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Was it a shock when Clark Gable didn't win the Oscar for Gone with the Wind?

I guess he already had one.

Funny Robert Donat is probably in the least remembered film and performance.

Robert Donat – Goodbye, Mr. Chips as Mr Chipsdouble

Clark Gable – Gone With the Wind as Rhett Butler

Laurence Olivier – Wuthering Heights as Heathcliff

Mickey Rooney – Babes in Arms as Mickey Moran

James Stewart – Mr. Smith Goes to Washington as Jefferson "Jeff" Smith

by Anonymousreply 12November 26, 2021 10:45 PM

I was crushed and disillusioned by Hollywood so I immediately left for South America.

by Anonymousreply 1November 23, 2021 9:07 AM

Robert Donat’s performance is a classic. His Oscar was well-deserved.

by Anonymousreply 2November 23, 2021 9:09 AM

Another vote for Donat. Classic, memorable (far more than Rooney or Stewart) and very deserving of all accolades.

by Anonymousreply 3November 23, 2021 9:16 AM

They do say that since GWTW had garnered so many Oscar nominations that Louis B. Mayer, head of MGM, threw his weight around Hollywood to ensure Goodbye Mr. Chips got a bit of something as well.

Robert Donat was a great actor who left this world far too soon.

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by Anonymousreply 4November 23, 2021 9:33 AM

Gable deserved it for delivering one of the most iconic performances in cinema history. However, he was under contract to MGM and Mr. Mayer would have been embarrassed for him to win for working at another studio, even though it was produced by his son-in-law. Still, I'll bet that Gable only lost by a few votes.

by Anonymousreply 5November 26, 2021 6:42 PM

Donat totally deserved that Oscar, he's phenomenal in Goodbye, Mr. Chips.

I'd argue the least remembered performance among the nominees is Mickey Rooney in Babes in Arms.

by Anonymousreply 6November 26, 2021 6:50 PM

That happened my freshman year in college and our Drama Club was aghast the next morning at the news.

by Anonymousreply 7November 26, 2021 6:52 PM

Robert Donat's performance reminded me so much of Tyrone Power's in "The Long Grey Line".

by Anonymousreply 8November 26, 2021 7:25 PM

I remember how gobsmacked I was.

by Anonymousreply 9November 26, 2021 7:32 PM

Clark Gable was perfect as Rhett Butler and the oscar should have been his.

by Anonymousreply 10November 26, 2021 7:35 PM

Oh dear, r10 — “should OF been his”

by Anonymousreply 11November 26, 2021 8:35 PM

I thought Viola was wonderful and very much deserved her Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Gone With the Wind.

by Anonymousreply 12November 26, 2021 10:45 PM
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