Winner '45:
First Saw It:
The Lost Weekend
March 11, 2004, on DVD
Bridesmaids: Anchors Aweigh, The Bells of St. Mary's, Mildred Pierce, Spellbound
My Vote: Anchors Aweigh, though it's only narrowly less flawed than Mildred, Weekend, or Spellbound
Overlooked: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, To Have and Have Not, Dillinger


The Lost Weekend
Director: Billy Wilder. Cast: Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Howard Da Silva, Philip Terry, Doris Dowling, Frank Faylen, Frank Orth, Mary Young, Anita Sharp-Bolster, Lewis L. Russell, Lillian Fontaine. Screenplay: Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder (based on the novel by Charles Jackson).

Photo © 1945 Paramount Pictures
Not yet reviewed in full. C+


Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture
Best Director: Billy Wilder
Best Actor: Ray Milland
Best Screenplay: Charles Brackett & Billy Wilder
Best Cinematography: John F. Seitz
Best Film Editing: Doane Harrison
Best Original Score: Miklós Rósza

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture (Drama)
Best Director: Billy Wilder
Best Actor (Drama): Ray Milland

Other Awards:
Cannes Film Festival: Grand Prize of the Festival; Best Actor (Milland)
New York Film Critics Circle: Best Picture; Best Director; Best Actor (Milland)
National Board of Review: Best Actor (Milland)

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