Category: Lotsa Stuff

All About Eve: 1950 Best Picture

At the 23rd Academy Awards, “All About Eve”, starring Bette Davis, got a record number (14) of nominations, beating the prior record holder (“Gone with the Wind”) by one nomination....

Hamlet: 1948 Best Picture

Sir Laurence Olivier pulled off quite a coup at the 21st Academy Awards after he directed himself in “Hamlet.” The film was nominated for 7 Oscars and picked up 4:...

The Lost Weekend: 1945 Best Picture

“The Lost Weekend” was the second most nominated film at the 18th Academy Awards. It got 7 nominations and won 4: Best Picture, Best Director (Billy Wilder), Best Actor (Ray...

Going My Way: 1944 Best Picture

In 1944’s Best Picture “Going My Way”, Bing Crosby sang “Swingin’ on a Star”, with several boys singing the descriptions of the animals. It was the Best Original Song at...

Casablanca: 1943 Best Picture

Casablanca was really made in 1942 but it went in with the 1943 films for an Oscar nomination because it was not released to the general public until January 1943....

Mrs. Miniver: 1942 Best Picture

“Mrs. Miniver”, starring Greer Garson, ruled the day at the 15th Annual Academy Awards with 12 nominations and 6 wins, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Supporting...