Oscar Movies: Mr. Deeds Goes to Town


Oscar Nominations: 5

Picture, produced by Frank Capra
Director: Frank Capra
Screenplay: Robert Riskin
Actor: Gary Cooper
Sound Recording: John Livadry

Oscar Awards: 1


Oscar Context

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town competed for the Best Picture Oscar with nine other films: Anthony Adverse, Dodsworth, The Great Ziegfeld (which won), Libeled Lady, Romeo and Juliet, San Francisco, The Story of Louis Pasteur, A Tale of Two Cities, and Three Smart Girls.

The other most nominated films were William Wyler's Dodsworth and Anthony Adverse, each with 7 nominations. Of all studios, MGM dominated the Oscar race, with five (half) of the Oscar-nominated films.

Capra won his second Oscar in two years; the first was for It Happened One Night. The Actor Oscar went to Paul Muni for The Story of Louis Pasteur, and the Sound award to Douglas Shearer for San Francisco.