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, Mr. Chips: A retired school teacher and headmaster recollects the decades of his career and personal life.
- Love Affair: A French painter and an American singer have a shipboard romance and promise to meet six months later at the top of the Empire State Building.
- Mr. Smith Goes to Washington: A naïve, idealistic man fills a United States Senate vacancy and clashes with political corruption.
- Ninotchka: A no-nonsense Russian woman in Paris on official business falls in love with a man who seduces her with charm and capitalism.
- Of Mice and Men: Two migrant farm workers in the Dust Bowl days of the 1930s have their dream of owning their own ranch destroyed by tragic circumstances.
- Stagecoach: Travelers journeying through hostile Apache territory find their lives have changed by the time they reach their destination.
- The Wizard of Oz:A tornado sweeps a Kansas girl and her little dog to a magical land where various characters help – and hinder – their return home.
- Wuthering Heights: A traveler stopping at an estate house on the moors during a snowstorm learns the heartbreaking story of lovers Cathy and Heathcliff.
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