Oscar Movies: Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)


Oscar Nominations: 8

Picture, produced by Jack Warner and Hal B. Wallis, with William Cagney
Director: Michael Curtiz
Original Story: Robert Buckner
Actor: James Cagney
Supporting Actor: Walter Huston
Film Editing: George Amy
Scoring of a Musical: Ray Heindorf and Heinz Roemheld
Sound: Nathan Levinson

Oscar Awards: 3


Oscar Context

In 1942, Yankee Doodle Dandy competed for the top award with nine other films: The Invaders, King's Row, The Magnificent Ambersons, Mrs. Miniver, The Pied Piper, The Pride of the Yankees, Random Harvest, The Talk of the Town, and Wake Island.

Mrs. Miniver won Best Picture and Best Director for William Wyler. Walter Huston lost the Supporting Actor to Van Heflin in Johnny Eager. Emeric Pressburger won the Writing Oscar for the British war film The Invaders (aka 49th Parallel), and Daniel Mandell won the Editing award for Pride of the Yankees.