Oscar Movies: For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)


Oscar Nominations: 9

Picture, produced by Sam Wood
Actor: Gary Cooper
Actress: Ingrid Bergman
Supporting Actress: Katina Paxinou
Supporting Actor: Akim Tamiroff
Interior Decoration (color): Hans Dreier and Haldane Douglas
Cinematography (color): Ray Rennahan
Editing: Sherman Todd and John Link
Score: Victor Young

Oscar Awards: 1

Supporting Actress

Oscar Context

This was the last year, in which ten films were nominated for Best Picture. In 1944, the top category was standardized to include five nominees (as in most categories).

In 1943, “For Whom the Bell Tolls” competed for the Best Picture with “Casablanca” (which won), “Heaven Can Wait,” “The Human Comedy,” “In Which We Serve,” “Madame Curie,” “The More the Merrier,” “The Ox-Bow Incident,” “The Song of Bernadette,” and “Watch on the Rhine.”

The most nominated films were “The Song of Bernadette” (12), followed by “For Whom the Bell Tolls” (9). Though at the top of his form, Bogart lost the Oscar to Paul Lukas for “Watch on the Rhine,” which won the Best Picture from the New York Film Critics Circle. Bogart's co-star, Ingrid Bergman was nominated for Best Actress in Paramount's “For Whom the Bell Tolls.”

Akim Tamiroff lost the Supporting Actor Oscar to Charles Coburn for “The More the Merrier.” “The Phantom of the Opera” won the Color Cinematography and Interior Decoration.

George Amy won the Editing Oscar for the War film “Air Force,” and Alfred Newman won the Scoring award for “The Song of Bernadette.”