The Muse Of Film presents a list of past winners and nominees of
the Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Actress for
the years since the Academy Awards began in 1928.
The haunting song you're hearing is called As Time Goes By, (words and
music by Herman Hupfeld). The version you're hearing is sung by Dooley Wilson, who played the part of Sam, the
in the movie Casablanca.
Remember Rick Blaine's immortal line, Play it again, Sam?
Visit the combined table
of academy award winners now
NOTE: The year displayed in the
table is the year the film is released, not the year of the award.
The first awards were made on May 16, 1929, but the name Oscar was not
introduced until 1931.
Do you know the story of how Oscar got his name? No one is sure, but the
commonly accepted tale is that Margaret Herrick, then an Academy librarian
and later its executive director, thought that the oscar statue looked like
her uncle Oscar.
The Muse is pleased to present the Academy Awards
for Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Actress. You can find lists of award
winners in two places:
the Combined Table Of Academy Awards
This table includes all Best film, Best Actor, and Best Actress awards
from the inception of the Oscars in 1929 to the present. The table, which is searchable and sortable, allows you to
use your computer to easily and quickly find, sort, print, and
otherwise arrange items in the table, with or without searching.
The Muse Of Film offers you a separate page dedicated to each award
category. The page for a category lists only the award winners for its
category and provides additional information about that category.
Over the years, music has been as much a part of Academy Award-winning
movies as their visual aspects. The haunting song you heard when this page
opened is called As Time Goes By, (words and
music by Herman Hupfeld). You may remember it as the theme song from the
1942 movie Casablanca (Best Picture, 1943). The version
you're hearing is sung by Dooley Wilson, who played the part of Sam, the
piano player ("Play it again, Sam."),
is inspired by the movie.
For a rundown on the movie Casablanca, visit the Internet
Movie Database (IMDb):
For the story and background of Casablanca, visit the Reel Classics
Hear different renditions of As Time Goes By as you see an all-time list of
Academy Awards for:
To The Muse Of Music, As Time Goes By seems to embody the essence of movies and the
movie industry, wherever movies are made, whoever makes them. Lines like You must remember this, a kiss is still a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh, the
fundamental things of life as time goes by... are forever with us. Love,
passion, jealousy, and hate—these powerful emotions and all the other emotions are depicted somewhere or other in the
vast movie corpus, as is much, much more of the human
Many movie-goers would agree with The Muse. To many, this song, more than others, stirs feelings that lie deep
within, makes a fundamental statement that goes beyond the song itself. As
with any work of art that touches deeply, As Time Goes By has more to
say than is conveyed solely by its notes and lyrics. This fact may account for
why it is a perennial favorite, why so many recording artists have performed
it in so many different renditions over so many years, why it seems to
reveal so much. As Time Goes By lasts because it speaks with many different voices,
resonates with many different
audiences, and has so many different things to say.
Follow along as Dooley sings the refrain. (To play this song again,
As Time Goes By—the refrain
You must remember this,
A kiss is still a kiss,
A sigh is just a sigh;
The fundamental things apply,
As time goes by.
And when two lovers woo,
They still say, “I love you,”
On that you can rely;
No matter what the future brings,
As time goes by.
Moonlight and love songs
Never out of date,
Hearts full of passion,
Jealousy and hate.
Woman needs man
And man must have his mate,
That no one can deny.
It’s still the same old story,
A fight for love and glory,
A case of do or die!
The world will always welcome lovers
As time goes by.
If you haven't yet heard the verse, listen to it now:
Listen as Tony Bennett sings the verse at The Muse Of Film's page
called the Academy Awards—Best Film:
Explore the Academy's database. See winners in other categories, nominees for film, actor,
actress who didn't receive the awards in their category, and lots more:
See the story of the Awards as told by
Filmsite: click here.
Explore the actors and film personalities who made Casablanca
great. Explore the movie. See a slideshow of the actors, still frames from
the picture, posters, behind the scenes shots, and more. Visit the Internet Movie Database web site:
Every year things change at the Academy. New books about the Awards
are published periodically to keep up with these changes and old
ones go out of print. If you want the most recent coverage, you'll
need to check.
Here are a few references about the Awards that go
back in time. Because of this, they are likely to remain in
print for a while:
Years of the Oscar: The Official History of the Academy Awards
(Seventy Years of the Oscar, 4th Ed)
by Robert A. Osborne
All About Oscar: The History and Politics of the Academy Awards
by Emanuel Levy
Inside Oscar, 10th Anniversary Edition
by Mason Wiley
(Author), Damien Bona (Author) Avg. Customer Rating:
Star Style at the Academy Awards: A Century of Glamour
by Patty Fox, Bob
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