Oscar Movies: Lost Horizon


Oscar Nominations: 7

Best Picture, produced by Frank Capra
Assistant Director: C.C. Coleman
Supporting Actor: H. B. Warner
Interior Decoration: Stephen Gooson
Sound Recording: John Livadary
Score: Dimitri Tiomkin
Film Editing: Gene Havlick and Gene Milford

Oscar Awards: 2

Interior Decoration
Film Editing

Oscar Context

In 1937, nine other movies competed with “Lost Horizon” for Best Picture, including Warner biopic, “The Life of Emile Zola,” which won, Leo McCarey's marital comedy “The Awful Truth” with six nominations, and Gregory La Cava's backstage drama, “Stage Door,” with four. The other nominees were: William Wyler's social drama set in a New York City slum, “Dead End,” and Henry King's adventure “In Old Chicago,” The first version of “A Star Is Born,” “The Good Earth,” “In Old Chicago,” and the Deana Durbin vehicle, “One Hundred Men and a Girl.”

Next to “Life of Emile Zola,” which received 10 nods, the most-nominated films were Fox's adventure “In Old Chicago” and “A Star Is Born.” Only one of the ten nominated pictures was a comedy, Leo McCarey's sublime screwball, “The Awful Truth,” co-starring Cary Grant and Irene Dunne at their very best.

The Oscars were spread among eight films; the only two pictures that didn't win any award were “Dead End” and “Stage Door.”

“Lost Horizon” lost the Supporting Actor Oscar to Joseph Schildkraut in “Life of Emile Zola,” Sound to Thomas Mouton for “The Hurricane,” Assistant Director to Robert Webb for “In Old Chicago,” and Score to Andre Previn for Fox's “One Hundred Men and a Girl.”