Oscar Movies: Sons and Lovers

Twentieth Century Fox release of a Company of Artists production

Oscar Nominations: 7

Picture, produced by Jerry Wald
Director: Jack Cardiff
Screenplay (Adapted): Gavin Lambert and T.E. B. Clarke
Actor: Trevor Howard
Supporting Actress: Mary Ure
Cinematography (B/W): Freddie Francis
Art Direction-Set Decoration (B/W): Tom Morahan; Lionel Couch

Oscar Awards: 1

Cinematography (B/W): Freddie Francis

Oscar Context

In 1960, a rather weak year, “Sons and Lovers” competed for the Best Picture Oscar with Billy Wilder's “The Apartment,” which won, John Wayne's “The Alamo,” Richard Brooks' “Elmer Gantry,” and Fred Zinnemann's “The Sundowners.”

“The Apartment” also won Director and Art Direction Oscars. Burt Lancaster won Best Actor and Shirley Jones Supporting Actress, both for “Elmer Gantry,” which also won the Adapted Screenplay Oscar for Richard Brooks.