Oscar Movies: Grand Hotel


Oscar Nominations: 1

Best Picture, produced by Irving Thalberg

Oscar Award: 1


Oscar Context

Edmund Goulding's “Grand Hotel” was nominated for only one Oscar, Best Picture. Strangely, no performer of its distinguished cast (Garbo, John and Lionel Barrymore, Crawford) was singled out by the Academy.

Based on Vicki Baum's novel, the melodrama vied for the Best Picture Oscar with seven other films: “Arrowsmith,” which received the largest number of nominations (4), “Bad Girl” (3), “The Champ” (also 4), “Five Star Final,” “One Hour With You,” “Shanghai Express,” and “The Smiling Lieutenant.”

Once again, Paramount dominated with three of the 8 nominees. MGM had two: the winner and “The Champ.”