On 19 July 2001 Steven Spielberg purchased Davis' Oscar statuette at a Christie's auction and returned it to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. This was the second time in five years Spielberg did so to protect an Oscar from further commercial exploitation.
George Bernard Shaw was not present at the ceremony. When presenter Lloyd C. Douglas announced that Pygmalion has won the Oscar he joked "Mr. Shaw's story now is as original as it was three thousand years ago". Shaw's reaction to the award was not enthusiastic as he is quoted as saying "It's an insult for them to offer me any honour, as if they had never heard of me before - and it's very likely they never have. They might as well send some honour to George for
For the song "Always and Always".
For the song "The Cowboy and the Lady".
For the song "A Mist Over the Moon".
In recognition of patriotic service in the production of historical short subjects presenting significant episodes in the early struggle of the American people for liberty (certificate).
For Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, recognized as a significant screen innovation which has charmed millions and pioneered a great new entertainment field (one statuette - seven miniature statuettes).
For the color cinematography of the M-G-M production Sweethearts.
Spawn of the North， Gordon Jennings(special effects)， Jan Domela(assistant special effects)， Devereaux Jennings(assistant special effects)， Irmin Roberts(assistant special effects)， Art Smith(assistant special effects)， Farciot Edouart (transparencies)， Loyal Griggs(assistant transparencies)， Loren L. Ryder(sound effects)， Harry D. Mills(assistant sound effects)， Louis Mesenkop(assistant sound effects)， Walter Oberst(assistant sound effects)
For outstanding achievements in creating special photographic and sound effects in the Paramount production Spawn of the North (plaque).
For his outstanding contributions to the advancement of color in motion picture photography (certificate).
约翰·埃尔培格 John Aalberg(RKO Radio SSD)
For the application of compression to variable area recording in motion picture production.
拜伦·哈斯金 Byron Haskin(Special Effects Dept. of Warner Bros. Studio)
For pioneering the development and for the first practical application to motion picture production of the triple head background projector.