Oscar Movies: Great Expectations (1947)

Universal International
(Arthur Rank Production)

Oscar Nominations: 5

Picture, produced by Ronald Neame
Director: David Lean
Screenplay: David Lean, Ronald Neame, Anthony Havelock-Allan
Cinematography (B/W): Guy Green
Art Direction-Set Decoration (B/W): John Bryan, Wilfred Shingleton

Oscar Awards: 2

Art Direction-Set Decoration

Oscar Context

“Great Expectations” vied for the Best Picture Oscar with Edward Dmytryk's “Crossfire,” which lost in each of its five nominated categories, and Kazan's anti-Semitism drama “Gentleman's Agreement,” which won Best Picture and other awards. The other Best Picture nominees represented lighter fare: “The Bishop's Wife” and “Miracle on 34th Street.”