Oscar Movies: Edward, My Son (1949)–Deborah Kerr’s First of Six Nominations

Oscar Alert

Oscar Nominations: 1

Best Actress: Deborah Kerr

Oscar Context

This was the first of Deborah Kerr’s six Oscar nominations. She was awarded an Honorary Oscar as compensation for having lost six times the legit contest.   

In 1949, the winner was Olivia de Havilland, who won her second Best Actress for William Wyler’s “The Heiress.”  The other nominees in what was a rather weak year were Jeanne Crain in “Pinky” (the least deserving of the five), Susan Hayward in “My Foolish Heart,” and Loretta Young in Come to the Stable.”