Oscar Movies: Since You Went Away

United Artists

(Selznick International Productions)

Oscar Alert

Oscar nominations:

Picture, produced by David O. Selznick
Actress: Claudette Colbert
Supporting Actor: Monty Woolley
Supporting Actress: Jennifer Jones
Interior Decoration (b/w): Mark Lee Kirk, art direction; Victor A. Gangelin, set decoration
Cinematography (b/w): Stanley Cortez and Lee Garmes
Score: Max Steiner
Special Effects: John R. Cosgrove, photography; Arthur Johns, sound

Oscar Awards: 1


Oscar Context:

Made during WWII, “Since You Went away” was Oscar-nominated in many categories, including Best Picture, but the Academy opted for the Leo McCarey comedy “Going My Way,” which swept most of the Oscars, including the acting awards.

Joseph LaShelle won the Cinematography Oscar for another distinguished film noir, “Laura.” The Oscar for editing went to Barbara McLean for the biopic “Wilson,” and the Special Effects Award to the war movie “Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo.”

This was Jennifer Jones' second nomination, after winning the Best Actress Oscar the previous year for “The Song of Bernadette.”

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