Oscar 1942: Best Documentary

In 1942, documentary features and short subjects competed together for Best Documentary. Four special awards were bestowed among the 25 nominees.

A preliminary list of 8 films were announced as nominees, but the Documentary Award Committee narrowed the field to five titles included on the final ballot. The films that did not advance were: For God and Country (United States Army Pictorial Service), Silent Village (British Ministry of Information), and We’ve Come a Long, Long Way (Negro Marches On, Inc.).