Academy Award Winners and Nominees: Screenplays, Original - 1940s

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1940

Preston Sturges – The Great McGinty

Ben Hecht – Angels Over Broadway
Norman Burnside, Heinz Herald, John Huston – Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet
Charles Bennett, Joan Harrison – Foreign Correspondent
Charles Chaplin – The Great Dictator

 

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1941

Herman Mankiewicz, Orson Welles – Citizen Kane

Norman Krasna – The Devil and Miss Jones
Harry Chandlee, Abem Finkel, John Huston, Howard Koch – Sergeant York
Karl Tunberg, Darrell Ware – Tall, Dark and Handsome
Paul Jarrico – Tom, Dick and Harry

 

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1942

Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger – One of Our Aircraft Is Missing

Frank Butler, Don Hartman – Road To Morocco
W.R. Burnett, Frank Butler – Wake Island
George Oppenheimer – The War Against Mrs. Hadley
Michael Kanin, Ring Lardner – Woman of the Year

 

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1943

Norman Krasna – Princess O'Rourke

Dudley Nichols – Air Force
Noel Coward – In Which We Serve
Lillian Hellman – The North Star
Allan Scott – So Proudly We Hail!

 

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1944

Lamar Trotti – Wilson

Preston Sturges – Hail the Conquering Hero
Preston Sturges – The Miracle of Morgan's Creek
Richard Connell, Gladys Lehman – Two Girls and a Sailor
Jerome Cady – Wing and a Prayer

 

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1945

Richard Schweizer – Marie-Louise

Philip Yordan – Dillinger
Myles Connolly – Music For Millions
Milton Holmes – Salty O'Rourke
Harry Kurnitz – What Next, Corporal Hargrove?

 

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1946

Sydney Box, Muriel Box – The Seventh Veil

Raymond Chandler – The Blue Dahlia
Jacques Prevert – Children of Paradise
Ben Hecht – Notorious
Melvin Frank, Norman Panama – The Road to Utopia

 

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1947

Sidney Sheldon – The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer

Abraham Polonsky – Body and Soul
Ruth Gordon, Garson Kanin – A Double Life
Charles Chaplin – Monsieur Verdoux
Sergio Amidei, Adolfo Franci, C. Viola, Cesare Zavattini – Shoeshine

 

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1949

Robert Pirosh – Battleground

Sidney Buchman – Jolson Sings Again
Sergio Amidei, Federico Fellini, Alfred Hayes, Marcello Pagliero, Roberto Rossellini – Paisan
T. E. B. Clarke – Passport to Pimlico
Helen Levitt, Janice Loeb, Sidney Meyers – The Quiet One