Oscar Movies: Mildred Pierce

Warner

Oscar Nominations: 6

Picture, produced by Jerry Wald
Actress: Joan Crawford
Supporting Actress: Eve Arden
Supporting Actress: Ann Blyth
Screenplay: Ranald MacDougall
Cinematography (b/w): Ernest Haller

Oscar Awards: 1

Actress

Oscar Context

Billy Wilder's “The Lost Weekend” won Best Picture and other Oscars over Hitchcock's suspense-thriller “Spellbound” and Leo McCarey's comedy “The Bells of St. Mary's,” both starring Ingrid Bergman. The other two nominees were the MGM musical “Anchors Aweigh” and Warner's noir melodrama “Mildred Pierce,” for which Joan Crawford won the Best Actress for a comeback performance. This was Crawford's first of three Oscar nominations.

The most nominated film was “The Bells of St. Mary's” (8), though it won only one award, for Stephen Dunn's Sound Recording, perhaps because it was a sequel to “Going My Way,” which swept most of the 1944 Oscars.

Harry Stradling won the Cinematography Oscar for The Picture of Dorian Gray.