Oscar Actors: Gable, Clark–First and Only Oscar, It Happened One Night (1934)

Clark Gable was nominated three times for the Best Actor Oscar, winning for his first nod, Capra’s comedy, It Happened One Night (1934).

In the following year, 1935, Gable was one of three men nominated for Best Actor in Mutiny on the Bounty; the other two were Franchot Tone and Charles Laughton.

Gable’s third and last Best Actor nomination was in 1939 for the blockbuster, Gone With the Wind.


It Happened One Night

Oscar Nominations: 5

Picture, produced by Harry Cohn
Director: Frank Capra
Adaptation: Robert Riskin
Actor: Clark Gable
Actress: Claudette Colbert

Oscar Awards

Oscar Context

It Happened One Night competed for the Best Picture with eleven other films: The Barrets of Wimpole Street, Cleopatra, Flirtation Walk, The Gay Divorcee, Here Comes the Navy, The House of Rothchild, Imitation of Life, One Night of Love, The Thin Man, Viva Villa!, and The White Parade.