|19th Academy Awards|
|Date||March 13, 1947|
|Site||Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Hosted by||Jack Benny|
|Best Picture||The Best Years of Our Lives|
|Most awards||The Best Years of Our Lives (7)|
|Most nominations||The Best Years of Our Lives (8)|
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 Academy awarded Harold Russell--a World War II veteran who had lost both hands in the war and who, despite not being an actor, portrayed Homer Parrish in The Best Years of Our Lives--an Honorary Academy Award for "bringing hope and courage to his fellow veterans", believing he would not win the Best Supporting Actor award for which he was nominated. As it happened, he did win the competitive award, making him the only person to receive two Oscars for the same performance.
This was the first time since the 2nd Academy Awards that every category had at most 5 nominations.
Nominees were announced on February 9, 1947. Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.
|Best Motion Picture||Best Director|
|Best Actor||Best Actress|
|Best Supporting Actor||Best Supporting Actress|
|Best Original Screenplay||Best Screenplay|
|Best Motion Picture Story||Best Documentary Short Subject|
|Best Short Subject - Cartoons||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 - Interior Decoration, Black-and-White|
|Best Art Direction - Interior Decoration, Color||Best Cinematography, Black-and-White|
|Best Cinematography, Color||Best Film Editing|
|Best Special Effects|
These films had multiple nominations:
The following films received multiple awards.