15th Academy Awards

15th Academy Awards
Date March 4, 1943
Site Cocoanut Grove, The Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA
Hosted by Bob Hope
Best Picture Mrs. Miniver
Most awards Mrs. Miniver (6)
Most nominations Mrs. Miniver (12)

The 15th Academy Awards was held in the Cocoanut Grove at The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. Best Picture honors went to the film Mrs. Miniver. The ceremony is most famous for the speech by the film’s Oscar-winning actress Greer Garson. Garson’s acceptance speech as Best Actress ran nearly 6 minutes and is generally considered to be the longest acceptance speech at an Academy Awards ceremony.

Mrs. Miniver was the second film (after My Man Godfrey in 1936) to receive nominations in all four acting categories, as well as the first film to garner five acting nominations.

Also notable at the ceremony, Irving Berlin presented the Academy Award for Best Song, which he ended up winning for "White Christmas".

Best Documentary had four winners, something that has not happened before or since.

A portion of the ceremony was broadcast by CBS Radio.[1]


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

Outstanding Motion Picture Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Original Screenplay Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Story Best Documentary
Best Live Action Short Film, One-Reel Best Live Action Short Film, Two-Reel
Best Animated Short Film
Best Dramatic Score Best Musical Score
Best Original Song Best Sound Recording
Best Art Direction, Black and White Best Art Direction, Color
Best Cinematography, Black and White Best Cinematography, Color
Best Film Editing Best Special Effects

Academy Honorary Award

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award

Multiple nominations and awards

These films had multiple nominations:

  • 12 nominations: Mrs. Miniver
  • 11 nominations: The Pride of the Yankees
  • 8 nominations: Yankee Doodle Dandy
  • 7 nominations: Random Harvest, The Talk of the Town
  • 4 nominations: Arabian Nights, Jungle Book, The Magnificent Ambersons, This Above All, Wake Island
  • 3 nominations: Bambi, The Black Swan, Flying Tigers, Holiday Inn, The Invaders, Kings Row, Now, Voyager, The Pied Piper, Reap the Wild Wind, Take a Letter, Darling, You Were Never Lovelier
  • 2 nominations: Captains of the Clouds, Flying With Music, The Gold Rush, My Gal Sal, One of Our Aircraft Is Missing, Road to Morocco, The Shanghai Gesture, Silver Queen, Woman of the Year

The following films received multiple awards.

  • 6 wins: Mrs. Miniver
  • 3 wins: Yankee Doodle Dandy

See also


  1. Dunning, John (1998). On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 4. ISBN 978-0-19-507678-3.
  2. "The 15th Academy Awards (1943) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-13.
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