denotes winner

Performance by an actor in a leading role

Robert Donat as Arthur Chipping
in GOODBYE, MR. CHIPS MGM
Clark Gable as Rhett Butler
in GONE WITH THE WIND Selznick International Pictures; MGM
Laurence Olivier as Heathcliff
in WUTHERING HEIGHTS Samuel Goldwyn Productions; UA
Mickey Rooney as Mickey Moran
in BABES IN ARMS MGM
James Stewart as Jefferson Smith
in MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON Columbia

Performance by an actor in a supporting role
Brian Aherne as Emperor Maximilian von Habsburg
in JUAREZ Warner Bros.
Harry Carey as President of the Senate
in MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON Columbia
Brian Donlevy as Sergeant Markoff
in BEAU GESTE Paramount