Picture, produced by Laurence Olivier Director: Olivier Actor: Olivier Supporting Actress: Jean Simmons Art Direction-Set Decoration (b/w): Roger K. Furse; Carmen Dillon Costume Design (b/w): Roger K. Furse Scoring (Dramatic or Comedy): William Walton
Oscar Awards: 4
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In 1948, “Hamlet” competed for the top Oscar with the ballet-drama “The Red Shoes,” which broke box-office records in the U.S.; two melodramas, Johnny Belinda” with Jane Wyman and The Snake Pit” with Olivia De Havilland, and John Huston’s brilliant crime drama, “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre,” with an all-star cast, headed by Humphrey Bogart and John Huston’s father, Walter Huston.
The most nominated picture was “Johnny Belinda,” receiving 12 nominations, but winning only one Oscar, Best Actress for Jane Wyman as the deaf-mute girl Belinda McDonald. The major awards were spread rather evenly among the five nominees. “The Red Shoes” deservedly won the technical awards in color, a distinction that increased the number of winning films.
Oscar Nomination: 7