Producer Gordon Hollingshead, who became head of Warner Bros. short films department in 1925, won more than a dozen Oscars in his career.
Hollingshead gained most of his fame in motion pictures for his patriotic short subjects on events in American history.
He began his film career in 1914 as a part-time actor with the old Thanhauser Studio in New Rochelle, N.Y. After World World I, in which he served as a Signal Corps photographer, Hollingshead was employed by Warner Bros. as an assistant director on films starring John Barrymore. He assisted in making eight Barrymore pictures.
He was also assistant director on "The Jazz Singer," the trailblazer of all talking pictures. He was put in charge of the newly created short subjects department at the studio in 1938.
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|1932||Best Assistant Director||Win|
|1943||Best Short Subject - One Reel||Cavalcade of Dance With Veloz and Yolanda||Nomination|
|1943||Best Short Subject - Two Reel||Women at War||Nomination|
|1944||Best Short Subject - Two Reel||I Won't Play||Win|
|1944||Best Short Subject - One Reel||Jammin' the Blues||Nomination|
|1945||Best Documentary - Short Subject||Hitler Lives?||Win|
|1945||Best Short Subject - Two Reel||Star in the Night||Win|
|1945||Best Short Subject - One Reel||Story of a Dog||Nomination|
|1946||Best Short Subject - Two Reel||A Boy and His Dog||Win|
|1946||Best Short Subject - One Reel||Facing Your Danger||Win|
|1946||Best Short Subject - One Reel||Smart as a Fox||Nomination|
|1947||Best Short Subject - One Reel||So You Want to Be in Pictures||Nomination|
|1948||Best Short Subject - Two Reel||Calgary Stampede||Nomination|
|1948||Best Short Subject - One Reel||Cinderella Horse||Nomination|
|1948||Best Short Subject - One Reel||So You Want to Be on the Radio||Nomination|
|1949||Best Short Subject - Two Reel||Snow Carnival||Nomination|
|1949||Best Short Subject - One Reel||So You Think You're Not Guilty||Nomination|
|1949||Best Short Subject - Two Reel||The Grass Is Always Greener||Nomination|
|1950||Best Short Subject - One Reel||Grandad of Races||Win|
|1950||Best Short Subject - Two Reel||My Country 'Tis of Thee||Nomination|
|1951||Best Documentary - Short Subject||The Seeing Eye||Nomination|
|1952||Best Short Subject - One Reel||Desert Killer||Nomination|
|1952||Best Short Subject - Two Reel||Thar She Blows!||Nomination|