1937 Milstead Movie Awards

BEST PICTURE
THE AWFUL TRUTH (Columbia; Leo McCarey)
DEAD END (United Artists; Samuel Goldwyn & Merritt Hulberg)
THE GOOD EARTH (MGM; Irving Thalberg & Albert Lewin)
GRAND ILLUSION (RAO/World Pictures; Frank Rollmer & Albert Pinkovich)
THE LIFE OF EMILE ZOLA (Warner Bros; Henry Blanke)
LOST HORIZON (Columbia; Frank Capra)
THE PRISONER OF ZENDA (United Artists; David O. Selznick)
SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS (RKO/Disney; Walt Disney)
A STAR IS BORN (United Artists; David O. Selznick)
WAY OUT WEST (MGM; Stan Laurel)

Grand Illusion
Grand Illusion
Also Considered:
ANGEL (Ernst Lubitsch); CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS (Louis D. Lighton); A DAY AT THE RACES (Lawrence Weingarten); HISTORY IS MADE AT NIGHT (Walter Wanger); IN OLD CHICAGO (Darryl F. Zanuck); MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW (Leo McCarey & Adolph Zukor); NIGHT MUST FALL (Hunt Stromberg); NOTHING SACRED (David O. Selznick); ONE HUNDRED MEN & A GIRL (Charles R. Rogers & Joe Pasternak); STAGE DOOR (Pandro S. Berman)

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Brian Aherne as "David Garrick" - THE GREAT GARRICK
Ronald Colman as "Maj. Rudolf Rassendyll / The Prisoner Of Zenda" - THE PRISONER OF ZENDA
Pierre Fresnay as "Capt. Boeldieu" - GRAND ILLUSION
Jean Gabin as "Lt. Maréchal" - GRAND ILLUSION
Cary Grant as "Jerry Warriner" - THE AWFUL TRUTH
Fredric March as "Norman Maine" - A STAR IS BORN
Robert Montgomery as "Danny" - NIGHT MUST FALL
Victor Moore as "Barkley Cooper" - MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW
Paul Muni as "Emile Zola" - THE LIFE OF EMILE ZOLA
Spencer Tracy as "Manuel" - CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS

Spencer Tracy in Captains Courageous
Spencer Tracy in Captains Courageous
Also Considered:
Fred Astaire (A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS); Humphrey Bogart (BLACK LEGION); Charles Boyer (HISTORY IS MADE AT NIGHT); Ronald Colman (LOST HORIZON); Henry Fonda (SLIM); Jean Gabin (PEPE LE MOKO); Oliver Hardy (WAY OUT WEST); Stan Laurel (WAY OUT WEST); Herbert Marshall (ANGEL); Paul Muni (THE GOOD EARTH)

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Jean Arthur as "Mary Smith" - EASY LIVING
Beulah Bondi as "Lucy Cooper" - MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW
Marlene Dietrich as "Maria 'Angel' Barker" - ANGEL
Irene Dunne as "Lucy Warriner" - THE AWFUL TRUTH
Greta Garbo as "Marguerite Gautier" - CAMILLE
Janet Gaynor as "Esther Blodgett" - A STAR IS BORN
Katharine Hepburn as "Terry Randall" - STAGE DOOR
Carole Lombard as "Hazel Flagg" - NOTHING SACRED
Luise Rainer as "O-Lan" - THE GOOD EARTH
Barbra Stanwyck as "Stella Dallas" - STELLA DALLAS

Irene Dunne (left) in The Awful Truth
Irene Dunne (left) in The Awful Truth
Also Considered:
Jean Arthur (HISTORY IS MADE AT NIGHT); Claudette Colbert (TOVARICH); Marion Davies (EVER SINCE EVE); Deanna Durbin (ONE HUNDRED MEN & A GIRL); Joan Fontaine (A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS); Judy Garland (EVERYBODY SING); Anna Neagle (VICTORIA THE GREAT); Rosalind Russell (NIGHT MUST FALL); Sylvia Sidney (DEAD END); Shirley Temple (HEIDI)

Grand Illusion
Grand Illusion
BEST DIRECTOR
Frank Capra - LOST HORIZON
John Cromwell - THE PRISONER OF ZENDA
William Dieterle - THE LIFE OF EMILE ZOLA
John Ford - THE HURRICANE
Sidney Franklin - THE GOOD EARTH
Gregory La Cava - STAGE DOOR
Leo McCarey - THE AWFUL TRUTH
Jean Renoir - GRAND ILLUSION
William Wellman - A STAR IS BORN
William Wyler - DEAD END

