Oscar Movies: Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955)


Oscar Nominations: 6

Picture, produced by Buddy Adler
Actress: Jennifer Jones
Cinematography (color): Leon Shamroy
Art Direction-Set Decoration (color): Lyle Wheeler and George W. Davis; Walter M. Scott and Jack Stubbs.
Costume Design (color): Charles LeMaire
Scoring (Dramatic or Comedy): Alfred Newman
Song: “Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing,” music by Sammy Fain, lyrics by Paul Francis Webster

Oscar Awards: 3

Costume Design

Oscar Context

In 1955, the most nominated (9) film was “The Rose Tattoo,” based on Tennessee Williams play and directed by Daniel Mann. Most of the nominated pictures were screen adaptations of popular stage or TV plays.

The other three nominees were the romantic melodrama “Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing,” John Ford's “Mister Roberts,” and “Picnic.”

Anna Magnani deservedly won the Best Actress for “The Rose Tattoo.” The Cinematography Oscar went to Robert Burks for Hitchcock's French-Riviera-set thriller, “To Catch a Thief,” the Art Direction to “Picnic,” and the Sound award to the musical “Oklahoma!”