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"Shadow of a Doubt" (1943)
Best Writing, Original Story
One of Guillermo del Toro's top 10 films (indeed, the genre helmer offered a master class on the film, among others, in Toronto earlier this year), "Shadow of a Doubt" was one that really embossed Hitchcock's "Master of Suspense" moniker. It was largely ignored on the awards circuit, though, managing a single notice at the Oscars for Gordon McDonell's original story (back when such a thing was separately recognized). Yet the film's hair-raising screenplay wasn't nominated. Terese Wright and Joseph Cotton's performances might have at least managed SOME consideration. Alas. At the Oscars, this would be the year of "Casablanca."