Oscar Movies: Father of the Bride


Oscar Nominations: 3

Picture, produced by Pandro S. Berman
Screenplay: Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett
Actor: Spencer Tracy

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context

“All About Eve,” which swept most of the Oscars in 1950, was the most nominated film until “Titanic” (1997), which also garnered 14 nods

Joseph Mankiewicz, winning a second Best Director Oscar in a row (after “Letter to Three Wives” in 1949) joined the company of John Ford, who also won consecutive directorial Oscars. Both Mankiewicz and Ford were recognized for films they made at Fox.

In 1950, “All About Eve” competed for the top award with George Cukor's “Born Yesterday,” Vincente Minnelli's domestic comedy “Father of the Bride,” the action- adventure “King Solomon's Mines,” and Billy Wilder dark satire of Hollywood “Sunset Boulevard,” which received an impressive number of nominations, 11, winning 3.

The Best Actor Oscar went to Jose Ferrer for “Cyrano De Bergerac”