Oscar Movies: Madame Curie (1943)


Oscar Nominations: 7

Picture, produced by Sidney Franklin
Actor: Walter Pidgeon
Actress: Greer Garson
Interior Decoration (b/w): Cedric Gibbons and Paul Groesse, art direction; Edwin B. Willis and Hugh Hunt, set decoration
Cinematography (b/w): Joseph Ruttenberg
Score: Herbert Stothart
Sound Recording: Douglas Shearer

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context

This was the last year, in which ten films were nominated for Best Picture. In 1944, the top category was standardized to include five nominees (as in most categories).

In 1943, “Madame Curie” competed for the Best Picture Oscar with “Casablanca” (which won), “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” “Heaven Can Wait,” “The Human Comedy,” “In Which We Serve,” “The More the Merrier,” “The Ox-Bow Incident,” “The Song of Bernadette,” and “Watch on the Rhine.”

The most nominated films were “The Song of Bernadette” (12), followed by “For Whom the Bell Tolls” (9). Though at the top of his form, Bogart lost the Oscar to Paul Lukas for “Watch on the Rhine,” which won the Best Picture from the New York Film Critics Circle. Bogart's co-star, Ingrid Bergman was nominated for Best Actress in Paramount's “For Whom the Bell Tolls.”

Jennifer Jones won Best Actress for “The Song of Bernadette,” which also won b/w Cinematography Oscar for Arthur Miller, b/w Interior Decoration, and Scoring, by Alfred Newman. The Sound award went to Stephen Dunn for “This Land Is Mine.”