On Friday, July 19th, 2003, Orson Welles' Oscar statuette went on sale at an auction at Christie's, New York, but was voluntarily withdrawn so the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences could buy it back for just 1 dollar. The statuette, included in a large selection of Welles-related material, was going to be sold by Beatrice Welles, the youngest of the filmmaker's three daughters and the sole heir of his estate and was expected to sell at over 300,000 dollars.
The nomination was withdrawn by Republic Studios. It is thus not counted as an official Academy nomination and listed here for the purpose of information only.
For the song "Blues in the Night".
For the song "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B".
For the song "Out of the Silence".
For his extraordinary achievement in producing Kukan, the film record of China's struggle, including its photography with a 16mm camera under the most difficult and dangerous conditions (certificate).
For its vivid and dramatic presentation of the heroism of the RAF in the documentary film (certificate).
For their unique achievement in the creation of a new form of visualized music in Walt Disney's production Fantasia, thereby widening the scope of the motion picture as entertainment and as an art form(certificate).
华特·迪士尼 Walt Disney(RCA Manufacturing Co.)
Charles L. Lootens(Republic SSD)
For pioneering the use of and for the first practical application to motion picture production of Class B push-pull variable area recording.