A book to celebrate GWTW's 75th Anniversary!

A book to celebrate GWTW’s 75th Anniversary!

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 – Hattie McDaniel
  • Best Director – Victor Fleming
  • Best Screenplay – Sidney Howard
  • Best Cinematography, Color – Ernest Haller and Ray Rennahan
  • Best Art Direction – Lyle Wheeler
  • Best Film Editing – Hal C. Kern and James E. Newcom

Gone With the Wind might have swept the Academy Awards, but the film did not win in every nomination category:

  • Clark Gable lost the Best Actor Award to Robert Donat for Goodbye, Mr. Chips
  • Jack Cosgrove lost Best Special Effects Award to The Rains Came
  • Max Steiner lost the Best Original Musical Score Award to The Wizard of Oz
  • Thomas Moulton lost the Best Sound Recording Award to When Tomorrow Comes

 With an impressive number of Oscar wins, Gone With the Wind gilded the lily by picking up with two more honors:

  • David O. Selznick received the honorary Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award “for the most consistent high quality of production during 1939.”
  • William Cameron Menzies received an honorary plaque “for outstanding achievement in the use of color for the enhancement of dramatic mood in the production Gone With the Wind.”

Happy 75th Anniversary, Gone With the Wind!

 Special 75th Anniversary Offer for Gone With the Wind fans: free personally inscribed, autographed bookplate for readers of The Complete GONE WITH THE WIND Trivia Book.  Details here:   http://paulinebartel.com/?p=1793

Blog Bio: Pauline Bartel is the author of The Complete GONE WITH THE WIND Trivia Book (2nd edition) and an expert on the film and its history. Visit the website (www.paulinebartel.com/resources/books/books-available) for further information. Follow her on Twitter @PaulineBartel and “like” her on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TheCompleteGWTWTriviaBook).