Oscar Directors: Minnelli’s Pictures at the Oscars (Nominations and Wins)

Complete List of Oscar Nominations and Awards for Minnelli’s pictures. For the convenience of the readers, we have arranged them alphabetically.


1. An American in Paris

8 nominations

6 awards



Picture, Arthur Freed, producer

Story and Screenplay, Alan Jay Lerner

Color Cinem, Alfred Gilks and John Alton

Color art dir-set dec, Cedric Gibbons and Preston Ames; Edwin B. Willis and Keogh


Scoring of Musical, Johnny Green and Saul Chaplin

Color costume design, Orry-Kelly, Walter Plunkett, and Irene Sharaff



Director: V. Minnelli

Editing: Adrienne Fazan


 2. The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)

Oscar Nominations: 6 nominations

Oscar Awards: 5



Supporting actress, Gloria Grahame

Screenplay, Charles Schnee

Cinematography (b/w): Robert Surtees

Art Direction-Set Decoration (b/w): Cedric Gibbons and Edward Carfagno; Edwin B. Willis and Keogh  Gleason

Costume design (b/w), Helen Rose



Actor, Kirk Douglas


3. The Band Wagon


Oscar Nominations: 3


Story and Screenplay: Betty Comden and Adolph Green

Scoring of a Musical Picture: Adolphe Deutsch

Costume Design (color): Mary Ann Nyberg


  1. Bells Are Ringing (1960)


Oscar Nomination: 1


Scoring of a Musical Picture: Andre Previn


  1. Brigadoon (1954)


Oscar Nominations: 3


Art Direction-Set Decoration : Cedric Gibbons and Preston Ames; Edwin B. Willis and Keogh Gleason

Sound Recording: Wesley C. Miller

Costume Design (Color): Irene Sharaff



  1. Cabin in the Sky (1943)


Oscar Nominations:  1


Song: Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe, music by Harold Arlen, lyrics by E.Y. Harburg


  1. Designing Woman (1957)


Oscar Award: 1


Story and Screenplay (Original): George Wells


  1. Father of the Bride (1950)


Oscar Nominations: 3


Picture, produced by Pandro Berman

Screenplay: Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett

Actor: Spencer Tracy


9. Gigi (1958)


Oscar Awards: 9


Picture, produced by Arthur Freed

Director: Vincente Minnelli

Screenplay (Adapted): Alan Jay Lerner

Cinematography: Joseph Ruttenberg

Art Direction-Set Decoration: William A. Horning and Preston Ames; Henry Grace and Keogh Gleason

Film Editing: Adrienne Fazan

Costume Design: Cecil Beaton

Scoring of a Musical: Andre Previn

Song: “Gigi,” music by Frederick Loewe, lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner


“Gigi” became the first Oscar-winning film to win awards in each of its 9 categories (hence they are not listed here).


10. Kismet (1944)


Oscar Nominations: 4


Cinematography (color): Charles Rosher

Interior Decoration: Cedric Gibbons and Daniel B. Cathcart, art direction; Edwin B. Willis and Richard Pefferle, set decoration

Sound Recording: Douglas Shearer

Scoring of Dramatic or Comedic Picture: Herbert Stothart


11. Lust for Life


Oscar Nominations: 4


Actor: Kirk Douglas

Supporting Actor: Anthony Quinn

Screenplay (Adapted):  Norman Corwin

Art Direction-Set Decoartion: Cedric Gibbons, Hans Peters, and Preston Ames; Edwin B. Willis and F. Keogh Gleason


Award: 1

Anthony Quinn


  1. Madame Bovary (1949)


Oscar Nominations: 1


Art Direction-Set Decoration (b/w): Cedric Gibbons and Jack Martin Smith; Edwin B. Willis and Richard A. Pefferle


  1. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)


Oscar Nominations: 4


Screenplay: Irving Brecher and Fred F. Finklehoffe

Cinematography (color): George Folsey

Song: “The Trolley Song,” music and lyrics by Ralph Blane and Hugh Martin

Scoring of a Musical Picture: Georgie Stoll


  1. The Pirate (1948)


Oscar Nominations: 1


Scoring of a Musical Picture: Lennie Hayton


15. The Sandpiper (1965)


Oscar Award: 1


Song: “The Shadow of Your Smile,” music by Johnny Mandel, lyrics by Paul Francis Webster


16. Some Came Running (1958)


Oscar Nominations: 5


Actress: Shirley MacLaine

Supporting Actor: Arthur Kennedy

Supporting Actress: Martha Hyer

Costume Design: Walter Plunkett

Song: “To Love and Be Loved,” music by James Van Heusen, lyrics by Sammy Cahn


17. The Story of Three Loves


Oscar Nominations: 1


Art Direction-Set Decoration: Cedric Gibbons, Preston Ames, Edward Carfagno, and Gabriel Scognamillo; Edwin B. Willis, Keogh Gleason, Arthur Krams, and Jack D. Moore.