Oscar Movies: Valley of Decision


Oscar Nominations: 2

Actress: Greer Garson
Score of Dramatic or Comedy Picture: Herbert Stothart

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context:

Billy Wilder's “The Lost Weekend” won the Best Picture Oscar 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,” for which Joan Crawford won the Best Actress for a comeback performance.

In 1945, the winner of the Best Actress Oscar was Joan Crawford (former MGM star) for “Mildred Pierce,” which she made at Warner, her new home.

Ace composer Miklos Rozsa, whose specialty was film noir, was nominated in 1945 for three Oscars, and won for Hitchcock's “Spellbound.” The other two were: “A Song to Remember,” on which he collaborated with Morris Stoloff, and “Hitchcock's “Spellbound,” for which he won.