Oscar Movies: Bishop's Wife, The (1947)

RKO Radio
(Samuel Goldwyn)

Oscar Nominations: 5
Picture, produced by Samuel Goldwyn
Director: Henry Koster
Film Editing: Monica Collingwood
Sound Recording: Gordon Sawyer (sound director)
Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture: Hugo Friedhofer

Oscar Awards: 1
Sound Recording

Oscar Context

In 1947, the two frontrunners in the Bets Picture category were: Kazan's anti-Semitism drama “Gentleman's Agreement” (which won) and Edward Dmytryk's “Crossfire,” which lost in each of its five nominated categories. The other contenders were David Lean's “Great Expectations” and “Miracle on 34th Street.”

Kazan won Best Director, the editing Oscar went to Francis Lyon and Robert Parrish for the boxing drama, “Body and Soul,” and the Scoring Oscar was given to Miklos Rozsa for “A Double Life.”