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The Academy Award for Documentary was one of the Academy Awards presented at the 15th Academy Awards but was discontinued afterwards.

Winners and nominees

The only individual people nominated were Frederic Ullman Jr., Walt Disney (he was nominated for 2 different documentaries), Victor Stoloff, Edgar Loew, William H. Pine, and William C. Thomas, but only Ullman Jr. and Disney were nominated for other awards. Nominated for more than one film were the "National Film Board of Canada" and "British Ministry of Information" (both 2 times) and the "United States Office of War Information" (3 times).

Winners are listed first and highlighted in yellow

1940s

Year Film Nominees
15th Academy Awards The Battle of Midway United States Navy
Kokoda Front Line! Australian News & Information Bureau
Moscow Strikes Back Artkino
Prelude to War United States Army Special Services
Africa, Prelude to Victory The March of Time
Combat Report United States Army Signal Corps
Conquer by the Clock Frederic Ullman Jr.
The Grain That Built a Hemisphere Walt Disney
Henry Browne, Farmer United States Department of Agriculture
High Over the Borders National Film Board of Canada
High Stakes in the East The Netherlands Information Bureau
Inside Fighting China National Film Board of Canada
It's Everybody's War United States Office of War Information
Listen to Britain British Ministry of Information
Little Belgium Belgian Ministry of Information
Little Isles of Freedom Victor Stoloff and Edgar Loew
Mr. Blabbermouth! United States Office of War Information
Mr. Gardenia Jones United States Office of War Information
The New Spirit Walt Disney
The Price of Victory William H. Pine
A Ship Is Born United States Merchant Marine
Twenty-One Miles British Ministry of Information
We Refuse to Die William C. Thomas
The White Eagle Concanen Films
Winning Your Wings United States Army Air Force