Also Considered:
Frank Borzage (HISTORY IS MADE AT NIGHT); Victor Fleming (CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS); James W. Horne (WAY OUT WEST); William K. Howard (FIRE OVER ENGLAND); Henry King (IN OLD CHICAGO); Mitchell Liesen (EASY LIVING); Leo McCarey (MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW); Robert Stevenson (KING SOLOMON'S MINES); Richard Thorpe (NIGHT MUST FALL); Sam Wood (A DAY AT THE RACES)

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Edward Arnold as "J.B. Ball" - EASY LIVING
Ralph Bellamy as "Daniel Leeson" - THE AWFUL TRUTH
Humphrey Bogart as "Baby Face Martin" - DEAD END
Charles Boyer as "Napoleon Bonaparte" - CONQUEST
Melville Cooper as "M. Picard" - THE GREAT GARRICK
Thomas Mitchell as "Dr. Kersaint" - THE HURRICANE
Joseph Schildkraut as "Capt. Alfred Dreyfus" - THE LIFE OF EMILE ZOLA
Erich Von Stroheim as "Capt. Von Rauffenstein" - GRAND ILLUSION
H.B. Warner as "Chang" - LOST HORIZON
Roland Young as "Mr. Cosmo Topper" - TOPPER

Joseph Schildkraut in The Life Of Emile Zola
Joseph Schildkraut in The Life Of Emile Zola
Also Considered:
Freddie Bartholomew (CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS); Henry Daniell (CAMILLE); Melvyn Douglas (ANGEL); Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. (THE PRISONER OF ZENDA); Gordon Harker (THE FROG); Jean Hersholt (HEIDI); Sam Jaffe (LOST HORIZON); Basil Rathbone (TOVARICH); Mickey Rooney (A FAMILY AFFAIR); George E. Stone (ALCATRAZ ISLAND)

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Fay Bainter as "Anita Cooper" - MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW
Alice Brady as "Belle Fawcett" - IN OLD CHICAGO
Billie Burke as "Mrs. Clara Topper" - TOPPER
Andrea Leeds as "Kay Hamilton" - STAGE DOOR
Sharon Lynne as "Lola Marcel" - WAY OUT WEST
Marjorie Main as "Mrs. Martin" - DEAD END
Anne Shirley as "Laurel Dallas" - STELLA DALLAS
Claire Trevor as "Francey" - DEAD END
May Whitty as "Mrs. Bramson" - NIGHT MUST FALL
Jane Wyatt as "Sondra Bizet" - LOST HORIZON

Alice Brady in In Old Chicago
Alice Brady in In Old Chicago
Also Considered:
Heather Angel (PORTIA ON TRIAL); Mary Astor (THE HURRICANE); Fanny Brice (EVERYBODY SING); Margaret Dumont (A DAY AT THE RACES); Sara Haden (A FAMILY AFFAIR); Wendy Hiller (LANCASHIRE LUCK); Gloria Holden (THE LIFE OF EMILE ZOLA); Isabel Jewell (MARKED WOMAN); Esther Muir (A DAY AT THE RACES); Ann Sheridan (BLACK LEGION)

The Awful Truth
The Awful Truth
BEST SCREENPLAY - ADAPTATION
THE AWFUL TRUTH (Viña Delmar)
CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS (John Lee Mahin, Marc Connelly & Dale Van Every)
DEAD END (Lillian Hellman)
THE GOOD EARTH (Talbot Jennings, Tess Slesinger & Claudine West)
LOST HORIZON (Robert Riskin)
MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW (Vina Delmar)
NIGHT MUST FALL (John Van Druten)
NOTHING SACRED (Ben Hecht)
THE PRISONER OF ZENDA (John L. Balderston)
STAGE DOOR (Morrie Ryskind & Anthony Veiller)

Also Considered:
ANGEL (Samson Raphaelson); CAMILLE (Zoe Akins, Frances Marion & James Hilton); A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS (P.G. Wodehouse, Ernest Pagano & S.K. Lauren); THE GREAT GARRICK (Ernest Vajda); PEPE LE MOKO (Julien Duvivier & Henri LaBarthe); SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS (Ted Sears, Richard Creedon, Otto Englander, Dick Rickard, Earl Hurd, Merrill de Maris, Dorothy Ann Blank & Webb Smith); STELLA DALLAS (Sarah Y. Mason & Victor Heerman); TOPPER (Jack Jevne, Eric Hatch & Eddie Moran); WEE WILLIE WINKIE (Ernest Pascal & Julien Josephson); YOUNG & INNOCENT (Charles Bennett, Edwin Greenwood & Anthony Armstrong)

