Oscar Movies: Caine Mutiny, The (1954)

Columbia (Stanley Kramer production)

Oscar Nominations: 7

Picture, produced by Stanley Kramer
Actor: Humphrey Bogart
Supporting Actor: Tom Tully
Screenplay: Stanley Roberts
Editing: William A. Lyon and Henry Batista
Sound Recording: John P. Livadary
Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture: Max Steiner

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context

The big winner at the 1954 Oscars was Kazan's “On the Waterfront,” which won 8 of its 10 nominations, including Best Picture, Director, and Actor to Brando. Ironically, this was the second time that Brando and Bogart competed against each other for the Best Actor. The first time was in 1951, when Bogart beat out Brando, winning for “The African Queen.”

This was Bogart's third and last Oscar nomination; he made a few more movies prior to his untimely death in 1957.

The other Best Picture nominees in 1954 were: “The Country Girl,” also based on a stage play, the popular musical “Seven Brides for Seven Sisters,” and the romantic melodrama “Three Coins in the Fountain,” which benefited from location shooting in Rome.

“The Caine Mutiny” was the biggest Oscar loser that year, failing to win a single Oscar out of its 7 nominations. Director Edward Dmytryk, who has been blacklisted before turning into a “friendly witness,” was denied nomination by the Academy's Directors Branch.