22nd Academy Awards

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.

22nd Academy Awards
DateMarch 23, 1950
SiteRKO Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, California
Hosted byPaul Douglas
Best PictureAll the King's Men
Most awardsThe Heiress (4)
Most nominationsThe Heiress (8)


Joseph L. Mankiewicz; Best Director and Best Screenplay winner
Broderick Crawford; Best Actor winner
Olivia DeHavilland; Best Actress winner
Dean Jagger; Best Supporting Actor winner
Mercedes McCambridge; Best Supporting Actress winner
Aaron Copland; Best Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture winner
Lennie Hayton; Best Scoring of a Musical Picture co-winner
Cedric Gibbons; Best Art Direction, Color co-winner
Travilla; Best Costume Design, Color co-winner

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 AwardsEdit

  • 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 FilmEdit

Academy Juvenile AwardEdit



Multiple nominations and awardsEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "The 22nd Academy Awards (1950) Nominees and Winners". Oscars.org (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences). Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-18.
  2. ^ "The Official Academy Awards Database". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Select "1949" in the "Award Year(s)" drop-down menu and press "Search".