Winner '46:
First Saw It:
The Best Years of Our Lives
January 9, 2002, on DVD with Derek
Bridesmaids: Henry V, It's a Wonderful Life, The Razor's Edge, The Yearling
My Vote: The Best Years of Our Lives, but Life and Henry offer worthy competition
Overlooked: Children of Paradise, Rome, Open City, Notorious, The Big Sleep


The Best Years of Our Lives
Director: William Wyler. Cast: Dana Stevens, Fredric March, Myrna Loy, Teresa Wright, Harold Russell, Hoagy Carmichael, Virginia Mayo, Cathy O'Donnell, Gladys George, Erskine Sanford. Screenplay: Robert E. Sherwood (based on the novel Glory for Me by MacKinlay Kantor).

Photo © 1946 Samuel Goldwyn Co.
Not yet reviewed in full. A–

(in January 2002: A)


Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture
Best Director: William Wyler
Best Actor: Fredric March
Best Supporting Actor: Harold Russell
Best Screenplay: Robert E. Sherwood
Best Film Editing: Daniel Mandell
Best Original Score (Drama or Comedy): Hugo Friedhofer
Best Sound: Gordon Sawyer
Honorary Award: Harold Russell

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture (Drama)
Special Award (Non-Professional Acting): Harold Russell

Other Awards:
New York Film Critics Circle: Best Picture; Best Director
National Board of Review: Best Director
British Academy Awards (BAFTAs): Best Picture

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