22nd Academy Awards

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22nd Academy Awards
Date March 23, 1950
Site RKO Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, California
Hosted by Paul Douglas
Best Picture All the King's Men
Most awards The Heiress (4)
Most nominations The Heiress (8)

The 22nd Academy Awards was held on March 23, 1950, at the RKO Pantages Theatre and awarded Oscars for the best in films in 1949. This was the final year in which all five Best Picture nominees were in black and white, and the first year in which every film nominated for Best Picture won multiple Oscars.


Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.[1][2]

Best Motion Picture Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Screenplay Best Story and Screenplay
Best Motion Picture Story Best Animated Short Film
Best Documentary Feature Best Documentary Short Subject
Best Live Action Short Subject, One-Reel Best Live Action Short Subject, Two-Reel
Best Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture Best Scoring of a Musical Picture
Best Original Song Best Sound Recording
Best Art Direction – Set Decoration, Black-and-White Best Art Direction – Set Decoration, Color
Best Cinematography, Black-and-White Best Cinematography, Color
Best Costume Design, Black-and-White Best Costume Design, Color
Best Film Editing Best Special Effects

Academy Honorary Awards[edit]

  • Fred Astaire "for his unique artistry and his contributions to the technique of musical pictures."
  • Cecil B. DeMille "distinguished motion picture pioneer for 37 years of brilliant showmanship."
  • Jean Hersholt "in recognition of his service to the Academy during four terms as president."

Best Foreign Language Film[edit]

Academy Juvenile Award[edit]



Multiple nominations and awards[edit]

See also[edit]