Category: Lotsa Stuff

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...

Rebecca: 1940 Best Picture

Daphne Du Maurier’s tale of gothic intrigue, Rebeccca, was put on the big screen with Lawrence Olivier playing that tormented total hottie Maxim de Winter, just a year after playing...

Gone with the Wind: 1939 Best Picture

In 1939, so many still great films were nominated for Oscars, that Jeopardy! once devoted a whole category to it: 1939 BEST PICTURE OSCAR NOMINEES $400: Your winner? This period...