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 “Mr. Chips,” in Goodbye, Mr. Chips
- Laurence Olivier for his role as the haunted Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights
- Mickey Rooney for his role as the talented singer and musician Mickey Moran who wanted only to put on a show in Babes in Arms
- James Stewart for his role as the naïve, idealistic Jefferson Smith in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
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