Oscar Movies: Gone With the Wind (1939)

For many moviegoers, Gone With the Wind (GWTW) is the One movie that still represents the pinnacle of Hollywood entertainment. Made in 1939, the movie has been released theatrically a number of time. It's considered by many historians the most popular movie ever madeif its grosses are adjusted to reflect inflation figures

At Oscar time, the David O. Selznick movie achieved a record with its multiple Oscar nominations, winning 8 (10 if you include the Special Oscars for Selznick and for William Cameron Menzies for use of color enhancement).

Oscar Nominations:

Picture, produced by David O. Selznick
Director: Victor Fleming
Actor: Clark Gable
Actress: Vivien Leigh
Supporting Actress: Olivia De Havilland
Supporting Actress: Hattie McDaniel
Screenplay: Sidney Howard
Cinematography (color): Ernest Haller and Ray Renahan
Interior Decoration: Lyle Wheeler
Film Editing: Hal C. Kern and James E. Newton
Sound Recording: Thomas T. Moulton
Original Score: Max Steiner
Special Effects: John R. Cosgrove, photographic; Fred Albin and Arthur Johns, sound

Oscar Awards

Supporting Actress: McDaniel
Interior Decoration

Oscar Context

Gone with the Wind vied for the top award with nine other films: Dark Victory, Goodbye Mr. Chips, Love Affair, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Ninotchka, Of Mice and Men, Stagecoach, The Wizard of Oz, and Wuthering Heights.