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Encyclopedia > Academy Award for Best Story

The Academy Award for Best Story was the Academy Award that was the predecessor to the Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay which was introduced in 1940. Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay is the Academy Award for the best script not based upon previously published material. ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ...

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1920s

1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Underworld is a 1927 silent film directed by Josef von Sternberg. ... Ben Hecht (February 28, 1894 – April 18, 1964) was one of the most prolific of all Hollywood screenwriters, even though he professed disdain for the motion picture industry, and a human rights and Zionism activist. ... The Last Command can refer to: The Last Command (film) A book in the Thrawn trilogy This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Lajos Biró (born Lajos Blau) (August 22, 1880 - September 9, 1948) was a Hungarian novelist, playwright, and screenwriter who wrote many films from the early 1920s through the late 1940s. ... The Patent Leather Kid is a 1927 film which tells the story of a boxer who tries to overcome corruption in the sport. ... Rupert Hughes (1872-1956) and his life are documented extensively in the book Rupert Hughes: A Hollywood Legend (1997) by James 0. ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...

1930s

1930 (MCMXXX) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... For the BBC Radio 2 show often referred to as the Dawn Patrol, see Sarah Kennedy The Dawn Patrol is a 1930 World War I film starring Richard Barthelmess and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ... The Public Enemy is a 1931 film noir crime drama in which a good brother tries to turn his bad brother back onto the good path. ... Smart Money was a 1931 film with Edward G. Robinson and James Cagney, the only time Robinson and Cagney made a movie together, despite being the two leading gangster actors at Warner Brothers studios all through the 1930s. ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... The Champ is a 1931 movie that was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. ... Frances Marion Frances Marion (November 18, 1888 - May 12, 1973) was an American screenwriter often cited as the most renowned female screenwriter of the twentieth century. ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion, because: no content If you disagree with its speedy deletion, please explain why on its talk page or at Wikipedia:Speedy deletions. ... Frances Marion Frances Marion (November 18, 1888 - May 12, 1973) was an American screenwriter often cited as the most renowned female screenwriter of the twentieth century. ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Manhattan Melodrama (1934) is a crime melodrama film, produced by MGM Pictures. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Ben Hecht (February 28, 1894 – April 18, 1964) was one of the most prolific of all Hollywood screenwriters, even though he professed disdain for the motion picture industry, and a human rights and Zionism activist. ... Broadway Melody of 1936 is a musical film released by MGM in 1935, despite the title. ... Moss Hart (October 24, 1904 - December 20, 1961) was a Jewish-American playwright and director of plays and musical theater. ... Darryl Francis Zanuck (September 5, 1902–December 22, 1979) was a producer, writer, actor and director who played a major part in the Hollywood studio system as its longest survivor. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Story of Louis Pasteur is a 1936 biographical film. ... Fury can mean: For the emotion, see anger For the Furies from Greek mythology, see Erinyes For the Marvel Comics characters, see Nick Fury and Fury (Marvel Comics) For the DC Comics character, see Fury (DC Comics) For the Metal Gear Solid 3 character, see The Fury For the 1936... Categories: Movie stubs | 1936 films | Drama films | Musical films | Biographical films | Best Picture Oscar | Best Actress Oscar (film) ... The 1906 San Francisco earthquake is the historical background for San Francisco, a 1936 movie romance between a gambling hall tycoon, played by Clark Gable, and a promising but poor singer. ... Three Smart Girls is a 1936 musical comedy film. ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... DVD cover showing stars Janet Gaynor and Fredric March. ... ... In Old Chicago is a 1937 dramatic film. ... The Life of Emile Zola is a 1937 movie giving a biography of the famous French author Émile Zola. ... One Hundred Men and a Girl is a 1937 musical comedy film. ... 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Dore Schary (born August 31, 1905 in Newark, New Jersey, United States - died July 7, 1980 in New York City) was a stage and motion picture personality. ... Alexanders Ragtime Band is the name of a song by Irving Berlin. ... Irving Berlin (May 11, 1888 – September 22, 1989), born Israel Isidore Baline, in Tyumen, Russia (or possibly Mogilev, Belarus), was an American composer and lyricist, one of the most prodigious and famous American songwriters in history. ... Angels with Dirty Faces is a 1938 film which tells the story of two boys, growing up in the slums of New York City, who take different paths -- one becomes a gangster, one a priest. ... John Howard Lawson John Howard Lawson was born in New York on 25th September, 1894. ... Test pilots work on developing, evaluating and proving experimental aircraft. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Mr. ... Bachelor Mother (Garson Kanin; US, 1939) is a comedy film starring Ginger Rogers (in a non-dancing, non-singing role), David Niven and Charles Coburn. ... There is also a musical group named Love Affair. ... Leo McCarey (October 3, 1898 - July 5, 1969) was a movie director, screenwriter and producer. ... Ninotchka is a 1939 American film by Ernst Lubitsch Garbos first comedy, launched with the tagline Garbo laughs! Storyline Three Russians, Iranoff, Buljanoff and Kopalski, are sent to Paris to sell jewelry confiscated from the aristocracy during the Russian Revolution. ... Young Mr. ...

