Oscar Movies: Umbrellas of Cherbourg, The (1965)


Oscar Nominations: 5

Best Foreign-Language Film
Story and Screenplay (Original): Jacques Demy
Song: “I'll Wait for You,” music by Michel Legrand; lyrics by Jacques Demy and Norman Gimbel
Music Score (Original): Michel Legrand and Jacques Demy
Scoring of Music: Michel Legrand

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context

In 1965, the Best Foreign Language Film went to the Italian comedy, “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow,” starring Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni. The winner of the Original Screenplay was Frederic Raphael for the British film “Darling,” directed by John Schlesinger. Maurice Jarre won the Original Score for David Lean's “Doctor Zhivago,” and Irwin Kostal the Adapted Score Oscar for “The Sound of Music,” which also won Best Picture. The Song Oscar went to Johnny Mandel and Paul Francis for “The Shadow of Your Smile,” in Minnelli's melodrama, “The Sandpiper,” starring Richard Burton and Liz Taylor.