Oscar Movies: Unsinkable Molly Brown, The (1964)

MGM (Marten Productions)

Oscar Alert

Oscar Nominations: 6

Actress: Debbie Reynolds
Cinematography (color): Daniel L. Fapp
Art Direction-Set Decoration (Color): George W. Davis and Preston Ames; Henry Grace and Hugh Hunt
Sound: Franklin E. Milton
Scoring: Robert Armstrong, Leo Arnaud, Jack Elliott, Jack Hayes, Calvin Jackson, Leo Shuken
Costume Design (Color): Morgan Haack

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context

In 1964, the Best Actress winner was Julie Andrews, for another musical, Mary Poppins.” “My Fair Lady” swept most of the Oscars, including the technical categories for which “Molly Brown” was nominated. It's likely that Reynolds got the nomination spot that Oscar observers thought belonged to Audrey Hepburn.