1940s

1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... Comrade X is a 1940 spy movie, starring Clark Gable and Hedy Lamarr and directed by King Vidor. ... Dore Schary (born August 31, 1905 in Newark, New Jersey, United States - died July 7, 1980 in New York City) was a stage and motion picture personality. ... My Favorite Wife is a 1940 screwball comedy film that tells the story of Ellen Wagstaff Arden (Irene Dunne), a young mother who returns home after seven years of being stranded on a tropical island only to discover that that very afternoon her beloved husband Nick (Cary Grant) has had... Leo McCarey (October 3, 1898 - July 5, 1969) was a movie director, screenwriter and producer. ... The Westerner is a 1940 film with Walter Brennan. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1941 calendar). ... Here Comes Mr. ... Ball of Fire (also known as The Professor and the Burlesque Queen) is a 1941 comedy film which tells the story of a group of encyclopedists interested in documenting slang who protect a nightclub singer on the lam for testifying against her mobster boyfriend. ... Billy Wilder Billy Wilder (June 22, 1906 – March 27, 2002) was a screenwriter, film director and producer whose career spanned more than 50 years and 60 films. ... The Lady Eve is a 1941 romantic screwball comedy film which tells the story of a couple who meet on a luxury liner. ... Overview Meet John Doe is a 1941 film where a man needing money agrees to impersonate a nonexistent person who said hed be committing suicide as a protest, and a political movement begins. ... Night Train to Munich is a thriller film made in 1940. ... This article is about the year. ... Holiday Inn is a 1942 film starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire, which featured the music of Irving Berlin. ... Irving Berlin (May 11, 1888 – September 22, 1989), born Israel Isidore Baline, in Tyumen, Russia (or possibly Mogilev, Belarus), was an American composer and lyricist, one of the most prodigious and famous American songwriters in history. ... The Pride of the Yankees is a 1942 biographical film which tells the story of New York Yankees star Lou Gehrig. ... The Talk of the Town is a 1942 screwball comedy film in which a political activist, accused of arson and murder, takes refuge with a former girlfriend in the house of a professor of law. ... Yankee Doodle Dandy is a 1942 biographical film about George M. Cohan, starring James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, Richard Whorf, Irene Manning, George Tobias, Rosemary DeCamp and Jeanne Cagney. ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) is a common year starting on Friday. ... The Human Comedy is a novel by William Saroyan. ... William Saroyan (August 31, 1908 - May 18, 1981) was an Armenian-American author who wrote many plays and short stories about growing up impoverished as the son of Armenian immigrants. ... Destination Tokyo is a war film released in 1943. ... The More the Merrier is a 1943 comedy film which makes fun of the World War II time housing shortage, especially in Washington, D.C.. A young woman sublets half of her tiny apartment to a middle aged man, who promptly sublets half of his half to a young man. ... Shadow of a Doubt is a 1943 film noir which tells the story of a young woman who thinks that her uncle might be a serial killer. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Going My Way is a 1944 film is a light-hearted comedy about a new young priest (Bing Crosby) taking over a parish from an established old veteran. ... Leo McCarey (October 3, 1898 - July 5, 1969) was a movie director, screenwriter and producer. ... Lifeboat is a 1944 World War II movie, directed by Alfred Hitchcock from a story written by John Steinbeck. ... John Ernst Steinbeck III (February 27, 1902 – December 20, 1968) was one of the most famous American writers of the 20th century. ... The Sullivans was an Australian made drama television series which ran from 1976 until 1983. ... Fr. ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... A Medal for Benny is a 1945 film conceived by writer Jack Wagner, who enlisted his longtime friend John Steinbeck to help him put it into script form. ... John Ernst Steinbeck III (February 27, 1902 – December 20, 1968) was one of the most famous American writers of the 20th century. ... Objective, Burma! is a 1945 movie about a group of commandos in the China Burma India Theater of World War II. Errol Flynn plays the leader of a detachment of United States Army soldiers who parachute into Burma to destroy a Japanese radar station and then have to fight their... Alvah Bessie was born on June 4,1904 in New York City. ... A Song to Remember is a 1945 biographical film which tells the life story of pianist and composer Frederic Chopin. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The Dark Mirror is a black-and-white 1946 film starring actress Olivia de Havilland as a pair of twins. ... The Strange Love of Martha Ivers is a black-and-white film noir released in the U.S. in 1946. ... Spoiler warning: The Stranger Its 1946 and Mr. ... To Each His Own is a 1946 film which tells the story of an unwed mother, following World War I, who gives up her son for adoption and loves him from afar. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... Miracle on 34th Street (also titled The Big Heart (UK)) is a 1947 film which tells the story of a gentle old man, working as a Santa Claus at Macys department store in New York City, who contends that he really is Kris Kringle. ... Kiss of Death is a 1947 film noir movie written by Ben Hecht and Charles Lederer from a story by Eleazar Lipsky. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... The Search is a 1948 film which tells the story of a young Auschwitz survivor and his mother who search for each other across postwar Europe. ... The Naked City is a 1948 black-and-white film noir directed by Jules Dassin. ... Red River is a 1948 western film which tells the story of a cattle man who feuds with his adopted son over ownership of their cattle in the middle of a drive. ... Helpmann, Shearer and Massine in The Red Shoes. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday. ... Come to the Stable is a 1949 film which tells the story of two French nuns who come to a small New England town and involve the townsfolk in helping them to build a childrens hospital. ... Categories: Movie stubs | 1949 films | World War II films | Best Actor Oscar Nominee (film) ... White Heat is 1949 film which depicts the story of a mentally disturbed gangster with a mother complex who makes a daring escape from prison. ...

