Oscar Movies: Wizard of Oz, The (1939)


Oscar Nominations: 6

Picture, produced by Mervyn LeRoy Cinematography (color): Hal Rosson Interior Decoration: Cedric Gibbons and William A. Horning Original Score: Herbert Stothart Song: Over the Rainbow, music by Harold Arlen, lyrics by E. Y. Harburg Special Effects: A. Arnold Gillsepie, photographic; Douglas Shearer, sound

Oscar Awards: 2

Song Original Score

Oscar Context

“The Wizard of Oz” competed for the top Oscar award with nine other films: “Dark Victory,” “Gone With the Wind,” which swept the Oscars, “Goodbye Mr. Chips,” “Love Affair,” “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” “Ninotchka,” “Of Mice and Men,” “Stagecoach,” and “Wuthering Heights.”

The Special Effects Oscar went to The Rains Come.