Oscar Movies: North Star, The (1943)

RKO Radio (Samuel Goldwyn production)


Oscar Nominations: 6


Screenplay (Original): Lilian Hellman

Cinematography (b/w): James Wong Howe

Interior Decoration (b/w): Perry Ferguson; Howard Bristol

Sound Recording: Thomas Moulton

Scoring (Dramatic/Comedy): Aaron Copland

Special Effects: Clarence Slifer and R.O. Binger, photographic; Thomas T. Moulton, sound  


Oscar Awards: None


Oscar Context:


The Screenplay Oscar went to Norman Krasna for “Princess O'Rourke,” the Cinematography to Arthur Miller for “The Song of Bernadette,” which also won for Art Direction and Alfred Newman's Score.


The Sound Oscar was won by Stephen Dunn for “This Land Is Mine,” and the Special Effects to “Crash Dive.”


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, “Casablanca” competed for the top award with “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” “Heaven Can Wait,” “The Human Comedy,” “In Which We Serve,” “Madame Curie,” “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” (10), 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,” rather than for this picture.