Oscar Movies: Song of Bernadette, The (1943)

Fox

Oscar Nominations: 12

Picture, produced by William Perlberg
Director: Henry King
Screenplay; George Seaton
Actress: Jennifer Jones
Supporting Actress: Anne Revere
Supporting Actress: Gladys Cooper
Supporting Actor: Charles Bickford
Interior Decoration (b/w): James Bsevi and William Darling, art direction; Thomas Little set decoration
Cinematography (b/w): Arthur Miller
Editing: Barbara McLean
Scoring: Alfred Newman
Sound Recording: E.H. Hansen

Oscar Awards: 4

Actress
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Interior Decoration
Scoring

Oscar Context

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, “”The Song of Bernadette” competed for the Best Picture Oscar with “Casablanca” (which won), “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,” ” and “Watch on the Rhine.”

The most nominated films were “The Song of Bernadette” (12), followed by “For Whom the Bell Tolls” (9).

Charles Coburn won the Supporting Actor for “The More the Merrier.” Gladys Cooper and Anne Revere lost the Supporting Actress to Katina Paxinou for “For Whom the Bell Tolls.”

The Editing Oscar went to George Amy for “Air Force,” and the Sound award to Stephen Dunn for “This Land Is Mine.”