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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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Best Actress Contenders for 1939

In the Best Actress category, Vivien Leigh’s portrayal of Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With the Wind was up against the following Academy Award contenders: Bette Davis for her role as self-indulgent, stubborn socialite Judith Traherne in Dark Victory   Irene Dunne … Continue reading

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Gone With the Wind’s Best Picture Competitors

In the Best Picture category, Gone With the Wind faced the following Academy Award competitors: Dark Victory: A self-indulgent, stubborn socialite with a malignant brain tumor falls in love with and marries the surgeon who knows she is dying. Goodbye, … Continue reading

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Author Meet and Greet at 02/14 GWTW Showing

Join me as I celebrate Valentine’s Day with Scarlett and Rhett and salute Gone With the Wind’s 75th anniversary at Bow Tie Cinema/Criterion Cinemas in Saratoga Springs, NY, on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 11 a.m.  As part of the … Continue reading

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1939 Oscar Nominees Announced

On Monday, February 12, 1940, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its list of Oscar nominees for 1939. David O. Selznick’s masterpiece scored an unprecedented 13 nominations in 12 categories: Best Picture – Gone With the Wind Best … Continue reading

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Gable Turns 39 and Ponders the Academy Awards

On Thursday, February 1, 1940, Clark Gable blew out 39 candles on his birthday cake. Maybe the wish he wished for on that natal-day anniversary was a Best Actor Academy Award nomination for his portrayal of Rhett Butler in Gone … Continue reading

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