Oscar Movies: San Francisco


Oscar Nominations: 6

Picture, produced by John Emerson and Bernard H. Hyman
Director: W. S. Van Dyke
Actor: Spencer Tracy
Original Story: Robert Hopkins
Assistant Director: Joseph Newman
Sound Recording: Douglas Shearer

Oscar Awards: 1

Sound Recording

Oscar Context

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

The year's most nominated film were The Great Ziegfeld, 8, and Dodsworth and Anthony Adverse, each with 7. Of all studios, MGM dominated the Oscar race, with five (half) of the Oscar-nominated films.

Frank Capra won the Best Director Oscar for Mr. Deeds Goes to Town and Paul Muni the Actor Oscar for The Story of Louis Pasteur, which also won the Original Story (by Pierre Collins and Sheridan Gibney).