Oscar Movies: Music Man, The (1962)


Oscar Nominations: 6

Picture, produced by Morton Da Costa
Art Direction-Set Decoration (Color): Paul Groesse; George James Hopkins
Film Editing: William Ziegler
Costume Design (Color): Dorothy Jeakins
Scoring (Adaptation or Treatment): Ray Heindorf
Sound: George R. Groves

Oscar Awards: 1


Oscar Context

In 1962, “The Music Man” was the only musical movie to vie for the Best Picture Oscar. The other nominees were: ” David Lean's “Lawrence of Arabia,” which swept most of the awards, including Best Picture, Art Direction, Sound, and Editing, “The Longest Day,” the remake “Mutiny on the Bounty,” and the Depression drama, “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

The Costume Oscar went to Mary Wills for “The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm.”