Grand Illusion
Grand Illusion
BEST SCREENPLAY - ORIGINAL
BLACK LEGION (Abem Finkel & William Wister Haines)
A DAY AT THE RACES (Robert Pirosh, George Seaton & George Oppenheimer)
EASY LIVING (Preston Sturges)
GRAND ILLUSION (Jean Renoir & Charles Spaak)
IN OLD CHICAGO (Lamar Trotti & Sonya Levien)
THE LIFE OF EMILE ZOLA (Norman Reilly Raine, Heinz Herald & Geza Herczeg)
OH, MR. PORTER! (J.O.C. Orton, Val Guest & Marriott Edgar)
ONE HUNDRED MEN & A GIRL (Bruce Manning, Charles Kenyon & James Mulhauser)
A STAR IS BORN (Dorothy Parker, Alan Campbell & Robert Carson)
WAY OUT WEST (Jack Javne, Charles Rogers, Felix Adler & James Parrott)

Also Considered:
EVER SINCE EVE (Lawrence Riley, Earl Baldwin & Lillie Hayward); EVERY DAY'S A HOLIDAY (Mae West); GOOD MORNING BOYS (Leslie Arliss, Marriott Edgar, Val Guest & Anthony Kimmins); HISTORY IS MADE AT NIGHT (Gene Towne & Graham Baker); LANCASHIRE LUCK (Ronald Gow & A.R. Rawlinson); MARKED WOMAN (Robert Rossen & Abem Finkel); THIS IS MY AFFAIR (Allen Rivkin & Lamar Trotti); VOGUES OF 1938 (Sam Spewack & Bella Spewack); WELLS FARGO (Paul Schofield, Gerald Geraghty & Frederick Jackson); YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE (Gene Towne & C. Graham Baker)

Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs
Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs

BEST ANIMATED FILM

POPEYE THE SAILOR MEETS ALI BABA'S FORTY THIEVES (Max Fleischer)

SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS (Walt Disney)

THE TALE OF THE FOX (Louis Nalpas & Roger Richebe)



Also Considered:

DONALD'S OSTRICH (Walt Disney); LITTLE HIAWATHA (Walt Disney); THE OLD MILL (Walt Disney)


Lost Horizon
Lost Horizon
BEST ART DIRECTION
DEAD END (Richard Day)
FIRE OVER ENGLAND (Lazare Meerson)
THE GOOD EARTH (Cedric Gibbons)
GRAND ILLUSION (Eugene Lourie)
IN OLD CHICAGO (William S. Darling & Rudolph Sternad)
THE LIFE OF EMILE ZOLA (Anton Grot)
LOST HORIZON (Stephen Goosson)
THE PRISONER OF ZENDA (Lyle Wheeler)
VOGUES OF 1938 (Alexander Toluboff)
WEE WILLIE WINKIE (William S. Darling & David S. Hall)

Also Considered:
CONQUEST (Cedric Gibbons & William A. Horning); A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS (Carroll Clark); EVERY DAY'S A HOLIDAY (Wiard Ihnen); THE HURRICANE (Richard Day); MANHATTAN MERRY-GO-ROUND (John Victor Mackay); SEVENTH HEAVEN (William S. Darling); SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS (Kenneth Anderson, Tom Codrick & Hugh Hennessy); SOULS AT SEA (Roland Anderson & Hans Dreier); STAGE DOOR (Van Nest Polglase); A STAR IS BORN (Lansing Holden & Lyle Wheeler)

Lost Horizon
Lost Horizon
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
DEAD END (Gregg Toland)
THE GOOD EARTH (Karl Freund)
GRAND ILLUSION (Christian Matras)
THE HURRICANE (Bert Glennon)
IN OLD CHICAGO (J. Peverell Marley)
THE LIFE OF EMILE ZOLA (Tony Gaudio)
LOST HORIZON (Joseph Walker)
THE PRISONER OF ZENDA (James Wong Howe)
A STAR IS BORN (W. Howard Greene)
WINGS OVER HONOLULU (Joseph Valentine)

Also Considered:
ANGEL (Charles Lang); THE AWFUL TRUTH (Joseph Walker); CONQUEST (Karl Freund); A DAY AT THE RACES (Joseph Ruttenberg); HEIDI (Arthur Miller); MAYTIME (Oliver T. Marsh); NIGHT MUST FALL (Ray June); STELLA DALLAS (Rudolph Maté); TOPPER (Norbert Brodine); WELLS FARGO (Theodor Sparkuhl)

