Renie wins an Oscar for Cleopatra (1963)

This is Renie in the 1940s:

RKO+Renie

She was nominated for an Academy Award five times and won for “Cleopatra” (1963):

Annex - Taylor, Elizabeth (Cleopatra)_03

15 comments

    • I’d call a colossal design canvas – and it only took two years to complete 😉 I think adjusted for inflation it’s still the most expensive film ever made. I wonder what the studios would have made of it now???… Three months shooting in a converted warehouse in Albuquerque?

      • Maybe that is where the lost fist cut at 6 hours is…in that warehouse in Albuquerque.
        I looked it up and this is how the Oscar for Cleopatra went.

        Cleopatra (1963) More at IMDbPro »
        Academy Awards, USA
        Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
        1964 Won Oscar Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color
        John DeCuir
        Jack Martin Smith
        Hilyard M. Brown
        Herman A. Blumenthal
        Elven Webb
        Maurice Pelling
        Boris Juraga
        Walter M. Scott
        Paul S. Fox
        Ray Moyer
        Best Cinematography, Color
        Leon Shamroy
        Best Costume Design, Color
        Irene Sharaff
        Vittorio Nino Novarese
        Renié
        Best Effects, Special Visual Effects
        Emil Kosa Jr.
        Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role
        Rex Harrison
        Best Film Editing
        Dorothy Spencer
        Best Music, Score – Substantially Original
        Alex North
        Best Picture
        Walter Wanger
        Best Sound
        James Corcoran (20th Century-Fox SSD)
        Fred Hynes (Todd-AO SSD)

        American Cinema Editors, USA
        Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
        1964 Nominated Eddie Best Edited Feature Film
        Dorothy Spencer

        Golden Globes, USA
        Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
        1964 Nominated Golden Globe Best Motion Picture – Drama
        Best Motion Picture Actor – Drama
        Rex Harrison
        Best Motion Picture Director
        Joseph L. Mankiewicz
        Best Supporting Actor
        Roddy McDowall

        Grammy Awards
        Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
        1964 Nominated Grammy Best Original Score from a Motion Picture or Television Show
        Alex North

        Laurel Awards
        Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
        1964 Won Golden Laurel Top Roadshow
        2nd place Golden Laurel Top Male Dramatic Performance
        Rex Harrison

        National Board of Review, USA
        Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
        1963 Won NBR Award Best Actor
        Rex Harrison

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