Oscar Movies: Shane

Paramount

Oscar Nominations: 6

Picture, produced by George Stevens
Director: George Stevens
Screenplay: A. B. Guthrie
Supporting Actor: Brandon De Wilde
Supporting Actor: Jack Palance
Cinematography (color): Loyal Griggs

Oscar Awards: 1

Cinematography

Oscar Context

In 1953, “Shane” competed for the Best Picture Oscar with two historical dramas, “Julius Caesar” and “The Robe,” a romantic comedy “Roman Holiday,” and a WWII drama, “From Here to Eternity,” which swept most of the important Oscars, including Best Director for Fred Zinnemann.

“Roman Holiday” received three awards, including one for Motion Picture Story, Ian McLellan Hunter, who served as a front for blacklisted Dalton Trumbo; Trumbo got his award in 1992.

Alan Ladd failed to get an acting nod for one of his best performances. William Holden received the Best Actor for Billy Wilder's “Stalag 17,” and
Frank Sinatra won the Supporting Actor Oscar for “From Here to Eternity.”