1950s

Academy Awards
Academy Award of Merit : Current Awards
Best Picture | Best Leading Actor | Best Leading Actress | Best Supporting Actor | Best Supporting Actress
Best Animated Feature | Best Art Direction | Best Cinematography | Best Costume Design | Best Director
Best Documentary Feature | Best Documentary Short Subject | Best Film Editing | Best Foreign Language Film | Best Makeup
Best Original Score | Best Original Song | Best Original Musical | Best Animated Short Film | Best Live Action Short Film | Best Sound Mixing
Best Sound Editing | Best Visual Effects | Best Adapted Screenplay | Best Original Screenplay
Academy Award of Merit : Retired awards
Best Assistant Director | Best Dance Direction | Best Engineering Effects | Best Short Film - Color
Best Short Film - Live Action - 2 Reels | Best Short Film - Novelty | Best Original Story
Best Title Writing | Best Unique and Artistic Quality of Production
Special Awards : Current Awards
Academy Honorary Award | Academy Special Achievement Award | Academy Award, Scientific or Technical
The Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award | The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award | Gordon E. Sawyer Award
Special Awards : Retired Awards
Academy Juvenile Award

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Academy Award (957 words)
The Awards are granted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, a professional honorary organization which as of 2003 had a voting membership of 5816, with actors, with a membership of 1311, making up the largest voting block.
Academy Awards are nicknamed "Oscars", which is also the nickname of the statuette (the name is said to have been born when Academy librarian Margaret Herrick saw the statuette on a table and said: "It looks just like my uncle Oscar!").
The awards were first given at a banquet in the Blossom Room of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on May 16, 1929 but there was little suspense since the winners of the awards had already been announced three months earlier on February 18.
Academy Award for Best Story - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (575 words)
The Academy Award for Best Story was the Academy Award that was the predecessor to the Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay which was introduced in 1940.
1936 The Story of Louis Pasteur - Pierre Collings, Sheridan Gibney
The Louisiana Story - Robert Flaherty, Francis Flaherty
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