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


Oscar Nominations: 8

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
Sound Recording: Carl W. Faulkner
Song: “Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing,” music by Sammy Fain, lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Scoring of a Drama or Comedy: Alfred Newman

Oscar Awards: 3

Costume Design

Oscar Context

In 1955, “Marty” swept most of the Oscars, including Picture and Director. The most nominated (9) film was “The Rose Tattoo,” based on Tennessee Williams play and directed by the other Mann, Daniel. 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,” which was the most popular film of the year, John Ford's “Mister Roberts,” and Joshua Logan's “Picnic.”

Anna Magnani won the Best Actress for “The Rose Tattoo,” Robert Burks the Cinematography Oscar for Hitchcock's “To Catch a Thief,” “Picnic” won the Art Direction and “Oklahoma!” the Sound Award.