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, she...

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 – Hattie...

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 “Mr. Chips,” in...

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 Actress –...

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 With the Wind. The acting performances...