds of Destiny (Short)