Monday, January 16, 2012

The Katie-Bar-The-Door Awards (1938)

If you don't like Katharine Hepburn and you see Holiday and you still don't like her, you officially have my permission to give up.

winner: The Adventures Of Robin Hood (prod. Jack L. Warner and Hal B. Wallis)
nominees: Angels With Dirty Faces (prod. Samuel Bischoff); The Lady Vanishes (prod. Edward Black)

PICTURE (Comedy/Musical)
winner: Bringing Up Baby (prod. Howard Hawks)
nominees: Holiday (prod. Everett Riskin); Pygmalion (prod. Gabriel Pascal); You Can't Take It With You (prod. Frank Capra)

PICTURE (Foreign Language)
winner: Alexander Nevsky (prod. Igor Vakar)

ACTOR (Drama)
winner: Errol Flynn (The Adventures of Robin Hood)
nominees: Charles Boyer (Algiers); James Cagney (Angels With Dirty Faces); Robert Donat (The Citadel); Jean Gabin (La BĂȘte Humaine)

ACTOR (Comedy/Musical)
winner: Leslie Howard (Pygmalion)
nominees: Cary Grant (Bringing Up Baby and Holiday); Tyrone Power (Alexander's Ragtime Band); Mickey Rooney (Love Finds Andy Hardy); The Three Stooges (The Columbia Pictures Short Comedies)

winner: Margaret Sullavan (Three Comrades)
nominees: Bette Davis (Jezebel); Margaret Lockwood (The Lady Vanishes)

ACTRESS (Comedy/Musical)
winner: Katharine Hepburn (Bringing Up Baby and Holiday)
nominees: Constance Bennett (Merrily We Live); Wendy Hiller (Pygmalion)

winner: Alfred Hitchcock (The Lady Vanishes)
nominees: Michael Curtiz and William Keighley (The Adventures Of Robin Hood); Michael Curtiz (Angels With Dirty Faces); Sergei M. Eisenstein (Alexander Nevsky)

DIRECTOR (Comedy/Musical)
winner: Howard Hawks (Bringing Up Baby)
nominees: Anthony Asquith and Leslie Howard (Pygmalion); Frank Capra (You Can't Take It With You); George Cukor (Holiday)

winner: Basil Rathbone (The Adventures Of Robin Hood)
nominees: Lew Ayres (Holiday); Lionel Barrymore (You Can't Take It With You); Claude Rains (The Adventures Of Robin Hood); Ralph Richardson (The Citadel)

winner: Billie Burke (Merrily We Live)
nominees: Fay Bainter (Jezebel); Spring Byington (You Can't Take It With You); Hattie McDaniel (Saratoga); Dame May Whitty (The Lady Vanishes)

winner: George Bernard Shaw (scenario and dialogue), Cecil Lewis and W.P. Lipscomb (scenario), from the play by George Bernard Shaw (Pygmalion)
nominees: Norman Reilly Raine and Seton I. Miller (The Adventures Of Robin Hood); Dudley Nichols and Hagar Wilde, from the story by Hagar Wilde (Bringing Up Baby); Donald Ogden Stewart and Sidney Buchman, from the play by Philip Barry (Holiday); Sidney Gilliat and Frank Launder (The Lady Vanishes)

Sol Polito and Tony Gaudio (The Adventures Of Robin Hood) (Cinematography); Carl Jules Weyl (The Adventures Of Robin Hood) (Art Direction-Set Decoration); C.A. Riggs (The Adventures Of Robin Hood) (Sound); Erich Wolfgang Korngold (The Adventures Of Robin Hood) (Score); Milo Anderson (The Adventures Of Robin Hood) (Costumes); George Hively (Bringing Up Baby) (Film Editing)


Yvette said...

I like all these. But Basil makes my heart go pitty-pat.

Oh Errol Flynn too.

I was laughing out loud over your crack about not liking Katherine Hepburn in HOLIDAY. I mean, how could ANYONE NOT LIKE HER?

I SO agree!

Mythical Monkey said...

Basil makes my heart go pitty-pat.

One of my all-time favorites.

As for Katharine Hepburn, smart, independent redheads have always had a special appeal for me. Witness, for example, Katie-Bar-The-Door!