Oscar Movies: Carmen Jones (1954)

Oscar Nominations:

Actress: Dorothy Dandridge

Scoring of a Musical: Herschel Burke Gilbert

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context:

Dorothy Dandridge became the first black actress to be nominated for the lead Oscar. The winner, however, was Grace Kelly for the melodrama "The Country Girl." It would take another 47 years for a black woman to win Best Actress, Halle Berry in "Monster's Ball" (2001).

Adolphe Deutsch and Saul Chaplin won the Scoring Oscar for the popular MGM musical, "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers."