King Vidor was nominated five times for the Best Director Oscar, but never won a legitimate one.
One of the most pretentious and pompous speeches was given by Dimitri Tiomkin, who won the Dramatic Score Oscar, for The High and the Mighty, in 1954: “I would like to thank my colleagues, Brahms, Bach, Beethoven, Richard Strauss.”
The chance to take on the pharmaceutical industry motivated me to do the film, as well as shooting on location in Kenya, and the originality of the love story between Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz.
He is best known as the writer-director of the 1994 film Il Postino, adapted from the novel Ardiente Paciencia by Antonio Skármeta, which for years was the largest grossing non-English language film ever made.
Mary Poppins served as sort of an excuse to compensate Andrews for the injustice done to her by Jack Warner, though it didn’t hurt that Andrews was good and that the film was a huge commercial hit.
Robert Donat’s first Best Actor nomination was for MGM’s literary adaptation, The Citadel, playing the lead role of the struggling doctor. But he lost out to Spencer Tracy, who won for Boys Town.
Bette Davis’ first Best Actress award for Dangerous in 1935 is considered to be the first consolation, or as known in the industry a “hold-over” award, given to her for missing out on the previous year’s Best Actress nominations.
Weary River (1929): Oscar Nominated Drama, Directed by Frank Lloyd, Starring Barthelmess and Betty Compson
This romantic drama, directed by Frank Lloyd, stars Richard Barthelmess, Betty Compson, and William Holden.
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