Oscar Movies: Spellbound

UA (Selznick International Pictures)

Oscar Nominations: 6

Picture, produced by David O. Selznick
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Supporting Actor: Michael Chekhov
Cinematography (b/w): George Barnes
Scoring: Miklos Rozsa
Special effects: Jack Cosgrove, photography.

Oscar Awards: 1

Scoring

Oscar Context

Billy Wilder's “The Lost Weekend” won Best Picture and other Oscars over Hitchcock's suspense-thriller “Spellbound” and Leo McCarey's comedy “The Bells of St. Mary's,” both starring Ingrid Bergman. The other two nominees were the MGM musical “Anchors Aweigh” and Warner's noir melodrama “Mildred Pierce.”

The most nominated film was “The Bells of St. Mary's” (8), though it won only one award, for Stephen Dunn's Sound Recording, perhaps because it was a sequel to “Going My Way,” which swept most of the 1944 Oscars.

Harry Stradling won the Cinematography Oscar for The Picture of Dorian Gray, and Wonder Man received the Special Effects Award.

The winner of the Supporting Actor Oscar was James Dunn for A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.