Winner 1945: THE LOST WEEKEND (1945). Producer: Charles Brackett; director: Billy Wilder; distributed by Paramount Pictures. The desperate life of a chronic alcoholic is followed through a four day drinking bout.
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1945 Academy Award Winners - Peggy Ann Garner - Outstanding Child Actress and James Dunn - Best Supporting Actor, both for "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn", Anne Revere - Best Supporting Actress for "National Velvet", and Ray Milland - Best Actor for "Lost Weekend"
Billy Wilder (June 22, 1906– March 27, 2002) is regarded as one of the most brilliant and versatile filmmakers of Hollywood's golden age. He won the Best Director Oscar for Lost Weekend, Sunset Boulevard, and The Apartment, and was nominated for Double Indemnity, Stalag 17, Sabrina, Witness for the Prosecution, Some Like it Hot. Other films: The Major and the Minor, A Foreign Affair, Ace in the Hole, Seven Year Itch, Spirit of St Louis, Love in the Afternoon, Avanti!.
1955: Marty is a 1955 American film directed by Delbert Mann. The screenplay was written by Paddy Chayefsky, expanding upon his 1953 teleplay of the same name. The film stars Ernest Borgnine and Betsy Blair. The film enjoyed international success, winning the 1955 Academy Award for Best Picture and becoming the second American film to win the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Marty and The Lost Weekend (1945) are the only two films to win both organizations' grand prizes.
The Lost Weekend (1945) Paramount Pictures Directed by: Billy Wilder Written by: Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder The other Oscars it won: Wilder (Best Director); Brackett and Wilder (Best Adapted Screenplay); Ray Milland (Best Actor) What it beat for Best Picture: Anchors Aweigh, The Bells of St. Mary’s, Mildred Pierce, Spellbound
The Lost Weekend. 18th film to win the Best Picture Oscar. 1945. The film was directed by Billy Wilder and starred Ray Milland and Jane Wyman. The film was based on Charles R. Jackson's novel about an alcoholic writer. The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards and won four: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay).