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Gone with the Wind
Gone with the Wind
13 Nominations / 8 Wins
Year 1939
Director Victor Fleming
Writer Sidney Howard
Starring Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland, Leslie Howard, Hattie McDaniel
12th Academy Awards

Gone with the Wind is a 1939 American historical epic film adapted from Margaret Mitchell's Pulitzer-winning 1936 novel of the same name. It was produced by David O. Selznick and directed by Victor Fleming from a screenplay by Sidney Howard (all three of whom received Oscars for their work). Set in the 19th century American South, the film tells a story of the American Civil War and Reconstruction era from a Southern point of view.

Hattie McDaniel, one of four performers in the film nominated for an Oscar, took home the Best Supporting Actress award, making her the first African-American to garner the honor. In addition to its eight competitive Oscar wins, Gone with the Wind also earned two honorary awards, bringing its total number of Oscars to 10, a record that would last for twenty years before being broken by Ben-Hur in 1960.

Wins

Best ActressVivien Leigh
Best Art DirectionLyle Wheeler
Best Cinematography, ColorErnest Haller, Ray Rennahan
Best DirectorVictor Fleming
Best Film EditingHal C. Kern, James E. Newcom
Best PictureSelznick International Pictures
Best Supporting ActressHattie McDaniel
Best Writing, ScreenplaySidney Howard

Nominations

Best ActorClark Gable
Best ActressVivien Leigh
Best Art DirectionLyle Wheeler
Best Cinematography, ColorErnest Haller, Ray Rennahan
Best DirectorVictor Fleming
Best Film EditingHal C. Kern, James E. Newcom
Best PictureSelznick International Pictures
Best ScoreMax Steiner
Best Sound RecordingSamuel Goldwyn Studio Sound Department (Thomas T. Moulton, Sound Director)
Best Special EffectsJohn R. Cosgrove, Fred Albin, Arthur Johns
Best Supporting ActressOlivia de Havilland
Best Supporting ActressHattie McDaniel
Best Writing, ScreenplaySidney Howard

Honorary Awards

Special Award
To William Cameron Menzies for outstanding achievement in the use of color for the enhancement of dramatic mood in the production of Gone with the Wind.
Scientific or Technical Award (Class III)
To Don Musgrave and Selznick International Pictures, Inc. for pioneering in the use of coordinated equipment in the production, Gone with the Wind.

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