S. C. MacPeter
While doing some research on original reviews for animated shorts, I looked into "A Wild Hare", and ended up stumbling across a BoxOffice article that detailed the submissions for 1940, including best animated short! Take a look for yourself (in the very middle) UserPostedImage
Neat find. Did you email this to Jerry? I know he's been tinkering of a book about animation and the Academy Awards. Plus, he did a series of posts on Cartoon Research about submitted shorts that didn't make it to the final nomination list.
S. C. MacPeter
Jerry definitely saw it: I posted it on the Cartoon Research Facebook a week and a half ago, he liked both images. I'm sure he appreciated seeing them, maybe he'll do more with them