Oscar Movies: Goodbye Mr. Chips–Starring Robert Donat

MGM (UK)

Oscar Nominations: 6

Picture, produced by Victor Saville
Director: Sam Wood
Actor: Robert Donat
Actress: Greer Garson
Screenplay: Eric Maschwitz, R. C. Sheriff, and Claudine West
Film Editing: Charles Frend
Sound Recording: A. W. Watkins

Oscar Awards: 1

Actor

Oscar Context

Goodbye Mr. Chips vied for the top award with nine other films: Dark Victory, Gone With the Wind (which won), Love Affair, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Ninotchka, Of Mice and Men, Stagecoach, The Wizard of Oz, and Wuthering Heights.

Many in the industry believed that, by winning the Best Actor Oscar, the British Robert Donat deprived Clark Gable from kudos for one of his greatest performances in Gone With the Wind.