Fire Over England
Fire Over England
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
CONQUEST (Adrian)
FIRE OVER ENGLAND (Rene Hubert)
THE GOOD EARTH (Herbert Neuwirth)
IN OLD CHICAGO (Royer)
THE LIFE OF EMILE ZOLA (Milo Anderson & Ali Hubert)
ONE HUNDRED MEN & A GIRL (Vera West) 
THE PRISONER OF ZENDA (Ernest Dryden)
A STAR IS BORN (Omar Kiam)
VICTORIA THE GREAT (Doris Zinkeisen)
VOGUES OF 1938 (Helen Taylor)

Also Considered:
ANGEL (Travis Banton); CAMILLE (Adrian); DEAD END (Omar Kiam); LOST HORIZON (Ernest Dryden); MANHATTAN MERRY-GO-ROUND (Eloise); NOTHING SACRED (Walter Plunkett); STAGE DOOR (Claire Cramer); STELLA DALLAS (Omar Kiam); TOVOVICH (Orry-Kelly); WEE WILLIE WINKIE (Gwen Wakeling)

The Prisoner Of Zenda
The Prisoner Of Zenda
BEST FILM EDITING
THE AWFUL TRUTH (Al Clark)
DEAD END (Daniel Mandell)
FIRE OVER ENGLAND (Jack Dennis)
THE GOOD EARTH (Basil Wrangell)
GRAND ILLUSION (Marguerite Renoir, Marthe Huguet & Renee Lichtig)
THE HURRICANE (Lloyd Nosler)
LOST HORIZON (Gene Havlick & Gene Milford)
ONE HUNDRED MEN & A GIRL (Bernard W. Burton)
THE PRISONER OF ZENDA (James E. Newcom)
A STAR IS BORN (James E. Newcom)

Also Considered:
CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS (Elmo Vernon); HEIDI (Allen McNeill); IN OLD CHICAGO (Barbara McLean); KING SOLOMON'S MINES (Michael Gordon); THE LAST GANGSTER (Ben Lewis); THE LIFE OF EMILE ZOLA (Warren Low); NIGHT MUST FALL (Robert J. Kern); STELLA DALLAS (Sherman Todd); TOPPER (William Terhune); WELLS FARGO (Hugh Bennett)

The Good Earth
The Good Earth
BEST MAKEUP
THE GOOD EARTH (Jack Dawn & Max Factor)
THE LIFE OF EMILE ZOLA (Perc Westmore & Gordon Bau)
A STAR IS BORN (Elizabeth Arden)


Also Considered:
FIRE OVER ENGLAND (credit unknown); THE PRISONER OF ZENDA (credit unknown); VICTORIA THE GREAT (Guy Pearce & Patricia Pearce)

Lost Horizon
Lost Horizon
BEST ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE
CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS (Franz Waxman)
DEAD END (Alfred Newman)
THE GOOD EARTH (Herbert Stothart)
THE HURRICANE (Alfred Newman)
THE LIFE OF EMILE ZOLA (Max Steiner)
LOST HORIZON (Dimitri Tiomkin)
PORTIA ON TRIAL (Alberto Colombo)
THE PRINCE & THE PAUPER
THE PRISONER OF ZENDA (Alfred Newman)
A STAR IS BORN (Max Steiner)

Also Considered:
ANGEL (Frederick Hollander); CAMILLE (Herbert Stothart); CONQUEST (Herbert Stothart); FIRE OVER ENGLAND (Richard Addinsell); GRAND ILLUSION (Joseph Kosma); IN OLD CHICAGO (Louis Silvers); NIGHT MUST FALL (Edward Ward); QUALITY STREET (Roy Webb); SOULS AT SEA (Boris Morros); STELLA DALLAS (Alfred Newman)

Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs
Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs
BEST ORIGINAL MUSICAL OR COMEDY SCORE
THE AWFUL TRUTH (Morris Stoloff)
A DAY AT THE RACES (Franz Waxman)
MAKE A WISH (Hugo Reisenfeld)
MAYTIME (Herbert Stothart)
ONE HUNDRED MEN & A GIRL (Charles Previn & Frank Skinner)
SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS (Frank Churchill, Leigh Harline & Paul J. Smith)
SOMETHING TO SING ABOUT (Victor Schertzinger)
STAGE DOOR (Roy Webb)
TOPPER (Marvin Hatley)
WAY OUT WEST (Marvin Hatley)

Also Considered:
A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS (George Gershwin); EVERYBODY SING (William Axt); THE FIREFLY (Herbert Stothart); HOLLYWOOD HOTEL (George Barnes & Charles Rosher); MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW (George Antheil & Victor Young); MANHATTAN MERRY-GO-ROUND (Alberto Colombo); MR. DODD TAKES THE AIR (Adolph Deutsch); ON THE AVENUE (Charles Maxwell & Cyril J. Mockridge); SHALL WE DANCE? (Nathaniel Shilkret); WAIKIKI WEDDING (Boris Morros)

Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs
Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs
BEST ORIGINAL SONG
"Hooray For Hollywood" - HOLLYWOOD HOTEL (Richard Whiting & Johnny Mercer)
"In The Still Of The Night" - ROSALIE (Cole Porter)
"Let's Call The Whole Thing Off" - SHALL WE DANCE? (George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin)
"Remember Me" - MR. DODD TAKES THE AIR (Harry Warren & Al Dubin)
"Someday My Prince Will Come" - SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS (Frank Churchill & Larry Morey)
"Sweet Leilani" - WAIKIKI WEDDING (Harry Owens)
"That Old Feeling" - VOGUES OF 1938 (Sammy Fain & Lew Brown)
"They All Laughed" - SHALL WE DANCE? (George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin)
"Whispers In The Dark" - ARTISTS & MODELS (Frederick Hollander & Leo Robin) 
"Whistle While We Work" - SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS (Frank Churchill & Larry Morey)

Also Considered:
"All God's Children Got Rhythm" - A DAY AT THE RACES (Bronislau Kaper, Walter Jurmann & Gus Kahn); "Angel" - ANGEL (Frederick Hollander & Leo Robin); "A Foggy Day" - A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS (George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin); "The Folks Who Live On The Hill" - HIGH, WIDE & HANDSOME (Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein II); "Heigh Ho" - SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS (Frank Churchill & Larry Morey); "I'm Wishing" - SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS (Frank Churchill & Larry Morey); "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm" - ON THE AVENUE (Irving Berlin); "In Our Little Wooden Shoes" - HEIDI (Lew Pollack & Sidney D. Mitchell); "They Can't Take That Away From Me" - SHALL WE DANCE? (George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin); "With A Smile & A Song" - SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS (Frank Churchill & Larry Morey)

The Hurricane
The Hurricane
BEST SOUND
GRAND ILLUSION (Joseph de Bretagne)
HITTING A NEW HIGH (John Aalberg)
THE HURRICANE (Thomas Moulton)
IN OLD CHICAGO (E.H. Hansen)
LOST HORIZON (John Livardary)
MAYTIME (Douglas Shearer)
ONE HUNDRED MEN & A GIRL (Homer Tasker)
SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS (Purv Pullen)
TOPPER (Elmer Raguse)
WELLS FARGO (Loren L. Ryder)

Also Considered:
DEAD END (Frank Maher); FIRE OVER ENGLAND (A.W. Watkins); THE GIRL SAID NO (A.E. Kaye); THE GOOD EARTH (Douglas Shearer); KING SOLOMON'S MINES (Peter Birch); THE LIFE OF EMILE ZOLA (Nathan Levinson); THE PRISONER OF ZENDA (Oscar Lagerstrom); SOULS AT SEA (John Cope & Harry Mills); STAGE DOOR (John L. Cass); A STAR IS BORN (Oscar Lagerstrom)

In Old Chicago
In Old Chicago
BEST SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
FIRE OVER ENGLAND (Ned Mann, Lawrence Butler & Edward Cohen)
THE HURRICANE (James Basevi, Ray Binger & R.T. Layton)
IN OLD CHICAGO (H. Bruce Humberstone & Daniel B. Clark)
THE PRISONER OF ZENDA (Jack Cosgrove)
TOPPER (Roy Seawright)

Also Considered:
THE GOOD EARTH (James Basevi, Dave Friedman & James Curtis Havens); LOST HORIZON (Roy Davidson & Harry Redmond, Jr.); THE OLD MILL (Wilfred Jackson); SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS (Norman Ferguson & Hamilton Luske); SLIM (Byron Haskin)

Most Wins:

3 - GRAND ILLUSION; LOST HORIZON; SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS

2 - THE AWFUL TRUTH; IN OLD CHICAGO

1 - CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS; FIRE OVER ENGLAND; THE GOOD EARTH; THE HURRICANE; THE LIFE OF EMILE ZOLA; THE PRISONER OF ZENDA



Most Nominations:

10 - DEAD END; THE GOOD EARTH; GRAND ILLUSION; THE LIFE OF EMILE ZOLA; LOST HORIZON; THE PRISONER OF ZENDA; A STAR IS BORN

8 - THE AWFUL TRUTH

7 - IN OLD CHICAGO

6 - THE HURRICANE; SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS

5 - ONE HUNDRED MEN & A GIRL; STAGE DOOR; TOPPER