Oscar Movies: Farewell to Arms, A (1957)

Oscar Nominations: 1


Supporting Actor: Vittorio de Sica


Oscar Awards: None


Oscar Alert:


Better known as a director and seminal figure of the Italian Neo-realist movement (“Shoeshine,” “The Bicycle Thief”), Vittorio De Sica was probably nominated for sentimental reasons, though his performance is decent.  However, the winner in that category was Red Buttons for “Sayonara” in a race that included Sessue Hayakawa in “The Brdige on the River Kwai,” which won Best Picture, Arthur Kennedy for “Peyton Place” and Russ Tamblyn also for “Peyton Place.”  Kennedy, who never won an Oscar, and Tamblyn probably cancelled each other out.