Monthly Archives: February 2015

Memorable Oscar Night Moments

Here are some memorable moments from Gone With the Wind‘s night at the Oscars: Sidney Howard’s win for Best Screenplay made him the first posthumous Academy Award winner. When Hattie McDaniel’s name was announced as the Best Supporting Actress winner, … Continue reading

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And the Winners Were…

With an unprecedented 13 nominations in 12 categories (double nomination for Best Supporting Actress), Gone With the Wind won a record-breaking 8 competitive Academy Awards: Best Picture – Gone With the Wind Best Actress – Vivien Leigh Best Supporting Actress … Continue reading

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Spilling the Beans About Oscar Wins

On February 29, 1940, the Cocoanut Grove of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles was the venue for the 12th annual awards presentation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Hollywood was abuzz and aglitter with Oscar fever … Continue reading

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Best Technical Achievement Contenders for 1939

For best technical achievements, Gone With the Wind had nominations – and competition – in five categories: Best Art Direction Lyle Wheeler was nominated for his work on Gone With the Wind. Competing films were Beau Geste, Captain Fury, First Love, … Continue reading

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Best Original Score Contenders for 1939

In the Best Original Score category, Max Steiner had a double nomination for his work on Gone With the Wind and Dark Victory. He was up against the following Academy Award contenders: Anthony Collins for Nurse Edith Cavell Aaron Copland … Continue reading

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Best Screenplay Contenders for 1939

In the Best Screenplay category, Sidney Howard’s work on Gone With the Wind was up against the following Academy Award contenders:  Charles Brackett, Walter Reisch and Billy Wilder’s screenplay for Ninotchka Sidney Buchman’s screenplay for Mr. Smith Goes to Washington … Continue reading

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Best Director Contenders for 1939

In the Best Director category, Victor Fleming’s work on Gone With the Wind was up against the following Academy Award contenders: Frank Capra who directed the action in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, a film in which a naïve, idealistic … Continue reading

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Best Supporting Actress Contenders for 1939

In the Best Supporting Actress category, Gone With the Wind had a double nomination: Olivia de Havilland for her portrayal of Melanie and Hattie McDaniel for her portrayal of Mammy.  They competed with each other and the following Academy Award contenders: … Continue reading

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Best Supporting Actor Contenders for 1939

Leslie Howard’s portrayal of Ashley Wilkes was bypassed as a nomination for Best Supporting Actor. However, a Gone With the Wind player gained a nomination in this category but not – as some GWTW fans think – for his work in … Continue reading

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Best Actor Contenders for 1939

In the Best Actor category, Clark Gable’s portrayal of Rhett Butler in Gone With the Wind was up against the following Academy Award contenders: Robert Donat for his role as school teacher and headmaster Charles Edward Chipping, fondly known as … Continue reading

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