Oscar Movies: Gaslight


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Oscar nominations: 7

Picture, produced by Arthur Hornblow Jr.
Actress: Ingrid Bergman
Actor: Charles Boyer
Supporting Actress: Angela Lansbury
Screenplay (Adapted): John L. Balderston, Walter Reisch, and John Van Druten
Interior Decoration (b/w): Cedric Gibbons and William Ferrari, art direction; Edwin B. Willis and Paul Huldschinsky, set decoration
Cinematography (b/w): Joseph Ruttenberg

Oscar Awards: 2

Interior Decoration

Oscar Context:

Made during WWII, “Gaslight” was critically acclaimed and Oscar-nominated in seven categories, including Best Picture, but the Academy opted for more conventional and schmaltzy fare like the Bing Crosby melodrama, “Going My Way,” which swept most of the Oscars.

Joseph LaShelle won the Cinematography Oscar for another distinguished film noir, “Laura.”

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