Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Katie-Bar-The-Door Awards (1947)

"The high-priced actors like Cary Grant back at the studios got all the lights. So ours was lit with cigarettes."—Robert Mitchum on film noir

winner: Out of the Past (prod. Warren Duff)
nominees: Black Narcissus (prod. Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger); Body and Soul (prod. Bob Roberts); Brighton Rock (prod. Roy Boulting); Crossfire (prod. Adrian Scott); Gentleman's Agreement (prod. Darryl F. Zanuck); Nightmare Alley (prod. George Jessel); Odd Man Out (prod. Carol Reed)

PICTURE (Comedy/Musical)
winner: Miracle On 34th Street (prod. William Perlberg)
nominees: The Bishop's Wife (prod. Samuel Goldwyn); The Ghost And Mrs. Muir (prod. Fred Kohlmar); Monsieur Verdoux (prod. Charles Chaplin)

PICTURE (Foreign Language)
winner: Quai des Orfèvres (prod. Roger De Venloo and Louis Wipf)
nominees: Nagaya shinshiroku (The Record Of A Tenement Gentleman) (prod. Shochiku Films); La Perla (prod. Óscar Dancigers)

ACTOR (Drama)
winner: Robert Mitchum (Out of the Past)
nominees: John Garfield (Body and Soul); Robert Montgomery (Ride the Pink Horse); James Mason (Odd Man Out); Gregory Peck (Gentleman's Agreement); Tyrone Power (Nightmare Alley)

ACTOR (Comedy/Musical)
winner: Edmund Gwenn (Miracle On 34th Street)
nominees: James Baskett (Song of the South); Charles Chaplin (Monsieur Verdoux); Cary Grant (The Bachelor And The Bobby-Soxer and The Bishop's Wife); Rex Harrison (The Ghost and Mrs. Muir); Harold Lloyd (The Sin of Harold Diddlebock); William Powell (Life With Father and The Senator Was Indiscreet)

winner: Deborah Kerr (Black Narcissus)
nominees: Joan Crawford (Possessed and Daisy Kenyon); Jane Greer (Out of the Past); Susan Hayward (Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman); Dorothy McGuire (Gentleman's Agreement)

ACTRESS (Comedy/Musical)
winner: Gene Tierney (The Ghost And Mrs. Muir)
nominees: Irene Dunne (Life With Father); Gale Storm (It Happened On 5th Avenue); Loretta Young (The Bishop's Wife)

winner: Jacques Tourneur (Out of the Past)
nominees: Henri-Georges Clouzot (Quai des Orfèvres); Edward Dmytryk (Crossfire); Edmund Goulding (Nightmare Alley); Yasujirô Ozu (Nagaya shinshiroku a.k.a. The Record Of A Tenement Gentleman); Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger (Black Narcissus); Carol Reed (Odd Man Out)

DIRECTOR (Comedy/Musical)
winner: George Seaton (Miracle On 34th Street)
nominees: Charles Chaplin (Monsieur Verdoux); Joseph L. Mankiewicz (The Ghost and Mrs. Muir)

winner: Richard Widmark (Kiss of Death)
nominees: Kirk Douglas (Out of the Past); William Frawley (Miracle On 34th Street); James Gleason (The Bishop's Wife); Porter Hall (Miracle On 34th Street); Gene Lockhart (Miracle On 34th Street); Robert Ryan (Crossfire); Monty Woolley (The Bishop's Wife)

winner: Kathleen Byron (Black Narcissus)
nominees: Gloria Grahame (Crossfire); Celeste Holm (Gentleman’s Agreement); Martha Raye (Monsieur Verdoux); Anne Revere (Body and Soul)

winner: Daniel Mainwaring (as Geoffrey Homes) from his novel Build My Gallows High (Out of the Past)
nominees: Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, from the novel by Rumer Godden (Black Narcissus); George Seaton, from a story by Valentine Davies (Miracle on 34th Street); Charles Chaplin, from an idea by Orson Welles (Monsieur Verdoux)

Jack Cardiff (Black Narcissus) (Cinematography)


Erik Beck said...

So glad for the props you gave to Daniel Mainwaring. I wrote a very long piece about him a couple of years ago now:

The original novel Build My Gallows High is also very good, though different than the final film. It's worth reading and still in print.

Mythical Monkey said...

I've actually read Build My Gallows High and I'd say narratively-speaking, it makes more sense than Out of the Past -- there's no logical reason why Jane Greer should be involved in the "present-day" shenanigans with Leonard Eels, other than to build up her part.

But it's a great screenplay, a great movie screenplay.